A dangerous compound on the market.

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has issued a warning against Dinitrophenol (DNP), which has recently surged in the Dutch market. The suspicion is that DNP is being processed illegally for use by bodybuilders.


2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP), also known as Dinosan, Dnoc, Solfo Black, Nitrophen, Aldifen and Chemox, primarily gained popularly through its American marketing as a medicine for treatment in the past for obesity.

It is believed that DNP is used by bodybuilders to reduce the subcutaneous fat layer to help accentuate acquired muscle.  Even at lower doses, the toxic compound has many adverse effects such as skin rash, cataract, and damage to the heart, blood vessels, and nervous system. Even 1-3 grams of DNP can be a fatal dose. The NVWA Risk Assessment Assessment Office recently issued a risk assessment about the concentration at which DNP can cause health damage.
In the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and France this year there were a number of serious hospital admissions as a result of the use of DNP.


Customs reported to the NVWA last week that it found 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) in parcel post from Hong Kong- specifically, 7 packages that were intended for 7 different customers. These totaled to 4 Kilograms and a few hundred capsules of DNP.

Authorities have conducted research to backtrace the packages, but these have met with little success. Research shows that DNP is primarily shipped and manufactured in concert with food products and dietary supplements. DNP containing products will often have misleading labels such as ‘lemonade powder,’ ‘chocolate powder,’ ‘melon powder’ and the like for disguise.

A number of the captured shipments also contained pills and bottles of more standard anabolic steroids. This indicates that the DNP were intended for sale and use in gyms. Sewage water research has suggested that DNP is used quite frequently by people in the Netherlands. Increased levels have been detected in sewage water from bodybuilding competitions, according to the NVWA.


DNP-containing products are rarely sold via standard web shops. The suspicion is that the primary marketing and sale of such products is conducted on the black market, which introduces it’s own host of risks. The NVWA will continue it’s investigation into the distributors and intended recipients of the seized contraband.

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  1. Who the fuck would do 1-3 grams of dnp ! 600mg is enough to make it almost uncomfortable to live Lol . But it works amazing ! They also fail to mention it’s cancer fighting abilities !

  2. Yep, 1-3 grams probably would be a fatal dose. Same goes for insulin, clenbuterol, albuterol, none are to be played with unless you have years and years of experience and knowledge precise dosing and also recognizing a point of diminishing returns. And unfortunately, we are now seeing professional athletes drop dead in their 20s most likely from pushing dosages.. There will always be underground labs that make this stuff because there will always be a demand for them. Those that compete professionally and those that spend years working hard in the gym typically do turn to these drugs to go to the next level. Doesn’t matter how illegal they are, there will always be a place to purchase them..

  3. i only take bcaa, digestive enzymes, plant protein, meats, electrolytes…. you fools taking pre workout jacking up your energy levels with caffeine and shit. Wondering why this doesnt do this and that its called cycle. you take it once or twice a month and let it ride in your system. cucumber water is strong for me lmfaooo. i end up lifting the 110s and shit no problem

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