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Food and Drug Administration Says
Dietary Supplements containing BD, GBL, and GHB can kill you!

Dangerous products sold as dietary supplements for body building, weight loss, and sleep aids have been linked to deaths and severe sickness requiring hospitalization.  These products are made from chemicals named:

  • gamma hydroxybutric acid (GHB), 
  • gamma butyrolactone (GBL),
  • and 1,4 butanediol (BD).
    Swallowing any of these ingredients may make you extremely sick and even kill you.

BD, GBL, and GHB are used to make floor stripper, paint thinner, and other industrial products.  FDA determined that dietary supplements containing these chemicals are really unapproved drugs because of the effect they have on the body.  It is illegal to sell anything for human consumption that contains GHB, GBL, or BD.  They can cause breathing problems, coma, vomiting, seizures and sometimes, death. GHB, GBL, and BD also increase the effects of alcohol and even more dangerous when taken with other drugs.

ltems that contain BD include Revitalize Plus, Serenity, Enliven, GHRE, SomatoPro, NRG3, Thunder Nectar and Weight Belt Cleaner. GBL product names include Longevity>; Revivarant, G.H. Revitalizer; Gamma G, Blue Nitro, Insom-X, Remforce, Firewater and Invigorate.  Previously,  FDA warned consumers not to drink the products CherryfX Bombs, Lemon fX Drops and Orange fX Rush.

The dangerous products may list 1,4 butanediol,, tetramethylene glycol, gamma butyrolactone or 2(3H)-Furanmone di-hydro on the label,-but some products have no label at all.

GBL-related products are listed as "party drugs" on internet sites, advertised m muscle-building magazines, and sold in health food stores as dietary supplements.  Some of these products have been used as "date rape" drugs.

In 1990, FDA banned the use of GHB, but some companies switched ingredients to GBL and after warnings about GHB., switched to BD. These  are all very similar chemicals which the body converts to GHB with the same dangerous effects. GBL-related products have been linked to at least 122 serious illnesses reported to  FDA--including three deaths.

For more information contact the Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-INFO-FDA. or visit the website at www.fda.gov

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Last Updated: August 3, 2004
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