How Drug Tests Work (Testing for Illegal Drugs)
Drug tests are widely known and look for the presence of certain illegal drugs and prescription medications. There are several types of drug tests: hair, urine, sweat, saliva, and blood test. But the most common drug test is a urine test and is most popular. Drug tests are usually used for pre-employment, at random, or post-accident by employers for employees with certain careers. Urinalysis is the only drug test that is approved federally and quite frankly the easiest and quickest test to provide. Drugs can stay in the system well after consumption and up to 30 days, no matter the amount consumed. Although a urine test does not determine whether a person was under the influence when taking the test or on the job, it either provides a positive or negative result. In this case there is no way to prove when the drug was taken, whether it was second handily consumed or how much was actually in your system – it either is or isn’t.
For most urine tests the healthcare provider can determine a negative or positive result by the way the urine looks. They check to see whether the urine is cloudy, dark yellow or even another color. As we all know normal urine is usually some shade of yellow – pale or deep depending on your water consumption. A note to take: if your urine sample comes back too pale some healthcare providers will ask you to fast from water and come back the next morning when your urine is not diluted. Once the urine test is completed the healthcare provider sends the sample to a laboratory for testing and viewing under a microscope. In some cases, the healthcare provider will check the urine with a color dipstick for instant and fast results. If it is sent to a lab it takes one to three business days to receive the results.
Can Using CBD Products Lead to A Positive Drug Test Result?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a popular product that helps with anything from pain, anxiety, stress, or a good night’s rest. CBD can interact with the endocannabinoid system. We know, so many big words! But, in short, the ECS system plays a role in regulating your sleep, mood, appetite, memory, and your reproductive and fertility systems.
Many people choose to use CBD as CBD has many benefits without the euphoric effects. Your body pain will ease and your mind will suddenly be calm. Essentially, there are no side effects, just benefits. But the posing question comes up: Can Using CBD Products Lead to A Positive Drug Test Result? In short, it may if you do not diligently research the CBD you are taking. In long, read below. We promise, there are details that are worth reading!
Since the CBD industry is largely unregulated, you are better off getting CBD oil, gummies, concentrate, or tea that ONLY contains CBD and no other drugs. But more importantly, you should do your own research – there are recommendations further down on how to research! There are different types of CBD: hemp-derived, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate. Your best bet: CBD isolate as it does not contain any other compound of the plant – it is strictly CBD.
How To Make Sure Your CBD Products DON’T Contain Other Drug Ingredients
We know, we know, now you want to know how to make sure you don’t buy a CBD product that contains any other part of the plant, and where you can find the detailed ingredients. Don’t worry, we thought of that too! The first recommendation is to always choose a product that solely made from CBD and no other part of the plant. Secondly, research our products that are purely CBD-based. Ask us too many questions and relay your fear of not passing a urine test— we’ve got you covered! We will steer you towards our CBD products that are “Pure CBD” and made from CBD isolate. The third recommendation (if you are still weary and quite honestly the most important) is to ask for our Certificate of Analysis (COA), which gives all the details of the compounds found in each of our products.
We hope this helped, even just a little!
And we look forward to hearing from you to see how we can help relieve your pain, anxiety, and skin sensitivity— all while steering clear of a positive drug test.