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How long does it take for one to cleanse their system with cranberry juice & water?

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June 20, 2019 / By Bette
Question: A friend of mine was injured at work and has to take a urine test as a result. He smoked pot about a week ago and is concerned about failing the drug test (understandably). He's been drinking a lot of cranberry juice and water to try and flush his system. He can't do a masking system because he's taking pain killers which are opiates, and a masking system would probably block those too. So, how long should he drink cranberry juice & water for his system to be clear enough for a negative drug test? Is there anything else he can do to cleanse his system? (And just to put it out there...I'm not speaking of myself in the third person, really. He hurt his hand and can't type.) Thank you!
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Aiah Aiah | 7 days ago
It depends on how much he smoked and how often he smoked prior to that. It could take two weeks before he's below the THC cut off level if he was not a regular smoker. If he was, up to a month...THC stays in the system a long time unfortunately. Without the effort of drinking cran juice and water, up to 90 days. To save hassle, when he goes for his testing appointment, he should bring a copy of his prescription from the doctor as proof of why he's on the painkillers. (Though the injury should be proof enough). That way when his urine shows positive for opiates no one argues it. :)
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Aiah Originally Answered: how much water should i drink to flush and cleanse my system?
You can't "flush" your system. Your "system" is not "flushable". All you can do is lavage and cleanse and both of those are unwarranted and ineffective for what you're trying to accomplish. The only water you need to drink is that which quenches your thirst and as long as your urine is running pale yellow, you're fine waterwise. Also, don't try to control your fat with exercise. Control fat with diet. Plan your workouts around fitness goals such as excellence in a sport or occupation, strength, endurance, flexibility, systemic fitness, general health and well being, body sculpting, body awareness, coordination, poise and comportment, balance, body composition, mental acuity, educational experience, etc. It doesn't matter what exercises you do, they will all burn fat if your diet allows it. However, it does matter if you have goals. Working out is too difficult to do without success to inspire you to continue. And, without goals there is no way to measure success. Check out these fitness facts. • If you consume fewer calories than you burn, you have to lose fat eventually. There are no exceptions to this fact. • There are only two nonsurgical things you can do to sculpt your body and they are (1) add or lose fat and (2) add or lose muscle. Muscle can only be lost naturally through atrophy. • A pound of fat will yield about 3500 calories (Kcal) of energy. • An average person must run or walk about 5 miles (8 km) every day to burn one pound of fat per week BUT THEIR DIET MUST ALLOW IT. • An average person must run or walk about 350 miles (563 km) to burn 10 pounds BUT THEIR DIET MUST ALLOW IT. If they walk 350 miles (13.4 marathons) at 3mph it will take them 117 hours or about three full 40 hour work weeks to burn 10 pounds of fat. • If an average person consumes 500 calories per day less than they burn, they will lose about a pound a week with no extra time or physical effort required. •Running does not burn any more fat than walking as long as the distance remains the same. • It does not matter if a person runs or walks a given distance…they will burn the same number of calories. Calories are energy and energy expenditure is not time dependent. How fast a person runs has nothing to do with how many calories they burn. Only the distance determines the calories burned. • There is no exercise which will remove fat from a particular place on the body. Your body (genetics) determines where you lose fat, not you nor your diet nor your exercise. Spot fat removal by diet or exercise is a myth which is why people spend so much money on liposuction. • It is not necessary to do "cardio" to burn fat. Cardio is aerobic exercise while maintaining a heart rate of 80% of max or more which is used to maintain cardio-vascular fitness. You can burn fat in your sleep. • Most of the calories you consume will be spent just keeping your body temperature at 98.6F. • It doesn’t matter how hard or how long you exercise, you will not lose any fat if you eat too much. You can always eat more calories than you can burn. When it comes to burning fat, diet always trumps exercise. • There are no supplements which will make your body burn fat. Only you can do that with diet control. • An average natural bodybuilder who is just starting to train may gain as much as 4-8 ounces of muscle in a month. An average dieter who is burning fat will lose about a pound a week. Anyone can gain a pound in a few minutes just be drinking a pint of water. Now, here's how to burn fat. Forget all the fad diets, myths and misinformation, and just plain bad advice you've learned in the past. Here's the only fat loss plan you need and it's approved the US National Institute of Health. Eat a diet of varied, wholesome, and high quality foods such that your daily caloric intake is about 500 calories less than your daily caloric burn while keeping your macronutrient ratios at about 55/25/20 (%calories from carbs/fats/protein). And, don't do anything to defeat the foregoing plan such as taking supplements, drinking alcohol, abusing drugs, using cleanses or emetics, etc. It's that simple. Here are the only two websites you need to do that. 1. This site has a wide range of information about foods, fat, diets, and exercise with calculators, diet tips, food facts, etc. ---> http://www.freedieting.com/ 2. This website is a great way to track calories, macronutrients, water, and exercise. It also does all the math for you and makes it super easy to look up foods to enter into your online food intake diary. There's a discussion forum where you can exchange info with thousands of other dieters and an app to sync to your cell phone so you can update your intake while on the go. --->http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ Here's my food intake diary as an example ---> http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/c... Good luck and good health!! ♠

Timothy Timothy
Many people who don't like cranberry juice take cranberry pills as a supplement for full-body cleanses. You should be able to find some at your local drugstore or health-food grocery shop. If you're looking for an alternative to Diet Coke, I would suggest water with Crystal Light. They come in great flavors, have 0 calories, are super easy to use and they've recently started packaging the powder in convenient water-bottle sized packets which are easy to keep in your purse, wallet or car. I've even started bringing them to restaurants and adding the powder to water. (May seem a bit cheap but it's saved me SO much money!)
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Randal Randal
THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is fat soluble, so the cranberry/water thing is a waste of time. Can't rinse impurities out of your fat. All the tricks to beat the urine test are going to show negative for the opiates he takes as well, so he's in a tough spot. How creative a guy is he? Can he make up some reason for why the test needs to be delayed a week or two? That's probably his best option.
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Marshal Marshal
He can and should also exercise getting the sweat and toxins out of his body, shower frequently and I'm not sure who put you onto the Cranberry juice, but water would be better, at room temperature and just good fresh fruit and veg, without fasting, so that everything will pass through his system. Jesus Loves You, and so do I.
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Jesaiah Jesaiah
Drinking fluid will not 'flush out' the chemicals in cannabis from the body. The only thing your friend will pass in urine is excess water. If he had a urinary tract infection, it might help to flush the bacteria from his bladder, but the chemicals are in his blood, not his bladder. There's nothing he can do now he's smoked it, except deal with any consequences.
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Gladwin Gladwin
I hate to tell you, but nothing will "cleanse" your system faster than your liver. If your liver ever slowed down, even a little bit, you would be so sick you would know it right away. Don't believe the "system clense" hype - if you're healthy, your body doesn't need (and can't use) any help doing its job.
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Gladwin Originally Answered: UTI and Cranberry Juice?
Cranberry juice is mildly acidic. When you drink some everyday, it pushes your pH into a very mildly acidic range, which the bacteria causing your UTI cannot thrive in. My understanding is that people who are prone to UTI's should drink cranberry juice daily as a preventive measure. Every woman gets the occasional UTI, its like a yeast infection...happens to everyone sooner or later. Be sure to see your doctor if your UTI has associated back/kidney pain or if you get them frequently.

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