Edward Devries (ED): Welcome, readers, to this in-depth conversation about a topic that’s increasingly significant in our society – how to pass a drug test for marijuana.
Today we are talking with Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, a renowned toxicologist with deep expertise in this field. Dr. Wilson’s groundbreaking research on the effects of drugs, particularly marijuana, on human performance and cognition, as well as his work on effective workplace drug policies, provide us with a unique perspective on the topic. Dr. Wilson, thanks for joining us.
Why is passing a drug test for marijuana so difficult?
ED: One question that we constantly hear is – why is passing a drug test for marijuana so difficult?
Dr. Jeffrey Wilson (JW): That’s a great question, Edward. The difficulty lies in how our body processes marijuana.
First, it’s crucial to understand what Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is. It’s the psychoactive component in marijuana that causes the ‘high’ feeling. Approximately 70% of consumed THC gets absorbed by fat cells in our body.
JW: Now, when our body breaks down these fat cells for energy, THC is slowly released back into the blood. However, part of this THC is reabsorbed by other fat cells, meaning it stays within the body longer than you might expect. This is a rather slow process which contributes to the difficulty of passing a drug test for marijuana.
JW: Then, along with blood, THC reaches our liver, where it’s metabolized, i.e., broken down into other substances known as metabolites. These metabolites are then excreted into the bladder and the intestines.
JW: Interestingly, about 70% of THC metabolites are expelled into the intestines. From there, however, some of these metabolites are reabsorbed back into the bloodstream through a process called enterohepatic circulation, adding another layer of complexity.
JW: As you can see, the body’s handling of marijuana is not a straightforward process. This intricate cycle of absorption, reabsorption, metabolism, and excretion is why marijuana can be detected in a person’s system long after they’ve stopped using it, making passing a drug test quite challenging.
ED: Thank you for breaking that down, Dr. Wilson. Let’s dig a little deeper. How does this prolonged presence of marijuana metabolites in the body relate to drug testing?
JW: During a drug test, the urine is checked for these very marijuana metabolites. If their amount exceeds the cut-off level – typically 50ng/ml, or 20ng/ml for more stringent tests – the test will return a positive result. That means you’ve failed the drug test. And because these metabolites keep circulating in the body, they’re continuously excreted into the urine. Therefore, even if you’ve stopped using marijuana, you can still test positive on a drug test for quite a while. We’re talking about weeks, even months, for heavy users.
Methods for detoxing from marijuana before a drug test
ED: So, Dr. Wilson, is there a way to remove these circulating metabolites from our system more effectively?
JW: Yes, it’s indeed possible. However, it requires understanding the principles of THC detoxification. To effectively eliminate THC from your system, you would need to:
- Increase the breakdown of body fat cells. This process will release the stored THC into the blood faster.
- Enhance the speed of THC metabolism in the liver, leading to a faster conversion of THC into metabolites which can then be excreted.
- Boost the removal of THC metabolites from the intestines. This prevents them from being reabsorbed back into the blood through enterohepatic circulation.
Essentially, the THC detox process revolves around accelerating the natural elimination pathways for THC and its metabolites in our bodies.
It’s important, though, to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any detox program.
ED: This seems like a comprehensive approach, Dr. Wilson. Could you walk us through the specific steps someone might take to accelerate this process?
JW: Absolutely, Edward.
First, maintaining a healthy diet is crucial. The goal here is to ensure your body uses fat for energy, thus releasing stored THC for excretion.
This generally involves consuming fewer calories than you burn per day.
Prioritize eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products.
Incorporate a variety of protein sources, such as seafood, lean meats, poultry, eggs, legumes, soy products, nuts, and seeds.
And limit added sugars, sodium, saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol.
JW: Exercise is another critical factor. It helps burn more calories, pushing your body to use stored fat for energy.
Regular physical activity combined with a healthy diet can make a significant difference.
JW: Hydration is also key.
Water can help suppress your appetite, promote burning body fat, and boost metabolism. Drinking 1–2 liters of water per day, especially before meals, can assist with weight loss.
JW: Maintaining a healthy sleep cycle is equally important.
Studies show that poor sleep is linked to weight gain and obesity. Ensuring you get around 7–9 hours of sleep per night can help control appetite, maintain metabolism, and ultimately support weight loss and THC release.
JW: Incorporating certain substances into your routine can also help.
Activated charcoal, for instance, can absorb drugs in the intestines, preventing THC reabsorption into the blood. The standard dosage is 1000mg twice daily, taken 2-3 hours before or after meals.
JW: Apple cider vinegar can also be beneficial.
It has been shown to help burn body fat. Incorporating 15ml of apple cider vinegar twice daily, with large amounts of water, into your routine can potentially assist with this process.
JW: Finally, St. John’s Wort is another useful supplement.
It induces the CYP3A4 enzymes responsible for metabolizing THC in the liver. By stimulating these enzymes, we can increase the speed of THC metabolism.
How long does THC detoxification take?
ED: The process you’ve described sounds quite comprehensive, Dr. Wilson. Can you give us an idea of how much time this detoxification process usually takes?
JW: The time frame for a full detox can vary significantly from person to person, depending on various factors including the individual’s metabolism, body mass, and the frequency and amount of marijuana use. But let’s talk in general terms.
Permanent detoxification is a process that involves burning body fat.
However, before the body starts burning fat, it first has to deplete glycogen stores in the liver and muscles. This can take several days.
You also need to increase the activity of drug-metabolizing enzymes in the liver, which can also take several days.
For light marijuana users, this process may take at least 15 days.
For heavy users, it may take at least 30 days or more.
It’s important to understand that detoxification is not a quick fix but a process that requires time, discipline, and patience.
Ways to accelerate natural THC detox
ED: That’s very insightful, Dr. Wilson. Is there any way to speed up this process?
JW: Yes, there are products on the market that claim to speed up the detoxification process. These detox products often include supplements intended to accelerate fat burning, increase the metabolism speed of marijuana, and support other related processes.
However, it’s essential to note that not all detox products are created equal.
Regular detox products might not be effective for marijuana detoxification.
For marijuana detox, you need products specifically designed for this purpose.
ED: Given your expertise, Dr. Wilson, could you recommend some products that you’ve found effective in aiding the marijuana detoxification process?
JW: Absolutely. I want to make it clear that while I can provide some recommendations based on lab tests and research we’ve conducted, each individual’s experience with these products may vary.
The first product we found effective was the ToxinRid 5 day detox kit.
It’s most suitable for light and occasional marijuana users. The kit helps to permanently remove weed metabolites from the system in five days.
It includes pre-rid tablets, dietary fiber, and a liquid detox.
The ingredients align well with the principles of marijuana metabolism we discussed earlier.
The kit is made in the USA and comes with a money-back guarantee from the manufacturer if it doesn’t work.
It’s also legal and not detectable by labs.
However, it does come with a somewhat steep price tag of $109.95.
JW: The next one is the Premium 7 day detox kit by GreenFleets.
This works well for light to medium users and helps to permanently remove weed metabolites from the system in seven days.
It’s quite reasonably priced at $66.98 and, like the ToxinRid kit, its ingredients are designed with an understanding of marijuana metabolism.
The product is FDA registered and made in the USA.
It’s also legal and not detectable by labs, and comes with a handy Healthy Detox Guide & meal plan.
JW: Lastly, for heavy users, the ToxinRid 10 day detox Kit has proven to be effective.
This product is designed to help permanently remove all THC from the system over the course of ten days.
It’s from a trusted and reputable seller, which ensures the product’s quality and effectiveness. The kit comes with a money-back guarantee from the manufacturer if it doesn’t work.
But keep in mind, it’s priced at $189.95, which is a bit on the higher end.
Despite the price, the product has numerous positive reviews which attest to its effectiveness.
How to quickly detox from marijuana?
ED: That’s interesting. But what happens if one doesn’t have enough time to detox, say, they only have a couple of days?
JW: In such situations, a cleansing process can be a viable alternative. Cleansing is the process of temporarily flushing marijuana metabolites from the bladder.
ED: Could you elaborate on how this cleansing process works?
JW: Certainly. Interestingly, cleansing works in a way that’s opposite to the permanent detoxification method. It aims to halt the breakdown of body fat and slow down the metabolism of THC.
In conjunction, it also stimulates frequent urination, flushing out all THC metabolites from the urine. As a result, the urine will be clean for a few hours.
ED: That’s fascinating. Could you provide some steps on how to go about this process?
JW: Absolutely, but before I do, it’s crucial to remember that this method should be undertaken only if there’s no time for a proper detox. Here are the steps:
- Four hours before the test, take 5g of activated charcoal. Activated charcoal will absorb THC in the intestines.
- Three hours before the test, mix 10 grams of creatine supplement with a glass of grapefruit juice and drink. This combination restores creatinine levels in the urine, and the grapefruit juice slows the metabolism of THC in the liver.
- Drink 25oz of an electrolyte drink, like Gatorade, each hour for 3 hours before the test.
- Two hours before the test, take a vitamin B supplement and eat a chocolate bar or some sweets. The vitamin B will restore the color of the urine, and the chocolate bar will stop the breakdown of body fat.
A few important tips to keep in mind:
- Use creatine ethyl ester as it works faster.
- I’d recommend doing a dry run of this method at home to estimate your personal creatine dosage and timing.
- Use at-home urine test strips to check if your creatinine level is within a normal range.
ED: You’ve provided a wealth of information, Dr. Wilson. However, the cleansing process seems quite complex, considering the number of ingredients required.
Are there any alternatives for those who may struggle to gather all these ingredients?
JW: Yes, indeed. While there are several cleansing drinks available in the market, their effectiveness tends to vary greatly. A more practical and effective alternative is to use same day detox kits.
Based on our research, the Fast Marijuana Detox Kit by Green Fleets is one of the most effective for passing a drug test.
Some key features include:
- It begins working within 60 minutes and is effective for up to 5 hours.
- It’s legal and undetectable by labs.
- It works for all types of immunoassay urine tests and suits individuals of any body mass.
- The kit includes a single-panel drug test, so you can test yourself before the actual test.
- It also includes a Healthy Detox Guide & meal plan.
- They offer a money-back guarantee, if not satisfied.
- At $59.99, it’s competitively priced.
ED: That’s valuable information, Dr. Wilson. In conclusion, could you sum up your key points for our readers?
JW: Of course, Edward. The first and foremost advice is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy, exercising regularly, ensuring at least 8 hours of sleep, and drinking ample water are fundamental to detoxing from marijuana faster and passing a drug test.
For those who are short on time or don’t wish to quit using marijuana, the Fast Marijuana Detox Kit is an excellent option to consider on the day of the test. Remember, it’s all about making informed and responsible choices.