This weekend marks the beginning of the 2017 World Cannabis Week, which means lots of people will be indulging in the very many forms of their favorite recreational or medicinal drug this weekend.
But after all that “partying”, you’ll probably need to get clean and eliminate all traces of the drug from your system. There are two major reasons why any marijuana user would want to do a cannabis cleanse:
- They have a drug test to pass at work
- They want to get clean and control their addiction to marijuana
Whatever your reasons might be, we’ve got you covered. In this handy little guide to cannabis cleansing and marijuana detox, we’ll show you how to cleanse your system of cannabinoids –more specifically, the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compound, which are the active ingredient and metabolites often left in your system after taking some weed.
These metabolites are what drug tests look for, and try to detect. As you probably know, detecting this compound in your system automatically outs your job in jeopardy –if you have one, or reduces your chances of getting a job, never mind that pot is legal in many states here in the US of A.
Now, you may have valid medical reasons for smoking or consuming hemp or just take it for recreational purposes during the weekend. Whatever the case, most employers are typically opposed to their employees using controversial drugs.
In this guide, you’ll find information on everything from how long the metabolites stay in your system to the best products to flush or mask their presence in your body so you can keep your job or get that new dream job you’ve been chasing.
After all, the world should not be deprived of your unique set of skills and competence, just because you love a little weed now and then or even every day.
Determining Just how Much Cannabis You’ve Got in Your System
To successfully cleanse your system of all traces of weed, you need to first identify just how much you’ve got in your body. The following are some of the factors that will determine how long weed stays in your body.
Frequency of Consumption
If you smoke and eat weed frequently, you can be sure that the metabolites will be present in huge quantities in your system in your major organs. For instance, traces of the metabolites will always be found in the lungs, heart, kidneys and liver.
However, if you smoke occasionally, the quantity ingested can still play a role in determining whether you test positive for it or not. Long story short, if you take weed in any form, it can take as long as 1 month for the metabolites to completely clear from your system or remain in such low quantity that the drug test doesn’t detect it.
This study shows that it can take anywhere from 48 hours for the occasional, light user to several months for the chronic user.
Amount of Body fat
Another major determinant of whether you’ll have traces of weed in your system or not is the amount of fat you have in your body.
People with more fat deposits will generally test positive for the presence of the metabolites, long after those with lower fat deposits test negative. This is because THC routinely binds to fat in your body.
Interestingly, the metabolites are only detectable in the saliva for 1-2 days, in the blood for a max of one to two weeks, and in the hair for months. But because these metabolites are stored in the fatty deposits, you can test positive for weeks to months depending on your usage.
State of Health and Metabolism
People who are generally fit physically and have a faster metabolism tend to get rid of the metabolites from their bodies faster than those with slower metabolism and poor state of health.
As a result, people who adopt the sedentary lifestyle will find it more difficult to get rid of it from their system than those who exercise every day. This is because exercise produces sweat, which means you need to drink more water to stay hydrated, which results in your urinating more frequently.
This is why exercise and increased physical activity is recommended for those looking to cleanse their system of every evidence of drug usage.
Cannabis Type Consumed
The potency, strain and form in which the weed is consumed can also play a role in determining just how long it takes to flush the metabolites out of your system. For instance, when smoked, the metabolites are less concentrated in the body than when eaten.
The same goes for how potent the weed is. There are premium marijuana and regular ones. Premium weed tend to contain higher forms of THC, which means that it’ll take longer to get rid of it from the body.
Possible Use of Other Medications
Another factor that can determine how long THC stays in your body are other medications that you may be taking. For instance, studies have showed that people who are placed on certain drugs may not be able to flush the cannabinoid from their bodies fast enough.
Possible Marijuana Detox Products
So, now that you are aware of the major factors that can interfere with how quickly you can detoxify your system of marijuana, you need to know the best cannabis cleansing products.
Combine Toxin Rid and Mega Clean OR One Shot Concentrate
This is one of the best cannabis cleanse product combination in the market for urine test. Use two of the three to completely wipe out all traces of THC in your system, leaving you clean just in time for a drug test.
For the best cannabis cleanse results, you should really commit to the 10-day Toxin Rid detoxing plan. This is particularly effective for urine tests. The only downside is that is that Toxin Rid alone will not cleanse your system within 24 hours. It takes time.
However, if you need to mask the metabolites so you pass the drug test on the same day, you should combine Toxin Rid with either of those two. But, they must be taken if you are certain the test will be within 4-7 hours.
After that, the odds of passing the drug test using same day detox drinks like One Shot Concentrate or Mega Clean drops. That said, start using them as soon as you know that you have a test coming up soon.
If you ingest a lot of marijuana, we would recommend that you stock up on these so you don’t have to waste any time waiting for the product to arrive (thankfully though, the manufacturing companies often deliver within 24 hours of placing an order).
Toxin rid also offers a free at-home marijuana test kit when you buy their cannabis detox products.
Ultra Clean Shampoo and Aloe Rid Detox Shampoo
Most workplace drug tests are usually urine based. But in the off chance that your hair follicles will be tested too, you should wash your hair using Ultra Clean Hair Shampoo and Aloe Rid Detox Shampoo.
This is an effective shampoo for getting rid of traces of THC from your hair. Aloe Rid is more for the long term, while Ultra Clean is great for same day hair follicle tests.
Please ensure that you never use just one of these. You will fail. That’s why they are often sold together. They work better when combined together.
Oral Clear Gum
If your saliva will be tested for traces of cannabis, this is perfect gum to chew. It is effective within 30 seconds of chewing and will keep your saliva free of THC for half an hour. So, start chewing when you know you will be tested within 20 minutes.
Oral Clear is guaranteed to work without any abstinence from cannabis. But you should always err on the side of caution. Abstain from weed for at least a day before the test and then chew the gum as instructed.
Natural Methods for Cannabis Detox and Cleanse
Please note that these are more long term plans and will never produce instant results. Some of the best natural cannabis cleanse methods include:
- Avoid fatty foods (or those that can convert to fat)
- Exercise frequently so you can get rid of the metabolites by sweating
- Get enough sleep and rest
- Eat healthy and consume a lot more fruits and veggies
- Drink lots of water
You should also know that an aggressive marijuana detox plan can affect your urine sample by altering certain chemical compounds and excessively diluting your urine –two conditions that can trigger suspicion, thus necessitating a repeat test at a later date. So, avoid doing this too rapidly.
The ultimate solution however is abstinence from marijuana. Pretty obvious, huh? But the reality is that staying off cannabis is simply the best way to get rid of THC from your body. And if you cannot restrain yourself, then you probably have a bigger problem in the form of marijuana addiction. And that my friend, is an entirely different kettle of fish.