With drug tests being so common these days, wouldn't it be awesome if you could just take a pill before a test? Well, this isn't as farfetched as you might think, because you really can take a pill to pass a drug test. Here's a quick guide to the wonderful world of detox pills
, as well as their liquid counterparts
How does a pill to pass a drug test work?
There's no mystery about how detox pills work, because they simply take the body's existing detox processes and speed them up for a short period. Once your bladder is stripped of the existing toxins, it will then take a few hours before enough toxins accumulate to trigger a fail on a urine drug test. This works well for pretty much any sort of drug. Detox pills are also usually based on herbal ingredients, so there are no harsh chemicals involved.
How do you use a pill to pass a drug test?
Firstly, every detox pill comes with its own directions. For example, the Zydot Expellit capsules suggest starting by drinking 16-24 ounces of water. After waiting an hour, you can then swallow all four of the provided capsules with another 16-ounce glass of water. Once another 15 minutes passes, you should drink another 16 ounces of water. This is of course going to make you want to pee, but don't worry, because this is a good thing. In fact, you really need to pee a few times before your test, because this is the only way to flush toxins out of your bladder.
In contrast, Herbal Clean's Super QCaps say you should take the capsules at the start with 24 ounces of water, followed by another 24 ounces of water after 15 minutes. The same requirement for urination also applies of course.
Are detox drinks the same as pills?
In principle, detox drinks work much the same as the above detox pills. There may be some minor variations in ingredients, because some ingredients work well in pills but not in liquids and vice versa, but the main active ingredients are largely similar.
The choice between detox pills and drinks is largely down to personal preference. Detox pills come in smaller packaging and are lighter, so they can easily be kept in a pocket or purse. In contrast, detox drinks are larger, but because they already contain a considerable amount of fluid, you don't need to drink as much water. Some detox drinks don't even need additional water, so you just need to drink the entire bottle. You may find you enjoy the taste more than if you just drank water.
You can even find kits that combine a detox drink with detox pills. This may be helpful if you've been using really heavily, because you can test yourself after using the detox drink. If you find you still fail, you can then use the chewable supplement to gain an extra edge.
Detox pills of course only work for urine drug tests, but you can also buy special mouthwashes and shampoos for saliva and hair drug tests.