Here at Old Town MedSpa, we provide multiple treatment options for weight loss,
one of them is Naltrexone. The Gharbi Doctors ( Dr. Shazel Gharbi and Dr, Nael
Gharbi ) use low dose Naltrexone to help our patients lose weight. Our doctors
use Naltrexone pellets which will provide you with naltrexone effects for up to 3
months with no at home pills or injections.
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a medicine that is used to help patients lose weight.
The medication can also treat severe symptoms of fibromyalgia, multiple
sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease. Naltrexone was originally approved for the
treatment of opioid addiction. Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is an opioid receptor
antagonist. Naltrexone uses vary – from weight loss to chronic pain
The idea of Naltrexone for weight loss has been around for years

Naltrexone Uses

Naltrexone was approved in 1984 by the FDA to help narcotic drug addicts stay off
narcotics. It works by serving as an opioid receptor antagonist, thus preventing
users from feeling the euphoric effects of the narcotic substance. Naltrexone uses
are popular and well-documented. For instance, Naltrexone for weight loss has
yielded some positive results, though the exact nature of the weight loss is yet to be
determined. The medicine can also help alcoholics abstain from drinking, though it
does not cure addiction. The drug is used as an elaborate addiction
It is also effective in the treatment of chronic pains like
fibromyalgia. The drug can also improve autoimmune diseases’ symptoms and
help anxiety and depression. The medicine does not cause dependence or give
euphoric feelings as narcotics do

Naltrexone For Weight Loss

Naltrexone for weight loss has been tested with varying conclusions. The
medicine helps people lose weight by reducing the desire for food.
indicate that it can also be combined with other medications for a stronger effect.
Our doctors here at Old Town MedSpa combine Naltrexone with other medications
for more effective results, like HCG program, Semaglutide, Tirzepatide or other
medications. However, the patient will need to do lifestyle and dietary changes –
the drugs alone can’t do the tric

How Low Dose Naltrexone Causes Weight Loss

Since the primary function of the medication is to help narcotic and alcohol
dependents, the exact nature of how the medicine causes weight loss is yet to be
determined. However, several theories exist as to how Low Dose Naltrexone works
to cut weight.
Below are the various propositions on how Low Dose Naltrexone causes loss of

Suppressed Appetite

Some patients experience reduced appetite as a side effect while taking the
medicine, also known by the brand name Vivitrol. Therefore, according to this
theory, the Vivitrol weight loss effect stems from the reduction of food intake
because of the reduced appetite. This is because Low Dose Naltrexone blocks
hunger signals to the brain, thus the body does not feel the need for food.
Eventually, the suppressed appetite becomes a habit and forces the user to make
dietary changes. A study found that an increase of Vivitrol dosage from 25 mg to
200 mg
resulted in a reduction of food intake by 30% in obese men participated in
the study.

Reduced Insulin Resistance

Research has proven that the drug helps to lower insulin levels by 40%, and the
link between insulin levels and obesity is quite straightforward. Insulin resistance
is one of the primary causes of increased mass in people,
especially in
hypothyroid patients. Low Dose Naltrexone for weight loss works by modulating
cellular resistance to insulin

Energy Boost

As many patients report that the drug increases their energy during the day, the
enhanced physical activity is a potential outcome of such an impact. As a result,
users may burn extra calories losing a few pounds.

Improved Sleep Patterns 

Lack of adequate sleep causes inflammation and leads to an increase in body fat in
people according to numerous studies. Low Dose Naltrexone has been proven to
improve sleep quality in patients with sleep apnea, as well as some pain
syndromes. In this way, Low Dose Naltrexone helps to lose weight.

Increase In Growth Hormones 

Research has suggested that the medication may increase growth hormones in
certain patients. Therefore, low-dose Naltrexone for weight loss works in these
patients because the stimulated growth hormones help not only build and
maintain lean muscle mass but also increases the burning of fat

Increased The Thyroid Hormonal Levels

Vivitrol for weight loss can help increase total triiodothyronine (TT3) levels and
improve the conversion of total thyroxine (TT4) to total triiodothyronine (TT3).
Furthermore, Low Dose Naltrexone has been shown to improve the immune system
and reduce autoantibodies in some autoimmune conditions. These two reasons are
why low-dose naltrexone is used for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Low Dose Naltrexone
helps in weight loss in this case because thyroidal gland destruction combined with
autoantibodies results in increased mass in people.

Outcome Of Concomitant Side Effects

Naltrexone use is accompanied by some side effects such as diarrhea, nausea,
and vomiting.
In these cases, patients don’t find any food attractive and are unable
to enjoy it. If these effects are frequent and severe enough, the loss of body mass
can be observed. The amount of body mass a patient loses while taking the drug is
also subject to some individual factors such as genetics, body size, exercise, and
dietary intake. Body size, including the composition of muscle and the amount of
fat, is the first determining factor in this case