A urine drug test detox method that has been around for a while but is only getting the recognition it deserves is the Certo drug test method. This method mainly uses pectin as the main ingredient that helps you pass a drug test.
Those who know their jelly and jam will know Certo very well as it is used to make those products. Another fruit pectin used during the detox process is Sure Jell, and the best thing about it is it’s very cheap. It can be found in your local store or on Amazon.
How Marijuana Is Metabolised By The Body
The moment you smoke marijuana, the first body part it goes through is your lungs. That is because you take in some before you blow the smoke out. After the lungs, the smoke makes its way to your stomach where absorption is very low has a delayed peak in THC levels.
From the stomach, it makes its way to your heart where it will be transported to the rest of your body through the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, the THC will make its way to the brain where it will attach itself to cannabinoid receptors and work its way through your cannabinoid neurotransmitter systems.
This can cause things like short-term memory loss, poor judgment as well as poor motor skills. The liver is the place where it is metabolized, and it can take up to 20 hours depending on the amount you used or smoked.
From the liver, the marijuana will travel to your colon and kidneys. The body excretes 65% of marijuana through feces while 20% of it is excreted through urinating.
What Drug Testers Are Looking For, The Concentration And Window of Detection
There are the five common drugs that testers screen for.
- Phencyclidine (Angel dust, PCP)
- Cocaine (Both crack and powder)
- Amphetamines ( Ecstasy or MDMA, Methamphetamine and amphetamines)
- Opiates (Morphine, Opium, Codeine, and Heroin)
- THC (Edible cannabis products, Hash and Marijuana)
Window Of Detection In Urine
|Cannabis||3 – 4 days for those who are light users of the drug, heavy users or those who are overweight, up to 30 days|
|Cocaine||2-5 days and ten days for heavy users|
|Amphetamines||1 – 3 days|
|Ecstasy (MDMA)||3-4 days|
|Methamphetamine||3 – 5 days|
The Concentration Testers Look For
|Drugs||EIA Screen Cutoff Level (ng/mL)||GC/MS Confirmation (ng/mL)|
Will Gelatin Help You To Pass Your Drug Test?
Since the body gets rid of THC through urine and feces, it is worth noting that THC metabolites are in fact fat soluble. The body makes feces to attach in taken fat and dissolve it into the water. This is where fruit pectin (fiber) attaches themselves to feces in the intestines where it leaves the body through the colon.
Urine is tested a lot because many marijuana metabolites are excreted that way, and as pointed out above, most of it leaves the body through feces. What’s in the urine is mainly what was reabsorbed from the intestines into the bloodstream before it leaves.
When Jell/Certo is leaving the body through the colon, it does take some bile with it. The bile is a fat transport, and it carries fat when it is exiting the body. Since fat attaches the fat-soluble THC, the THC is taken out the body together with it.
To make things simple, fiber takes THC out with it when it is exiting the body and only leaving a small amount for reabsorption which flows through your bloodstreams and ends up as urine.
This is the interesting part when it comes to testing blood because it finds its way to your urine through blood. For this process to be beneficial to you, it has to lower the THC in your blood.
Fiber does increase bowel moment which is good because it ensures that THC leaves the body as much as possible before it can be reabsorbed by the body. To conclude, what make pectin work before your drug test is it forces THC metabolites to exit the body through feces, not urine. This increases your chances of passing your urine test.
Why it is not reliable
There is no proof to suggest this method is reliable but people online have claimed it has been successful for them. Based on the online community, using Certo/sure jell for your drug tests is equally as effective as using a same day detox drink to flush your system.
How does Certo/ sure jell work?
Many marijuana smokers believe that using this method coats the inside of their bladder and stomach which stops THC from going into urine for a short space of time.
There isn’t much evidence to suggest this true, and it is hard to verify it.
A more likely reason is this method works as a combination of how the fiber in the body interacts with the THC you take and the amount you take as part of the detox process. Everyone who is a stoner is aware of diluting urine as much as possible to pass a drug test, but when you use Certo, plenty of water is involved too to increase your passing chances.
The main reason that makes using Certo a good option is as stated before, the way that fiber interacts in the body.
The Certo Drug Test Method
The things you need are a gallon of water, a 32 Oz Gatorade Lemon-line, a packet of Certo/Sure-Jell Fruit Pectin and a vitamin B12 or B2 supplement. Below is step by step process
- Three hours before you take your test, mix the entire packet of Certo with Gatorade.
- After that shake well until the Gatorade dissolves the Certo making it thick like jelly or jam
- Now drink the mixer without leaving a single drop and then have some water just after and the hours leading up to your test. Make sure you drink at least a gallon of water.
- Urine 3-4 times before giving your urine sample to get rid of urine that may be contaminated before the Certo bound the drug THC in the intestines.
- An hour before the urine test, to add color to your urine; take the B-vitamin tablet while still drinking the gallon of water.