LDN for Weight Loss
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Pellets are a treatment that activates our receptors to decrease pain, inflammation and increase serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain.
Studies show that when a patient has low dopamine levels, they can be prone to overeating. LDN can help reverse the effect of low dopamine by improving mood and breaking the cycle of sugar and carbohydrate cravings.
Oral naltrexone medications have proven safety and efficacy histories. However, compliance is an issue with individuals with food addictive behavior. With our current availability of sugar and processed foods, compliance can be even more difficult with low dopamine levels.
Slow release subcutaneous naltrexone implants are a viable option that provides a bridge of compliance for lifestyle, diet and nutrition counselling. Concurrent medication and supplement intervention to correct metabolic issues allows support for sustained weight loss and long-term health benefits.
Hormone pellet therapy has been safely practiced for over 50 years. Intradermal pellets are inserted in the adipose (fat) tissue and are undetectable once inserted with the exception of a small incision which will heal in a matter of days.
The entire procedure is essentially painless with the use of a local anesthetic and takes less than 45 minutes from start to finish. Recovery is short and the only restrictions are to avoid soaking in a tub and strenuous lower body work (like squats) for 3 days after the insertion procedure.
The effects of the pellets can last anywhere from 2-6 months and offer a much more consistent level of hormone than other options.