How Does THC Leave the Body?
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that makes you feel high. When you use weed, the THC immediately infiltrates your bloodstream and stays there for several hours (depending on how much you consume). THC metabolites are left behind (and stored in fat cells), which is what drug tests are looking for. If you’re wondering if a 2-day THC detox is possible, you’re probably curious as to how THC leaves the body in the first place. In this blog, we’ll explore the body’s natural detoxification system and what you need to know about how it supports a 2-day THC detox.
Sweat: The least amount of THC metabolites are released through sweat, but sweat is indeed one of the body’s natural detoxification processes. This is why people commonly advise going to the sauna or exercising in order to help detox THC. Beyond being invigorating and useful in a detox, there are several other health benefits associated with regular sauna use. However, within a time crunch like a 2-day THC detox, sweating along won’t release all your THC metabolites.
Urine: Have you ever been told that you should just drink a ton of water to flush your system as an effective means of THC detox? That’s one of the common refrains that we hear. While it’s true that the body releases THC metabolites through urine, you run the risk of diluting the THC metabolites versus actually cleansing them from your body. This shows up on a drug test and is a huge red flag, making it seem like you’re trying to cover up your weed habits. As such, using water alone is not effective for a 2-day THC detox.
Number 2: Yep, this is the third way (and the most effective) that the body naturally detoxes itself. An uptake in fiber and bowel-stimulating supplements may thus prove beneficial in speeding up your detox, as do the pills in our 2-day THC Detox Kit and 5-day THC Detox Kit.
While it’s great that the body has a built-in detoxification system to release THC and other toxings, it’s important to remember that if you’re trying to do a 2-day THC detox simply by quitting weed for a few days, “you risk a slow detox because THC metabolites (what the labs test for) can stay in your body anywhere from days to several months depending on many factors. Frequency and quantity of use as well as metabolic rate and eating habits are generally the most important factors when determining how long marijuana will be in your system. As such, optimizing the speed of detox with our 2-day THC Detox Kit or 5-day THC Detox Kit is ideal. Speeding the body’s excretion systems is the most natural way to remove THC from the system, and our detox kits are designed to compensate for when your body can't naturally remove toxins quickly enough.” (Excerpt from our blog, What is a Detox?)If you’re in a time crunch to pass a drug test, or simply want peace of mind, we guarantee a 2-day THC detox or 5-day THC detox with our kits. Check them out and let us know if you have any questions!