Every product class has its individual flaws — flavored powders are mostly gushing with artificial sweeteners and dyes; unflavored powders taste utterly repulsive; and if you’re taking BCAAs in capsule form, you’ll need to down 10+ pills just to get an adequate dose. We recommend taking a flavored powder that sits on the natural end of the spectrum. Unflavored varieties are REALLY hard to stomach. Like, I-need-to-vomit-everywhere bad. But hey, if you’re game, it’s a healthier route (try tossing a scoop in a glass of OJ, or anything else acidic).
The greatest life threat due to GHB overdose (with or without other substances) is respiratory arrest.   Other relatively common causes of death due to GHB ingestion include aspiration of vomitus, positional asphyxia, and trauma sustained while intoxicated (., motor vehicle accidents while driving under the influence of GHB). [ citation needed ] The risk of aspiration pneumonia and positional asphyxia risk can be reduced by laying the patient down in the recovery position . People are most likely to vomit as they become unconscious, and as they wake up. It is important to keep the victim awake and moving, who must not be left alone due to the risk of death through vomiting. Frequently they will be in a good mood but this does not mean they are not in danger. GHB overdose is a medical emergency and immediate assessment in an emergency department is needed.