Will you be taking a drug test soon? Have you used marijuana and are worried it might show up on a drug test, even if you've not used it for a while? The reality is that marijuana is notoriously difficult to get out of your body, and this causes numerous problems for urine drug tests. Don't give up, though, because there are ways you can accelerate the process, as well as fallback solutions for when a full detox won't be possible. Before we tell you the fastest way to clean your system of marijuana, let's quickly explain why it's such a challenge.
Why does marijuana stay in the system so long?
THC (the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana) is so stubborn because of its fat-soluble nature. This means it can accumulate in body fat over time, especially in frequent users. When the body later converts fat into energy, the stored THC is also released. Although this tiny amount is nowhere near enough to get you high, it can be enough to fail a urine drug test.
This means that even occasional users can fail a drug test 7-10 days after using marijuana. For heavy users, this is thought to go up to 30 days in general, but there's anecdotal evidence of it being as long as 100 days for certain people.
So, what's the fastest way to clean your system of marijuana?
Firstly, let's emphasize that to get the best results, you need to attack the problem in multiple ways. All the following recommendations help in their own right, but they'll work best when combined together.
Arguably the most important change you can make is to your lifestyle. If you don't tend to get much exercise, or if like many people, you don't tend to eat healthily, there's plenty of room for improvement. Maybe you're carrying a few extra pounds as well?
We said earlier that THC is stored in the body fat, right? So it makes sense that anything that burns fat will clean THC from your system. Regular exercise is one way to do this. If you don't think you have the time to work out at the gym, try incorporating more exercise into your daily routine, such as by walking short distances rather than driving and taking the stairs rather than the elevator.
Next comes your diet. If you eat a lot of junk food, it's probably placing a burden on your liver and causing you to gain body fat. Switching to healthier foods will relieve your liver, so it can focus on detoxing your body. Combined with exercise, you should see some excess weight start to fall off naturally, along with the THC it holds.
Finally, you can back up your new lifestyle with a course of supplements. If you've been an occasional weed user, a seven-day cleaning program should be enough. If you've been a heavy user, it may be better to go for a longer program of supplements instead.
If you're worried that you still won't make it in time, you can always get a same-day detox drink and still pass a urine drug test. Some supplement kits even include one.