How to Pass a Drug Test with Palo Azul Tea
Studies showed that palo azul has alkalinizing & diuretic properties
Many people have discovered this magical tea by seeking to pass a drug test. This is due to the fact that studies have shown palo azul's alkalinizing and diuretic properties. This means that it helps to increase urinary flow with a potassium-saving effect. Therefore, there are many testimonies of people who have successfully passed their drug tests after drinking palo azul tea.
* Here's a fun fact: This is a statement from the World Anti-Doping Agency: "Diuretics are often abused by athletes to excrete water for rapid weight loss and to mask the presence of other banned substances. Because of their abuse by athletes, diuretics have been included on The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) list of prohibited substances."
* Here’s another fun fact: Palo azul tea has been used as a natural remedy as far back as the 1500s and shortly after the discovery of America, it was transported to Europe for its mesmerizing fluorescence!
Instructions to pass your drug test
1.) Prepare palo azul tea
Boil 1 gallon of water and add a handful (1 oz) of palo azul, then let it brew on low heat until the color starts to turn blue or amber (about 20 minutes). Let it cool down, then remove the palo azul plant and you can drink the tea hot or cold. You should drink at least 1 gallon of palo azul tea daily for as long as possible once you have stopped taking the drug completely.
2.) Take a B2 Supplement
Take a large dose of vitamin B2 (50-100mg) to add color to your urine. This will prevent your drug testers from being suspicious about the clarity of your urine.
3.) Avoid Fatty Foods
5.) Pee in the morning
Never administer your first urine of the day for your drug test! Drug metabolite concentrations build up overnight and are at its highest within your first pee in the morning, so make sure to pee at least once before your test.
6.) Drink water 1 hour before test
So...How do drug tests work?
After ingesting any drug, their chemical remnants will remain stored in your body. In the case of marijuana, these chemical remnants are known as metabolites which are called cannabinoids.
This is what drug tests look for, and they can be found in your urine, hair, saliva, fingernails or blood. More specifically, they look for the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the metabolite called THC-COOH, which gets stored in your body fat (more in this later).
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Nicolas Rossetti, the manager of an occupational health center that conducts about 200,000 drug tests in New York City each year mentions that “cleanses and teas can lower THC levels through their diuretic properties.”
Paul Armentano, the deputy director of The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws stated in an interview that “the less concentrated or the more diluted the sample is, the less sensitive or accurate the test is going to be. Consuming any sort of fluid, but particularly diuretic fluids, in the hours prior to a test is going to lead to a less concentrated sample, and thus is going to lead to a less sensitive test result.”
Researchers from a study about the abuse of diuretics as “masking agents in sport doping” supports this statement, as they mention the following:
“Diuretics increase urine volume and dilute any doping agents as well as their metabolites present in the urine and make their detection more problematic by conventional anti-doping analysis." For this reason, "diuretics are classified as masking agents on the WADA Prohibited List (class S5: ‘Diuretics and other masking agents’).”
Problem solved! So you can just drink a TON of tea and pass your drug test! There’s one more problem though...
Nicolas Roseti says that “this flushing of the kidneys can lower the specific gravity or density of the urine, and a low specific gravity indicates contamination on the test, and the specimen could be discounted.”
Discounting / Invalidating Drug Tests
The problem with diuretics, is that they can cause excessive dilution of the urine, making it too clear and “less natural in color.” Drug testers are aware of detoxifiers and urine dilution strategies to pass drug tests, so they may be suspicious of a urine that is too clear and watery.
This is where B2 supplements come in!
According to an article by the Delphi Behavioral Health Group, “taking large doses of vitamin B2 can help to normalize the color, making it less obvious that the urine is diluted.”
Problem solved! 😉
So...Why does marijuana have "the longest detection time"?
Nicolas Rosseti, mentions that “compared to other drugs, marijuana has the longest detection time, up to months, because the detectable chemicals stay in the body’s fat cells.”
The difference in detection times for different drugs has to do with the makeup of their metabolites. Cannabinoid metabolites are fat-soluble, meaning that it gets stored in the fat and takes a longer time to be metabolized.
In contrast, cocaine’s metabolites are water-soluble, so they are broken down much more quickly and excreted by the body.
We will be discussing detection times for cannabinoid urine tests specifically, but in case you were wondering...a study found that “detection time is longest in hair, followed by urine, sweat, oral fluid, and blood.”
According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), “the sensitivity of the test is determined by the concentration of metabolites it is set to detect. The standard cutoff is 50 nanograms/milliliter (ng/ml).”
The following table is average detection times for cannabinoids provided by the Drug Court Institute:
1 time only 5-8 days
2-4x per month 11-18 days
2-4x per week 23-35 days
5-6x per week 33-48 days
Daily 49-63 days
The Crystal Drug and Alcohol Testing Group provided this table:
One study tested detection times for low doses and high doses of marijuana and utilized the standard cannabinoids' cutoff level (50 nanograms/milliliter). It found that “the average detection times for the low dose group was less than 1 day and for the high dose it was less than 2 days.”
However, we read other medical studies which found shorter detection times.
A 2016 study somewhat supports this finding, as they found that “After smoking one marijuana cigarette, THCCOOH is detectable (using a cut-off of 50 ng/mL) for 2-4 days.” The researchers of this study also mention that “More frequent use will be detectable for almost 1 month, exceptionally 3 months.”
A Healthline article support these findings by mentioning that “cannabinoid metabolites can remain detectable in urine even after long periods of abstinence.” They also “found traces of one metabolite, delta 1-THC, in urine as long as four weeks after use.”
What factors affect drug tests?
• Body fat %
• Hydration levels
• Exercise routine
• Metabolism and diet
• Acidity of the urine
• How long ago the drug was ingested
• Frequency and quantity of drug use
In a 1998 study, the researchers tested the effects of urine dilution for passing drug tests with a “false negative result.” They tested volunteers 22 hours after smoking a marijuana cigarette (3.58% THC) and 22 hours after administration of cocaine. The researchers mention that “by the time subjects had consumed 2 qt (1.8 liters) of any fluid, they were generally producing false-negative results.”
They found that “even excess water was effective in diluting a urine specimen to cause false negative results, although herbal tea diluted urine faster compared to water alone.”
They also found that once a false negative result was produced with cannabinoid tests, they rarely returned to testing positive after the excess liquid was eliminated. But for cocaine, the false negative results “reverted to positive quickly after the dilution effects disappeared.”
Can CBD products make you test positive?
An article mentions that researchers found that “pure CBD did not cause a false-positive on two commercial drug tests used in the U.S. However, because these products are not regulated by the FDA, they may not always be pure, which could lead to variable results.”
A 2017 medical journal mentioned that “CBD hemp oil, extracted from Cannabis hemp plants, may contain enough THC to cause a positive THC/THC metabolite drug test if ingested in very high doses.”
Another article mentions that “20% of CBD products were contaminated with THC.” Also, CBD contains another marijuana compound called cannabinol, which “did react with drug tests as it is a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) derivative.”
What about passive smoking?
The NORML mentions that "passive smoking of marijuana is not an acceptable excuse at the 50 ng/ml level, since only in extreme circumstances can a non-smoker absorb enough pot to test urine positive (e.g., being stuck in a closet full of heavy smokers for hours)." However, "passive exposure may result in positive tests at 25 ng/ml or lower.”
Lastly, here's a fun fact you'll like: A 2010 study found that "flavonoids (antioxidant compounds in palo azul) may be important for the overall therapeutic effect of THC and the other cannabinoids by either synergistically enhancing them or reducing their side effects." Even more reason to drink palo azul tea!
(2006) THE MARIJUANA DETECTION WINDOW: DETERMINING THE LENGTH OF TIME CANNABINOIDS WILL REMAIN DETECTABLE IN URINE FOLLOWING SMOKING A CRITICAL REVIEW OF RELEVANT RESEARCH AND CANNABINOID DETECTION GUIDANCE FOR DRUG COURTS