Can you sweat out drugs like THC?
Sure you can, but does that mean a trip to the steam room help you detox. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a little bit complicated.
But, if you pay close attention, I think you'll figure this out.
Lets go over the basics, if you already know this stuff, just skip a little lower down this page.
THC is Fat Soluble
That means when you smoke a joint. THC enters your body through the lungs and is quickly introduced to your bloodstream.
Not long after that, the process of metabolization takes place.
This is when THC is converted to THC-COOH
THC-COOH is fat soluble, that means it sticks to fats and oils.
This is why all Pot recipes require an oil base for extracts. Doesn't sound like a big deal at first.
But then you figure out that it works almost the same way in your body. THC is sucked into your fat cells exactly like that.
So, whats the big deal any way?
When was the last time you went on a diet?
After THC is sucked into your fat cells, it takes a long time to get it out.
You would literally have to burn off that cell, then allow it to escape your body.
Just that there should be an indication of where this is headed.
Time in the Susana will not burn fat!
Sauna Sweat vs. Exercise Sweat
Thats true, no matter why your sweating, the actually sweat is the same.
The difference is what takes place in your body when you sweat from physical activity versus the steam room.
When you sweat in the suana, your body is releasing toxins, we all know that. That is why we drink more water when using the steam room.
The difference is that the sweating in the sauna releases toxins that are at the final stage.
That might not help your situation!
Lets break down what happens in your body when you use THC one more time. This time with a bit more depth.
- You inhale medical marijuana
- Your lungs allow THC to enter your blood stream
- The liver metabolized THC into THC-COOH
- THC-COOH is released back into your blood
- Insulin takes the free range THC and puts it into your fat cells
- As fat cells burn off, THC is again reintroduce into your bloodstream
- This time around, it is excreted through body fluids, saliva, sweat, urine, etc,..
Sauna sweat is a release of fluids, not fat
It doesn't matter how long you spend in the Sauna to detox.
The sweat you produce while in the steam room, is only flushing out the THC thats already on the way out.
The THC thats is still in your fat cells stays there, until you burn it off for energy.
You can spend all day in the steam room and still test positive for Marijuana use. This is because the THC fat cells are still there, slowly being released.
When you sweat through physical activity, two things happen:
- You burn fat cells
- You release toxins through body fluid
That is why the only way to naturally get rid of THC from your body is by exercising, eating right and drinking a lot of water.
The only problem is the amount of time it takes to naturally cleanse your system. But if your not in a rush, do the right thing.
Use the opportunity to flush out your system and correct bad life style choices.
Does the sauna help detox coke
Cocaine, unlike THC which is fat soluble, that why it can take months to get rid of. Coke is a water soluble drug with a very short half life.
That means that if done right, you can use the steam room to pass a drug test for cocaine.
Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine is never stored in body fat. It has a direct path to body fluids.
This doesn't mean your going to pass a drug test right away. There is still a short amount of time needed. But in most cases, one to two weeks should be enough time.
A few sessions in the sauna, accompanied by plenty of water should be enough to help you pass a urine test for drugs.
Thats the good news, time for the bad
Since cocaine is excreted from your body this way, you can test positive through sweat, saliva and hair.
Thats a warning, you may be OK with a UA, but beware of other forms of testing. A potential employer can use any method of testing they choice.