Updated: May 22, 2020
DNP or 2,4-Dinitrophenol
is illegal and a HIGHLY DANGEROUS compound currently being
When taken, DNP speeds up
the metabolism which can easily cause the body to overheat essentially cooking the body from the inside out.
People are STILL freely using DNP and it’s been illegally found in pre-workouts, fat burners and over the counter diet supplements.
DNP is a known toxin, pesticide, and was originally designed as an explosive to make bombs used in World War I by French munitions factories.
Many of the workers who came in contact with it noticed extreme weight loss, fatigue, excessive sweating, and extremely high body temperatures while working with this compound. These observations lead to the first study at Stanford University in 1933 for investigating the use of DNP as a weight loss agent.
Shortly after the study, the compound gained brief popularity in the 1930s as a weight-loss drug that promised to safely melt away fat.
20 different drug companies were marketing DNP as a miracle over the counter weight loss supplement, until....consumers started developing cataracts, going blind or dying. Up to 2,500 may have lost their sight from "dinitrophenol cataracts," according to one estimate cited in an FDA research paper.
After further investigation, DNP was listed as “potentially so toxic that it should not be used even under a physician's supervision”
The FDA cited DNP's use as a weight-loss drug as one of the key public health disasters that led Congress to enact the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in 1938.
Under that law, the FDA declared that DNP was too toxic for human use under any circumstance.
Despite the numerous deaths linked to DNP and stern warnings from government agencies in the US, UK, Scotland and Australia, DNP use is on the rise. Although it is