Stinger Detox Mouthwash by Stinger Detox – a Review

Stinger Detox Mouthwash for THC detox

It seems that it is impossible to get a new job or keep one without passing drug testing. Drug tests are also common in certain legal situations such as after a traffic accident, for child custody cases, or for probation monitoring. Although urine testing is the most common type of drug test, saliva testing has become common as a way of surprising employees or prospective employees about a drug test. Suppose that you are a prospective employee and that you use marijuana products and that you are going for an interview? Should you use a detoxing mouthwash for weed detox just in case, your prospective employer should surprise you with a saliva test for drugs?

In this article, we shall review Stinger Detox Mouthwash as a means to help you pass a saliva drug test. We shall look at how saliva drug testing is performed, what the ingredients of Stinger Detox Mouthwash are, who makes it, how it is supposed to cleanse your saliva of pot products, how you should use it as a remedy to beat saliva lab tests, where you can buy it and most important of all, what are the results of using Stinger Detox Mouthwash to pass a drug test?

How is saliva drug testing performed?

Saliva drug testing is favored by some employers because the sample is collected while the subject is being observed so that substituting an adulterated sample is impossible. The saliva sample is collected by holding a small pad between your lower teeth and gums until it is soaked with saliva and then placing it in a vial, which is sealed. Some tests use a simple swab of the inside of your mouth.

It is possible to perform an immediate, on-site test, but often the sample is sent out to a laboratory for testing. If the initial test is positive, the sample is retested using a more sophisticated gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy analysis, which is very specific for individual drugs. Saliva tests can detect cannabis sativa products, for opiates, methamphetamines, including PCP, cocaine, for alcohol, barbiturates, methadone, and benzodiazepines. It is up to the employer how many substances are tested.

Saliva testing identifies recent drug use, in most cases, the window for drugs to be detected is 24-48 hours as compared to urinalysis testing where drugs are detectable for days, weeks, or in some cases months after use, but can miss drug use for 24-48 hours before the test. Saliva testing avoids the use of fake products such as fake urine, and it avoids adulterated specimens since the test sample is taken during observation. Just to be clear, Stinger Detox Mouthwash is only possibly useful for passing a saliva drug test and not to pass a urine drug test or blood test or sweat or hair follicle test.

What are the ingredients of Stinger Detox Mouthwash?

Let’s look at these ingredients for their possible detoxifying properties. Sugars from high fructose corn syrup and D-ribose, another sugar certainly have no detoxification properties. The “Stinger Proprietary Detox Blend” contains L-taurine and L-lysine that are amino acids used in the manufacture of proteins within your body but again, have no known detox properties. Methylsulfonylmethane is an organic sulfur compound thought to have anti-inflammatory properties but no drug cleansing effects. Ascorbic acid is Vitamin C, and Niacin is one of the B vitamins. There are claims that niacin can mask a drug test, but even if that is true, it pertains to a urine test and not a saliva test. There is no way that niacin used in mouthwash could mask a drug test, and testing laboratories today are well aware of possible adulterants to interfere with drug tests.

What can we make of these ingredients? Not one of them has any known properties as a cleanser of toxins! Based on ingredients alone, it seems impossible to consider this a saliva detox product or a detox product of any kind. Could any of these ingredients mask drugs in a saliva test? Probably not!

Stinger Detox Mouthwash Manufacturer?

Stinger Detox Mouthwash is a product of Stinger Detox established in 1993 that also makes several other detox products including liquids, soft gels, and caplets, and a detox shampoo in addition to the Stinger Detox Mouthwash. They also supply various drug test kits for home use. The Stinger website claims that their products do not mask toxins or interfere with drug tests and are not intended to diagnose or treat any illness and are to be used as food supplements only. The only contact information given on the website is a telephone number 1-866-961-8378 and address of Phoenix, AZ, but no specific street address nor zip code is given. You must create an account in order to purchase items online with the company. Although a return policy is described, you must access your account to make a return. Returns can be made for defective products, but no guarantee of effectiveness nor any policy to obtain a refund if you are not satisfied with their products was given. Frequently asked questions are addressed on the website. An email contact form is also present on the website.

How is Stinger Detox mouthwash supposed to work?

Notice on the Stinger website in the Frequently asked questions section, that the mouthwash is listed in the section that “requires 48-hour toxin-free.” Given that saliva drug testing is a test for recent use, if you abstain from weed products from 48 hours before your test, you are very likely to pass the test anyway. What if you have less than 48 hours’ notice? In that case, Stinger Detox mouthwash is not even recommended by the manufacturer!

How to use Stinger Detox Mouthwash?

Stinger Detox Mouthwash instructions

The product is supplied in a two-ounce bottle. The directions are to sip small amounts of the liquid, swish it around in your mouth for one minute and then spit it out or swallow it. The process is to be repeated until the bottle is empty. Your saliva drug test should be done as soon as you can after you have used up the entire bottle. There is no good information about how long does it lasts but probably no more than an hour or so.

Where to buy Stinger Detox Mouthwash?

The product is available on the Stinger Detox website, and free shipping is available. The product is also available from most online retailers like Amazon, Clean and Healthy me, Green Fleets, Walmart, eBay, and Kmart. You should be able to find a retailer near me if you wish to buy the product there. Interestingly, the price varies from $44.95 (reduced to $34.95) on the Stinger Detox website and only $8.92 on Amazon!

Does Stinger Detox mouthwash really work for THC detox to pass a saliva drug test?

We have already discussed the fact that none of the ingredients of this product seem to have detox properties, but let’s look at two other sources to decide if Stinger Detox mouthwash works or not. The first is online detailed product reviews, and the second is reviews by individual users of the product.

There are lots of online reviews of Stinger Detox mouthwash. This review, for instance, repeats doubtful information that ascorbic acid might mask a drug test, and the Niacin masks drug use “for certain” but, in the end, takes no firm stance on whether the product will help you pass a saliva drug test. Another review makes the absurd  claim that the product “destroys the toxins in your salivary glands!” The same site is enthusiastic about the products but never gives a firm opinion one way or the other about its effectiveness. More reviews can be found here, here, and here.

These sites generally show enthusiasm for the product, but site dubious evidence to support their enthusiasm, so let us turn to individual reviews by users of Stinger Detox mouthwash.

So, you can see that there are some enthusiastic, positive reviews and some negative ones too. In an analysis of 294 reviews by actual individual users, Amazon reported that 53% were 5-Star reviews, but 36% were 1-Star, and the remaining 12% was divided among 2, 3, and 4-Stars.

What are we to make of all of this? Based on the ingredients alone, this product does not appear to have any detox properties. The recommendation that this product is to be used only after 48 hours of abstinence from toxins almost guarantees that a saliva test for weed products will be negative for light or moderated users. Heavy users might not be negative, but because pot products disappear quite quickly from saliva, even those might be negative simply by not using marijuana products for 48 hours. Stinger Detox mouthwash is an inexpensive product if you buy it from Amazon or other online suppliers, and it is not toxic and can be swallowed. If you feel that you need something to reassure yourself in case a saliva drug test is in your future, you might try Stinger Detox mouthwash, but if you don’t use pot products for 48 hours before your test, then you would probably pass your test without it. The final decision is up to you!

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