Vinegar and cranberry are some of the most mentioned DIY drug test solutions. But are they effective or simply an urban myth?
The internet is great for getting information and advice on a lot of things. Flushing drugs out of your system is not one of them.
Advice on how to pass drug tests range from time-consuming to dangerous practices that involve ingesting products that help your body get rid of lingering traces of THC. For the most part, they’re not accurate. Do innocent suggestions like consuming vinegar or cranberry actually help in speeding up the metabolization of THC?
Depending on the test you’re taking, there’s a higher difficulty level. Saliva tests are the simplest ones, measuring THC from the past week. Urine tests can measure any THC in your system over the past 30-45 days. Blood tests measure 45 to 60 days. Lastly, hair follicle tests are capable of spotting THC up to 120 days. As you can see, there’s a wide variety of tests and time frames to take into account.
Cranberry juice is a diuretic, affecting your bladder and urine. This is the reason why they’ve become popular fixtures in detox processes. While the increased visits to the bathroom might speed up the elimination process of THC, it’s very unlikely. THC is mostly stored in your fat cells, meaning that there’s higher odds of burning it off by working out, which might only work with time.
When it comes to vinegar, the situation is pretty similar to drinking cranberry. Apple cider vinegar is very acidic, thus making you empty out your bladder more often. According to wellness aficionados, it’s also supposed to improve your metabolism, speeding up the elimination process of THC. But none of this information is scientifically sound. It does make you pee more, so go for it if that’s your thing.
At home solutions for drug tests are a toss up. There’s no evidence that they work and it all truly depends on the type of test you’re taking. Drug tests should be taken seriously. If you have the time to get rid of the THC in your body naturally, go for it. It’s the safest and most efficient way of passing a test and eliminating the cannabis elements from your system.