I can't talk for 4,BDO - I've never tried it and don't know a thing about it.
I'll throw some facts into this discussion though.
<ul>[*]Within a few minutes of entering your bloodstream, GBL
hydrolysed into GHB
(GBL + H2O -> GHB). GBL does not require one
hydroxide ion to convert to GHB and this is not the cause of acidosis.
[*]GBL passes into the bloodstream quicker than GHB because of its higher solubility. I find GBL takes 5-10 mins to kick in.
[*]GBL is converted into GHB which is metabolised into CO2 and H2O.
GBL and GHB are both non-toxic and neither are their metabolites.[*]After a few minutes of being in your body, GHB and GBL end up the
same substance, how can there be a difference in the high? Think about
[/list]A few "facts" that I can't confirm with evidence:
<ul>[*]NaGHB maybe more harmful than GBL because of all the extra sodium
ions that your body probably doesn't need. Although with sensible
recreational use, these effects are most probably.[/list]What's this bullshit about GHB not being addictive but GBL not? Within
minutes GBL is the converted GHB, so how can there be a difference?
I call bullshit on those who claim the high of GHB and GBL is different, it's all in the head.
Admittedly, if GHB was not a scheduled drug
in my country, I would
convert all my GBL to GHB just so I don't have to taste that awful
chemical taste again.