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Gamma HydroxyButyrate GHB GHB or Gamma-Hydroxy Butyric Acid is an intoxicating chemical with medical recreational and potentially entheogenic uses It is a normal component of mammalian metabolism It is naturally found in every cell in the human body and is most properly considered a nutrient It is believed to be a neurotransmitter although it is still unknown as to whether it exhibits all of the properties required to be considered one GHB was first synthesized about thirty years ago by Dr H Laborit He was a French researcher interested in exploring the effects of GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain Over the years many researchers have studied GHBs effects In Europe it is used as a general anesthetic a treatment for insomnia and narcolepsy an aid to childbirth a treatment for alcoholism and alcohol withdrawal syndrome and many other things During the 1980s it was available over the counter for its ability to stimulate growth hormone release which aids in fat reduction and muscle building Now it is very popular as a recreational drug due to its pleasant alcohol-like hangover- free high and strong sexual effects Some street terms include Liquid X Liquid Ecstacy Georgia Home Boy Grievous Bodily Harm and Scoop GHB is not approved in the US and has been banned from over-the-counter sale by the FDA 1990 GHB has not yet been scheduled as a controlled substance by the DEA and therefore simple possession is not illegal GHB continues to be sold to legitimate laboratories and scientists for research purposes but selling it specifically for human consumption especially while making claims about its health benefits is a violation of current FDA regulations and policy In some European countries GHB is an approved drug available by prescription The Federal control may have been an act to protect the pharmaceutical industry from competition from a safer more effective and less expensive alternative to sleeping pills There are many side effects and
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