It’s important to understand what a drug test entails, how it works, and most importantly, how you can get rid of the drugs in your system when you need to.
Drug tests are a necessity sometimes. An annoying one, but still, inescapable. Maybe you need to take a test for school, or it’s a requirement for your new job. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to understand what a drug test entails, how it works, and most importantly, how you can get rid of the drugs in your system when you need to.
When you consume cannabis, THC stays in your body long after the “high” feeling goes away. Things get even more complicated because there’s also no clear cut way of knowing how long the THC will stay in your system, considering that every person’s body is different and factors like metabolism, weight, body fat, physical activity, frequency of use, potency of the strain, etc., carry an important weight.
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You must also know which drug test you’ll take because results fluctuate depending on what sample the test is analyzing. Saliva tests have a short reach, measuring the presence of THC consumed a couple of days ago, while hair samples can show THC that was consumed over 3 months ago. This particular test is quite expensive, so unless you’re getting some big wig government job, you’re in the clear. If not, sorry. And congratulations on the cool job.
Now, for the important part: Here are 4 ways that’ll help you get clean for a drug test. Be aware that the more time you have to prepare, the more successful these methods will be. They’ll help your body get rid of toxins, but they also can’t work miracles.
This method works best for urine tests, because it’ll dilute the concentration of THC metabolites in there. You must have at least 3 days before the test, so you can build up your creatinine by eating a lot of red meat – sorry vegans – and taking supplements.
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You must also drink lots of water, so you get rid of toxins, and then, when taking the test, be sure to deposit your urine “midstream”, which is a fancy way of saying that you must pee first into the toilet and then into the cup. Really complex stuff.
Alter Your hair
If someone’s testing the follicles in your hair, you can simply shave it off and claim to be an olympic swimmer, or some sort of athlete. This isn’t a very smart move if the interviewer has already seen you with a head full of hair, so if this is your method of choice, be cautious and consistent. Go to your interview bald. You heard it from us.
Stall For Time
Try to postpone or reschedule your test if you still feel like you’ll fail it. Every extra day gives you more time to get yourself clean.
Be Wary Of What’s Online
There are a million methods and marijuana detox kits that seem silly at best and dangerous at worst. Don’t fall for them and do your research. Most importantly, if you have a drug test coming up soon, get clean a few weeks in advance and be healthy for a little while. It’s not forever, and it’ll do your body good to take a break and eat right for once.