DNP (2,4-dinitrophenol) is an industrial chemical used in pesticides and explosives which is unfit for human consumption. It is being sold illegally via the internet for weight loss. It acts as a ‘fat burner’ by raising the metabolism to dangerous levels and has contributed to a significant number of deaths.
Despite its dangers, DNP has gained in popularity amongst the fitness and bodybuilding communities. It has also been sold to consumers living with eating disorders or who have body image concerns.
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