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Q: My friend gave me a pill called niacin (not sure if spelled right) and said it will clean your system out in no time. Is this true?

A: Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is a vitamin that the body uses for over 50 known chemical processes. One thing it does is help the body break down fats and cholesterol. Some people believe that since it speeds up fat metabolism a little that it may help speed up the process of eliminating THC from the body. People have tried taking large doses to try flushing out their system before a drug test. There is no evidence at all that this works. Doses of niacin over 2 grams can be risky for the liver. Higher doses of niacin can also cause uncomfortable skin flushing and warmth. There is no guaranteed way to clean drugs out of your system. Drinking lots of water and cranberry juice may speed things up a little or help dilute your urine, but the only way to be sure of beating a drug test is not to use drugs before taking one or using one of the various amusing pre-packaged urine products available.

For more info about drug testing, dig through our Drug Testing Vaults and follow some links out.

Asked By : Pete
Answered By : murple
Published Date : 3 / 7 / 2001
Last Edited Date : 3 / 8 / 2001
Question ID : 2358

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