Nowadays, testing for marijuana is a common practice prior to getting an employment; even some company policies have provision to conduct random drug testing on existing employees. Marijuana is one of the most popular recreational drugs that can stay in body compartment for prolong period. There are four biological materials, including urine, hair, blood, and saliva to test the presence of marijuana. The usual duration of marijuana staying in the body system is 30 days; however, this period is not same for every individual. The specific factors like a dose of marijuana, route of administration, frequency of intake, duration of intake, and liver and kidney functioning of an individual can alter the duration of drug stay in the body system. Following are some of the useful tips to pass a drug test by detoxifying the body:
- Hydrate your body by drinking lots of fluid/water. Increased water intake is a natural way to detoxify the body by flushing out the accumulated toxic substances, including marijuana and its metabolites.
- Marijuana and its metabolites accumulate in the fat cells of the body due to their lipid soluble nature. Vigorous exercise and strenuous physical activity enhance fat burning and naturally detoxify body in faster mode. However, in some studies, contrary statement alleged that physical exercise raises THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) level in urine, therefore, you should take complete rest for 2 – 3 days prior to drug testing.
- Green leafy vegetables are natural metabolic booster. Therefore, maximum intake of broccoli, kale, spinach can boost metabolic process due to presence of vitamins and mineral contents and detoxify body.
- Citrus fruits, especially lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and acts as a detoxifier for THC. The mechanism behind this can be illustrated by vitamin C, which is a good electrolyte balancer and promotes detoxification.
- Tea is a natural source of caffeine, which can reduce fat content in the body and enhance metabolism. Therefore, tea is another natural option to detoxify the body. However, Dandelion tea specifically promotes liver functioning and accelerates metabolism, whereas Green tea is an excellent antioxidant due to presence of different bioactive constituents, including vitamin C. Try Dandelion tea or Green tea to detoxify your body.
- Natural fiber containing foods like whole grains, nuts, beans, and peas also promote natural detoxification.
- Different natural medicinal detoxification kits are available in the pharmacy shelves to detoxify within 3 to 10 days depending upon the claim of the product level. These natural detoxification products accelerate metabolism rate and forcefully flush out the THC. It is advised to verify the clearance of drug through home drug testing kits prior to go for a final check-up.
- Some products available in the market also claim for same day detoxification and temporary clearance of the marijuana to handle emergency situations. This type of products may support to pass the urinalysis, as they prevent accumulation of marijuana metabolites in the urinary system and flush-out the already accumulated marijuana. However, the authenticity of the product is very important to get an accurate result.
Note: It is always not recommended to give your first morning urine for a drug test. You should urinate at least 2-3 times before giving your sample.