Published online 2023 May 25.

THC Detox Kits: Do They Really Work? A Review by Dr. Jeffrey Wilson

PMID: 3013256 DOI: 10.1s3250072

Edward Devries (ED): Welcome to our discussion, readers. Today’s topic revolves around marijuana detox kits. A lot of buzz has been going around about these kits:

Do they work? Are they effective in helping people detox from marijuana? Can they help individuals pass drug tests?

To address these questions and more, we’re fortunate to have Dr. Jeffrey Wilson with us. Dr. Wilson is a renowned expert in the field of Toxicology and Occupational Health, with a special focus on drug use and its impact on workplace productivity. Welcome, Dr. Wilson.

Do marijuana detox kits actually work?

Dr. Jeffrey Wilson (JW): Thanks for having me, Edward. Let’s dive right into the topic. The efficacy of detox kits, especially those targeted towards marijuana detoxification, has been the subject of much debate.

To clarify, regular detox kits are not designed to specifically detoxify from marijuana.

However, there are detox kits that are explicitly designed for marijuana detoxification and some of them do work. But, it’s important to note, not all are effective.

For a detox kit to be effective, it needs to adhere to the principles of marijuana metabolism.

ED: That’s intriguing, Dr. Wilson. Could you delve deeper into these principles of marijuana metabolism that you mentioned?

JW: Absolutely. The metabolism of marijuana is indeed a complex process, and it significantly differs from the metabolism of other drugs. This is primarily due to the main psychoactive component in marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which is fat-soluble.

This property is both a defining characteristic and a major challenge. Unlike other substances that are water-soluble and hence leave the body relatively quickly, fat-soluble substances like THC get stored in your fat cells.

Therefore, THC can remain in your system, that is, your blood and urine, for weeks or even months after you stop consuming marijuana. This prolonged presence is what most drug tests aim to detect.

How do marijuana detox kits work?

ED: Fascinating, Dr. Wilson. You’ve just provided a wealth of detail about the metabolic journey of THC in our body. Could you take a moment to explain how detox kits fit into this narrative, particularly those intended for marijuana detoxification?

JW: Indeed, Edward. The functioning of detox kits is fundamentally tied to these metabolic processes. To begin with, regular detox kits usually target the liver, aiming to enhance drug metabolism there. While this strategy is helpful for some substances, it doesn’t fully address the unique challenges of marijuana detoxification.

When it comes to marijuana detox kits, they need to tackle a different set of tasks.

Firstly, they should facilitate the breakdown of fat cells where THC is stored, encouraging its release into the bloodstream. This process is known as lipolysis.

Once the THC is back in the bloodstream, the detox kit should stimulate the liver’s drug-metabolising enzymes to process it more quickly. This is achieved by inducing these enzymes, essentially increasing their quantities.

Lastly, and this is crucial, marijuana detox kits should include dietary fiber. The reason for this is that fiber binds with THC metabolites in the intestines, preventing them from being reabsorbed back into the bloodstream.

Essentially, the fiber helps move these metabolites out of the body via the digestive tract. Without this step, the metabolites might end up back in the bloodstream and subsequently, in the fat cells, which negates the purpose of detoxification.

Are same-day marijuana detox kits a scam?

ED: Interesting, Dr. Wilson. I’ve seen advertisements for same day detox kits. Is it really possible for all these detox processes to be completed in just one day?

JW: If we’re talking about permanent detoxification from marijuana – that is, completely removing all traces of marijuana from the body – this cannot be achieved in one day.

Light users will need at least 5 days to start the process of burning fat cells for energy, which releases THC into the blood, and for their body to produce more drug metabolising enzymes.

Even with the assistance of a marijuana detox kit, this process will require at least 5 days for light users and 10 or more days for heavy users. So, no, you cannot achieve permanent detoxification in one day.

ED: So what exactly do these same-day marijuana detox kits do? Are they just a scam?

JW: Not a scam, Edward. From my research, same-day marijuana detox kits are typically used for the purpose of passing drug tests, and they can be effective in that context. However, they operate differently.

These same-day cleansers make you urinate more frequently, flushing out THC metabolites from your urine. They inhibit the breakdown of body fat, thereby preventing the release of THC into the blood, and they also block THC metabolism in the liver, so no THC gets excreted into the urine.

The best same-day detox products contain minerals, vitamins, and creatine to restore the color, creatinine levels, specific gravity, and other parameters of urine needed to pass a validity check.

Consequently, the concentration of detectable THC metabolites in the urine drops below the detectable level, providing the user with a few hours’ window to pass a drug test.

ED: To summarize, for permanent marijuana detoxification, we would need a detox kit with a program that lasts at least 5 days for light users and at least 10 days for heavy users. Meanwhile, for the purpose of passing a drug test quickly, a same-day THC detox kit would be suitable. Would that be correct, Dr. Wilson?

JW: Exactly right, Edward.

How do you choose a THC detox kit that work?

ED: You’ve certainly explained the mechanisms behind these kits, Dr. Wilson, but do they really work as advertised?

JW: As I’ve mentioned earlier, if the kits are formulated based on the principles of marijuana metabolism, they should work effectively. However, not all detox kits on the market are designed this way, which means not all of them are effective.

ED: So, in a sea of options, how can our readers discern which marijuana detox kits actually work?

JW: There are several factors to consider here:

The first and most important one is the ingredients and their effects. The ingredients should correspond with the principles of marijuana metabolism I’ve outlined.

If a detox kit isn’t explicitly designed for marijuana detox, it’s unlikely to be effective.

Next, consider the reputation of the brand. The company should clearly state that their product is designed specifically for THC detox.

General detox products are not suitable for this purpose. Beware of products from lesser-known companies, as they may contain untested and potentially harmful ingredients that could result in a failed drug test.

Finally, pay attention to customer feedback. If the detox kit doesn’t work, you’ll likely find plenty of negative reviews. Reviews from users can be a powerful tool for assessing the effectiveness of these detox kits.

ED: That’s quite enlightening, Dr. Wilson. So, do you have any specific examples of marijuana detox kits that have been proven to work?

THC detox kits that work

JW: Indeed, our team conducted some research and found a few detox kits that fit the bill:

One of them is the ToxinRid 5-Day Detox Kit. This kit is especially effective for light users and aims to completely rid the system of THC in 5 days.

toxin rid 5 day

The kit retails at $109.95, and the manufacturer offers a money-back guarantee if the product doesn’t deliver as promised.

It’s all-natural and uses a combination of herbs, minerals, and vitamins in line with the principles of marijuana metabolism I previously mentioned.

As for usage, the procedure is as follows:

Take three tablets with 8 oz of water every hour for five hours daily for five days straight. Do not exceed 15 tablets per day. Ensure to take your tablets at the same time every day for optimal results.

Drink at least half a gallon of water daily. Adopt a healthier meal plan. Consume plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, and lean meats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during your detoxification process for the best outcome.

On the final day of the detox plan, two hours after your last set of pills, take the detoxifying drink. Fast during those two hours. No meals should be consumed. Mix half of the detoxifying liquid with 8 to 16 ounces of distilled water (or orange juice, which reduces the salt-like taste), then refrain from eating or drinking for another two hours.

Next, consume the other half of the detoxifying liquid with another 8 to 16 ounces of distilled water. Wait another two hours before eating or drinking. At this point, the detoxification process is complete.

This step is optional and should be used IF you have a drug test scheduled between day one and day four after you finish your detox plan. Also, if you have a flush drink for test day, you do not need to follow this step.

If you opt to go for this step, mix the dietary fiber in 8 ounces of distilled or filtered tap water one hour before your test. Drink the mixture within two minutes. Wait 15 minutes and then drink 16 ounces of water. Refrain from consuming more orange juice or water. Urinate two or three times in the next hour, and then you’re ready to take your test.

JW: Another option that came out of our research was the ToxinRid 10-Day Detox Kit.

toxin rid 10 day detox


This kit is specifically tailored for heavy users, people who want to thoroughly cleanse their system from weed, or for those who are looking to quit marijuana use. It’s an effective solution for permanent detox as it permanently removes THC from your body. It’s important to note that by using this, you’re not attempting to cheat the drug test.

The instructions are clear and straightforward, making it easy to use. The product is sold by a trusted and reputable seller, so you can have confidence that the product will work as described. It has also received numerous positive reviews from users.

A potential downside might be the price tag: $189.95. However, if you’re aiming to pass a drug test for a high-paying job, the price may be a small sacrifice. It’s also guaranteed by the manufacturer to work when used as directed.

The kit contains:

  • 150 toxin rid pills.
  • 1 oz of dietary fiber.
  • 1 fluid oz of detox liquid.

Here’s how to use it:

Take three toxin rid detox kit tablets with an 8 oz glass of water every hour for five hours daily. Do not exceed 15 tablets per day.

Be sure to take your pills at the same time every day for the best results. Drink at least half a gallon of water daily and maintain a healthy diet comprising of fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats, and other healthy foods during your detoxification process.

Two hours after your last set of tablets on the final day of the detox, you’ll need to take the detox liquid. During those two hours, you should fast.

Consume half of the detox liquid with 8 to 16 ounces of distilled water (or orange juice to counteract the salt flavor). After this, you should refrain from eating or drinking for two hours. Then, take the other half of the detox liquid with another 8 to 16 ounces of distilled water. Wait another two hours before eating or drinking.

This step is optional and should only be followed if you have a drug test scheduled between day one and day four after you finish your detox plan.

Also, if you have a flush drink for test day, you do not need to follow this step. One hour before your test, mix the fiber supplement in eight ounces of distilled or filtered tap water.

Drink the mixture within two minutes. Wait 15 minutes and then drink 16 ounces of water. Do not drink more orange juice or water. Urinate two or three times in the next hour, and then you’re ready to take your test.

JW: The Premium 7-Day Detox Kit by GreenFleets is another detox kit we found to be effective. It offers the best price for a permanent detox program at $66.98.

premium 7 day detox kit from green fleets

This kit is particularly effective for moderate and light users and aims to permanently remove marijuana and other toxins from the body.

For heavy users, it might be necessary to use the product twice for optimal results.

This product is FDA registered and made in the USA, ensuring high quality and safety standards. It offers a comprehensive detox solution, cleansing urine, blood, and saliva.

Like the previous options, using this product is not an attempt to cheat a drug test and it’s not detectable by labs. It’s safe for your health and comes with a Healthy Detox Guide & meal plan.

Here are the steps on how to use it:

Take one tablespoon of the Stinger Detox drink in the morning and another tablespoon at night before meals. You can mix it with water or juice if you prefer.

Avoid dairy products such as milk and cheese thirty minutes before use.

For the best results, it’s crucial to avoid all exposure to toxins during the detox week.

One hour before your drug test, take the Test Pass Chewable Detox Pills with 32 ounces of water. It’s crucial to urinate several times before going to your test.

You will be permanently detoxified unless you are re-exposed to toxins. Please note this is to be used as a dietary supplement only.

After opening, the detox drink should be refrigerated.

One significant benefit of this detox kit is its availability for overnight delivery, making it a viable option if you’re in a time crunch.

Same-day THC detox kits

ED: Dr. Wilson, we’ve spoken about longer detox processes, but what if someone has a drug test looming and they’re out of time? Are there any same-day detox kits that you’ve come across in your research?

JW: Well, Edward, the landscape of detox kits is vast, and their efficacy varies. However, one that stood out in our research for its efficiency and speed was the Fast Marijuana Detox Kit by Green Fleets. Let me break down why this particular kit has caught our attention.

Firstly, this kit prides itself on its rapid detoxification capabilities. Theoretically, it can cleanse your system within 60 minutes, providing up to 5 hours of a toxin-free window.

What’s unique about this kit is that it doesn’t permanently remove THC from your body but temporarily cleanses your system just for the drug test. This might seem counterintuitive, but it can be a game-changer for those facing a drug test on a short notice without the luxury of time for a longer detox process.

Furthermore, the Fast Marijuana Detox Kit doesn’t promote cheating the drug test; instead, it works by temporarily cleansing the system. It’s crucial to understand that this product doesn’t promise a lifetime solution, but a short-term fix when needed.

The kit is versatile too. It works for various types of urine tests, including lab tests, and caters to any body mass. The kit also includes a self-test component, allowing you to check the results before submitting your official test sample.

The price tag of $59.99 may seem steep, but the peace of mind it provides could be invaluable to some. The company also offers a money-back guarantee, which underscores their confidence in the product’s effectiveness.

However, like any detox protocol, there are steps to follow. The user needs to start the process about 2 hours before the test. The process involves consuming a series of drinks and water in specific quantities and timings, followed by frequent urination. Detailed instructions are provided within the kit.


ED: Fascinating insights, Dr. Wilson. Could you wrap up by providing some final recommendations for our readers?

JW: Absolutely, Edward. Based on our research and taking into consideration different circumstances users may find themselves in, we’ve come up with some recommendations. For those in a crunch and need to pass a drug test on a short notice, we recommend the Fast Marijuana Detox Kit.

For heavy users seeking a more permanent solution, the ToxinRid 10-day Detox Kit could be the best fit. And for those looking for an efficient and cost-effective option, the Premium 7-day Detox Kit would be a good choice. It’s always crucial to remember that while these products can aid in detoxification, they aren’t miracle solutions. A commitment to reducing or eliminating drug use is equally, if not more, essential.