Pickle Juice: the secret for passing a drug test?
In 2019, it was reported that 4.5% of all US drug tests had failed in one way or another, which was one of the highest failure rates ever seen. If you explore the web to find tricks or cleanse products for passing a drug test, you will find all sorts of things. One method that’s been doing its rounds on the internet is pickle juice. That said, does it really work? We tested it out for you.
Why do people use vinegar and pickle juice?
Despite having many testimonies from different people on blogs and various forums, it doesn’t mean that pickle juice is actually worth drinking before a drug test. Actually, vinegar has been used for many centuries to extend the shelf life of certain foods. In some cases, it’s even been used to clean hard-to-wash cookware, so drinking vinegar juice multiple times in the same week is not a fun party for your digestive system.
How to use pickle juice for a drug test?
There are two ways of using pickle juice for a drug test. The first one is to drink lots of it to force the THC metabolites out of your urine. This method, however, is really nasty and is not recommended. Indeed, vinegar (or acetic acid) is very salty and hard to digest. If you drink pickle juice straight up, you might even vomit the minutes that follow the ingestion. A little tip, if you really want to try it out, is to dilute the pickle juice with water, so it won’t be as harsh on your kidneys and stomach.
That concludes the first method, but what about the second one? Now, this trick would probably only work in movies, but technically speaking, you could potentially mix pickle juice with your urine sample. Doing so would make any drug traces untraceable. But, and there is a big but, how would you pull this one while there are probably cameras and laboratory staff everywhere around you? They obviously have everything in place to make sure that nobody cheats the test with another person’s urine and whatnot. Therefore, in practicality, this method will almost never work, unless you have some James Bond gadgets!
What’s acetic acid?
Acetic acid is colorless and liquid, a bit like water. Vinegar is a condiment that is primarily made of a mix of water and acetic acid and is used to pickle vegetables such as cucumbers. You will find anywhere between 4% and 18% of acetic acid in various types of vinegar on the market, 18% being the allowed top limit.
As a matter of fact, if you would drink water with 25% vinegar or more by volume, you would get seriously in trouble. The acid would instantly damage your mouth, your stomach, and intestine.
What are the benefits of acetic acid?
While it is true that vinegar is not the easiest thing to digest, we would be lying if we told you that vinegar-based products don’t bring anything positive to the table. Here’s a small list of the top health benefits of vinegar:
- Helps to keep a balanced blood sugar level
- Helps people trying to manage their weight
- Reduces cholesterol
- Contains antimicrobial properties
Please note that the health benefits that you can get from vinegar are not that potent, and may slightly vary from one type of vinegar to the next. There are many types of vinegar, such as white vinegar, wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, etc. In general, people choose a certain type of vinegar for its taste and not for its health benefits, as they are not enough important to be taken into serious consideration.
Is drinking pickle juice healthy?
As we already mentioned a bit earlier, drinking pickle juice is not healthy. Of course, if you just take a couple of sips here and there, you won’t get sick. We are talking about ingesting serious amounts of pickle juice in a short period of time.
Moreover, any type of vinegar can be risky for one’s body. If you drink too much vinegar, here’s a list of problems and symptoms you could encounter shortly after:
- Important damages to your teeth
- Damages to your throat
- Stomach problems such as ulcers
Does drinking pickle juice really work for a drug test?
Yes and no, since drinking acetic acid in such a large quantity would indeed force you to urine any THC metabolites left in your system. That said, the price your body will pay for this little stunt is not really worth it, as there are many cleansing and detox products on the market specifically designed to do one thing: help you pass your drug test.
Therefore, even if drinking pickle juice on paper actually works, we strongly recommend taking a moment to think about it before engaging in this process. If you still want to go ahead with this project, however, make sure to dilute the pickle juice with a lot of water to make it less difficult for your system to digest.