Packing on the Pounds? Pelleted, Low-Dose Naltrexone Can Help

Adding low-dose Naltrexone (LDN) pellets to your pelleted BHRT session can help curb cravings AND mitigate menopausal and other hormonal symptoms. Here’s how.

Low-Dose Naltrexone

Dr. Setareh of truMD specializes in curating integrative wellness treatments custom-tailored to each patient’s unique needs. One patient may require PRP plus BHRT, while another may need a body-bettering blend of hormone optimization and specific supplements to fill in nutrition gaps. A popular health trend that is quickly catching steam is low dose Naltrexone (LDN) to combat unhealthy cravings and binge-eating, helping patients control an irrepressible appetite and shed unwanted pounds. They’re combining this latest weight loss trend to their BHRT sessions. Consider it a one-stop-shop for feeling – and looking – your best.  

What is Low Dose Naltrexone?
Known for its myriad of uses, Naltrexone was originally prescribed for its opioid antagonist prowess. Today, the popular medication is used to treat a whole host of health issues ranging from chronic pain, inflammation, some autoimmune disorders, insulin resistance, and even weight loss. This “do-it-all” drug is primarily prescribed by doctors for morbidly obese and overweight individuals who habitually struggle with weight loss and episodic binge-eating and is often prescribed in conjunction with a regimented diet and exercise program for optimum results. In low dose form, Naltrexone has been shown to effectively treat autoimmune disorders by modulating inflammation and lowering the body’s release of cytokines. LDN can help suppress appetite by re-calibrating the brain’s messaging system – its ability to send and receive signals of “fullness” and “satisfaction” following food consumption. Patients battling obesity and who routinely struggle with maintaining a healthy weight usually have dysfunction within their signaling system. The body may send signals of intense hunger, even after the individual has consumed a full, seemingly satisfying meal. Metabolic disorders, such as a slowdown of the body’s ability to burn an adequate number of calories daily, can also be treated with LDN. Hormonal changes and/or fluctuations are also well-known culprits linked to weight gain. Whatever the issue, LDN can restore the balance between your body’s hunger signals and its actual caloric requirements. Moreover, opioid use is linked to appetite stimulation, which Naltrexone is used to directly treat. Patients prescribed LDN have reported feeling less “smitten” with their food or when consuming food, reducing their appetite, and leaving them to consume less calories, ultimately leading to weight loss. 

Two Pelleted Prescriptions, One Appointment 
Because both BHRT and LDN are easily administered in pellet form under the skin, patients who are looking to treat hormonal imbalances AND curb cravings/suppress appetite can opt to have both body-bettering treatments performed during the same visit. Benefits of LDN in pellet form cause virtually no side effects, such as the common bouts of nausea and other gastrointestinal issues, while its weight loss effects last months.  

Like any of the game-changing, next-generation treatments offered at truMD, a complete, proprietary, 360-degree analysis of your body’s current health status, as well as an in-depth discussion about your immediate and long-term wellness goals, will be assessed before a treatment pellet plan is prescribed. LDN is not for every patient, as it’s an extremely powerful drug. Sometimes, a more holistic approach to weight loss is implemented that doesn’t involve any medication at all, such as adopting healthy, realistic, and sustainable lifestyle choices. If you are currently struggling with weight loss, uncontrollable cravings, and periods of unstoppable binge-eating, we invite you to call our Newport Beach office to set-up a one-on-one, comprehensive appointment with Dr Setareh to discuss the possibility of undergoing pellet form LDN or adding the touted weight loss treatment to your next BHRT session. It’s safe. It’s easy. It’s quick. And, most importantly, it’s highly effective in helping you achieve your weight loss goals.