The Truth About Synthetic Urine
So you’ve got a drug test coming up and you’re thinking about using synthetic urine to ensure your drug test shows up clean. But does synthetic urine actually work? And where would you even get that stuff near you anyway?
Now that cannabis is legal in many states, it’s becoming much more widely used and a much more acceptable social norm. Unfortunately, many companies still test for it and if you have partaken anytime in the past few weeks to past months, it very well could show up on a drug test. This is why people are searching for ways to cheat the system, and synthetic urine is one way to do just that. But there are some (a lot of) risks.
Does Synthetic Urine Actually Work to Pass a Pee Test?
It very well could, but may not. Many testers require an observer while you go to the bathroom. In this case, you’re screwed as soon as he or she sees the fake urine contraption. Even if you don’t have to deal with an observer, many testers test the urine immediately, and if the urine doesn’t fall in the 90-100 degree range, it is an automatic fail.
There are other ways the testers can also tell if you are using fake pee or not. Presence of creatinine, lack of bubbles, pH level, amount of particulates in the urine, smell, and on and on…
So the point here is that there are a ton of risks to using synthetic urine and it is in your best interest to avoid having to use it all costs. If you have a month or more before your test, there are other, safer alternatives to flushing your body to ensure your test shows up clean.
But back to the actual question of synthetic urine actually working, and some products do actually work. As long as your tester isn’t going the extra measure to ensure its not synthetic urine, you’re probably going to be safe. But nowadays, these safeguards are becoming more prevalent, especially with mandated state and federal drug testing.
Other Things to be Concerned About
Besides wondering if your synthetic urine will pass the test or not, your tester may instead use an oral fluid or hair sample instead. If this is the case, your newly purchased synthetic urine will be of no help whatsoever.
Fluid samples from the mouth have a much shorter detection period, but hair follicles have a very long window of detection. Think days vs months between the two respectively.
Alternatives to Synthetic Urine
Obviously the smart thing to do here is to refrain from using anything that may show up on a drug test IF you know you have one coming up. If you are jobless and are applying for work, it would be in your best interest to refrain as well. But sometimes these drug tests come up with little to no warning and there’s not much you can do about it. In this case, do your best to put off the drug test as long as possible to give your chance to clear and detox your body of the substance.
CBD and TCH typically takes about 60 days to detox to be safe, but there are things you can do to speed this process up. Everyone’s body reacts differently and will detox according to how your body is structured. Metabolism, fat, weight, and how often you partake is just some variables that will affect how long it will take for you to clean yourself out. But here are a few ideas to help you speed up the process…
- Exercise and sweat as much as possible.
- Drink a ton of water.
- Consume a high fiber diet and use fiber supplements.
Using synthetic urine is extremely risky to pass a drug test. There are just so many things that can go wrong and this should be avoided if at all possible. The good news is that you can pass a urine test as long as you are given ample time to clean out your body. While 60 days will ensure you will pass, 30-45 days can be ample enough as well as long as you are taking action to speed up your detoxing process.