What if I told you there is a pill that you can take and all you need to do is to lay down and you will burn off fat faster than a rabbit being chased by a skulk of foxes.
As a matter of fact – when you take this pill it is actually recommended you NOT move.
This is a true story of a drug, that people die (literally) to get their hands on.
A drug that was heavily promoted in the 1930’s. A drug that is still in circulation today.
Originally used as a yellow wood dye, it was found to generate heat and have explosive properties so it was then used as an explosive. They also found out that it made a great pesticide. Oddly enough the people who worked with this chemical also exhibited a sudden fat loss.
Chemists found this interesting and decided to manufacture dinitrophenol as a weight loss drug in the early 1930’s
Initially distributed indiscriminately, it wasn’t until after over 100,000 people had been using it and the news of strange, disturbing and sometimes fatal side effects (lesions of the skin, liver, kidneys, circulation, blood and gastro-intestinal tract.) started surfacing, they decided to stop prescribing this poison so quickly and put more of an effort into monitoring its users.
“Make sure you keep resting and lay down as much as you can, and don’t work out at all during your cycle on DNP. If things start to get a yellow aura to them don’t worry about it. It usually goes away after you stop.”
~ bodybuilding discussion forum (unnamed)
How Dinitrophenol works
To explain how DNP works I will first explain how we actually burn fuel and use energy in our body’s at a cellular level.
I will say right now there are 4 different ways your body induces this metabolic process dependent on the type of exercise your are doing. This particular explanation will just be a general and very simplistic explanation of the ATP cycle.
ATP – ADP Cycle
Your body needs energy to move and make a muscle contraction, like when you walk or lift something. Without this energy supply you’d be immobile.
This energy comes from ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate). This is one Adenosine molecule and three phosphate molecules or A-P~P~P
ATP occurs naturally in (limited) quantities in your muscle cells.
Energy is produced when one of the phosphate molecules is removed during the chemical reaction resulting in a burst of energy that is used to contract your muscle cell and your are then left with A-P~P or Adenosine DiPhosphate (ADP) and in the case of aerobic metabolism – heat and water.
A – P ~ P ~ P = A – P ~ P + ENERGY + P
Food and fat stores in our body produces ATP in the mitochondria of our cells. Carbs get broken down into glucose and fats into fatty acids and these are metabolized into ATP. The cycle begins again.
So if you look at it like a car engine. The gasoline is the fat or carbs and the combustion is the energy produced.
This energy in turn moves your muscles, which increases your metabolic rate which uses more fuel to produce more ATP. And on and on it goes.
As you know when you are “burning fuel” you also sweat and breathe out Carbon Dioxide plus produce heat.
Burning fat laying down
What Dinitrophenol does is it bypasses this natural metabolic process and goes straight to producing heat. Which is usually just a by-product.
The body using DNP has to increase its metabolic rate to produce the energy it needs just to maintain a resting metabolic process. Which is breathing, digesting, and beating heart.
We NEED – as a biological organism – for our body’s to maintain a healthy ATP / ADP cycle.
The usual dosage of DTP will raise a persons metabolism by upwards of 50 percent.
So if your RMR (resting metabolic rate) is (based on your body weight x 10) 2000 calories/day. You will burn around 3000 calories – while LAYING DOWN! Compare this to other drugs like ephedrine whose boost boast is only around 3% increase.
But what about that heat? Body temperatures rise and in some cases have so quite dramatically. (recorded as high as 115 F). It is considered dangerous to keep a temperature over 104 F for any length of time or else there can be brain damage.
Although studies have shown that the chemical can leave the system in as short as a few hours (less than a full day up to two weeks) the damage left at the cellular level can be permanent.
Another way of looking at it is – by having the energy produced in the ATP – ADP process convert directly to heat, your body is in danger of not receiving the cellular muscle contractions needed to pump your heart, expand your lungs or perhaps even keeping your anal sphincter closed!