water pills, do they actually help?

Discussion in 'Urine Testing' started by hizzy, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. hizzy hizzy

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    • Since: Feb 9, 2009
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    hi i have a pee test tomorrow for my probation and i read the dilution sticky and i have everything ready BUT i forgot to pick up some B2 for the coloring. I always take a water pill with the water i drink and i was just wondering, does it help color the urine any or does it help at all with anything?

    oh and, sonny #7, i drink that with my water but someone told me it didnt work although i passed my last test with it. any more opinions?
  2. Buzzby Buzzby

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    • Since: Aug 27, 2004
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    Because diuretics ("water pills") cause your kidneys to pass water more quickly into your bladder, some people think it speeds elimination of THC metabolites from the body or dilutes the level of THC metabolites in your urine. I've heard arguments both for and against this idea and I haven't reached a conclusion.

    All of these products work by dilution. They do not convert THC metabolites into something that can't be detected, as they'd like you to believe. They do not remove THC metabolites from your body. Only time and fat-burning exercise can do that. You can duplicate the actions of these products for a fraction of the price by following the guidelines in these links:

    Dilution and aspirin -- the technique

    DILUTION: tips, tricks and guidelines from N2

    Drug Testing - The Definitive Guide

    Because they work by dilution, detox drinks can fail if the concentration of THC metabolites is too high. Drinking a lot of fluids makes you pee a lot, reducing the concentration of THC metabolites in your blood. They'll be restored from that stored in fatty tissue but eventually they'll all leach out if you don't smoke. Drinking a reasonable amount of fluids shortly before your test will dilute your urine, lowering the concentration of THC metabolites. If you dilute too much it will spoil the test and you'll be retested or failed. The aspects of dilution techniques other than drinking fluids are to make dilute urine appear to be less dilute. At high concentrations of THC metabolites it is not possible to dilute enough without diluting too much.

    The aspirin in the dilution + aspirin technique will mask THC metabolites on an EMIT test if the concentration is not too high.

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