Seven Ways To Detox: Be Mindful, Don’t Hurry
Let’s say you have a drug test coming up, or you decide to take a tolerance break. It does not matter why, but you would like to try a cannabis detox. Here go some do’s and don’ts.
What Is Detox?
A detox is a process of abstaining from consuming a substance to cleanse the body from any trace of it. By abstaining from cannabis, your body get rid of THC from the system.
The process depends on how heavily you have been using cannabis and what kind of consumer you are. For heavy recreational or medical users, the detox process may cause following symptoms:
- Decreased appetite,
These unpleasant conditions may be viewed as withdrawal symptoms or as a result of discontinuing a medicine that once helped to alleviate them. To understand it better, we still need more research.
Detox Methods That Don’t Work
The Internet is full of information about ‘quick fixes’ when it comes to detoxing. Most of them are fake and can be even dangerous for your health. Some bogus methods you have probably heard of are:
- Liters of cranberry juice,
- Excessive water consumption,
- Detox teas,
- Niacin detox,
- Vinegar (please, don’t),
- Bleach (under any circumstances, never drink bleach).
Most ‘quick fixes’ are based on urban legends and pseudoscience. Always check twice a new information you find online. There is no such thing like a ‘fast detox.’ If you want to pass a drug test for cannabis, think in advance because detoxication does not work overnight.
Detox Methods That Work
Let’s look at what actually helps you to cleanse your body. It does not include quick fixes and takes approximately around six weeks. However, these natural methods are bulletproof and combining them all bring you a desirable success. Most of them are pleasurable and can make a good habit if you want to maintain your health and well-being for a long time.
It seems obvious, but not everyone thinks it is necessary. However, it is what it is — you need to stop consuming. Like, at all.
THC is stored in the fat cells of the body, so get up and move! Burning fat is an excellent way to detox. Mix cardio and weight training to increase metabolism and speed up the process. As a bonus, your mood will improve (thanks to ‘runner high’!), and this pants will look awesome on dat ass.
Drink plenty of water helps to rejuvenate your body. However, don’t drink too much — it will not speed up the process but can cause substantial harm.
- Eat healthy
Avoid fatty, salty burgers with sugar-charged milkshakes. Or similar food. Red meat and salt slow down metabolism and retain water in your body so instead of flushing THC metabolites, you store them. Vegetables and greens speed up metabolism and provide you with essential vitamins. Good fibers are also beneficial, so don’t hesitate to add beans and peanuts to your diet. And, if you cannot live without meat, opt out for lean kind — chicken, turkey, etc.
- Tea is a key
Dandelion or milk thistle teas provide your body with antioxidants and support your well-being. Try them or find something you like.
- Meditate (or use other methods to take care of your mental health)
Higher levels of depression and anxiety can make the detox process harder. Take care of your mental health by doing yoga or meditating to stabilize mood. Sometimes, giving a break from everyday stress can positively affect your mental well-being much more than you expect. Be kind to yourself and, if things are tough, consider therapy.
- Treat yourself kindly
As we said before, be kind to yourself. The detox process is a very intimate journey where you need to listen to yourself. During this time you will improve your diet and workout regimen, and gain new insights into how your body works. Consider this experience a chance to take care of yourself and plan a perfect getaway. Do things you love or try something new — like dancing or singing.
The natural way to detox is the best way. It takes time, but this journey may turn out to be insightful and mindful.
This post is based on this Leafly material.
(Sweedsy in no way encourages illegal activity and would like to remind its readers that marijuana usage continues to be an offense under Federal Law, regardless of state marijuana laws. To learn more, click here.)