As more people begin to search for alternative options to treating and reducing pain and inflammation, two compounds—CBD and LDN—are frequent topics of conversation. On their own, many patients have experienced their promising effects on autoimmune disorders, cancers, and pain. This post will explore what we know about CBD oil and LDN together.
What are CBD Oil and LDN?
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil comes from the hemp plant, also known as the cannabis plant. Even though CBD doesn’t produce the feeling of getting “high” like marijuana does, many patients report that it helps improve symptoms of pain and inflammation caused by certain conditions.
Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is ~1/10th of a dose of the drug naltrexone, which is FDA-approved to treat heroin and opioid addiction. Low dosages of naltrexone may be beneficial in inflammatory conditions like HIV, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia.
How might CBD Oil and LDN work together?
Since both CBD oil and LDN show promising benefits in inflammatory conditions and pain, it makes sense that when used together, the potential benefits might be even more substantial. Research into both CBD oil and LDN is still ongoing, but according to the Low Dose Naltrexone Research Trust, here’s what a few doctors had to say:
“Organic CBD with LDN together give patients with chronic pain, anxiety, and sleep issues a double dose of anti-inflammatory help. In all my years as an M.D. and Integrative Medicine physician at Hauser Health, I believe there is no Magic Pill. But I think these 2 are a pretty amazing combination.”
Craig Houser, MD
“For fibromyalgia, I have found the combination of CBD and LDN to be more effective for pain reduction than either treatment alone.”
Ginevra Liptan, MD
“The synergistic effect of using both LDN and CBD products in our patients to reduce inflammation and improve overall sense of wellbeing has brought tremendous benefits in symptom relief and quality of life.”
Steve Zielinski, PharmD
How can I try CBD oil and/or LDN?
The knowledgeable pharmacists at The Compounding Center in Leesburg, VA prepare immediate-release LDN tablets with no fillers or common allergens like gluten, lactose, or dyes.
If you live in any of the states we’re licensed in, our trained pharmacy staff will compound your specific LDN dose with a prescription from your doctor. We even ship them to you if you can’t make it to the store!
We also now carry the gluten-free brand, Plus CBD Oil. Plus CBD Oil is grown from agricultural hemp, so it can be sold across the US.