There is a general agreement within the medical community that it’s tricky to get weed out of your system in a short period of time, especially after frequent use.
The main reason for this is that multiple factors influence just how long cannabis stays in a person’s system, and the consumer has to be aware of these factors so he can gauge how the detoxification should go.
Steps for Removing Weed Fast
While there is no single method of removing cannabis from a person’s system, there are some steps that can help speed the process along.
1. Get physical. Performing physical activities more frequently will improve your overall health and improve your metabolic rate.
Higher metabolism has been associated with better removal of toxins and other metabolites from the body, not just from cannabis but from other stuff we put into the body, like food.
2. Drink plenty of fluids. The worst thing that you can do when trying to clear weed from your system is being dehydrated.
Dehydration means your kidneys are not flushing frequently, and the THC that should have been exiting your body is just circulating in your blood stream.
3. Stop smoking weed. This is the first thing that you should do, actually. It makes no sense that you want to clear a drug test but you are still smoking cannabis. Hold off the pot and let your body clean itself up of the byproducts.
4. Try herbal detox kits. While these herbal detox kits have variable designs and use plant-based ingredients, it’s possible that with the correct mix of herbs, you will be able to improve your liver and kidney health, which in turn could speed up the process of removing THC and associated metabolites.
If you are thinking of flushing weed from your system, it’s important for you to know the how’s and why’s of weed once it enters your body. Here are some of the more important factors to consider.
1. The type of test. Different tests have different sensitivities. For short-term detection, or detection after only days of use, urinalysis and blood serum testing is often done.
Drug testing for employment purposes usually takes the form of a urinalysis. The most sensitive of all tests is the hair test, which can detect THC in 77% of heavy and/or chronic users of cannabis.
2. THC levels. Different strains of cannabis have varying levels of THC, the main, psychoactive compound in cannabis that causes the high.
THC accumulates in the body, and while the liver is quite capable of metabolizing or breaking it down to a total of eighty plus sub-metabolites, getting rid of these metabolites is another issue altogether.
If you regularly consume cannabis and would like to smoke a strain that has lower THC levels, it would be impossible to get an accurate reading unless you have the physical plant analyzed in a laboratory.
Some folks might say that specific strains have high THC because of the impact after smoking.
This is another misconception (rather, an urban legend) because the impact of THC varies from person to person and it usually does not have anything to do with the minor fluctuations in the amount of THC in the cannabis.
3. Body fat percentage. Unfortunately, body fat also plays a role in prolonging the presence of THC and its metabolites in the body.
Generally speaking, the higher your body fat percentage, the higher the chances of producing a positive result in any of the available, standard drug tests for detecting THC and its associated compounds.
The reason for this is that cannabinoids bind with fat molecules (they are fat-soluble) and they aren’t really ‘destroyed’ afterward. They can also unbind at a future time and re-circulate in the blood.