If you're looking for ways to get through a drug test, you've probably heard about people using pekton. Does it work? Will using Pekton really give the right result in a drug test?
Let's clear something up first. If people are talking about pekton on weed-smoker forums, they most likely mean pectin. This is a complex material found in plants. It's a major ingredient of cooking supplies like Sure-Jell and Certo.
Why Would Pectin Work for a Drug Test?
You're probably wondering why something you can buy at your local grocery store would get you through a drug test. If you search the forums, you'll find a lot of weed smokers swear by it. Unfortunately, you'll also find a lot who say it didn't work for them. Let's have a look at why it might work.
We'll just focus on weed (THC) tests here, because they're the most relevant. It's unlikely to have any effect on other drug tests. This is because THC is fat-soluble, while most other drugs are water-soluble.
In theory, this makes a difference because pectin is a soluble fiber, and this binds with fatty acids as it moves through the digestive system. The myth goes that this also traps the THC stored in the fatty acids, which means less THC in the blood. Less THC in the blood means less metabolites collecting in your urine, and this means more chance of passing a drug test.
Well, that's the theory put forward on the forums, but there's no hard science to back it up. While there might be some truth to it, it's doubtful it would make enough difference to change a drug test result.
So Why Do People Say It Works?
The likely reason it works for some people is probably the amount of water they drink with it. It stands to reason that if you eat a whole pack of pectin/pekton, you're gonna need a lot of water to wash it down. This leads to the dilution effect, which can change a drug test result. Unfortunately, dilution can also be detected.
For the people it's worked for, maybe it's down to luck. Maybe they have a certain body chemistry that can get away with it. Maybe the testers tried to save money and didn't perform an adulteration test. Either way, it's clearly not a sure-fire method, despite what some people would have you believe.
Are There More Reliable Ways to Pass a Drug Test?
The most popular ways at the moment are to use a detox drink.
Detox drinks are perhaps the easiest, because it's just a matter of using them a couple of hours before your test and peeing a couple of times. They're specially designed to flush your system while keeping your urine's natural properties. If you want, you can combine it with the soluble fiber method and get some cheap fiber capsules. These are a lot easier to take than a packet of Sure-Jell.