So you need to detox THC…
There’s this test, SOON, that you just cannot fail.
You just need to learn how to get that weed out of your system as rapidly as is humanly possible, and you’ll feel alright again..
I get that, and do you know what that means?
It means, that you’ve no doubt come to the right place.
Either way, no matter if your reasons are passing a drug test, or if you simply want to know how to get THC out of your system fast to become clean and free of toxins for other reasons..
On this page you’ll learn everything you need to know. Primarily, it boils down to;
- What actually works to pass your drug test in 2018, be it natural methods or commercial products, without sugar-coating
- When THC detox is a good option for you, and when it ISN’T and you may want to look at other options
- How and why marijuana detox actually works
- The fastest, most efficient ways of getting clean after cannabis use
- Simple step by step walkthrough of the process, from starting your THC detox to completing your test
But perhaps more importantly:
You won’t get any of the bullshit claims that are so common because of people trying to sell you their miracle THC detox drink and make a quick buck in this industry. WAY too many people get to discover this the hard way when they test positive…
Now, before getting into the meat of a marijuana drug test detox;
(If you’re really impatient.. –>I’d like the meat now, please. Show me what works best to get clean quickly!)
I think it’s a bit sad that using this plant, that has been held in such high regard throughout history all over the world, going back thousands of years, has become such a taboo thing. Even illegal in many places (fewer places as of late though). Arguably without good enough reasons!
That you should HAVE TO detox from weed after enjoying your weekend. For some people it’s either that, or constantly worrying about unsuspected, random drug tests that could leave you unemployed.
But it is what it is..
..and at least, by learning proper marijuana detox methods, you can avoid letting an at times too up-tight society dictate how you spend your free time.
There, my rant is now officially over and we can move on to more productive stuff.
Let’s start with establishing whether or not doing this marijuana detox thing is actually in your best interest:
Table of Contents
- 1 When Is THC Detox Warranted, And When Is It NOT? (Sometimes Other Options Are Actually Way Better)
- 2 How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System?
- 3 Basics: How Cannabis Detoxification And Detox Remedies Work
- 4 Natural Things You Can Do To Aid The Drug Detoxification Process
- 5 The Very Best Marijuana Detox Products (Drinks, Kits, Home Tests, Shampoos, Gums). I Stock Up On These No Matter What
- 6 How To Get Weed Out Of Your System Fast And Efficiently To Pass Your Urine Test (Step By Step).
- 7 Quick Summaries On Passing The Different Marijuana Drug Tests
When Is THC Detox Warranted, And When Is It NOT? (Sometimes Other Options Are Actually Way Better)
Many detox products and websites use shady marketing tactics that claim this detox drink, these pills or this fake urine will make you pass your test easily any and every time. The truth however is, that they usually just want you to buy the specific product/s they’re selling. So although it may be helpful, many times it won’t live up to the claims and you end up failing your test as a result.
In reality, the best way to pass your test will vary greatly depending on your circumstances. If you weren’t aware of that already, you’re definitely in for a refreshing eye-opener.
The common denominator where you may consider detoxing from marijuana is almost always that you have a drug test you need to pass, yet the reason behind the test can vary, you may for example have a/an:
- Job interview requiring a drug test (most common reason people need to detox weed by far).
- Test administered by legal authorities (by cops, when you’re on probation, etc).
- Physical or psychological doctor’s examination (doesn’t always include a drug test, but it can).
- Entrance drug screen for school / college
- Drug test related to driving vehicles (driver’s school, truck driving is extra strict, random drunk driving test)
- Insurance related drug examination (for example to establish whether you were sober or not during an accident, or possibly before getting one in the first place)
- At home drug test forced on you by your parents (they wanna make sure they’re kid isn’t taking drugs)
- You have supervised test leaving detox your only practical option (more on this later)
And although any of these are certainly noble enough reasons, sometimes a drug detox isn’t what you actually need to pass the test. Or you’re looking at the wrong type of detox.
It shouldn’t for long though, so allow me to clarify:
First we need to define how we use the term THC detox here, which is the same way most people understand its meaning. It means cleansing your system from the drug remnants and metabolites of marijuana. Basically, getting all that toxic shit out of your body, as pronto as is feasible.
Sometimes, your system isn’t really what needs cleansing to pass your test though. The most obvious example of this is when you’re facing a hair follicle drug test. A little detox along with your abstinence can be good to make sure more toxins aren’t dumped into your hair continuously as it’s growing. But a standard detox isn’t what you should be putting your main detox efforts on here, since it won’t be able to get stuff out of your already out-grown hair (which is what will be tested, after all). You’d want to target your hair strands specifically, and to do that, this article on passing hair drug tests is what you’re actually looking for.
The same holds true for saliva tests to a degree. The detection time here is pretty short either way, so although a detox could be a nice addition, it will have very little effect in the grand scheme of things. What you mainly wanna focus on here is minimum a few days of abstinence (not always possible, I know), and on detox that zones in your mouth and saliva specifically. I call it detox, although it’s more of a way to mask toxins that you do right before your test. If this is the test you’re facing, you’d wanna head to this page on beating the mouth swab test, rather.
For blood drug tests, which may be the least common variant to run into, detox is actually the way to go. But detection times here are pretty short as well, meaning a THC cleanse is only really warranted if it’s an urgent test.
With above points made though, that brings us to:
The urine test.
For urine drug tests, detoxing from THC is often warranted, since it is how clean the system in general is that will determine whether a too high concentration (above drug test cut-off level) of the toxins tested for are being continuously excreted through the urine, or not.
So now you may be thinking, since it’s a urine test you’re facing, detox is a given for you then..
But the thing is, that even for urine tests, detox is not always the most sane way to go.
Again, let me clarify:
There are two main reasons you wouldn’t want to waste time and money on detox even when you’ve got a really important urine drug test coming up.
They are (number 2 being more important than nr 1):
- You don’t need to detox and will pass your test either way – An easy example to understand here would be the guy who took two puffs of a joint for the first time in his life 3 weeks prior to a mandatory urine test. Whether he detoxes or not, he will be clean enough to pass long before the actual drug test date, and would thus do best not worrying about it at all. This is an exaggerated example though to make my point clear as day. When it isn’t quite as clear-cut though, and say, you only had one week and not three, in my opinion it’s always better to be on the safe side and invest a little in detox just to make sure, even if you’d probably be clean without it. No need to go overboard, but don’t neglect it entirely either if it’s a test you actually care about passing. Often, in borderline cases like this an effective same day detox drink such as One Shot Concentrate and some cheap home THC drug testing kits from Amazon is all the insurance one could need (I absolutely LOVE those by the way, but more on that later).
- You won’t get clean in time NO MATTER how much effort you put in detoxing the THC – This is actually a much more common scenario than people not so well-read about detox realize. The first thing to understand is that, detox takes time. The more urgent your test is, the less time to get the THC out of our system you’ll have, and the less likely it is for detox to be an effective enough method for you to pass your test. The time needed, by the way, is greatly affected by how much/heavy you smoke/smoked as well. I’ll touch more on this later but in short, if you’re among the most heavy smokers, using weed frequently and in substantial amounts, enough THC metabolites will have built up in your body that it often can take 4-6 weeks to get clean even with intense detoxification methods (and often twice as long without detoxing). So, if that’s you, and your piss test is in 10 days, would it make sense for you to spend heavy dollars on detox? Let me answer that for you; NO.
So, if you qualify for number 2 here, does that mean you’re in deep shit and that it’s time to just accept your miserable fate..?
No, not at all! On the contrary, there are ways to pass the urine drug test that involves less effort and spendings than a detox would have, had it been possible for you in the first place. Whether or not they’re ethically or morally correct will always be in the eye of the observer, the same way whether it’s ethically or morally correct to administer THC pre-employment tests (even when it’s consumption is legal in your state) will be.
I’m talking about synthetic urine here by the way, for those of you who hadn’t already figured that out :)..
I want to get it out there first that myself, I’m a firm believer in sticking with detox over urine substitution in any situation where it makes sense. But sometimes, anything other than fake urine simply doesn’t make sense. You’re left with that, or a failed test, lost job, crushed dream, you name it.
Besides, a lot of people use synthetic urine on a regular basis to pass their pre-employment drug tests. It’s a lot more common than one may think, and doesn’t seem at all as big of a deal anymore as soon as you’ve gotten used to the thought of it.
So, if you have established that you fall under number 2 above and detox isn’t a valid option, it’s in your best interest to head over to this thorough guide on passing your test with synthetic urine, since this page will continue to be primarily about detox.
Let’s do a brief recap of when cannabis detox is and isn’t recommended though before moving on! Make sure you read both lists below because some points overlap each other, making an opposite reason invalid.
A THC detox is generally recommended when:
- You’re facing a urine test.
- You have time (ideally a few days to several weeks, directly correlated with how heavy a smoker you are)
- You’re facing a blood test on short notice.
- Your urine test is supervised (someone will be observing you while peeing)
A detox from THC is generally not recommended specifically when:
- You’re facing a hair follicle test.
- You’re facing a mouth swab test.
- You’ll be clean anyways no matter what (can still be a nice precaution though).
- You have too little time to realistically get clean in time.
Now that those whom this page won’t actually be all that helpful to have been sent to greener grass, let’s continue:
How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System?
Although stored to a degree in organs such as the heart, brain and liver, the fact that the metabolites of marijuana are mainly stored in fat cells is what allows them to be detected for so long after use. That is especially true if no steps towards detoxing THC are taken.
This is also the reason detoxing from cannabis use is trickier and takes so much longer than from say, heavier drugs such as cocaine, heroin, opium, LSD, MDMA/ecstacy, GHB, etc.
How it compares to other drugs in reality aside from its duration in your system is up for debate however..
When it comes to the duration marijuana remains in your body, one could argue that for most people this is irrelevant to passing your drug test.
The reason is simple and obvious when you think of it: what matters is rather for how long the pot can give a positive test result on your drug test panel. Negligible levels of THC will likely remain for years, but they will be just that; negligible, in every sense.
THC and its metabolites, similar to a lot of (other) medicines, have a half-life in the body (of 1 to 2 weeks). This means that the concentration will get lower and lower, but it won’t be gone completely for a very, very long time.
Most drug tests in the U.S. give a positive result if the concentration is above 50ng/mL, although some labs do use 20ng/mL as the cut-off point, which makes a pretty huge difference, allowing less than half the concentration compared to the most common test.
Hence, when I list how long THC will linger in your system below, it’s implied to mean how long it will be present in amounts too high to pass your drug test.
This study showed traces in a urine drug test after four weeks of abstinence from weed. The general consensus is that it can remain detectable in your urine naturally from anywhere between a couple of days (single use) and up to several months (chronic heavy user) in your urine.
This is no different from my own experience helping others get clean. It is actually not uncommon at all for the heavy smoker to have detectable levels on a urine test for 2-3 months after quitting. That’s especially true for those who don’t actively put effort into proper detoxification.
In your blood, traces generally remain for a few days tops, but can stay for a week or longer in chronic and heavy users. It gets stored in the fat cells and is then released over time into the blood.
In your hair weed use can be detected from 3 months back. That’s because a typical hair drug test only goes three months back, although in theory it could test for longer. In addition. it takes about 7 days for your weed consumption to show up in the first place, since that “contaminated” hair has to grow out from the scalp first.
Your saliva generally holds detectable amounts of THC residue no longer than a couple of days, but in some regular smokers for a week or up to 10 days.
Exactly how long detectable amounts of THC will stay in your system is nigh impossible to say for certain however. It depends on several factors, such as:
- The time since you last smoked weed
- How frequently you smoke
- In what quantities
- The strength/potency of your weed and strain
- Your metabolism
- What you eat
- Your body fat percentage
- How much you exercise and sweat
- Your weed detoxification efforts
All of these individually can have a large impact on your marijuana detox duration.
You can probably see why it’s hard to set a general marijuana cleanse timeline.. But to summarize quickly how long traces of cannabis stays detectable in your system:
|Urine: Less than a day – several months||Blood: Less than a day – slightly longer than a week|
|Hair: 7 days – 3 months||Saliva: Less than a day – slightly longer than a week|
Keep in mind it can actually be as short as a few hours or less as well (second hand smoke, miniscule amounts consumed, etc), and that although it depends on many different things, the biggest one is no doubt how heavy a smoker you are, which can make a massive difference in detox duration.
Basics: How Cannabis Detoxification And Detox Remedies Work
This part’s for the curious people, and will be kept very brief (relative to how big a topic it is), just to give you the gist of things.
Marijuana, the plant of focus on this website, goes by many names, and so does the use of it and the cigarettes filled with it.
Marijuana may or may not make you stupid, but from seeing this list above.. it clearly doesn’t tamper with your creativity or imagination :)..
Moving on to more serious matters:
Most of us feel profound and immediate effects after smoking or consuming marijuana. When these subside, there will still be marijuana metabolites remaining; chemical remnants and residue that are still inside your body.
These are called cannabinoids and are what can be detected in your blood, urine, hair, saliva and finger nails.
Drug tests screen for the dominant and psychoactive cannabinoid compound tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), more commonly known as THC, and its metabolites.
THC-COOH is the main metabolite and is stored in fat cells of your body.
THC and its chemical residues are also the targets when detoxing from marijuana, and serves the purpose of flushing the body of THC and its detectable metabolites.
This speeds up the possible withdrawal period and also allows you to pass a drug test a lot sooner than if you were not actively trying to detox.
Your body detoxifies naturally all by itself. But it takes time..
Something you don’t always have enough of if you have a drug test lurking right around the corner.
In such cases you may need to help your body along a little bit to expel those THC toxins from your system as rapidly as possible.
Common ways of action to aid the weed detox process have to do with increasing the amount of fluids you excrete through urinating and sweating. For example, many THC detox supplements have diuretic properties.
Many remedies also increase your metabolism to speed up your body’s natural toxic substance clearing mechanisms.
Supplying your body with proper nutrition will also help it do what it’s supposed to do more efficiently.
A word of caution however is that attempts at detoxing THC too rapidly can alter your urine sample in ways that can make it seem suspicious and unacceptably diluted or contaminated for a urine drug test. It does this by affecting its density, specific gravity and creatinine levels, in the end meaning you’ll need to be re-tested.
Most often, this is simply due to drinking too much liquids too close to your test, but sometimes additional measures may have to be taken to be on the safe side.
Another often overlooked way that rapid detox measures can aid in is by shortening the withdrawal period. This is mainly useful for heavier users who are addicted and having trouble with detoxing weed or even tapering off.
The withdrawal is basically the period it takes the body while detoxing to get back into its normal balanced state. Speeding up the detox process will thus help achieve this state faster.
During this period some people experience physical, psychological and emotional symptoms. Weed acts as a numbing agent and when suddenly being without it facing reality and ones feelings can get rough at first.
Note however that most people when quitting weed only experience minor physical discomfort from which they quickly recover, if any discomfort at all.
Natural Things You Can Do To Aid The Drug Detoxification Process
Before we get into the fastest and most efficient methods that involve marijuana detox products, I’d like to list a few things you can start doing right now to greatly aid your body’s natural marijuana detox capacity and hence make it faster overall.
It’s important to note that these natural methods are highly synergistic with and complement the products I’ll introduce you to soon. So if you’re buying highly effective but somewhat expensive products to pass your test already, this is how to get a substantial amount more out of them.
You will notice that they all have to do with the processes mentioned above in some way, since that is how all detox works. Hence, these are especially great if there is still plenty of time until your drug test.
If it is in less than a week you may want to focus less on these and look at them even more as just good practices to complement your more rapid results that potent weed detox products can bring you as to not take any unnecessary risks. Again though, we’ll get to that soon.
So, here’s what you can do (and generally should, to whatever capacity that works for you):
Abstain from weed
This one wasn’t originally here, but then I thought what the heck and decided to include it anyways, just to not give anyone the impression that continuing to smoke weed before your test is okay just as long as you’re simultaneously detoxing.
In fact, it’s one of the most counter-productive things you could do during your detox, and certainly nothing to scoff at.
Only when you’re going with synthetic urine either way is this an acceptable practice.
Eat the right foods
There are foods that will make your marijuana detox both faster and smoother.
On the other hand:
There are also foods that will do the opposite and actually slow down your detox.
Since THC is fat soluble you’ll want to avoid fatty foods like the plague since this fat can absorb the THC and give it new opportunities to re-enter your blood-stream and tissues.
You want nutritious food rich in antioxidants so that your body can work optimally.
You also want fiber that will help redirect THC out of your body through stools, thus reducing reabsorption of it from inside the intestines (sorry, but that means no junk-food).
Legumes and whole grains are good for fiber. Fruits and vegetables in general are great for detoxing.
Consider foods that are rich in the B vitamin niacin such as avocados, tuna and potatoes. Niacin is a real “flushing-vitamin” and thus a good addition when you want to clear your system. I wouldn’t say it’s something to rely on though, more like a nice addition.
Foods that have lots of electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium and vitamin C are helpful. Citrus and lemon juice comes to mind. Tomatoes, melons, bananas, leafy green veggies, herbal teas etc.
The classic cranberry juice, golden seal, Palo Azul tea and even vinegar can also be of benefit, but only as part of your diet to detox over time. Don’t trust the myths about these ones, they will not make you pass your test on their own. Those that swear they did generally would have passed their test without any detox to start with, they just don’t realize it.
Anything with mild laxative effect is good to get those bowels moving, and the toxins with them.
In the end, as much as you may hate hearing it, this mostly boils down to just eating healthy. This should give your body the nutrients it needs while avoiding putting unnecessary burden on your digestive system.
But enough about food:
Drink, Drink, Drink
Am I telling you to swap one drug for another here? Of course not!
I am however telling you that no detox can be effective if you don’t drink enough.
Water is what our bodies use to aid in transporting and flushing things out. That includes toxins, which includes THC metabolites.
Without sufficient fluid there can be very little movement. And that’s bad.
Drinking a lot is the best way to ensure that you’re excreting as much fluids as possible in the form of urine and sweat. And with this fluid the stuff that you want to get rid of.
It also helps cleanse your kidneys.
What you drink isn’t as important as it is that you stay hydrated in general. Water is awesome, but juices and other low-fat beverages will do the trick as well. Tea is actually surprisingly good because of its diuretic effect helping flush things out. Coffee for similar reasons. But all things in moderation!
In general the more you drink the better, but this can be over-done as well. Just make sure you at least get the recommended eight glasses of water a day and then some.
As mentioned earlier, increased excretion of fluids works wonders for detoxing.
Sweating is the best way to accomplish this.
And exercising happens to be the best way of getting sweaty in this case.
This is due to the added benefits of increased metabolism (another factor in a successful THC cleanse) and burning fat tissue.
And THC resides in fat cells, remember? So burning some fat will only do you good!
Ideally you combine cardio or interval training with strength training. Some swimming or running as well as some weight lifting and you’re all set! Easier said than done, I know..
I already mentioned the best way to get the sweat running down your cheeks; working out. However, it also happens to be the one that requires the most work…
If you’re a feeling a bit lazy, as I do sometimes, there are other means to sweat.
Visiting a sauna is a great way to aid perspiration. Doesn’t take much effort on your part but you’re guaranteed to sweat a lot!
Another somewhat season-dependent way is sunbathing. This only works if it’s really hot outside of course. But when it does work, it works great.
A lot of your body’s natural detoxification actually takes place while you are sleeping.
Proper rest also ties in with allowing your body to function optimally.
So get enough sleep, and try to relax. A stressed out body does not detox as efficiently as one that is relaxed.
The Very Best Marijuana Detox Products (Drinks, Kits, Home Tests, Shampoos, Gums). I Stock Up On These No Matter What
It’s worth noting that I take passing drug tests very seriously and that some of the most effective THC detox products are a bit expensive. But in the end it’s all just a matter of perspective. As with most things, in the end you get what you pay for..
For example, is $200 really that expensive when compared to getting a potential job or even losing your current one and jeopardizing your future career?
In my opinion, nope, it isn’t.
Below I’m going to list the THC detox products I use and always keep in personal stock (since I get tested on a regular basis).
If you’re in a position where you know you can get random drug tests without much warning, or get tested regularly, I’d suggest you do the same and stock up on the necessary THC detox products.
Trust me, it can be gold worth not having to wait a few days on shipping when you learn you have to take a urine test in a week. Time is precious and you’ll always want to get started on your THC detox plan as soon as possible if you want to eliminate risk.
(This actually happened to one of my friends who followed my advice of having an extra THC detox stock at home. He had never had a surprise drug test and suddenly got a 3-days heads up about a THC urine test at work (he’d been smoking heavily that same day). Luckily he had what he needed for his marijuana detox at home already. He was a nervous wreck and almost kissed my shoes out of gratitude when he was informed he had passed without any problems.)
If you know the type of drug tests you’ll need to take (urine is the most common) it gets a lot easier and less expensive to have your THC detox prepared in advance. I, however, don’t have that luxury and get different types of tests.
Anyways, here goes:
Toxin Rid – My definitive go-to THC detox product for easily passing urine and blood drug tests.
When it comes to urine tests, this is the rocket fuel for your detox that above mentioned methods are meant to complement and synergize with.
If there’s one product you should get for said tests, it’s this one. Do the 10 day detox when possible to leave nothing to chance, especially if you’re a moderate to heavy smoker.
This is the main THC detox product I recommend to my friends and combined we have passed literally hundreds of tests by now, mostly urine tests.
Note that this is not a same day THC detox and that it works best when you combine it with one (see One Shot Concentrate and Mega Clean below) in order to be 100% certain (or as close as you can get) of testing negative.
The 7- and 5-day options are decent as well, it all depends on how much you’ve been smoking. A nice little peak is that you can choose to get a free marijuana at home urine drug test kit with the order when ordering any of these Toxin Rid detoxification programs.
Having a detox program ready at home for your future upcoming tests never hurts since it’s not a same day detox. It’s worth repeating that you’ll want to be able to start your detox as soon as you know you have a test upcoming. Not waste time waiting on shipping.
That being said, TestClear, the company that sells Toxin Rid (I don’t think it is sold in stores anywhere but I’m not entirely sure), having been around since 1995 know how much shipping time matters to their customers and do offer a very fast (and discrete) 1-day shipping option.
Toxin Rid actually cleanses your system, whereas same-day detox drinks work more by masking the toxins temporarily (this is why you get a few hours window to take your test after a detox drink). Thus the toxins are still inside you, which is one of the reasons relying entirely on a same-day detox drink gives such inconsistent results.
Combined, Toxin Rid will leave you with a very small amount of THC left in your body (how little again depending on how much you’ve smoked) which can be more easily masked with a good detox drink. If it isn’t below the cut-off limit already, that is.
There are other detox products that work over a number of days too (usually 7 or 10), but I’ve found most of them really lackluster in comparison to a 10-day Toxin Rid course.
This is like the cherry on top of the cake, and what makes sure your ambitious detox efforts don’t disappoint you at the finish line.
Truth be told, with same-day detox drinks you do have some leeway, since Toxin Rid will have done most of the job already. You could definitely get away with a basic QCarbo or Stinger if you’ve gone through the 10-day detox (but as always, why risk it..?). One Shot Concentrate and Mega Clean just happen to be the ones I prefer and have had a lot of experience with personally, while seeing very few negative reviews of them.
After drinking one, you wait 1 hour, and then you have a 4-5 hour window during which you should take your test.
Same day detox drinks work by attempting to mask the THC that is in your urine. Again. it’s important to remember that you should combine these with Toxin Rid for consistent results.
If you don’t, you still have at least 1/3 chance or so of failing your test. Just take a look at the ~40% 1-star reviews for pretty much any drug detox drink on Amazon (type marijuana detox drink in the field). They are from people who fell prey to false claims and failed their test due to relying on a simple detox drink product alone (this includes the same-day detox drinks that are the most heavily marketed ones in the industry such as QCarbo and Stinger, most other brands are EVEN LESS reliable). Many of the positive reviews are also from people who would have likely passed their test with or without a detox drink but since they drank it before they give it all the credit and then rate it highly.
Of these two that I use, the One Shot Concentrate is my favorite. It’s really small and convenient to bring with you. Most importantly though, it is still very powerful at masking drug metabolites.
It’s of the Clear Choice brand (www.testnegative.com) which is one of the pioneers in the industry, having been around since 1993 (yep, that’s 22 years!) and is boasting a 200% money back guarantee.
Mega Clean is decent as well. I’d say it’s equally effective at masking drug traces in your urine. The main advantage of Mega Clean however is that you can get it together with Toxin Rid, since they’re both sold by TestClear. There are smaller sizes of Mega Clean as well. If you already did a 10-day Toxin Rid detox, even the smallest $20 Ready Clean should generally be sufficient. I’m just being overly cautious and thus prefer the Mega Clean.
At home THC urine drug test kit – This is used to test your urine at home and see if you pass.
They come in packs of 10 or more and are dirt cheap on Amazon at less than $1 per test. I’d say having a few of these can be really useful.
Due to the low-cost to value, I’d go as far as to say everyone detoxing to pass a urine test should get some of these.
There are several brands that will get the job done but this is the one I use and it’s FDA-approved.
You can use it to test your detox progress, or use it as assurance. I for one prefer to be certain I’ll pass before taking a high-stakes drug test. It’s a good way to lessen anxiety before your urine test.
Note however that, although surprisingly accurate, they do not quite compare to a lab examination of your urine sample. so use common sense and make sure you detox a bit even though your strip came out negative, just in case.
As a reminder, if you choose to use Toxin Rid, you can get a home urine drug test kit included for free when ordering to test for the standard THC presence limit. In that case getting these may be overkill unless you want to test yourself more than once (I usually do).
Sub-Solution powdered urine kit – This is basically a very reliable powdered urine kit with a hot advantage (this is a bad, yet intended, pun and you’ll likely get it soon).
Many people try to pass their drug tests with various synthetic urines. That was always a good way to pass a while back, but times change. Now the internet is filled with aged misleading information on how well this or that synthetic urine works.
Synthetic urine still works and helps people pass every day, but supervision has become stricter in many places. Drug testing companies have also gotten better at detecting if the pee is fake or not. I’d really only trust Sub-Solution, Purine and possibly QF as substitute for my piss.
I use this for unsupervised tests in the cases where I’ve had very little time, if any, to do my drug test detox. Usually I then test positive on my home urine drug test strip as well.
A One Shot Concentrate or Mega Clean alone before the test will simply have too big of an error margin and won’t cut it for me.
If the drug screening is unsupervised this is a piece of cake and thus a good option. If it’s supervised it gets a lot trickier. It can sometimes still be doable under supervision but detox is strongly preferred.
Synthetic urine, as mentioned before, can also be advisable as the first option for really heavy users. This is because, if you’ve smoked weed daily for a long time, a lot of THC will have built up in your system. Getting rid of all that in a short time span is not always possible, no matter what detox measures you take, since it resides in your body’s fat cells and is released over time. Thus spending money on detox in these cases can be a gamble with no guarantee it will be enough to get you clean in time. Synthetic urine avoids that problem.
What Sub-Solution has over the competition is mainly the possibility to heat your urine instantly on the spot with a chemical powder. So you don’t have to wait 15-30 minutes for your heating pad to heat it up, but can simply mix a little heating powder into it. So if your urine isn’t the right temperature once you’re in the booth leaving your sample, you’re not screwed. This is pretty huge, by the way.
It is of the Clear Choice brand and is covered by a 200% money back guarantee by www.testnegative.com.
But before deciding on synthetic urine, you better check out Synthetic Urine: The Best Brands In 2018 Reviewed, And Does It Still Work? [Complete Guide]. This will help you decide if it’s a good idea for your test and how to get everything just right.
Certo drug test method ingredients – This method is what I’d use in combination with Toxin Rid to pass urgent blood tests.
Many people use this for urine tests in place of a same day THC detox drink, and I’d say it’s relatively effective when combined with Toxin Rid in advance.
On par with many THC detox drinks, although a tad bit less convenient and with a greater risk of your urine sample being too diluted should they test for that, which is a definite downside.
(The next few recommendations are of no relevance to a standard detox as the one mainly discussed on this page, and are just my top choices for the hair and saliva tests, so feel free to scroll past these if it’s rather a urine or blood test you’ve got coming.)
Aloe Rid Detox Shampoo (<- the old version) – this is for hair follicle drug tests only and is the most highly regarded THC detox shampoo among people who have actually passed the hair test themselves, including myself.
Many forums will have success stories attesting to this.
It is a vital part of the Macujo method which is considered (and has been for a good while) the best way to pass this test at the moment.
It comes with Ultra Clean (see below) since they work in conjunction with each other, and it needs to be the old version to work. TestClear sells this one and I’m sure they would gladly answer any questions about it in their support live chat that I mentioned earlier.
Ultra Clean Shampoo – this is my main same day shampoo for hair follicle drug tests, to be used on the day of the test.
It is one of the most popular and recognized shampoos for THC detox, mainly for its synergy with Aloe Rid.
It is no miracle on its own however and needs to be combined with Aloe Rid (which is also why it is included when ordering Aloe Rid). So combine it with using Aloe Rid in advance if you’ve had anything more than a couple of joints in the last three months.
Don’t gamble with your hair drug tests, they are highly accurate tests. Using this product solo would be doing just that, and at your own risk.
Oral Clear Gum – An awesome product for saliva drug tests.
Use it before your mouth swab drug test to hide any traces of THC. It takes only 30 seconds to clear your saliva of toxins and then leaves you with a half an hour window to leave your clear oral sample.
It is also strong enough on its own in that you don’t need any other supplementary detox products.
And did I mention it’s a GUM (it’s actually the only gum on the market)? Super convenient and discrete.
I used to get by with using mouth washes together with a short (3-5 days) Toxin Rid detox but this product is actually way better in several ways:
The problem with most mouth washes is that you need to be gargling and swishing it around for a while, spit it out somewhere, wait a few minutes, and then you have up to a 15 minute window where you must leave your saliva sample for it to be clean.
Timing it perfectly is stressful. What if the test gets delayed by just 10-15 minutes? Your mouth wash just lost its effect.. What if it’s a random test and you can’t suspiciously start swishing your mouth wash on the spot, let alone wait 5 minutes for it to take effect..
It says in the instructions that no abstinence period from drugs is required, but I’d recommend that you still abstain at least a day just to be sure. It’s from the Clear Choice product line at www.testnegative.com.
How To Get Weed Out Of Your System Fast And Efficiently To Pass Your Urine Test (Step By Step).
Obviously the best way of passing a drug test is actually being clean and sober to begin with, not smoking weed at all. But ain’t that a boring and unhelpful reality check that doesn’t help you one bit!
Therefore, here’s the part where we put all the pieces together. It’s easy to think this is the complicated part, but in truth this is actually the simple bit since said pieces have been laid out so neatly above already.
I also intend to make this part as short and concise as possible on purpose, as to not overwhelm anyone when there’s really no need to.
So let’s highlight the right and most time-efficient (yet very uncomplicated) way of detoxing marijuana. The way that I detox marijuana myself and which has helped countless of people test clean.
I can be worth pointing out that this is by no means the only way that works. There are many ways you can get clean from THC and beat a drug test, and they’re all pretty much based on the same underlying principles (that, or they don’t work that well).
However, these steps happen to be really consistent and have undeniably stood the test of time by now as well.
Note that these steps take for granted that it’s a urine test you expect (not hair, saliva or blood) and that you’ve already determined detox is your best course of action (not synthetic urine or that you without any doubt will be clean regardless).
The steps are, basically:
- Start applying as many of the natural detox complements as you can right away. This means you abstain from weed, eat healthy, drink more liquids than usual, exercise and sweat daily and make sure you get proper rest and sleep at night.
- Start taking your Toxin Rid as soon as possible. The 10-days is always best, but if you’re a less frequent, not too heavy smoker, you can definitely get away with a shorter duration. If confused about which one you need, 10 days is probably your safest bet.
- Test yourself with the at home drug testing kit strips. An invaluable step. Never skip this one when detoxing for a urinalysis. Do it liberally during your detox if you ordered the ones from Amazon I recommended above to gauge where you’re at. Or at the very least once a couple of days before your actual test and after having finished your Toxin Rid. You do this to make sure you’re actually clean rather than finding out during the real test. A few days in advance gives you some time to consider options in the case you actually aren’t and misjudged what it would take to clear your system out.
- On the day of your test, one to a couple of hours before it’s time, drink your One Shot Concentrate or Mega Clean. You’ll want to pee at least once or more after drinking this, before you pee in the actual cup. This is mainly as an extra layer of safety, but can really be what tips the scales over in your favor if you’re hovering around the cut-off levels of the test. Do this step even if you already tested negative on your home test kit (if you didn’t, toxin-masking drinks like these may not be you best bet either way from a least-risk perspective, and you may want to look to urine substitution). Also take the same-day portion that was included in your Toxin Rid for an even better effect. You don’t want to be drinking too much liquid in total though (to avoid an overdiluted, unacceptable test result), and may be best off mixing it into your detox drink if it’s a big one like Mega Clean.
- When you pee in the cup, use your mid-stream urine. A bonus, since this hasn’t been mentioned on this page before, but the first pee coming out generally has a slightly higher concentration of toxins. You want that to go in the toilet, and urine from after that to go in the cup. This is just another good precaution to optimize your chances of a negative test result, i.e. passing.
And that’s it really. Who’d have thunk it? That an article this long could actually (almost, at least) be summed up in a few short steps.
Understanding the whats, whens and whys is important as well though, which is why it had to be as long as it had to be.
But hey, we’re actually not done yet, since there are more stuff worth mentioning to optimize your chances of passing your test:
Error preventions and clarifications before your urine test:
On the top of my head, here are some handy tips and heads-ups on sneaky yet common errors you can hopefully avoid after to reading this:
- Don’t exercise close to your test, ideally not on the same day, since this can release extra THC metabolites into the system that isn’t cleared before your test, thus lowering your shot at passing. Rarely a deal-breaker but could be sometimes (this was mentioned once already but worth repeating).
- Don’t go overboard on drinking liquids the day of your test, especially when downing a same day detox drink before your test. The combined amount could make your submitted urine too diluted to be accepted, and you’re generally best of drinking just normal amounts during the day, and nothing more after gulping down your detoxification drink.
- When using the home drug test kit for THC, you’ll want to make sure you’ve not been drinking excessive amounts of liquid already that day, since that can produce a false positive (on a real test that would mean overdiluted and not valid). It’s an easy trap to fall in, since you’re encouraged to do so during your detox in general. But here the same rules apply as for your actual test day, where excessive intake of liquids resulting in over-dilution is a bad thing. Since your home test is private anyways, you’re only really fooling yourself by skewing the results through dilution.
- Some people seem to be confused about when to take the Toxin Rid for best effect. To make that a little clearer, since it’s for actual detoxing and not just covering toxins up temporarily, it doesn’t need to be taken the days right before your test to work its wonders, but can be taken a month in advance as well, as long as you’re abstaining from weed after taking it and until your test is completed. Hence, the sooner you start it the better in my opinion.
Quick Summaries On Passing The Different Marijuana Drug Tests
I highly suggest you also take a look at the complete guides for passing the various drug tests. You can find them below as well and they dive into the best ways of passing the four drug tests in much more depth, at least if you’re facing a different test than the urine one.
To summarize, below is what to do to pass your drug tests, based on experience and on well-documented methods across the web with lots of happy success stories. Any marijuana detox products mentioned are also covered in the list of products I use myself above.
See further on passing urine tests fast on this page (you should be more than covered on this by now already though).
Sidenote: Some think they can get away by just claiming the result was a false positive, but in reality those are so rare that excuse is never going to work out.
By now I feel you should be well-armed in the battle to conquer your personal urine test through THC detox. But for even more ammunition, you can always skim through the many comments below.
If you’ve got any well-kept secrets on how to get weed out of your system fast to add, or you’ve used the steps I outlined above.. then share your experience and don’t hold back!