How much vinegar should you drink to pass a drug test?

Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller, Ph.D, Drug Testing Specialist

Last updated on Apr 8, 2024

Consuming 15-30ml of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water thrice daily for 12 weeks can help to detox your body from marijuana.

Vinegar helps burn more body fat and allows you to detox from marijuana faster and pass a drug test.

Note: undiluted vinegar is highly acidic. Drinking the substance without diluting it can result in severe oral and throat health issues.

How does apple cider vinegar help pass a drug test

The claim that ACV can mask THC metabolites in your urine is dubious. However, taking ACV has an indirect effect on how your body processes THC metabolites, allowing you to pass a marijuana test.

Fat reducing properties of acetic acid

Several studies on the anti-obesity properties of apple cider vinegar confirm its effectiveness in reducing body fat without serious side effects.

The burning of body fat releases THC metabolites stored in fatty tissues. Then the body excretes them through urine or stool.

A study recorded in the Journal of Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry tried to investigate the effect of vinegar in animals. This experiment involved treating one set of mice with acetic acid and another one with water only.

The experiment showed a significant increase in fat metabolism in mice treated with acetic acid than those with access to water only.

The researchers concluded that vinegar could help in reducing body fat mass and body weight in obese subjects.

This study opened doors for another study in the same journal that investigated the impact of vinegar on humans.

This study involved 155 people with a BMI in the 25-30 range and considered obese.

These subjects were divided into 3 groups. The 1st and 2nd groups were given 15ml and 30ml of vinegar, respectively, while the 3rd was given a placebo (a treatment with no active ingredient).

At the end of the study, the 2 groups given vinegar recorded lower body weight, less abdominal fat, and a smaller waist than the group that did not take vinegar.

Notably, the group given 30ml of vinegar showed decreased body weight and BMI values at week 8. In contrast, the low-dose group took 4 more weeks to record a significant decrease in these values.

Basically, this study shows that consuming at least 15ml of vinegar over a few weeks can reduce body weight and fat mass.

In our context, this increase in fat metabolism may make the body release the THC metabolites that are ‘stored’ in the fat cells into the bloodstream for removal through urine.

Excess water intake

Ingesting excessive water as a requirement for drinking ACV to pass a drug test can help to remove significant amounts of THC toxins from your system.

A study conducted in 1998 proved that drinking up to 1-gallon of water within four hours, a day after smoking a stick of cannabis (3.58% THC), can produce false-negative test results in urine samples.

However, this practice lowers your urine creatinine levels below normal. Most labs perform tests to determine the creatinine and urine gravity levels in urine samples.

Drug labs record samples with low amounts of creatinine as ‘diluted’.

When this happens, the lab will ‘flag’ your urine sample and require you to resubmit another sample with little prior notice.

Adding apple cider vinegar (ACV) to your urine sample

You can generate a false-negative marijuana drug test result by adding vinegar into your urine. This will change the pH of the urine and cause false-negative results on a drug test.

However, a significant drawback of this method is that lab technicians routinely perform a pH test on urine samples to determine signs of adulteration during urine analysis.

Lab technicians automatically reject any urine specimen that fails the test.

It is important to note that cheating on a drug test is a federal crime.

How to pass a drug test with apple cider vinegar

Detoxification is the only reliable method of using vinegar to pass a drug test. However, the process takes a while to complete because marijuana metabolites can remain in your body for several weeks or months.


  1. 0.5L of undiluted apple cider vinegar.
  2. Pure water

Note: no alcohol is allowed during ACV detox.


  1. Mix 1 tablespoon (15ml) of undiluted vinegar in a glass of water.
  2. Stir, and add 1-2 tablespoons of natural sweeteners.
  3. Stir, and drink the detox solution.

Take this mixture three times each day (preferably before meals) for at least 2 weeks.

If you have low vinegar tolerance, you can start with one tablespoon (15ml) of ACV and increase the dosage to 2 tablespoons (30ml) as your vinegar tolerance improves.

Note: ACV consumption may cause tooth decay. It would help if you drank the detox solution with a straw to reduce the chances of tooth damage. Stop taking the detox solution immediately after noticing allergies or any side effects and seek medical help.


Taking apple cider vinegar will not have a direct effect on your drug test.

However, natural vinegar detoxification does have a long-term impact on reducing THC metabolites in your system, which can help you pass pre-scheduled drug tests.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Shots Of Vinegar To Pass A Drug Test?

You need about 16 eight-ounce glasses of water. Each glass of water needs to be mixed with two tablespoons of ACV.

What Is Kind Of Vinegar Good To Drink To Pass A Drug Test?

Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar is great to pass a drug test.

How To Use Vinegar To Pass Meth Drug Test?

Find 32oz of unfiltered and raw Apple Cider Vinegar. Mix 2oz of ACV in 9oz of water and drink one glass every two hours. Then eat a clove of raw garlic. Last, two hours before the drug test, pour two tablespoons of baking soda into a 16oz glass almost full with mildly warm water and mix all. After all is mixed well, drink it down.

What is Apple Cider Vinegar

True to its name, ACV is obtained by crushing and squeezing apples. The sugary liquid obtained is fermented into alcohol by adding bacteria and yeast into it.

Later, acetobacter bacteria convert the alcohol into vinegar.

Acetic acid is the main component in ACV and is responsible for the sour taste. This is a weak acid with a pH of 4.3.

This acidity is what makes it a popular folk remedy for several well-known household uses.

Albeit lacking in good evidence, white apple cider vinegar is also believed to help prevent infections.

The non-scientific community also puts a lot of trust in vinegar’s pH level.

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