Does the Rescue Detox Ice actually work for passing a drug test? I tested it and here’s the review

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Daniel Miller, Ph.D, Drug Testing Specialist

Last updated on Jan 23, 2024

Rescue Detox Drink Review

Today, I’m taking a closer look at the Rescue Detox Ice cleansing drink.

Let’s dive into what this product is all about and what it claims to do.

The product boasts of using pure extracts from natural sources like Cranberry and Pomegranate, and even flower and vegetable extracts for coloring.

They sweeten their drinks with Stevia Leaf extract. The most notable claim, however, is their reliance on science to maximize the detoxifying abilities of these natural ingredients.

The product comes in two sizes: 17oz, recommended for individuals under 200lbs or with medium to low toxin levels, and 32oz, suggested for those over 200lbs or with high to extreme toxin levels.

Rescue Detox Ice claims to start working in 90 minutes and provide a cleansing window of about 5 hours.

Now, let’s talk about what this drink actually does.

It’s designed to flush drug metabolites from your bladder temporarily and to prevent new metabolites from entering the bladder.

A common question is whether Rescue Detox Ice can be detected in drug tests.

Generally, the answer is no. Even laboratory tests usually can’t detect the use of cleansing drinks.

However, it’s important to note that if the drink doesn’t contain enough ingredients to restore natural urine parameters, your urine sample could be marked as diluted during the validity testing.

And according to my research, this drink might not have sufficient ingredients for this purpose.

I’ve taken the time to research both the ingredients and real user reviews to determine if Rescue Detox Ice is effective for cleansing in preparation for a drug test.

I’ll go into more detail about this below.

How does Rescue Detox Ice work

Understanding the principles behind how cleansing detox products are supposed to work is crucial.

Same-day detox or cleansing is a temporary method aimed at reducing the amount of drug metabolites in urine for a drug test.

Here are the basic principles and steps that an effective method should achieve:

Making Your Urine Clean

Firstly, the breakdown of body fat needs to be stopped. Marijuana metabolites, for example, are stored in body fat tissues and continuously released into the blood.

From the blood, they move to the liver and then to urine.

When you halt the breakdown of body fat, THC is not released into the blood from fat cells, and consequently, it doesn’t make its way into the urine.

Next, you must slow down drug metabolism in the liver.

This is achieved by inhibiting the activity of CYP450 enzymes, which are responsible for drug metabolism.

When the drug metabolism in the liver slows down, less THC from the blood is metabolized in the liver and excreted into the urine, resulting in lower THC levels in the urine.

Additionally, it’s important to prevent the reabsorption of drug metabolites back into the blood from the intestines.

This process, known as enterohepatic circulation, typically ends with most drug metabolites in the intestines, not the urine.

But when these metabolites are reabsorbed into the blood from the intestines, they can end up in the urine again.

Stopping this process means fewer drug metabolites will be excreted into the urine.

Finally, frequent urination is key.

This helps flush out the drug metabolites already in your bladder.

Since no new drug metabolites are being excreted into the bladder, flushing out existing ones lowers their concentration in each subsequent urine sample.

Eventually, the concentration of drug metabolites in the urine falls below the cutoff level, potentially allowing you to pass a urine drug test.

Restoring Urine Parameters

When undergoing a drug test, your urine will undergo a validity test.

This assesses various components, such as specific gravity (the weighted amount of essential minerals), creatinine levels, and color.

If these parameters are outside the normal range, your urine might be marked as diluted, leading to a retake of the test.

Therefore, it’s crucial to restore these parameters using additional vitamins and minerals.

Does Rescue Detox Ice Work?

To determine if Rescue Detox Ice is effective, let’s analyze its ingredients and how they might impact same-day detox.

  1. Dietary Fiber (Psyllium Seed Husk):
    • Binds to compounds in the gut, affecting enterohepatic recirculation.
  2. Creatine Monohydrate:
    • Helps maintain normal creatinine levels in diluted urine samples.
  3. Vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, B12:
    • These vitamins impact the color of urine.
  4. Herbal Extracts (Cranberry, Mangosteen, Echinacea, Pomegranate, Juniper Berry, Milk Thistle, Licorice Root, Uva Ursi, Guarana):
    • Diuretic properties may help increase urine output.
    • Milk Thistle is known for liver-protective effects, potentially influencing drug metabolism. It could slow down drug metabolism in the liver, preventing drug metabolites from entering the urine.
  5. Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate:
    • Preservatives with no known role in affecting drug metabolite levels.
  6. Caffeine Anhydrous (in Guarana Seed Extract):
    • Acts as a diuretic to increase urine production.

The Good:

Rescue Detox Ice contains ingredients that can block the release of THC from fat cells, slow drug metabolism in the liver, prevent the reabsorption of THC back into the blood from the intestines, restore urine color, and maintain creatinine levels.

The Bad:

However, it lacks ingredients to restore the specific gravity of urine.

So, during the validity check, the specific gravity may be low, resulting in your urine being marked as diluted, necessitating a retest.

Side Effects

Here’s a list of possible side effects for all the ingredients in Rescue Detox Ice:

  1. Gastrointestinal discomfort (due to high fiber content and herbal extracts).
  2. Diarrhea (from high doses of vitamin C and fiber supplements).
  3. Increased urination (from diuretic herbs and caffeine).
  4. Blood sugar spikes (from high sugar content).
  5. Allergic reactions (possible with herbal ingredients and natural flavors).
  6. Headaches (possibly from caffeine and herbal extracts).
  7. Insomnia or jitteriness (from caffeine).
  8. Stomach cramps (from high doses of vitamins and herbal extracts).
  9. Nausea (from various components and herbal supplements).
  10. Dehydration (due to diuretics).
  11. Hypervitaminosis (excessive intake of water-soluble vitamins, though rare).
  12. Dental erosion (from citric acid if consumed in large quantities).
  13. Changes in blood pressure or heart rhythm disturbances (from caffeine and certain herbs).
  14. Dizziness (from various factors like dehydration or caffeine intake).

In summary, while Rescue Detox Ice has components that can aid in the detox process, it’s important to be aware of its potential shortcomings and side effects.

Remember, the effectiveness of such products can vary from person to person.


Here’s how to use Rescue Detox Ice effectively:

For the 17oz size: Aimed at those under 200lbs or with medium toxin levels.

You should shake the bottle well, drink the entire contents, then refill the bottle twice with water and consume within 30 minutes.

For the 32oz size: Designed for individuals over 200lbs or with high to extreme toxin levels.

Follow the same procedure as the 17oz version, but refill the bottle only halfway with water.

A few key guidelines:

  1. Preparation: Ideally, stay toxin-free for at least 48 hours before your cleansing deadline. This isn’t strictly necessary, but it’s recommended.
  2. Water Intake: Water helps with detoxification, so increase your intake in the days leading up to your deadline. On the day of, however, be cautious with your water consumption and adhere to the detox instructions to avoid diluting your urine too much.
  3. Diet: Avoid eating before and after taking the detox product. Food can absorb the detox ingredients and reduce their effectiveness. It’s advised to abstain from food for 3 hours before and after consumption. If you must eat, avoid fatty, greasy, or heavy foods.
  4. Urination: It’s crucial to urinate after taking Detox. Typically, it takes about 3 urinations, usually within 60 to 90 minutes, to expel toxins from the body. After these 3 urinations, the body should be cleansed, with the effect lasting around 5 hours.

My Personal Experience

Today I want to test if I can pass a drug test for THC with the Rescue Detox Ice drink.

About me:

To put it shortly: I’m a regular smoker in good shape and fast metabolism. So it should be easy for me to pass the test.

At first, I’ll take a look at the ingredients of the drink, and then I will test the drink on myself.

rescue detox instructions

The directions are simple:

Your urine will be clean in 90 minutes, and the effect will last up to 5 hours. That’s what the text on the bottle says.

Before using this product, it is essential that you have a period of abstinence and avoid using any drugs for at least 2-3 days before the urine drug test.

The longer the period, the better your results would be.

rescue detox in a glass

The Results

I followed the directions to the T, and here are the results. As you can see, there’s only one line for THC. That means that I failed 🙁

testing rescue detox

Does it Work For a Drug Test – Reviews

I’ve analyzed user reviews so you don’t have to. Here’s what I found:

  1. Total Number of Reviews: There are 100 user reviews in total.
  2. Effectiveness:
    • Successes: 61 users found the drink effective. These reviews often emphasized the importance of following the instructions meticulously. Those who reported success described strict adherence to the guidelines.
    • Failures: 28 users reported failure. These cases often involved following the instructions but still failing drug tests.
  3. Most Common Complaints:
    • Ineffectiveness: The most common issue, cited in 25 reviews, is the product’s failure to work as advertised. Users expressed disappointment, particularly in failing drug tests despite following instructions.
    • Instructions: 10 reviews criticized the instructions for being unclear or confusing.
    • Taste: 7 reviews negatively commented on the taste of the drink.

Other issues like cost or side effects were less frequently mentioned.

The main concerns revolved around the product’s effectiveness and the clarity of the instructions.


Rescue Detox Ice contains ingredients that could potentially aid in:

However, it lacks components to restore the specific gravity of urine.

During a validity check, this might lead to the urine being marked as diluted, necessitating a retest.

Given the number of negative reviews and concerns about its effectiveness, I would recommend considering products with a proven track record, like the Fast Marijuana Detox Kit, for more reliable results.

The information on this website about detox products and synthetic urines is for educational purposes only. We do not endorse or condone their illegal use. Always consider the laws in your area and the potential legal consequences. Consult with a healthcare professional before using any products. Your responsibility and well-being are paramount.