Overview

Butanediol is a chemical. It is used industrially to make floor stripper, paint thinner, and other solvent products. It is sometimes used in supplements as a substitute for illegal substances such as gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB). Unfortunately, butanediol is just as dangerous as GBL and GHB.

Butanediol is used for muscle strength, obesity, insomnia, and to increase the production of growth hormone, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.

How does it work ?

Butanediol is converted to gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) in the body. GHB slows down the brain, which can cause loss of consciousness along with dangerous slowing of breathing and other vital functions. It also stimulates growth hormone secretion.

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