Typically speaking, psychoactive THC cannabinoids can be found in the system for 1-2 days after consumption for very infrequent users, while those who consume everyday can expect it to remain in your body for longer.
Creatinine is a chemical waste product produced by muscle metabolism. Creatinine is naturally occurring in the human body and is one method labs use to determine if your urine is diluted. It has a half-life of three hours, so no reason to start taking it more than a day or so before your test.
It makes sense that the healthier you are, the better off you’ll be (in all aspects in life). When it comes to THC and its metabolites, they have less of a chance of storing themselves in your body fat, if there isn’t a lot of body fat in the first place! Having said this, everyone has varying metabolisms that break down THC at different rates. Although exercise can potentially push THC back into your blood stream at a faster rate, this doesn’t mean that you should throw away healthy habits into the wind. Simply maintain a healthy lifestyle and don’t work out too much before a test.
Depending on what you consume (flower vs. concentrates) and even the quality of what you consume (top shelf flower vs. schwag) will greatly effect how much THC and THC-COOH are released into your body.
There is no reason to start drinking excessive amounts of water weeks or days before your test. It’s a waste of time as it only temporarily dilutes your urine. Your best bet is to drink 2-3 liters throughout the day before your test, and then around 1-2 liters several hours before your test. Don’t drink too much water though, as it can be dangerous. Start with 2 liters max and be sure to know your limits.
You’ll need to make your pee yellow, and the best way to do this is by using vitamin B. Vitamin B-2 or B-12 seem to be the most effective for this purpose, so stop by your local drug store and take 50-100mg several hours before your test.
- The amount of THC and its metabolites in your system
- The type of test you’ll be required to take
- The testing levels for your drug screen
The best way to pass any drug test is to not consume at all. Having said that, don’t worry if it’s “too late.” There are ways to mask THC in your system, so do your best to follow our tips below – and think about a backup plan in case you might need the extra help.
As we just mentioned, THC and THC-COOH store itself in fat cells, no matter how often or little you use. As a result, the more body fat you have, the more THC and its metabolites will be inevitably stored.
Whether you’re applying for a new job or trying to hold on to the one you’ve got, passing a marijuana drug test can be an important step. Here are several tips on how to clean THC out of your system, starting with a weed detox.
Another method to try and detox the body involves activated charcoal. People sometimes use activated charcoal for several days or weeks to try and lower metabolite levels if they have been using drugs for a long time.
Others may use a purchased product that claims to be the answer to a clean drug test. These products are often easily detected and instantly make a person look guilty if found out. Additives like salt, detergent, bleach, the cleaning chemical glutaraldehyde, commercial products sold for this purpose, or Visine may be added to urine to alter its chemical makeup to try and fool a drug test.
Sweat tests involve placing a patch on the skin to detect drug use. This method is typically more frequently used to check for abstinence compliance than in the workplace though.
A drug test analyzes a biological sample, checking for the presence of certain substances or their metabolites through a scientific and chemical process. Federally regulated drug testing involves using a urine sample, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) mandate the guidelines for federal workplace drug testing programs.
Factors such as how often, how much, and how long drugs have been taken can affect a drug test and how long a drug will be able to be detected. For instance, chronic and long-term use of a drug in large amounts will mean it can take longer to fully process out of the body than a person who took a small amount one time, and drug tests can be, therefore, affected. Using cocaine at a party one time on a Friday night will not generally show up in a drug test administered on Monday morning, for instance. Regular use of the dangerous stimulant can cause a tolerance to the drug to build, however, which can mean a person will then take more of the drug more often to keep feeling the way they want to.
Drug testing in the workplace can be a condition of employment, such as pre-employment testing, or tests done at random intervals, periodically at prearranged times, after an accident (post-accident testing), or due to reasonable suspicion. It also could be a condition of returning to work after an absence or required after a positive initial drug test, upon completion of a required treatment program; this is called a return-to-duty drug test. Some companies may do drug testing at other times for various reasons.
The only tried-and-true method to produce a clean drug test is for there to be no drugs in your system for the test to find. While it is preferable not to do drugs at all, if you do use them, allow as much time as needed for the drugs to pass out of the system. This will vary according to the type of drug used and the method of drug testing employed.
There are many methods people use to try to beat drug tests and get a clean result. The methods employed will depend on the type of drug being tested for and the type of test used.
Again, this is not proven to work scientifically every time or to lower levels enough to pass a drug test. There are also many urine “cleanser” powders and herbal teas that claim to work — again, without any medical proof.
While the best way to ensure a negative drug test is to be clean, things like diluting your urine, detox kits, or certain shampoos may help in a pinch.