Creatinine is always being excreted from the body as it is a by-product of metabolism. When a urine sample contains less than 20 mg/dl of creatinine it is a sign that the person has drunk a lot of water before the test or even added water to the sample. This is technically referred to as “overhydration” and while it may reduce the concentration of the drug, it will also reduce creatinine levels. There is a limit to overhydration which means that you will never be able to completely turn your urine into water. You may actually get quite sick as a result of overhydration as it creates an electrolyte imbalance in the body.
If the drug test finds a dilution of creatinine, then the lab may carry out an additional specific gravity and dipstick test. TOXNET Laboratories have reported an incident where they received a urine sample made up of a mixture of urine and apple juice. The color was right, but as soon as it was opened the smell revealed that it was apple juice. It did contain diluted creatinine, but the apple juice gave it a high specific gravity level. There was also a high amount of glucose that would normally be absent in samples from non-diabetics. The sample didn’t contain ketones which proved the donor wasn’t a diabetic.
When you drink a lot of liquids, it will generally have the effect of turning your urine colorless and this can arouse suspicions when you hand in a urine sample. One way of correcting this problem is to take a Vitamin B complex in the days leading up to the test, as this will increase the yellowness of your urine sample. Some people will go so far as to carrying vitamins with them at all times so they are always prepared. It only takes 2 or 3 hours for a vitamin to be effective in changing the color of urine. As with water, vitamin use is completely legal and not likely to raise any suspicions because many people carry vitamins.
The biggest issue with marijuana is that marijuana metabolites are located in body fat and this gives it a much longer detection period than other drugs. Some people will attempt to burn fat in order to remove the marijuana metabolites from their systems faster. A new method involves using lecithin to break down fat reserves which are then dispersed in the blood. You can buy lecithin in regular health stores. When to begin using lecithin is a matter of debate.
You should never use your first urine of the day after you wake up as your urine sample. This urination is known as the “first void” and it always contains the highest concentration of drug metabolites. Abbie Hoffman writes in “Steal This Urine Test” that it may be a good idea not to sleep at all the night before you are scheduled to be tested, or getting up extra early so that you can have many urinations before the test. Each urination will reduce the concentration of metabolites in your system which could make a difference to your test results.
The Office of Drug Enforcement at the Department of Transportation (DOT) asked Dr Edward Cone from the Addiction Research Center (ARC) to investigate how effective the flushing method was. The government had obviously seen literature describing ways to pass a drug test and they were worried that the stories about drinking herbal teas to remove drug metabolites from the body were true. The results of Cone’s research was that tea wasn’t necessary, the result could be achieved with water!
It is also important to note that diuretics can pose a threat for pregnant women, diabetics and anyone with kidney problems. Don’t try this method of passing drug tests if any of these conditions apply to you!
In order to avoid the issue of low creatinine levels, you might want to eat a lot of red meat in the days before the test. This is meant to raise the levels of creatinine to what would be considered normal, even when you have drunk a lot of water.
Way to Pass a Drug Test Flushing When drug metabolites are able to pass quickly through your body, it means that you will be cleaner fasted and this will decrease your chances of testing
Are their any over the counter or internet products you recommend?
Armentano: I wouldn’t feel comfortable endorsing any product. Particularly products that are sold over the internet.
What do you think is the best way to beat a dirty urine?
Cooper: The detox business is a multi-million dollar industry. It’s such a competitive money-maker because there are so many people being drug tested. It’s gangster out there, man, it’s such a big business because the drinks and these products do work. They keep people out of jail. I have one page that’s called “How To Pass Your Drug Test.” I’ve worked on it for over eight years now, and it’s received millions and millions of views. On that page, there’s a link to the products that I have used that worked and the products I endorse. On Never Get Busted and the “How to Pass Your Drug Test” page I teach how to pass the drug test, how to use the product properly, and people can click on the links that order the product.
Can the stuff they sell at the local head shop help you beat a dirty urine?
Barry Cooper: Yeah, 100-percent. What I tell people, if they don’t have time to buy from a good online source, go to the local head shop and ask the clerk what their best detoxifier is. And it’s important not to say “Drug detoxifier” or “I’m on probation” or “employment drug test” because they won’t sell it to you. They’re not allowed to sell these [items] to pass a drug test. That’s why they’re sold as detoxifiers. The local head shops have the right product to beat the tests that are being used locally in that court [district]. That’s why I tell people to go to the head shop in whatever court jurisdiction they’re in, that’s the store they need to go to, to buy their stuff.
Cooper: There are home remedies that work, but they don’t work 100-percent. There are so many different factors in terms of being able to fool these drug tests. I tell people all the time I wouldn’t take my chance with lemon juice and cinnamon and several other things you can mix together, that’s one home drink that works sometimes. I just wouldn’t take a chance with my freedom on those. I would go to a local head shop or go online and buy from a good source because that’s the only way to really pass excepting abstinence.
Cooper: Test Clear and Pass Your Test. I know that shit works. For the last 12 years I’ve been working to keep people out of jail. These detox drinks do that. And the detox products for the hair follicles [work also]. I’ve been doing this a long time. They work.
Barry Cooper is a former drug agent and current drug expert/humanitarian who’s been featured on VICE before. He’s been teaching how to pass a drug test for over 12 years and has a website, Never Get Busted. Paul Armentano is NORML’s Deputy Director. NORML has been a player in the marijuana legalization effort since the jump. I talked to both by phone to find out the best way to beat a drug test, if the stuff they sell at the local head shop works, and what home remedies can help beat a drug test. Here’s what they had to say.
Armentano: Abstinence is the only sure-fire way to beat a drug test. And of course, drug tests and labs are human. It’s even possible that somebody may have never been exposed to illicit drugs and could have an unfortunate incidence where their test comes back positive anyway. That’s why our samples are generally split into an A sample and a B sample. In case something like that happens.
I’m not an expert and I’ve never heard of a magic bullet, but from being involved with drugs, being around addicts and ex-addicts, and from my own experiences I know cocaine, heroin, and speed are all out of your system in a couple of days. The same for LSD, which I’m not even sure can be tested for. Weed is the tough one, though, especially for a hardcore smoker. THC stays in your body for up to three weeks or more if the person is hefty. It gets in your fat cells. The important thing to remember is to drink a ton of water and try to pee it out beforehand. You don’t want to give them concentrated morning piss. You want it as diluted as possible when you take the test. That’s what I’ve learned taking literally hundreds of urine tests. I’ve also written about the many ways that prisoners beat them.
What about dilution? How much water should your drink?
Cooper: There’s a rhyme that says, “The solution to pollution is dilution.” There’s a lot of truth to that. The problem is when we dilute and drink a lot of water—the idea is to drink it an hour before your test—you pee really nothing but water. The amounts of THC are not high enough to be detectable. The problem is that the color of the urine is the same color as pure water. When they see that, it’s usually flagged as a test that’s been tampered with. That’s why a lot of these products, these detox drinks, they tell you to drink a lot of water with it. But it has niacin and other colorings added to it on purpose so your urine is a normal color after diluting.
Some of the detoxifying drinks may work.