Delta-8 THC has become a big hit in the last half-decade. It provides a lighter effect than cannabis, making it popular among those may not want the full psychoactive effects of Delta-9 THC. Maybe even more notably, Delta-8 THC is legal in every US state other than VT.

However, Delta-8 does leave some people concerned. Does Delta-8 THC show up on drug tests? In short, it can, but only under certain circumstances. In this post, we’ll tell you how to work around the situation if you’ve consumed too much legal Delta-8 THC or are concerned about whether you can pass a drug test while using Delta-8 THC.

Will Delta-8 THC Show Up on a Drug Test?

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The short answer? It could. The rate of consumption and the amount consumed will have a direct impact on how long Delta-8 THC stays in your system.

Let’s start with a little reality – drug tests are not omniscient. The test won’t know whether you’re using Delta-8 or Delta-9 THC. However, they also have limits. To show up as a positive result on a drug test, you have to be taking a Delta-8 product that has more than 0.03% THC. If you have, or if you’ve used enough that it has concentrated in your system, it’s time to do a little damage control.

How to Improve Drug Test Results for Delta-8 THC

1. Hydrate.

Go through up to two gallons of water a day. However, going through this amount of water can pull other nutrients from your body, so make sure to take a quality multi-vitamin and mix some electrolyte solution into your water.

2. Use additives.

Add cranberry juice, strong coffee or other diuretics to help flush your system more quickly and get excess THC out of your system before your test.

3. Iron It.

Get some iron into your system as well, preferably in the form of leafy greens and other iron-rich foods, as that will speed up your metabolism and get the THC out of your system more quickly.

4. Exercise.

Exercise also speeds up your metabolism to help get any excess THC out of your system. Do something you enjoy that boosts your heart rate. After all, exercise is an important part of health and wellness anyway!

5. Test day.

Make sure to urinate before the test and keep chugging water. Vitamin B-12 can help dilute the results as well and can be found over the counter at a pharmacy.

The best way to stay on top of this issue is by knowing how much THC is in the delta-8 you’re consuming. When you buy from The Hemp Barn, you’re not just buying high-quality products, but the assurance of transparency and lab-tested results with every purchase. Why not take a look at our quality line of CBD and delta-8 THC products today?