According to a poll released by the Society for Human Resource Management, about 57 percent of American companies subject employees to drug tests. That’s down significantly from 81 percent in 1996, possibly because employers are finding it increasingly difficult to find quality candidates who are able to pass.
These drinks can be expensive—up to $60 a pop—but that’s a small price to pay when your job may be on the line. They all offer the same thing: a same-day, temporary fix for your THC-tainted piss, so long as you use ‘em exactly as directed.
There are several of these on the market, “cleansing supplements” that, at a glance, seem to be nothing more than herbal energy drinks. On the back of each bottle, the language used is deliberately vague.
Karen told her to drink Rescue an hour before “cleansing time,” then refill the bottle with water twice and drink that within 30 minutes. She was then supposed to pee three times, after which she should be good to go for three to five hours. Quite a lot of work!
“Drink the entire bottle 60 to 90 minutes before your desired time.”
When it comes to balancing a professional life with even a casual weed habit, American stoners have a delicate line to walk. Despite being recreationally legal in nine states and medicinally legal in 29, the federal ban on marijuana consumption means employers across the country have the right to refuse or terminate the employment of anyone who fails a drug test for THC.
The drug tests we purchased are pretty standard pee tests. Basically you wee into a cup, take the cap off the drug test, and then submerge the little rectangular piece at the end for about ten seconds. Results take about five minutes. The test we bought for the purposes of this experiment are used specifically to detect THC and nothing else.
First up, we had Jolene try out a 17-ounce bottle of Rescue Detox. According to Karen, the very sweet Applied Sciences customer service lady we reached at the “LIVE SUPPORT” number listed at the bottom of the bottle, Jolene had to avoid eating for five hours before she did the cleanse. Luckily, it was Sunday, so Jolene had just woken up from a four and a half hour nap after spending the morning smoking and eating an entire large portion of Popeye’s mac and cheese, as one does.
For context, Jolene’s marijuana consumption is probably slightly, but not much, below average for stoners. She smokes a bowl most days after work, and blazes up two to three times a day on the weekends. Occasionally she’ll have an edible or do a dab, but says she usually sticks to traditional smoking methods—bowls, bongs, and joints. Most of these drinks caution “heavy” users to double their dosage, or go with a more concentrated version, so if you smoke more or less than Jolene, you’re likely to have different results. And none of the results we got here should be considered scientific or at all conclusive.
From the Stinger Detox to the Detoxify Xxtraclean Herbal Cleanse & Rescue Detox, we tested these detox drinks that say they’ll help you pass a urine test.
8-10 Mint leaves
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
Lemon rings and mint leaves
India and its love for tea requires no introduction. Spiced with a hint of ginger, honey and lemon, this drink has long been used to treat sore throats and cold. But the concoction packs more benefits than you thought. Click here for the recipe.
A lemon water detox is one of the best detox drinks recommended by fitness enthusiasts to shed those extra kilos being rich in pectin fibre. This fibre gives you the feeling of fullness for a long period of time and thus delays hunger. This recipe is also infused with the goodness of carrots, apples, beetroot and radish. Click here for the recipe.
An exquisite tea blend combining berries, blueberries, ginger, orange and mint leaves with chamomile tea. Sip, rejuvenate and detox. Click here for the recipe.
Detox with the goodness of pomegranate and beetroot that are also given immense importance in Ayurveda for its umpteen cleansing and detox benefits. The fresh aloe vera gel used in the juice gives further boost to your immunity system. Click here for the recipe.
You don’t really need a reason to enjoy a glass of lemonade. Loaded with the goodness of lemon and mint, this is the cool companion you have been looking for in this scorching heat. Click here for the recipe.
Oranges are powerhouses of antioxidants and vitamin C. Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene and fibres aiding in weight loss and digestion Ginger is an age old home remedy for digestion, bloating, stomach cramps and packed with anti-inflammatory properties. Does you need more convincing to prove that this is one of the best detox drink to counter the toxin intake and related problems? Click here for the recipe.
You are just four ingredients and 15 minutes away to attain bliss!
Detox drinks: The trend of detoxing is increasingly taking the fitness circuit by storm. Detox drinks are fast gaining recognition for preventing toxic overload and major health problems. A regular intake of these simple detox drinks can aid weight loss, give a boost to your metabolism, work as an incredible laxative agent and helps digestion.