THC can stay in the body for a long time: There is no perfect solution to get rid of THC in your system in a hurry, it is one of the longest lingering substances in the body. Of course, the most obvious and most effective way to rid THC from your system is to stop consuming – and wait. However, most people who are looking to rid their body of all traces of cannabis are doing so for a specific reason – often times a drug test, and don’t have the luxury of time.
There are a number of detox drinks that can help you clear the THC from your system. Here are some of your best options.
Rescue Cleanse by Clear Choice
Rescue Cleanse is a detox drink that allows you to test clear the day of your drug test by holding back the toxins in your body while you complete a urine test. When taking this detox drink, you’ll want to refrain from consuming cannabis for at least 72 hours before to your test. Prior to actually doing the cleanse, you’ll want to refrain from eating and drinking for 4 hours prior to taking the drink, and be sure that your bladder is empty. After you finish the drink, fill the bottle with water and drink that as well. One hour after completing the cleanse, you’ll be clean. It’s important that you take an at home test once you are an hour into the cleanse so you can ensure you’re testing clean. You will be good to go for up to 5 hours. High Times previously rated this as the #1 detox drink on the market.
Mega Clean Cleansing Drink by Detoxify
Mega Clean is another detox drink that aims to mask the THC in your system for up to 6 hours. This allows you to effectively take your test in a short amount of time and test clean. This solution also comes with pre-cleanse pills which should be consumed 12-24 hours prior to your test to start the cleansing process. The instructions state you are to take one pre-cleanse pill per hour, along with a 16-oz glass of water. Continue drinking water up until the day of your test, then consume one bottle of Mega Clean 2 hours before your test. Once you have finished the Mega Clean solution, fill the bottle with water and consume that as well. Then, off to your test you go!
Mega Clean is one of the only products on the market that includes fiber in their solution. Fiber is important during the cleansing period as it can help pull additional toxins from the body. This is also why it is worthwhile to make sure you are eating a healthy diet of fiber rich fruits and vegetables prior to your test, and drinking as much water as possible. Another perk of Mega Clean is that it cleanses your body as much as necessary so you can pass a drug test, but not so much that it is obvious you have tried to cheat the system. There are some products available that dilute your urine so much that it is obvious to someone who is administering a test that you have taken a detox product.
The Buzz Detox Drink by Stinger Detox
If you like living on the edge and cutting things close, The Buzz is the product for you. This product can be taken on your way to your drug test, but is only effective for about an hour. This is a pretty tight window, so if you really want to pass your test – we don’t recommend this product.
The Buzz comes in grape flavor which has received positive reviews for taste, but mediocre reviews on effectiveness – likely due to the short window of opportunity here. Stinger Detox also recommends that you cease consumption for 48 hours prior to taking your test, which also gives you more than enough time to choose a different detox drink that might give you a longer window of opportunity to pass your test. If you do choose to try this product, you may want to also purchase an at home drug test and give it a test run the day before your test. The last thing you want to do is fail your test because you tried to cut corners!
Lemon juice is often used as a detox drink because of its acidic properties. Lemon juice flushes out your system similarly to how rubbing alcohol removes grease or grime stains. Luckily, you don’t need to ingest a whole bottle of lemon juice before your drug test or spend hours squeezing lemons into a glass. Just mix one tablespoon of lemon juice into a 16oz glass of water, and spend the next few hours slowly sipping.
The lemon juice method is kind of like your shampoo: lather, rinse, repeat. The goal is to drink as much lemon juice as possible while maintaining the ratio of one tablespoon of lemon juice to one 16oz glass of water. You should drink this mixture at least 7 or 8 times before your drug test, so I recommend pre-preparing bottles of lemon juice so you constantly have a bottle handy.
Lots of Water
Sometimes, it’s best to keep things simple. If you can’t stomach acidic ingredients like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, sometimes the best detox drink is just plain old water. The trick here is volume and timing. This trick works especially good if you have to take a drug test on extremely short notice. The technique is simple: 30 minutes before your drug test, drink as much water as possible. Then hold in all that pee until it’s time to take your drug test. With any luck, a waterfall of H2O will shoot through your small intestines and out of your urinary tract and into the pee cup. The idea here is that your pee is pure water, and therefore, will test negative for THC.