a Urine Test Tutorial ...
No Detox Pass a Urine Test method ...
and Substances Causing False Positives
4. A NOTE ON COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS
There are commercial and household products that will help you
pass the test. Some people are objecting to commercial products
because they "are just trying to cash in on the War on Drugs."
They also charge high prices and water alone tends to work for most.
Also, be aware that Texas outlawed products with the sole purpose
of creating negative results on urine tests. I have put a (c) next
to the commercial products to indicate that they are developed specifically
for beating the test. Those of you that oppose them or reside in
Texas can skip items with a (c). Ignore money-back guarantees. Companys
that suck in thousands of High Times readers make so much, that
a few returns from motivated users are insignificant. People could
even get away with offering a money-back guarentee for Goldenseal
because all the water that people drink with Goldenseal causes most
of them to pass. Some companys don't keep their word. A urinator
who tested positive sent the lab results back, only to be told that
marijuana is illegal. He was not even compensated for buying a failing
5.THINGS TESTED TO DETECT COUNTER MEASURES
Laboratories know how easy it is to tamper with urine samples and
alter the results. Labs often do tests to find out if the sample
If a urine sample looks clear, the lab will suspect that it's watered
down. They can't report it as positive, but they may reject the
sample and inform your employer that you tried to beat the test.
If this happens, the sample might as well be positive, because you
won't get hired. Take vitamin B complex to color your urine yellow.
Urine should be between 91 and 97 degrees. NIDA certified labs
will verify temperature. If it isn't, they will suspect you added
water to the cup, or used substitution. Disposable pocket hand warmers
(sold in department stores) will keep a urine sample warm, provided
that the urine is in a condom or douche bag.
Creatinine is a substance produced by vertebrates, and it shows
up in urine. If someone substitutes their urine with something other
than urine, like Mountain Dew, they will test negative for drugs.
The testee will most likely not get away with it because Mountain
Dew contains zero creatinine, and labs test creatinine levels to
ensure that the sample is valid. Creatinine levels drop below normal
when people dilute their urine. This tests to ensure that the subject
didn't drink unusual amounts of water. An *accurate* creatinine
"clearance" test would require a urine and blood test
24 hours before the drug test to determine the normal creatinine
level for that individual. This is almost never done. You should
still be cautious because they do often use the inaccurate method
of comparing your creatinine level during the drug test to an average.
Eating foods rich in protein like red meat will slightly increase
creatinine levels. There is no significant variation between vegatarians
and armavors, so the effect protein has is little. Sexual activity
also raises creatinine levels. I doubt sexual activity influences
creatinine level with much significance. However, a vegetarian that
doesn't have much sex should be concerned. People who are drug-free
sometimes lose their jobs for having too low of a creatinine level.
pH is often changed when people spike their sample with household
products. Use caution when doping urine, pH is usually tested.
5.5 Specific gravity:
An unusual specific gravity indicates that a sample has been tampered
Age can not be tested using urine. There is a rumor that approximate
age can be detected in urine, and is tested in medical insurance
exams. It's a myth.
Gender cannot be tested either. As with age, there is a rumor that
gender can be detected in urine, and is tested in medical insurance
exams. It's another myth. It may be argued that a pregnancy test
can be used to detect the gender of the urine provider, but the
same test is used to detect prostate cancer in males.
6.PRODUCING CLEAN URINE
THC is fat soluble, and it gets stored in your fat cells. Cleaning
it out of your lipid tissue is very difficult. Many herbal products
claim to clean out your system, yet they do nothing to remove THC
byproducts from fat cells. A study was done in Germany in 1993 on
50 of the most common herbs used by people trying to pass the test.
All 50 herbs failed to cause a negative. Unfortunately, this rumor
will not die. Goldenseal (plant) is useless; yet it's the most common
thing for people to use. The only way to extract THC from fat cells
is to exercise (5.8). Fat cells secrete fat with THC metabolites
at a constant rate, regardless of what herbs you consume. You may
be able to temporarily clean THC metabolites from your bloodstream,
or dilute your fluids to yield a larger urine/THC ratio, but your
bloodstream will continue collecting THC metabolites from fat. Your
urine will continue collecting THC metabolites from your bloodstream.
Hyper saturating your body with fluids will dilute metabolites
possibly below the 50 ng/mL threshold, depending on your metabolism.
Be aware that creatinine levels are often tested, and will show
that the sample has been diluted. Diluting your sample will also
produce clear urine, with virtually no yellow color. They will assume
that you've diluted your sample, and they may reject your sample
on the basis of color alone. It's only necessary to start drinking
just before the test. Those who drown themselves in fluid days before
a test are only causing unnecessary discomfort. Those who stay up
all night drinking don't have any better chance than one who drinks
heavily first thing in the morning. Get up early if the test is
early, but don't lose sleep over a test that's given in the daytime.
Drink at least eight hefty glasses of fluid (preferably water)
just prior to the test. Many people start drinking water several
days before the test; which is useless. Water does *not* clean any
THC metabolites out of your system because THC is not water soluble.
Water only dilutes urine temporarily. Do not over do it; you can
get water intoxication. People can actually overdose and even die
from water intoxication. It's very hard to do, and you'll vomit
before anything gets serious.
6.1.2 Creatinine level:
Eating red meat will boost creatinine levels. If you eat a lot
of red meat for the 3 days prior to the test, your creatinine level
will be normal, and the lab won't know that you've diluted your
6.1.3 Vitamin B:
Color your sample yellow by taking 50 to 100 milligrams of vitamin
B. Many vitamins will work, but B-2 or B-12 (found in B-complex
vitamins) are the most effective, though some will argue that vitamin
C is better. This will also help if you plan to dope your sample
(section 7). This does not guarantee that dilution will work. Diluted
samples have been red-flagged when specific gravity and creatinine
levels are tested and below normal. If you're taking vitamins at
the last minute, check to see if they're time release. If so, crush
it up and consume the powder. Coloring your urine isn't all that
important because it's normal for people to have clear urine even
when they don't consume much fluid.
Diuretics make people urinate frequently. Coffee, cranberry juice,
beer, iced tea, herbal tea, and Pepsi are all good diuretics. Grapes
are known to be very good diuretics. Diuretics without caffeine
or alcohol are recommended because caffeine and alcohol have negative
side effects. Cranberry juice is also the cheapest. Avoid salts.
Herbal diuretics do better than home remedies like juices.
6.2.1 Ultimate Blend (c):
This product used to be known as Test Free, but the name was changed.
Ultimate Blend is a diuretic designed for the test, but works no
better than other diuretics. Ultimate Blend is sold by Zydot Unlimited
6.2.2 Detoxify Carbo Clean (c):
This is a very new product, untested by a third party. It claims
to absorb toxins, however, experts say that absorbing THC metabolites
from fat cells is impossible. Here is a copy of the ad from Party
[Detox] Is a scientifically formulated carbohydrate blend that
works by absorbing toxins and imuurities[sic]. It has been featured
in High Times, and we are so confident of the results that we are
offering a double-your-money-back guarantee for any failed results.
This is the most complete program for the cleanest results! Precleanse
(tm) herbal capsules are enclosed in every box of Carbo Clean. This
extra advantage helps you begin cleansing the evening before the
deadline. B-Complex tablets complete the program.
6.2.3 Naturally Klean Herbal Tea (c):
Naturally Klean claims to clear any drug metabolites for a few
hours after taking. Drink this shortly before the test. Naturally
Klean was also listed as a drug screen in previous versions, but
according to Nightbyrd, "it will do NOTHING to help you pass
a urine test;" with the exception that it will dilute your
urine. You can get Naturally Klean from Martha Butterfield-Jay Foundation
or J& J Enterprizes. An anonymous user provided the ingredients
list: dandelion root, burdock root, red clover top, chamomile flower,
alfalfa leaf, licorice root, slippery elm inner bark, hibiscus flower,
dog rose hips, natural fruit flavors. Dandelion root is said to
be the effective diuretic.
Goldenseal is a plant and you can get either the root or the leaves
in pill form. It's also a liquid or tea. The liquid is rumored to
absorb slower than the capsules. Goldenseal is a diuretic, but works
no better than other diuretics. Furthermore, NORML reports that
Goldenseal is now being tested for. Taking Goldenseal is a foolish
6.2.5 Certa or Certo:
This is an untested diuretic. Certa "has something to do with
canning. Some people swear by it. Trouble is, it's always somebody
else, a third party not present during the conversation, who uses
it" (Pearson). I've heard rumors about people who smoked right
up to the day before the test, consumed fruit pectin (a canning
substance similar to Certa), and passed the test. However, there
hasn't been any tests to validate those claims. Will someone with
a lab at their disposal please test this stuff?
6.2.6 Vales Original Formula:
Another herbal remedy like Goldenseal. It does nothing. The water
you must take with it does everything Vales claims to do.
Take an 80 milligram dose of prescription diuretic lasix (furosemide).
Prescription diuretics are the most potent. Some over the counter
diuretics will color your urine blue and should be avoided. WARNING!
-Diuretics can be harmful to people with kidney problems, pregnant
women, and diabetics.-
There is a myth that drinking vinegar will mask drugs; it won't.
However, vinegar lowers the pH of urine. Amphetamines are excreted
up to 3 times as fast when urine is acidified. So vinegar could
reduce the detection time period for amphetamines. The effects on
detection time are generally insignificant, and it in my opinion
it really wouldn't be worth it to drink vinegar. If you do decide
to drink vinegar, I hear it's easiest to get a shot glass and do
it in shots. It will cause diarrhea.
There is a myth that taking phenylpropanolamine (Dexatrim's active
ingredient) will work. It won't. In fact, Dexatrim is a false positive,
and may work against you. The myth may have originated because Dexatrim
was claimed to speed metabolism. However, the fact that Dextrim
causes a positive makes it useless.
A high fiber diet will help by redirecting fat soluble metabolites
to the colon rather than bladder. "THC is eliminated primarily
in the stool via bile acids. Both EMIT and RIA detect a secondary
metabolite which is reabsorbed from the intestines. Thus a person
with a high fiber diet will excrete a majority of THC [metabolites]
in the stool" (anon1). A fiber-based laxitive will also help
by binding bile-acids. Use caution. Fiber laxitives can alter one's
bowel schedule and lead to dependancy.
6.6 Vitamin lecithin:
A recent method that's still under development is to take vitamin
lecithin. This vitamin breaks down your stored fat and disperses
it into your blood stream, to help clean out drugs that store themselves
in lipid tissue, such as THC. NORML recommends taking Lecithin right
up to the day of the test. To me it sounds as though this would
work against you because by putting THC back in your blood stream,
you are increasing metabolites in the urine. Someone has suggested
that you take vitamin lecithin on a regular basis to clean lipids
of THC metabolites. Then quit before the test, which seems to make
more sense. It MAY be useless to take lecithin supplements orally.
I've been told that the digestive system breaks it down too much
before entering the blood stream. Most aren't willing to take vitamins
intravenously. (If you do decide to take lecithin, you might as
well take B5 with it. B5 aids in the process of turning lecithin
into acetylcholine.) Another solution is to take nutrients which
help the body manufacture lecithin. Lipotrophics cause the liver
to produce lecithin. A good source for this information is Austin
Nutritional Research page.
6.7 How to give a clean sample:
Don't give urine from your first urination of the day. It's the
dirtiest, and can be heavily filled with metabolites. Urinate a
couple of times before giving a test sample. Also, don't give the
beginning or end of the stream. Piss in the toilet, then quickly
stop and go in the cup. Stop, and shift back to the toilet for the
last portion. Only give a midstream sample. Just be sure to give
Athletes have a big advantage over normal civilians. When fat is
burned, THC byproducts are released into the blood. This is the
only way to get THC metabolites out of lipid tissue. "Normal
living will burn them slowly, as your fat reserves get turned over"
(Dr. Grow). Due to an athletes high metabolic rate, THC moves through
an athletes system significantly faster. Exercising between drug
tests will clean THC metabolites from the system at a faster rate,
thus lowering the detection period. It is important to stop burning
fat cells near test time. On test day, it doesn't matter what's
in your lipid tissue. What's in your blood and urine does matter.
Exercise increases the amount of THC metabolites in the urine; so
quit exercising a week before the test. Be lazy, and eat big. This
will put the body in an anabolic fat-storing stage. At this point,
the "buried" THC metabolites won't escape and go the the
urine. There are drugs that will increase metabolism the way exercise
does, but these are the same drugs that they are usually testing
for. Exercise should only be considered when the subject knows that
he or she will not be given a pop quiz in the near future.
6.9 Beta-2 agonists:
Studies have shown that Clenbuterol reduces fat, which would help
rid lipid tissue of THC metabolities. Clenbuterol also increases
metabolism. No studies have directly shown that Clenbuterol will
help pass a drug test. However, provided that it reduces fat, I
would assume that the fat breakdown would result in less fat soluble
substances in the system. Caution: Clenbuteral is labeled as a performance
enhancer, and it's on the banned list for athlete testing. If are
being tested as an athlete, avoid Clenbuterol!
6.10 Beta-3 agonists:
Beta-3 agonists are drugs that stimulate the beta-3 andrenergic
receptors on brown fat cells. The beta-3 andrenergic receptor is
located on the surface of fat cells, and controls the amount of
fat the cell releases into the bloodstream. When brown fat is stimulated,
white fat is burned (converted into heat). Many people have mutant
beta-3 andrenergic receptors, causing calories to be burned too
slowly; thus leading to obesity. These people will benefit most
from beta-3 agonist drugs. If the drug works as claimed, I believe
it would reduce the detection time of fat soluble drugs by continually
excreting metabolites into the bloodstream at a faster pace. As
with vitamin lecithin and exercise, you would take beta-3 agonists
between tests, and quit a couple days prior to the test. Beta-3
agonists have been in the development phase for the past 13 years.
One firm is already testing a beta-3 drug in early clinical trials.
It's not on the market yet.
6.11 Low dosaging:
If you're an athlete and get tested for steroids, you can still
use anabolic steroids and possibly beat the cutoff. The body naturally
produces testosterone (a steroid), and small amounts of testosterone
show up in urine by default. Some athletes are able to keep their
steroid intake low enough to indicate a natural level of steroids.
A study was done finding that 67% of steroid users take more than
the recommended amount, and they stack (meaning they take two or
more different kinds of steroids). Steroids are only meant to be
used in small amounts to begin with. Anything over a normal dose
goes unused. Also, no study has shown stacking to be beneficial.