FIT Usnic Acid

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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]


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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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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]


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It is if used right
 

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I would use DNP but going into summer in Australia and no A/C at my house is lethal.


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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