2,4-Dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP, or simply DNP) is an organic compound with the formula HOC6H3(NO2)2. It is a yellow, crystalline solid that has a sweet, musty odor. It sublimes, is volatile with steam, and is soluble in most organic solvents as well as aqueous alkaline solutions.It is a precursor to other chemicals and is biochemically active, inhibiting energy (ATP) production in cells with mitochondria and was once used as a diet aid.
2,4-Dinitrophenol is produced by hydrolysis of 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene.
DNP by some bodybuilders and athletes to rapidly reduce body fat content. Although many people think that DNP is dangerous for the human body, which is itself an efficient action principle is still considered to be studied, in order to seek potential treatment of obesity drugs. At present, the research focuses on the human body naturally occurring uncoupling protein.
Recommend dosage is between 2-6mg/kg-bw per day for crystalline DNP and 4-10mg/kg-bw for powdered DNP. A beginner should always start off at the low end to assess tolerance. Trying this for the first time 2 weeks before a competition can be disastrous. A 220lb man is 100kg exactly. This means that if he is a first time user of crystalline DNP then he should take 200mg per day. It's suggested that staying with this dose for at least 3 days to keep it safe, then slowly increase the dosage.