“Drink the entire bottle 60 to 90 minutes before your desired time.”
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.
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.
While Jeff Sessions seems to believe otherwise, countless studies have shown marijuana to be significantly less dangerous than other Schedule I drugs like heroin and cocaine and much safer than legal substances like alcohol and tobacco. To add insult to injury, when it comes to pre- or post-employment drug testing—which most often takes the form of a urine test—marijuana is the substance that takes the longest to get out of your system.
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.
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!
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.
After three pees that, in Jolene’s words, “looked like I drank highlighter ink,” she took the test. It actually fucking worked. While the line was thin, it counted. Jolene tested negative for THC, despite having smoked several pre-noon bowls just hours before. We were both pretty shocked by this turn of events.
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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.
I followed the exact instructions. I’m a big guy and quite a heavy smoker, but this stuff is meant to be five times stronger than normal, and recommended for people who are in exactly my position.
But in this Stinger detox review, I’m going to answer the question around does Stinger Detox work by using Stinger Buzz 5X extra strength liquid.
In fact, only 600 mg is the “Stinger proprietary blend”, and the four ingredients in that are pretty much standard in any detox drink I’ve ever seen. So I’m not seeing where it’s five times the strength of anything.
What makes it even more suspicious, is if you look at Stinger Detox on Amazon, where they can’t make up, or control the publishing of reviews, the feedback is very mixed, with many negative reviews. For me, Amazon is going to be far more honest than the company’s own website.
Now don’t know about you, but I find that all very confusing. What makes something five times stronger, just for $10 more? To me, it looks like a load of up-sell and marketing, with not a lot of substance behind it, especially when you look at the listed ingredients.
Rescue Cleanse, Mega Clean, and Ultra Eliminex (click for reviews) are all comparable in price, although Ultra Eliminex is $80, so slightly more expensive. I’ve used all of these for testing, and live drug tests, and they have passed every time.
However, I would say that you should always try to use some form of pre-cleanse tablets in the day before your test where possible. With Mega Clean, for $69 you get six pre-rid pills, which you take 24-hours before the drink, which can help flush out more toxins.
Instructions for using Stinger Buzz are as follows:
So I just don’t trust these guys. A range of very similar products, the claim of five times the strength, and so many positive reviews on their website, which aren’t matched by positive reviews on other websites, none of it really adds up, and it smells quite a bit.
Stinger Detox is another brand of detox drink that has been around for a number of years, and has a strong reputation, despite a lot of online reviews saying it's not reliable. So I thought I would do a Stinger Detox review to answer the key questions for you.