Passing a drug test when you’re regular smoker of marijuana is all about detoxifying your body. While most recreational drugs take just days to pass through your system, marijuana is actually deposited in fat cells and can hang around for weeks. If you know you need to pass a drug test, start by stopping your dosing a couple of days in advance, then start a detoxifying process after.
Because marijuana is a lipid-soluble metabolite, it hides in the fat cells. One way to access and shed fat cells is through exercise. While it’s not recommended that you spend a week working out for hours on end, it wouldn’t hurt to hit the gym or go for a run in the days leading up to a drug screen to burn those fat cells.
The other of the quickest of detox routines is just plain simple: water. For the two or three days prior to your test, drink a lot of water to flush out your system. While this will work to an extent, you also need to drink a lot of water prior to the test itself. The only problem with this is that your urine may come out clear and that test will be flagged as possible tampering. This is why most head shops sell detoxifying agents.
The detox products specifically designed for clearing your system of THC come in kits or drinks. The kits contain pills, liquid, and fiber. The drinks are liquids that contain cleansing herbs.
The kits come in 5-day or 10-day versions and will require you to be close to the bathroom at all times. When you cleanse your body, the liver collects waste and flushes it out through the kidneys. Detox products work to flush the THC out through the urine.
However, the majority of THC is passed out through the solid waste system – yes, you are pooping out most of your weed. The pills in the detox kits are designed to collect the THC in your body and have it processed out the back end. And the number of pills in these kits can be shocking. Five-day kits have upwards of 75 pills and the ten-day kits can have up to 150 pills – that’s 15 pills a day!
What detox you use is completely dependent on how often you partake. If you’re a regular smoker/user (meaning every day, more than once), you will need the strongest detox kit you can afford to beat the drug test. However, if you’re an occasional user or have only smoked once or twice in the past month or so, a single day detox product should work just fine.
If you’re using a same-day product to cleanse just before the test, there are several on the market that are of high-quality and offer promising results. However, they’re going to cause frequent urination and you’ll have to drink it within one to two hours before taking the test for the best chance at overall cleansing.
What NOT to Use To Detox Weed
If you’ve ever done a full-body detoxifying cleanse, you know how much you’ll do a beeline to the nearest bathroom. Cleanses and detoxifying teas are great for cleaning out the waste in your system and giving your kidneys a bath. However, when you use a cleanse or detox tea, it can affect other parts of the urine screen – creatinine levels and other kidney function markers – which’ll make your test results unacceptable.