What is LDN?

Naltrexone was originally approved for human use as an opiate antagonist in the 80s- it was used to help drug addicts stay clean after detoxing from morphine. Patients were given up to 300mg daily to block the effects of any opiates they took. The drug was shown to be safe in this patient group - if not entirely effective for helping patients with addiction. In 1985 Bernard Bihari, M.D., a New York City physician, discovered the effects of a much smaller dose of Naltrexone (approximately 3 mg. daily) on the body's immune system.

He found that this low dose, taken at bedtime, enhanced a patient's response to infection by HIV. Subsequently, the optimal adult dosage of LDN has been found to be 4.5 mg. In the mid-1990's, Dr. Bihari found that patients with cancer such as lymphoma or pancreatic cancer also benefited from LDN, in some cases dramatically. Also, people with autoimmune diseases (such as CFS/MS/ME/LUPUS) often showed prompt control of disease activity while taking LDN.

Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have taken LDN all over the world to help control their illness. The LDN Research Trust and LDNNow have been set up to help raise awareness of this very effective treatment. LDN is a specially compounded prescription only medicine, and as such can only be obtained by presenting a doctors prescription to an appropriately qualified pharmacy. It comes in Liquid 1mg/1ml and capsules 3mg or 4.5mg... Click here to find out where you can get LDN

Naltrexone is also often used for Alcohol and Drug problems. To be taken to a site where youc an find out more information about that, click HERE