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Can you beat today’s drug testing?

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Perhaps once in your life you have found yourself caught up in a situation where you need to undergo a drug test. Also, perhaps you are someone who can be considered a marijuana enthusiast or you just partake in the pleasure. This intersection is definitely not a good one. Thankfully, there are some tips and ways that can help marijuana users pass a urine test, as well as other forms of drug testing.

As far as drug test is concern, one of the most commonly encountered problems is that urine tests can detect marijuana for up to 4-6 weeks. As a result, they detect non-active metabolites instead of psychoactive ingredients in marijuana. In reality, urine tests do not measure impairment; instead, it is just a call out to those who are smoking weed. Simply put, it’s like getting drunk three Fridays ago.

In most cases, big companies will conduct random drug tests to their newly hires which gives them very little time to prepare nor to cheat, and definitely not enough time for the drug to pass out of their system. And if you are worried on the result of the drug test, it is important that you have an idea on how to beat the test. Below are some practical tips that help beat a drug test.

Commercial urine cleansers? Don’t bother

For sure you have seen several urine cleanser advertisements online and on TV. However, there is really no guarantee nor scientific evidence that these urine cleansers are effective. Also, they can be very pricey and they often prey on people who are freaking out about the idea of losing their job in case they fail the test.

If you read the ingredients of these cleansers, you will see that they contain herbal diuretics such as goldenseal. This goldenseal can be purchased in drugstores for half the price. Moreover, because these urine cleansers would instruct you to chug the drink one hour before the test, it would be a gamble to trust that your metabolism would operate at its best.

Drink Water

Drink plenty of water, perhaps more than what you normally take. Be sure that you take in the fluid the moment you learn about the drug test up to the big day. Although you cannot really detoxify your body from all signs of marijuana use in a very short period of time, you can at least temporarily do it in your urine as it would flush the system. To pass a urine test, you can consider water as your best weapon.

Take diuretics

Your pee flow can be increased by taking diuretics. Juices and coffee can be a bit weak and you would not want to opt for diet pills as it may make you positive for some amphetamine. Many people would suggest that you take PMS medication such as midol, which is also used to treat bloating. This option is a lot safer and available.

Aspirin may do the trick

It has indicated in several studies that aspirin interferes with EMT drug screening by masking some parts of the spectrum that urine testing is checking. You can take 4 aspirin 4-6 hours prior to the test.

Timing- is everything

Definitely, you would want to give the best sample of your urine just to guarantee a negative result. Thus, you may want to pee at least twice before the test. Also, when you are doing it, catch the urine in the cup midstream.
A drug testing is often perceived by people to be alarming and a make or break for the career of the many. But looking at it in a more positive side, the testing can offer long term benefits for everyone. So, if you are to take a drug test in a few days or weeks, doing the above mention things might be able to help you beat that test.

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