Some cannabinoids such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can stay in your body much longer than its effects actually last, which can cause false positives in drug tests. Let’s have a look are what drug tests do and what toxin cleaners are.
What are False Positives?
Driving while under the influence is punishable by law, via fines and points on your driving license. Officers have the necessary tools needed to tell if the consumption of a substance has caused any sort of mental altercation in drivers.
When it comes to alcohol, an alcoholometer is used; these devices are incredibly efficient. Alcohol surges through the blood and gets to your entire body, including your lungs. When you blow in one of these devices, it measures the amount of alcohol in your breath. Due to the fact that alcohol is quickly expelled from the body, this is quite an efficient tool.
However, cannabis is different. It stays in the body for longer, in fact it stays there for longer than the actual effects produced. Habitual consumers have tested positive in various drug analyses even months after consuming last. Many consumers have been penalized for driving under the influence even 12 hours after having consumed cannabis, even after 8 hours of sleep.
Why do False Positives Happen?
Drug tests analyse the metabolites derived from cannabinoids that the liver produces. They specifically detect THC-COOH, which is also known as 11-Nor-9-Carboxi-THC or THC-11-oico acid.
This metabolite derived from THC consumption does not dissolve in water, but it does dissolve in fat, which means that it is stored in body fat. THC-COOH doesn’t produce psycyhoactive effects, it’s simply the body’s response to consuming THC. However, while THC disappears from the body within hours, THC-COOH can stay in body fat for weeks. Some drug tests can differentiate between THC and THC-COOH. However, drug tests usually only use the THC-COOH detector, which can cause a large amount of false positives.
How Long does THC Stay in Your Body?
It’s hard to calculate exactly how long THC-COOH stays in the body, as it can be influenced by many different factors. It can depend on your height and weight, the amount of fat in your body and your own metabolism, as well as your cannabis consumption habits.
If you do sports, you drink lactates, you don’t have much body fat or your don’t consume cannabis habitually, your body will get rid of THC-COOH much faster. On the other hand, if you have a sedentary life and you don’t eat well, this metabolite can stay in your body for much longer.
The Best Toxin Cleaners for Avoiding a False Positive
At La Huerta Grow Shop we believe in responsible consumption of cannabis. If you have consumed cannabis or any other drug, do not drive. Respect your life and everyone else’s by avoiding a possible traffic accident.
In order to avoid a false positive, however, check out our toxin cleaners:
- Kleaner: a toxin cleaner for sweat and saliva tests, effective a half an hour after use. Kleaner is a naturally sourced product that cleans any leftover cannabinoids and other substances that may produce a false positive. You just need 4 – 5 drops and it stays active for an hour in your mouth and 4 – 5 hours in your skin and sweat.
- If you’re looking for an efficient cleaner for your saliva that acts almost instantly, we recommend trying out Mouth Wash Magnum Detox, which also does not contain alcohol so it can be used on the road. After washing your mouth out a couple of times, your saliva will stay clean for 45 minutes.
- Detox Instant Flush is a toxin cleaner that acts instantly, hiding drug consumption in urine, blood and saliva. You don’t need to stop consuming two days before taking this, and it works for up to 6 hours. This product contains natural herbs and fibers such as Psyllium shell, bark, creatine etc.
- Zydot Euro Blend is a combination of natural herbs that comes in powder format, used to clean drug and alcohol residues in urine. An hour after ingesting, and after urinating 3 times, Zydot Euro Blend will allow you to pass tests in the following 4 – 5 hours. Zydot has been on the market since 1987, over thirty years dedicating themselves to toxin cleaners.
If you have any questions regarding Toxin cleaners, get in touch with La Huerta Grow Shop, our team would be happy to help!