A perfectly healthy 21 year-old college student passed away recently after she bought a dieting pill on the internet.
Eloise Parry wanted to lose a few pounds, so she ordered the pills because they promised to raise her metabolism and encourage her body to burn more calories. Unfortunately for her, she did not know that one of the main ingredients in the pill is DNP, which is just a few molecules shy of the chemicals that make up the explosive TNT.
Even though the recommended dosage was just two pills, Eloise took eight and continued on with her day. However, she quickly began to feel ill and she died that very day.
Now, her mother has dedicated her life to warn people about the dangers of dieting pills.
“She had taken even more of these slimming tablets than recommended on the pack and had no idea just how dangerous they really were,” her mother said according to Conservative Tribune. “The drug was in her system, there was no antidote, two tablets was a lethal dose – and she had taken eight.”
At the time of her death, Eloise was a Masters student at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, Wales. She was also a volunteer at her local YMCA and the West Mercia Women’s Aid. Her mother wants to make it clear that Eloise was an ambitious girl who would never have taken her own life, and that she took the eight pills without knowing it would be lethal.
Authorities are currently investigating where Eloise bought the pills, and they will likely shut the company down.