Urine tests are by far the most common type of drug tests. They constitute an integral component of many employment policies and the passing of such tests is often mandatory for all employees. When it comes to Marijuana, the result of the test must show a THC level that is lower than the 50 ML threshold. As long as you meet this value, your test will be negative even if trace amounts of THC are still present in the urine.
There are several methods that can help you pass the test. The most common one is to dilute your urine using different types of liquid. With that being said, the increased sophistication of drug testing has made this method a little bit more complicated than it used to be. In fact, modern testing is not only capable of determining the amount of THC in the urine, but it is also capable of detecting whether or not the urine itself was diluted. So in order to successfully implement this method, you need to effectively dilute the urine all while masking the fact that you have done so. Below is a brief overview of some of the technique that you can use in order to achieve this.
#1 – Use an Effective Detox Drink
Detox drinks are a relatively controversial topic in the health and fitness space. While many people doubt their effectiveness, it is essential to note that these drinks employ the same dilution mechanism that we outlined earlier. They can be a more convenient, albeit more expensive alternative to creatine and vitamin B supplements. Moreover, you also have the option of making your own homemade detox drinks using some of the recipes that can be found online.
#2 – Drink a lot of water several hours before the test
The most natural way to dilute your urine is to drink a decent amount of water in the 24 hours leading up to the drug test. Generally speaking, you should consume 2 to 3 liters throughout the day before the test and around 2 liters in the few hours that precede it. While drinking this much water will effectively dilute your urine, it will also lower the levels of creatinine in it. This will be seen as a major red flag by the lab and will inevitably lead to a positive test. To avoid this, there are several extra steps that you need to take in order to properly mask the dilution.
#3 – Take B-vitamin supplements
One of the main signs of low creatinine levels is clear and colorless urine. The best way to give your urine a more natural yellow color is to take vitamin B supplements a few hours before the test. From our own experience, we have found B-2 and B-12 to be the most effective forms of this vitamin. To make sure that you are not overdoing it, the amount that you need to take should not exceed 100 mg.
#4 – Take creatine supplements
Besides taking vitamin B supplements, creatine can be an effective way to restart the natural production of creatinine in the body. By taking creatine a few hours before the test, your body will break it down into creatinine before releasing as a waste product through the urine. This will give your urine the natural yellow color that is required for passing the test. It is also worth noting that creatine has a half-life of fewer than four hours, so there is no need to take it days before the test.
#5 – Don’t exercise for two days before the test
There is a common misconception that an intense workout 24 hours before the test will contribute to flushing the THC out of your system. In reality, the exact opposite is true. Exerting a lot of physical effort in the day leading up to the test will result in a sudden spike of THC in the body. To stay on the side of caution, avoid exercising for at least 48 hours before your test.
#6 – Know how and when to provide your urine sample
When it comes to urine tests, there are several measures that you can take in order to minimize the number of metabolites in your sample. The first thing that you need to be aware of is the fact that urine tends to be at its most concentrated form in the early hours of the morning. As a consequence, you need to avoid giving morning samples since the number of THC metabolites will be at its highest during that period. Another aspect that you should keep in mind is the stream of the urine. The first and last parts of the stream contain the highest concentration of metabolites. That is why your sample should always be taken from the middle part of the stream.
#7 – Provide a fake urine sample
This is probably the most dishonest method that you could resort to, but desperate times call for desperate measures. If you are a heavy user, then the dilution technique might not be potent enough to mask the high amount of THC metabolites in your body. This is even more so the case if you are surprised by a random test and have less than 24 hours to provide a clean sample. The two most common methods of providing a fake urine sample are to use the urine of another person or to buy synthetic urine.
The success of this method depends on several factors that are outside of your control, namely the level of oversight during the sample collection process. If the testers insist on watching you when you are providing the urine sample, then using this method becomes impossible.
How to pass a hair follicle drug test
Hair follicle testing is another effective way to detect marijuana in someone’s system. In fact, this method is generally seen as more accurate and concise than urine testing. Consequently, cheating this test is significantly more difficult and involves more variables and moving parts. The key difference between the two tests lies in their capacity to detect the extent of drug use. While urine tests are mostly designed to detect drug use within a short window, hair follicle tests have the capacity to identify use over a much longer period of time.
Another interesting thing to note about hair testing is that there is a notable difference between results that you get from body hairs and head hairs. The detection window that is provided by head hairs extends up to 90 days whereas body hairs can identify drug use for longer than a year. In theory, a hair test can be avoided if you shave every part of your body. However, this will invariably place you under even more scrutiny.
As we have stated above, passing hair follicle drug tests is a trickier proposition than fooling a urine test. But that doesn’t mean that it cannot be done. As a matter of fact, there are a plethora of methods that you can follow in order to ensure a negative test. Scroll down to discover some of the most effective ones.
#1 – Naturally cleanse your blood and hair
Passing a hair test requires a thorough cleansing that can effectively eradicate all traces of the substance that you have used. Getting drugs out of your bloodstream can take up to 3 months, so it is imperative that you take certain measures in order to speed up the process. This is mainly done via a combination of the healthy detox diet and daily intake of potent herbal supplements.
The main nutrients that should be included in the diet are Niacin and Vitamin B3. These two elements are extremely effective when it comes to boosting the production of histamines in the body, which is highly beneficial to flushing toxins in a quick and comprehensive manner.
#2 – Cleanse your hair using detox products
If you don’t have the luxury of waiting several weeks for a natural detox, you can still use several products that can help you cleanse your hair just in time for the drug test. The most effective option is detox shampoo. These products are specifically designed to eliminate all metabolites from the hair. More importantly, these shampoos can effectively remove all toxins without causing irreparable damage to your hair.
For better results, it is highly advisable that you use the detox shampoo throughout the week leading up to the drug test. Take as many as 4 showers a day to ensure a proper detoxing and make sure that you massage your scalp to get rid of any residual buildup.
#3 – Home remedies
This is the most cost-effective route that you can take. On the other hand, it is also the most time-consuming option and its effectiveness hinges entirely on your ability to pick the right ingredients. Fortunately, all these ingredients are relatively affordable and easy to combine in order to create a potent detox concoction. One of the simplest home remedies that can be used to great effect is an effective mixture of white vinegar, salicylic acid, and liquid detergent. Here are the steps that you should follow to create this homemade detox shampoo:
- Apply a layer of white vinegar and let it sit for a minimum of 20 minutes
- Add salicylic acid once you feel that the white vinegar has settled into the scalp
- Soak your hair in liquid detergent
- Rinse the concoction off your hair without conditioning it
Ineffective methods that should be avoided
As it is the case with any issue regarding health, there are several prevailing misconceptions that are not grounded in any scientific rationale. Some of these methods are not only ineffective when it comes to helping pass a drug test, but they also come with a number of adverse side effects that can leave your hair permanently damaged. Here are some of the methods that you need to avoid if you want to pass a hair follicle test in a healthy manner.
Shaving all your hair
This is the easiest and most straightforward method to avoid a positive test. By shaving every hair on your body, you are technically safe from drug detection. With that being said, this is one of the oldest tricks in the book and most testing administers are familiar with it by now. Unless you are dealing with a novice testing entity, the chances of getting around the test using this method are very slim.
Using bleach or hair dye
Upon first glance, this seems like a logical approach. But in reality, dying your hair will do very little with regard to getting rid of the metabolites that can trigger a positive test. Bleach and hair dye lack the capacity to penetrate deep into the scalp and effectively cleanse the root of the hair.
Detox drinks (for hair)
Over the past few years, a number of companies have begun marketing detox drinks as effective products for cleansing the hair from various toxins. This is not based on any scientific facts and there are no studies that attest to the effectiveness of detox drinks as hair cleansers. In fact, most of these products are nothing more than an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of detoxing and they should be avoided at all costs.