If you enjoy marijuana but are told that it’s time for a company drug test, it is normal to panic because failing the test could of course mean termination of employment. If your immunoassay has a reading above 50ng/ml for weed, you have to undergo a Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrogram, and if the reading is above 15ng/ml, you have officially failed your test.
With so much on the line, and millions of Americans who use marijuana every single day, companies such as Stinger Detox are “cleaning up” by offering products capable of helping you pass the drug test. In theory, once you consume the product (and follow instructions to the “T”), you should be able to get past the drug test with your job intact — but how effective is it?
Who is Stinger Detox?
The lack of an About Us page on the company website is rather surprising, and more than a little mysterious. In fact, I found it tough to learn much of anything at all about the firm, which is always a red flag. In other words, customer reviews and common sense become critical to ensure that you don’t walk into a scam.
Stinger Detox Top Products
The company has a pretty substantial number of products, so I’m just going to look at three of the most popular.
Stringer Instant Detox 5X Extra Strength
If you have an impending drug test and no time to go on a typical detox program, this product could potentially save your skin. It is one of the most powerful products available on the site, and costs $55.95 per bottle. The instructions say to use it 60-90 minutes before your test, but I recommend giving it 120 minutes as you need time to urinate sufficiently. Once you have consumed the whopping 237 mL worth of liquid, you have to refill the container with water twice and drink it.
For best results, steer clear of dairy products, especially milk, and try to eat healthy and drink lots of water a day (or two) before using Stinger Instant Detox. There is also a Regular Strength version, which you use in the same manner. If you weigh over 230 pounds, though, you need two Regular bottles. And finally, the addition of artificial flavors for taste improvement is always a worry — why do we need a detox drink to taste good?
Stinger 5X 7-Day Extra Strength Permatox Liquid
The idea behind this product, and its regular strength equivalent, is to help your body cleanse itself within a week. Stinger claims that this permatox liquid will permanently cleanse all of your body’s systems, which is an exceptionally bold claim. The 8-ounce bottle costs $49.95, and you are supposed to take one tablespoon before breakfast and another at night before your final meal of the day.
Do this for seven days, and you should feel the effects (though be sure to steer clear of dairy products 20 minutes before use). Like all of Stinger’s range, this product is not approved by the FDA.
Stinger Detox Whole Body Cleanser 1 Hr. Liquid
This is Stinger’s most popular whole-body cleanser, and it is designed to remove toxins from all of your major systems. For best results, begin detoxing 48 hours before use by adding vegetables to your diet, steering clear of alcohol, tobacco, weed and other toxins, and drink plenty of water.
Use it 60-90 minutes before your test and refill the bottle with water four times and drink it (you will need to consume two bottles if you weigh over 230 pounds). Ingredients include both natural and artificial flavors, guar gum, citric acid, creatine monohydrate, a special “Stinger Mineral Cleansing Blend,” potassium sorbate and vitamin B2. An 8-ounce bottle currently costs $21.95.
Are Stinger Detox’s Products Effective? What Do Customers Say?
While there are mixed reviews, it seems as if Stinger Detox has more negative mentions online than positive ones. As a moderate smoker, I expected the extra strength instant detox to work far more effectively than it did. I purchased an at-home urine test and failed it 90 minutes after using the detox product. I tried a second test about an hour later (after urinating a lot more), and just about squeezed by. Therefore, it is best to ignore the 60-90 minutes instruction and try using it 120-150 minutes before the test.
The extra strong permatox blend is extremely ineffective and not worth the money it costs. Even when you consume a gallon of water per day with the drink, and steer clear of toxins, you’re not going to pass a test after a week if you’re anything more than a moderate smoker.
The ingredients are standard detox fare and I continue to wonder why companies add creatine to supposedly ‘fast acting’ products. Creatine doesn’t take effect for 48 hours, so it is utterly useless for a ‘1-hour’ detox drink. You can use a multivitamin to replicate the effects of the B2 and there is no soluble fiber in the products, which is a necessity for any detox drink to work. Finally, the so-called Stinger Mineral Cleansing Blend could be just about anything, and since it isn’t FDA approved or lab tested, there is no telling what’s inside.
Stinger Detox Highlights
- Easy to use.
- Relatively inexpensive.
- Possibly works if you are a moderate weed user.
- Potentially works within two hours of consumption.
- A wide range of Detox products.
- Works very well on tobacco smokers.
Stinger Detox Downsides
- Completely ineffective for long-term or heavy marijuana users.
- The 7-day detox product doesn’t work at all.
- The list of ingredients doesn’t inspire confidence.
- The Stinger Mineral Cleansing Blend sounds like a dubious marketing ploy.
- There is very little information about the brand available online.
How to Purchase Stinger Detox Products
The official Stinger Detox website has an impressive list of products, including SuperMAXX Detox Accelerator, Folli-Kleen Hair Cleanser, Mouthwash, and Whole-Body Cleanser in caplet form (if you don’t want to consume the liquid version). The products are also widely available on Amazon.
I noticed that the product reviews on the website don’t ‘fit’ with those I found on Amazon. Practically every item on the website has a 5-star review but on Amazon, some of these products have an average of below three stars. While we don’t expect companies to post a large number of negative reviews, it would be nice to post a few for the sake of balance. Only allowing positive reviews is misleading in the extreme.
Final Thoughts on Stinger Detox
To be honest, I was less than impressed with Stinger Detox from the outset, especially considering I was unable to find any information about the company on its site. When was it founded, for example? And by whom? These are basic details one would expect any reputable company to divulge. Also, you only learn the ingredients after buying the products because that data is not visible on the website.
Overall, there is little to recommend Stinger Detox as either a cleanser or a means of passing your drug test. If you are a marijuana user and need to get ‘clean’, carefully controlled dilution is a much better option. If you are a moderate or light smoker and Stinger’s products work, it is probably as much to do with the amount of water you drink than what is inside the bottle.
Final Verdict: 3/10