As an LDN compounding pharmacy we are very excited about the improvements patients have reported about Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for cancer treatment. While research in this area is limited, the results appear promising.
What is Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)?
According to experts, FDA-approved naltrexone, in a low dose, can normalize the immune system — helping those with cancer, HIV/AIDS, autoimmune diseases, and central nervous system disorders.
Naltrexone was approved by the FDA in 1984 in a 50mg dose for the purpose of helping heroin or opium addicts. By blocking opioid receptors, naltrexone also blocks the reception of the opioid hormones that our brain and adrenal glands produce.
In 1985, Dr Bernard Bihari, a New York physician, discovered that low dose naltrexone (approximately 3mg once a day), taken at bedtime, was able to enhance a patient’s response to infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Dr. Bihari also found that patients in his practice with cancer could benefit from LDN. In addition, people who had an autoimmune disease often showed prompt control of disease activity while taking low dose naltrexone (LDN).
As of 2004, Dr. Bihari reported having treated over 300 patients who had a cancer that had failed to respond to standard treatments. Of that group, half, began to demonstrate a halt in cancer growth after 4-6months of treatment with LDN and, of those, over one-third have shown objective signs of tumor shrinkage.
Some Types of Cancers that are reported by Dr Bihari to respond to LDN
- Bladder and Breast Cancer
- Colon and Rectal Cancer
- Liver and Lung Cancer
- Malignant Melanoma
- Uterine and Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate and Pancreatic Cancer
- Throat Cancer
PET Scans Show Reduction In Cancer Lesion Size
Dr Burt Berkson has published several case studies where LDN has been combined with the anti-oxidant alpha lipoic acid with some remarkable results using PET scans. PET scans are one of the most advanced methods of assessing cancer. In the LDN case studies Dr Berkson was able to show reductions in the size of the lesions in several cases of pancreatic cancer. Pet scans confirmed the reduction of cancer lesions after treatment.
Where Can I Get Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)?
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is only available at an LDN compounding pharmacy and with a prescription from your doctor. For more information or a referral to a LDN doctor, please call Great Earth Pharmacy at 310-550-1822.