spent his past two weeks in an Intensive Outpatient rehab program for marijuana
use, (not by choice), where he got Urinalysis tested everyday. Swim had heard about the supposed benefits from using Niacin to flush out THC
and decided to give it a try. First of all Swim does NOT
recommend anyone take more than the recommended dosage of niacin per day, as it has been proven to cause liver damage in high prolonged dosages over 2000-3000mg per day.
Swim is roughly 200lbs, rather tall (6'4), average body fat.
Swim had been smoking for 2-3 years and was a rather heavy smoker, (3-4 grams per day on average)
The brand of niacin used is called Slo Niacin 500mg controlled release tablet, and was purchased at a local vitamin store, (although it is sold at Wallmart). Swim would take five of these 500mg tablets each day, 2 when he woke up, and 1 every 2 hours after that until he reached his maximum daily dosage of 2500mg. Swim also made sure he drank lots of water, not too much, but definitely about double his normal amount.
Swim's baseline THC level was recorded at 113ng/ml, it should also be noted he smoked the day of his first test (lol).
Day 1: 113ng/ml
Day 2: 90ng/ml
Day 3: 73ng/ml
Day 4: 54ng/ml
Day 5: 32ng/ml
Day 6: 21ng/ml
Day 7: 18ng/ml
Day 8: 14ng/ml
Day 9: First day clean
If users have any current knowledge about getting THC out of your system, it would be realized that swim's detox was EXTREMELY fast. Although it worked for Swim, he strongly encourages other swimmers NOT
to try this for numerous reasons:
1) First, users must decide what is more important, passing a drug
test, or possibly doing permanent damage to vital organs, mostly the liver.
2) Second, niacin has many side effects
that swim noticed, such as skin redness and flushing, overheating, entire body being itchy, and constant stomach ache.
The point of this post was to prove that niacin CAN
be used to flush THC out of someone's system, it is just EXTREMELY
unhealthy. In Swim's opinion, it isn't worth it. Swiy is only born with one set of organs. And it still took Swim 9 days to fully detox, and most people just don't have that much warning before a test.