Getting rid of THC is no easy task especially if you have an impromptu drug test coming up. While there are a variety of cleansers and detoxifiers on the market, the one you use must be chosen carefully.
The cost of any given cleanser should also be taken into account. If you don’t have the funds to pay for a commercial cleanser, Niacin is a cost-effective and practical solution to your problem
How Niacin Works
If you do a little bit of research on the topic you’ll see that THC is stored in the fat cells of the body. This means that the rate at which it leaves your body is entirely dependent on your own metabolism.
Those people with lower metabolism will take longer to process the THC out of their system. Conversely, those with higher metabolic rates will process it faster. Even the highest metabolisms would take a handful of days to push THC out of the system and that’s only for a first-time use.
Chronic users of THC could take even longer to process it out of their bodies. Niacin is traditionally used as a therapeutic vitamin to help break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Since THC is stored in fat cells, the theory goes that an increased dose of Niacin will help process those fat cells faster, therefore allowing the user to flush THC out of the body faster.
The Truth About Niacin
There is no medical literature or solid proof saying that Niacin does or does not help flush THC out of the body. There is a wealth of articles online that promote the use of the vitamin for this purpose with varied results from person to person.
Ultimately, an increase in metabolism or the metabolic process (whether through taking Niacin or simply exercising) can help burn fat cells sooner.
Negative Side Effects of Niacin
Despite the murky science behind the use of Niacin for flushing out one’s body, people still take it for this purpose. Side effects can range from mild to severe and include (most commonly) a rushing of blood to the surface near the skin making the user have a flushed or red-skinned look.
More severe side effects include gastrointestinal problems, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and potentially diarrhea. Moreover, people who purchase Niacin from unlicensed supplement dealers run the risk of buying something that isn’t what it is purported to be.
It is undeniable that in some cases, individuals have been successful in flushing their systems out with Niacin to pass a drug test. Realistically, the best way to pass a drug test is to stop use well in advance of the test, increase your exercise regimen, and drink plenty of fluids like water.
Increasing the amount of time that you work out can dramatically improve your metabolic rate especially if you go from not working out at all to a regular routine over a handful of days. Excursive in combination with a Niacin regimen can also improve your metabolic rate.