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DNP is Hazardous to health

by Paul Jenkins February 10, 2014

DNP is Hazardous to health

Is DNP a legitimate fat burner?

DNP is hazardous to your health!
DNP, chemically known as 2,4-Dinitrophenol has been dubbed by the media, a super potent fat burner. So what's the deal - is it a legitimate fat burner or not? Lets start with a brief history on DNP and what it is designed to be used for. DNP (2,4-Dinitrophenol) is NOT designed for human consumption, it is NOT a food supplement of any kind what so ever, and is most definitely not a legal fat burner. DNP is an industrial chemical originally intended to be used as one of the main constituents of explosives. Therefore DNP is not authorised for sale for human consumption by any of the uk's governing bodies such as the FSA (Food Standards Agency) MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency) or the Trading Standards, simply because it is not intended for human consumption and is therefore illegal to sell as a "fat burner" due to its extremely hazardous effects which can and have resulted in death.

A comparison of Fat burning supplements and DNP


It would seem that due to the portrayal of DNP through the media and how it has been labelled a "fat burner", there has been a lot of Legitimate non pharmaceutical and non medicinal fat burners that have also been tarred with the same brush. We are here to assure you that "fat burners" and DNP are two totally different things. Take a natural fat burner, such as DNA Lean® and you can healthily lose weight and burn fat the safe way. Misuse an industrial chemical such as DNP in the hope of burning body fat, and you just may end up killing yourself. When buying any food supplements, such as fat burners, please take a good look at the web site. Ask yourself a few questions - Is it UK based? Is there an email address on there? Is there a uk contact telephone number? If anything goes wrong, how accountable would the sellers be? If you come across any website that is offering to sell you DNP as a fat burner, we strongly suggest that you do not buy any of their products.

DNP kills! Taking even a small does of DNP can result in sever side effects such as nausea & vomiting, dizziness, dehydration, extreme high temperatures; in higher doses it WILL kill you. Here you can find further information on DNP on the Food Standards Agency Website.


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Paul Jenkins
Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins MSc applied chemistry, founder of DNA Lean®, is an ex junior national level sprinter, national level bodybuilder, sports coach and nutritionist. Paul has over 2 decades experience coaching athletes of various disciplines and is an expert in optimising body composition; he specialises in fat loss, hypertrophy and competition prep. Paul is also an advocate of food-based medicine and firmly believes that natural ingredients from plants and herbs can be used to help to improve athletic performance.

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