Have you ever needed a way to pass your drug test, other than not using drugs!? If you answered yes, then you need to know about Sure Jell, sometimes referred to as “Certo.” In essence, Sure-Jell is a gelatin powder that is used in the making of jams and jellies. The main ingredient of these products is fruit pectin, which is a soluble fiber that occurs naturally in many fruits. Working together with your body’s natural functions, According to THC Detox Sure-Jell may provide an opportunity to pass your drug test. But first, a little bit of science to chew on.
Metabolism and Detection of THC
To understand how this method may be successful, we need to go back to the basics and understand how marijuana reacts and behaves in the body. Once THC has entered the body, it is broken down into metabolites such as 11-OH-THC. The marijuana will circulate through your body via your bloodstream, and then leave the body through both urine and feces. Approximately 20% leaves through urine. When most labs test your urine sample, they will be looking for levels of THC metabolites greater than 50 ng/mL.
Will Gelatin Help Pass a Drug Test?
The theory behind how Sure Jell can be a successful way to pass a urine test for marijuana relies heavily on the fact that most THC is eliminated from the body through feces. THC metabolites that do make it out of the body in your urine are mostly a result of it being reabsorbed on the way through the intestines, before it can make it out of the body. The secret behind Sure Jell isn’t that it somehow eliminates or blocks marijuana, but that it decreases the chances of marijuana leaving the body through your urine.
In order for this to happen, there are a couple of scientific facts that help to explain the process. First, the THC and metabolites that are in your body are fat-soluble, meaning that it is easily absorbed into fats and oils. Next, your body produces a fluid that aids in digestion that is called bile. One of the functions of bile is to attach to fat and help it dissolve.
When you use Sure Jell, the fiber in the form of fruit pectin attaches to bile as it travels through the intestinal tract. Lastly, fruit pectin fiber can only exit the body through your feces. In addition, fiber in general has the capacity to encourage more frequent bowel movements. This results in the maximum amount of THC exiting your body in the least amount of time.
So, let’s review in a more simplified way: First, THC attaches to fat. Then, fat attaches to bile. Next, bile attaches to the fruit pectin fiber. Since fruit pectin fiber can only leave through feces, by default it drags more of the bile, fat, and THC with it. When this happens, it leaves less THC metabolites behind in the intestine.
This in turn lowers the amount of THC that will be reabsorbed into your bloodstream while making its way through the intestine and ending up in your urine. As a result, there will be a period of time after using the Sure Jell in which the majority of THC is exiting through feces rather than through urine. If you time it appropriately, you can use this time frame to pass a urine test.
Unfortunately, while the theory behind this method is pretty solid, there is a lack of reliability when it comes to real-world results. First, there isn’t any credible scientific evidence or research studies that can back up the claims. Instead, most of the success stories rely on word of mouth claims from people who have passed a drug test and give credit to the Sure-Jell method. While this is certainly evidence that it has the potential to work for you, it is hardly a fool proof way of passing without risk.
Secondly, there are other variables that are adversely affected by the steps you must take when using the Sure Jell strategy. The most notable is the in advertent dilution that occurs to the urine as a result of the gelatin. In order for gelatin to work of course, a fair amount of water is involved for activation.
Drinking a large amount of water prior to a urine test can throw up some red flags for the testers. Many labs monitor a variety of characteristics of urine, looking for “normal” conditions of temperature, color, and composition. Specifically speaking, excessive amounts of water can alter the specific gravity and creatinine levels in urine and may warrant grounds for additional testing or re-testing.
If you are comfortable with the risk involved and are ready to attempt this strategy, here are some steps to get you on your way!
- Approximately 3 hours prior to when your testing is to take place, dissolve one full pack of Sure-Jell into a Gatorade or other sports drink. It will be necessary to drink a little bit before adding the packet, so it does not over fill.
- Vigorously shake the drink and Sure Jell mixture until all of the powder has fully dissolved. You should notice that the liquid will start to solidify and have a consistency similar to jelly.
- Drink up! Be sure to consume it all, as this gives you the best fighting chance for eliminating the most THC from your system prior to the test. During the time after finishing the Sure Jell and before your screening, drink about a gallon of water.
- Urinate a minimum of 3-4 times before you head to the testing site. This will make sure there is no “old” urine in your system from prior to the Sure Jell.
- About an hour prior to testing, use a vitamin B pill to put some color back into your urine. Too light of urine can may indicate to the lab that your sample has been diluted.