When it comes to THC and its metabolites, they have less of a chance of storing themselves in your body fat, if there isn’t a lot of body fat in the first place! Having said this, everyone has varying metabolisms that break down THC at different rates. Although exercise can potentially push THC back into your blood stream at a faster rate, this doesn’t mean that you should throw away healthy habits into the wind. Simply maintain a healthy lifestyle and don’t work out too much before a test.
What you’re consuming: Depending on what you consume (flower vs. concentrates) and even the quality of what you consume (top shelf flower vs. schwag) will greatly effect how much THC and THC-COOH are released into your body. Typically speaking, psychoactive THC cannabinoids can be found in the system for 1-2 days after consumption for very infrequent users, while those who consume everyday can expect it to remain in your body for longer. Meaning every 7 days, the amount in your body will decrease by 50%. With this number in mind, most people can assume their body will be clean of THC metabolites within 3-4 weeks -- more or less depending on frequency, body weight and amount consumed. THC is fat soluble and as a result, it gets stored in your fatty lipid tissue. Because of this, your fat cells will secrete THC metabolites into your bloodstream at a constant rate.
As a result, many different cleansing techniques are ineffective, as your fat cells will continue to release THC metabolites into your system over time. Similar to the variety of factors that can define how much THC is in your system, there are a number of ways your (future) employer can test you. Urinalysis (UA) is the most common type of drug test. It’s used in many businesses because it’s less expensive than other modes of testing and is fairly accurate. Note that urine drug tests detect THC-COOH (metabolized THC), versus THC itself. Unlike urinalysis, a blood test will show impairment. For those who rarely consume, THC might not be measurable several hours afterwards, however for those who use everyday, THC could remain in your bloodstream for a much longer period of time. Hair Test is a less common form of testing, however does take place in some work places. Because it measures THC-COOH remainders in the hair follicle over the past several months, it’s often difficult to get around this one. Don't worry though, you do have options available which we address below. The best way to pass any drug test is to not consume at all. Having said that, don’t worry if it’s “too late.” There are ways to mask THC in your system, so do your best to follow our tips below – and think about a backup plan in case you might need the extra help. Typically, random drug tests are delivered with short notice, which means you won't have as much time as you'd like to prepare for a drug test. It may sound silly, but as soon as you know that you're going to have to take a marijuana drug test, stop consuming cannabis in any form ! Whether you're a heavy user or casual user, do yourself a favor and stop all cannabis consumption. Note that the longer you have before your drug test, the better your chances will be of actually passing. It's important to realize that marijuana cannot be flushed out of your system using cranberry juice, niacin, vinegar, large amounts of water, creatine pills, ginger root tea, surejell, bleach, etc. In fact, most of these products continue to remain top of mind due to incorrect drug testing myths but they won't actually help you pass modern drug testing techniques. Instead, here are three ways to pass a drug test: Detox, naturally. A normal healthy, in shape person can rid their body of toxins in 4-6 weeks with a great diet, water and plenty of exercise.
Obviously, those with a fast metabolism, lower water retention and overall low BMI will be able to do this faster. If you're on a tight time frame, then you probably just received notice about a marijuana drug test and need answers now. Thankfully, there are many detoxification products available (which we cover below) to help your body rid itself of harmful toxins in approximately a week. They're successful by leveraging herbal supplements to cleanse your body.
Be sure to use a home drug test kit after to ensure you're fully clean of THC. If you're truly panicking a day or two before your test, it might be worth your while to try a same day cleanser from a company like TestClear.com (available online). Such products temporarily target the urinary tract to flush metabolites to give you a brief period for which to give a clean urine sample, meaning you could technically pass a drug test in 24 hours.