There are tons of home remedies out there all claiming to help you get rid of drug toxins so that you can pass a drug test. Using Cranberry juice to pass drug tests is something a lot of people claim is true.
What we’re going to do here is answer the key question: is Cranberry juice good for drug test passing? But more than that we’re going to tell you the exact Cranberry juice detox drug test method most used, and if there’s any scientific evidence that backs up the claims that it can cleanse you of drug toxins.
We will also discuss other home remedies to see if the science stacks up any of those, and give you a couple of alternative strategies to consider for passing a drug test other than cranberry juice.
How Drug Metabolites Work In The Body
When you take drugs, let’s say you smoke a joint, the chemicals which get you high are converted by the body into waste products called metabolites. These are in your bloodstream, but gradually work their way out in various ways, but primarily through your urine.
For most people who are light smokers or drug users, this only takes a couple of days. But the more drugs you take, the more frequently, and if other reasons are stacked up on top of this, it can take a week or longer. For a chronic weed smoker, it can actually take up to two months to get rid of all the toxins!
It’s impossible to sweep drug toxins out of your body. There’s literally nothing on earth you can drink which draws toxins out of your blood, or metabolites clinging to cells in your body. So what you’re looking at is using something like cranberry juice to pass a drug test by masking the toxins in your body for just long enough for you to submit a clean sample.
Cranberry Juice Drug Test Method
The cranberry juice drug test method is pretty straightforward. You’ll read variations online, but this is the “classic” cranberry juice method:
Detox for as long as possible. If you get three days’ notice, stop smoking weed, and do a natural detox. Eat well, live healthily, drink tons of water.
Three hours before your drug test starts drinking the cranberry juice. You’ll have to drink a full gallon. Drink it at a steady pace over two hours.
During those two hours make sure you urinate as frequently as possible. Once you have finished drinking the cranberry juice, make sure you urinate at least once more before you leave to submit your sample.
So as you can see, the basic steps to complete the cranberry juice detox for drug tests is pretty straightforward, but does it actually work?
Is Cranberry Juice Good For A Drug Test?
As we explained earlier, you have to try and mask the drug metabolites. That means flushing the metabolites out of your system that is currently in your bladder and urinary tract. That means flushing out and replacing the urine that will contain them, and making sure that any are attached to the lining are drawn out by the liquid as well.
But the thing is even if the cranberry juice can do that, what is it leaving behind?
You drink a gallon of cranberry juice, but you have completely diluted your urine. Urine usually contains things like creatinine, is balanced for pH and specific gravity contains ammonia, and excess vitamins and minerals. If you flush them all out and not given your body time to process more, then they aren’t going to be in your urine, so it will fail as a non-natural sample.
On top of that, let’s look at the benefits of cranberry juice:
- It’s great for dealing with urinary tract infections
- Cranberry juice is a fantastic anti-inflammatory
- Cranberry juice is also a strong natural antioxidant
- You’ll get tons of nutrients from cranberry juice
- Cranberry juice is a diuretic (makes you urinate)
That’s all great stuff, but it’s nothing to do with passing a drug test. The bottom line here is you can’t use Cranberry juice to pass a drug test. There’s no scientific evidence that it can do anything like that at all, and it’s not solving the problem that you will totally unbalance the sample you are submitting. You may as well just drink water. You’ll still fail but you won’t feel so sick
How You Can Pass A Drug Test
Home remedies don’t work, period.
All the various sorts of tea that are recommended, things like Palo Azul, various vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, none of it works. It’s all nonsense. I really don’t know why people pedal such stupid ideas, I can only think it dates back to the early days of drug testing where it just wasn’t so advanced and you could flood your body and get rid of the toxins. That’s not the case anymore.
If you want to pass a urine sample drug test you have two strategies that will work available to you:
The absolute best way to pass a drug test is to submit a sample of synthetic urine. High-quality fake urine like Sub Solution or Quick Luck is expensive, but a very complex formula, and incredibly unlikely to ever be detected is fake.
They also come with heat activator powder rather than the heatpad that cheaper fake urine brands come with. This means you have complete control of the temperature of the sample, removing the biggest reason why people fail: submitting it outside the temperature range human urine exits the body at.
- Use a professional marijuana cleansing drink
An alternative best strategy, rather than the crazy idea that cranberry juice is good for drug tests, is to use a professional detox drink. Ultra Eliminex, Rescue Cleanse, and Mega Clean are the brands I would recommend from home testing and passing pre-employment interviews.
You just drink the contents of the bottle a couple of hours before you leave, urinate several times, and it does all the hard work. It strips out the toxins in your bladder and urinary tract, and vitally it also floods your body with the things found in urine so that some of those things are passed through as waste and found in perfect balance when your sample is checked.