Does This Stuff Work? Full “The Stuff Detox” Review (Ingredients, Results, Alternatives)
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In this “The Stuff” review I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about this popular detox drink.
I’ll be honest, this detox drink does not have a good vibe online about it. This review is going to tell you why. I will tell you what the ingredients are, and how likely it is to work. I’ll also tell you about my own experiments with The Stuff detox drink and home drug testing kits.
On top of all that, I’ll give you the full instructions for using it, and tell you exactly how a detox drink works (to clear up one of the biggest misconceptions about them).
Then, I’ll finish this review of The Stuff by telling you about a couple of alternative detox drinks that I’ve actually had success with in live drug testing, and I know other trusted friends who have as well.
Here’s How A Detox Drink Is Meant To Work
Let’s clear up the misconceptions first. A cleansing drink does not detoxify your body. It does not get you permanently clean.
A detox drink is actually a masking agent. All it does is shift the toxins that will appear in your bladder soon out quicker so that you have a small period of time when there will be none in your urine.
- It floods your body with a volume of liquid. You will want to urinate, and it will push toxins through your kidneys faster and out of the body.
- Because it’s full of ingredients designed to be potent in detoxification, you will push more toxins out at a faster rate than you can with just water. That will leave you clean for longer, but toxins will reappear in your urine as they are processed by the body.
- The third step is to ensure that your urine appears natural still. So a good quality detox drink will flood the body with things found in the urine in balance. Some will be passed through as waste, appearing in your urine flow and keeping it seems natural.
- On top of all that, it will also ensure that your urine still looks the right color, even though it has been diluted.
What Exactly Is “The Stuff” Detox?
So now you know exactly what a detox drink is, and how it works, what exactly is The Stuff detox drink? People sometimes call it GNC The Stuff detox, but that’s just because you can buy it at GNC. It’s not made by them.
It’s been around for a lot of years. People say it works, but I’ve never been convinced for several reasons.
First, it’s only a 20-ounce bottle. I know for a fact that the small bottles are only good for females and people with like toxin exposure (or just generally smaller people). You need a full 32 fluid-ounce bottle to flush out high levels of toxins, or to work if you are bigger.
Second, comparing the ingredient list to that of other detox drinks, it just doesn’t seem to stack up.
Third, looking online at reviews from users, The Stuff just doesn’t seem to have a lot of people saying it works. At best, many say that it might work for people who don’t smoke often, but that’s about it. The failure rate seems high.
The Stuff seems to be popular because it’s easy to get your hands on it. It’s very widely available, and dirt cheap at just $25. But is it any good?
The Stuff Detox Drink Details & Ingredients
The Stuff contains quite a few ingredients that will certainly help to flush out your body.
For a start, it contains a proprietary blend that just doesn’t add up for me. Sure, it contains a ton of vitamins, which could appear in urine. But even a couple of vitamin pills for pennies would do the same.
The rest of the proprietary blend consists of:
- Burdock root
- Nettle leaf
- Milk thistle leaf
- Uva ursi leaf
- Fruit pectin
- Creatine Monohydrate
It also contains calcium, magnesium, manganese, and chromium. So it does contain a lot of things that would appear in urine.
But here’s the thing. The proprietary blend just doesn’t contain enough to make a real difference in the body. 250 mg of creatine monohydrate is nothing. You should have something like 5 g in there.
The various leaf and root extracts only account for 0.5 g in total for the four included. That’s nowhere near enough to effectively work in the body to draw out more toxins and expel them more quickly (even though all of those ingredients have scientific evidence backing up the fact that they can do this).
Fruit pectin will also help to pull more cannabis metabolites out through the bowel because it’s a strong fiber that helps to create mobile. However, 85 mg is ludicrous. It should be like 10 g or something.
So it’s not that The Stuff detox drink doesn’t contain what’s needed. It simply doesn’t contain enough of it to have the effect in the body it claims.
On top of that, a bottle of this “stuff” contains an incredible 21 g of sugar. Now I know that sugar can help to speed up your metabolism, and it could help to push things out faster, but that sure as hell isn’t healthy. If they had gotten rid of the sugar and upped the quantities of the stuff that mattered then they might have had a good detox drink.
The Stuff Detox Instructions
The Stuff detox instructions are pretty straightforward:
- You drink the contents of the bottle smoothly for about 15 minutes.
- You refill the bottle and then drink that water smoothly for another 15 minutes.
- Over the following hour, you will need to urinate at least three times to try and clear out all the urine in your bladder and allow any remaining toxins being processed by the kidneys to push through and out.
- You should then have up to 5 hours clean. In reality, most detox drinks will give you far less if you are a regular drug user, maybe two or three hours if they really work.
What About The Extra Stuff Detox: Is It Better?
There is another version called the extra stuff detox drink. I looked at the ingredients list and compared them. It’s almost identical apart from the fact that it seems to contain far less sugar. It seems to basically just be a sugar-free version.
For me, if one doesn’t work, then an almost identical formula in another 20-fluid-ounce dose is not going to work either.
My Experiment With The Stuff Detox: Did I Pass A Drug Test?
Curious, about a year ago I experimented with The Stuff detox to see if it worked.
- I bought two bottles and four home drug test kits. I got a good deal, got all the ingredients for my experiment for just $60.
- I did a 24-hour detox the day before I did the experiment. I’m a heavy weed smoker, and as all detox drinks recommend 24-hour detox, I thought I would do it (even though The Stuff doesn’t specifically recommend it).
- I followed the instructions exactly as I’ve given them to you here. One hour later, after I had urinated three times, I did a home drug test kit. It failed, and I tested positive.
- I waited another hour and did a second test. It also failed. Not looking good, I decided to do the plan B I would recommend anyone do in that situation.
- I immediately drank the second bottle of The Stuff and more water. I urinated three times and did two more home drug test kits one and two hours after.
- Every single home drug test kit tested positive for marijuana. This stuff, The Stuff, is crap and doesn’t work. It is highly sugared water with almost microscopic levels of the ingredients that could actually help you to pass a drug test.
Alternative Detox Drinks That Do Pass Drug Tests
There are two detox drinks I know will pass a drug test. The first is Rescue Cleanse, and the second is Mega Clean.
Let me start talking about Mega Clean first. It’s actually my second choice, and I’m going to explain why.
On its own, it’s not as good as Rescue Cleanse, but it’s better than The Stuff. If you buy it from Test Clear though, you will get six Toxin Rid pills bundled in with it free.
That allows you to do a potent 24-hour detox on the day before you need to use Mega Clean. It will push out more toxins and leave less work for Mega Clean to do. That combo, costing just $70, is potent.
My top recommendation is another 32-fluid-ounce, full-size, detox drink like Mega Clean.
It’s been around for 15 years and has a strong track record of passing. It costs $55, so twice as much as The Stuff, but it’s stuffed full of the ingredients you need to push out the toxins and keep your urine balance clean.
You don’t use any additional water with Rescue Cleanse either. That tells you everything you need to know. It’s potent enough on its own, without having to dilute your sample using water to do the heavy lifting.