Posted by Flash (188.8.131.52) on March 14, 2001 at 03:20:12:
In Reply to: GHB - can we revisit this please - with a scientific perspective posted by Deb on March 13, 2001 at 14:00:44:
GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a pretty dangerous drug, however it does occur naturally in the body. Probably a safer alternative is GABA (gamma amino butyric acid growth hormone precursor). I'm currently taking 3g of GABA each night before I got to bed, because I'm working out a lot. GABA is also naturally occuring in the body, and it's legal.
GABA is much safer than GHB, and the effects of GABA are probably better suited to our purposes anyway. GABA is actually a neurotransmitter, it does a number of things such as altering serotonin levels, quieting down motor control, increasing REM sleep, aiding getting to sleep, and stimulating the body to produce growth hormone.
The biggest problem with GABA is getting it to cross the blood-brain barrier, that's why you have to take 3g before falling asleep. It does give a mild rush, some tingling in the extremeties, perhaps a flushed face, it should not be used by anyone who has asthma. After a couple of nights the effects become much less noticable, provided you keep taking it.
Does affect CH? Fuck knows, I'll find out when my next episode comes!
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