You probably already know that THC can stick around in your body for weeks or even months, depending on how often you smoke weed. If you have a drug test coming up, this might cause a problem. You don't want to risk losing your job, so you're probably wondering if there's a home remedy to do a THC cleanse. Here are the pros and cons of some of the most popular home remedies for THC cleanses.
Dilution is a simple idea. You water down your sample, either by directly adding water or by drinking extra water before the test. This reduces the concentration of THC metabolites in the urine. If you dilute it enough, there won't be enough metabolites in your urine to trigger a positive (fail) result.
Unfortunately, testers routinely perform an adulterant test to check that certain properties in the urine are normal. Even without an adulterant test, your urine will have a paler color that can be a real giveaway. Detox drinks get round this by increasing the creatine level and darkening the color with B-vitamins.
Pros: Costs nothing and gets you through the drug test itself
Cons: Easily detected and often results in a retest
There's a common myth on the Internet that eating a packet of Sure-Jell or Certo, sometimes washed down with Gatorade, before a drug test will make you pass it. There's some semi-scientific reasoning for this, but most people think any success is down to a dilution effect. After all, you need to drink quite a lot to wash down a packet of Sure-Jell.
Pros: Cheap and readily available
Cons: Probably no better than dilution
Subbing is the practice of swapping your sample for one you know is going to pass. Testers can't determine who gave a sample, or even that person's gender, so it's a guaranteed way of passing.
This can be quite difficult to pull off, though. You might not be given any privacy, or you might be asked to empty your pockets before submitting your sample. Many people get round this by using hidden containers under their clothes, and some men even use fake penises filled with pee. You'll also need to warm your sub sample up to a realistic temperature.
Pros: Guaranteed pass
Cons: Requires some skill and preparation
Adding Household Substances
There are numerous myths out there about adding things like bleach, vinegar, drain cleaner, and over-the-counter medications to your sample. Not only will these not help you to pass your test, they can even cause false positives.
The testers are wise to all of the easy cheats, the ones that actually worked at some point. Even commercial urine additives no longer work, because they're specifically tested for now.
Cons: Can actually lower your chances of passing
So, What's Best?
Drug tests are not something you want to take risks on. The reasoning behind many home remedies is flakey at best, and you may be better off taking your chances without them. Subbing is very effective, but it requires some subterfuge and preparation. Detox drinks are a simpler choice, because it's just a matter of drinking them with some water a couple of hours before your test.