Conversation With A Rare Dinitrophenol Accident Survivor (DNP For Weight Loss)

May 26, 2021 Off By editorialteam

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0:00 – Introduction
0:30 – Can you tell me about yourself?
1:21 – How did you get into lifting weights?
3:14 – Bernard talking about his high school experience
4:12 – What was your relationship like with the gym?
5:48 – How did things change in Christopher’s life at the end of high school?
8:17 – Other people’s perception of weight
9:24 – Christopher describing long time girlfriend cheating on him
10:32 – People judging others based on weight
14:45 – How did you get back in to fitness during college?
17:54 – Weight loss plateau
20:54 – Weight loss supplements
24:46 – Transition from supplements to harder weight loss chemicals
31:04 – What is clenbuterol like?
33:40 – How did you come across DNP?
35:41 – What is being on DNP like?
40:00 – How long did you take DNP for?
44:58 – What do you remember from day of accident?
50:19 – Tales from the emergency room, September 3 2015
51:10 – Waking up in the ICU
55:25 – How did the accident change your relationship with the gym?
57:54 – What would you tell someone thinking of taking DNP today?

2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) is a chemical that is not approved for weight loss. It is a classic case of efficacy, but without safety in the setting of weight loss. This setting of weight loss can be prone to chemical misuse, further exacerbating understanding in human systems. Christopher is one of 2 – 3 cases documented in literature to have survived an accident with DNP for weight loss. As of 2021, one organization has permission from the US FDA to investigate DNP in some neurodegenerative disorders. These are rare diseases with limited standards of care, therefore extenuating circumstances to find anything that could potentially improve patient outcomes.


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