Usnic Acid

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  1. Tugga

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    Does anyone know where you can buy this by itself??

    Thanks
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 May;99(5):950-2.

    Fulminant liver failure due to usnic acid for weight loss.

    Durazo FA, Lassman C, Han SH, Saab S, Lee NP, Kawano M, Saggi B, Gordon S,
    Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Goldstein RL, Ghobrial M, Busuttil RW.

    Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicin,; Dumont-UCLA Liver
    Transplant Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California
    90095-9302, USA.

    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in developed
    countries has increased significantly over the years. Among the most popular
    are the weight loss supplements or "fat burners." Liver failure due to these
    popular remedies has been widely recognized. Usnic acid has been an
    ingredient of dietary supplements that cause liver failure.
    Its
    hepatotoxicity has not been recognized because it is usually mixed with
    other ingredients that are presumably hepatotoxic. We describe a case of a
    28-yr-old woman who presented with fulminant liver failure requiring
    orthotopic liver transplantation, after taking pure usnic acid for weight
    loss. This is the first report on fulminant liver failure associated with
    the ingestion of pure usnic acid. A discussion about hepatotoxicity of the
    different compounds of dietary supplements is presented. This is a reminder
    for the clinicians about the potential side effects of CAM.

    Publication Types:
    Case Reports

    PMID: 15128366 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


    :rofl: SOUNDS SAFE.
     
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    I got great results using a gram a day for 2 weeks, stay away from the alcohol though.
     
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    It is if used right
     
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    I actually looked at this stuff for about an hour today. And some people were experiencing some really shitting sides at as little as 300mg. Some serious shit.
     
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    minus well use DNP
     
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    I saw a lot of people choosing that too. :rofl:
     
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    if you want to get serious like the pros you will stack DNP with usnic and clen + t3 + t4
     
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    Thanks dick head
     
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    DNP is safer and more effective.

    usnic acid is 50 times as potent as DNP in inhibiting liver oxidative phosphoralation.
     
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    this thread appears to be full of win
     
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    I would use DNP but going into summer in Australia and no A/C at my house is lethal.
     
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    And the only guy that I know that sells it is selling it for $10 a gram LOL
     
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    That shit made me get a neck tattoo...
     
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    they are mechanistically the same, you run similar issues with usnic acid with the elevated risk of liver failure.

    you could use low dose DNP, but really if using DNP, any stims or things that raise body temp you should get a window AC unit or keep ice packs on hand (its easy to cool off with a good ice pack)--- bags of frozen peas are a good cheap substitute for ice packs.
     
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