Pharmaceutical Name: GHB gamma hydroxy butyrate
Description: This compound is a naturally occurring metabolite of the
amino acid GABA. Before it was removed from the over-the-counter market, supplement
distributors purported GHB ability to increase natural growth hormone secretion.
These claims were based on a 1977 study by the Third Department of Internal
Medicine, Okayama University School of Medicine, Okayama Japan. In this study,
it was discovered that GHB has a significant effect on pituitary hormones,
specifically growth hormone (GH) and prolactin. In this trial, a dose of 2.5
grams of GHB was administered to a sample of healthy male subjects prior to
sleep. What they observed were significant increases in plasma GH over a period
of 90 minutes. These plasma GH levels reached peaks of nearly 40 mg/ml. This
lead researchers to conclude that the supplementation of GHB stimulates the
secretion of GH by the pituitary gland in healthy human subjects. GHB may
cause a release in GH by modifying the amount of serotonin available from
the nerve terminals. Others believe that GHB blocks the release of dopamine
from nerve endings thus increasing the dopamine concentration of the brain.
Others feels that a serotoninergic mechanism is responsible. GHB has been
used for many years in parts of Europe and Japan for a variety of medical
purposes. The therapeutic applications of this drug have been proven effective
in the following areas: treatment of insomnia, anxiety, as an anesthetic,
to relieve the withdrawal symptoms of alcoholics, to treat narcolepsy, to
improve REM sleep, as a muscle relaxant, to treat tachycardia (rapid heartbeat),
to treat sexual anxiety and inhibitions, and as a tranquilizer. This drug
has a very wide mode of action. GHB is extremely popular with bodybuilders
for a variety of reasons as web. Some feel the GH releasing effect contributes
to anabolism and lipolysis. Other athletes use GHB to induce and improve the
quality of sleep. This proven effect of GHB may aid in the recovery process.
Other athletes use GHB as a diuretic. A number of athletes use GHB simply
to tranquilize themselves. Often, a very euphoric sensation occurs after taking
GHB which is attributable to an increase in brain dopamine levels. One expert
has theorized that GHB exhibits its most beneficial effect on bodybuilders
by reducing the body's endogenous cortisol levels. In this respect, GHB may
be exhibiting its actions through an anti-catabolic mode.
Effective Dose: 1 teaspoon of the powder mixed with water before sleep.
Average Street Price: $20 per gram
Side Effects: GHB can cause extreme drowsiness. Large doses combined
with central nervous system depressants including alcohol have caused some
users to become extremely ill and required hospitalization. These cases of
product misuse caused the FDA to remove GHB from the over-the-counter market.
How to make GHB:
The chemicals you'll need:
gamma butyrol lactone
sodium hydroxide NaOH: also known as caustic soda. Sodium Hydroxide comes
as either flakes or pellets, make sure to check purity with the supplier
and buy the purest.
The only other things needed to make the GHB is your kitchen stove, a pot
to heat the solution in, and some pH paper. Here's the recipe: You'll need
a glass pot big enough to hold 2 quarts of liquid.
Note that purchasing the lactone will certainly be suspicious and most
probably get your name on a mysterious DEA list somewhere. Also note that
the makers of the lactone never expected someone to drink the stuff so no
thought has gone into the toxicity of the impurities which it will contain.
What commercial process is used to make the lactone? Remember the lactone
can be used as a wood cleaner.
Into the glass container pour 1 quart of gamma-butyrol-lactone. Heat this
liquid over a low heat. Lactone boils at about 192 degrees Fahrenheit, but
you must not allow this to happen! It would be wise to check the temperature
of the liquid with a thermometer.
You want just enough heat to dissolve the sodium hydroxide into the liquid.
Into the 1 quart of lactone start by adding one pound of caustic soda pellets.
Heat the mixture slowly until the pellets dissolve.
The ratio of the lactone to NaOH should be 1g NaOH : 2.02 ml butyrolactone.
At 760 mm Hg the lactone boils at 204 C (convert it to Fahrenheit yourself,
The temp. will rise quickly on adding the NaOH. Slowly adding it would
be the key. Then again, I also suspect that there might be problems dissolving
the NaOH so perhaps this rise in temp. is not a problem. Once the NaOH is
dissolved, check the pH of the solution with the pH test paper. It should
be in the range of 2-4. We are shooting for a pH of between 6-7. You must
add small amounts of caustic soda to the initial one pound amount, check
the pH, add pellets, back and forth until the correct range pH, between
6-7 is attained. Once you have attained the, correct pH reading turn off
the heat and let the solution cool. What you have now is a 50% solution
of GHB (50% GHB, 50% water).
For ideal measuring purposes, we want a 20% solution. To do this, you have
to measure the total amount of liquid you have and add to it one and a half
times as much water. At this 20% solution, one level teaspoon of liquid
is equal to one gram of GHB if it were dry.
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