Stinger Detox Review

Introduction: Stinger Detox For Weed Detoxing Results

Stinger Detox The Buzz 5x Drink is one of the most popular detox drinks on the market.  The manufacturer Stinger Detox has been around since the mid-90s and has a good reputation among marijuana users.  If you want to cleanse weed from your body ahead of a drug test, this is one of the best products to consider.  A weed detox using Stinger Detox is likely to be in service of beating a drug test introduced by an employer or potential employer.  Other reasons to take drug tests include having to submit a urine sample as part of probation.  It may be illegal in your jurisdiction to use a detox product for a court-ordered drug test.  Some weed enthusiasts might use products such as this Stinger Detox in the interest of keeping their health information private.  It’s important to know that detoxing ahead of a drug test or/and attempting to beat a drug test has been outlawed in a list of U.S. states.  So before delving into a detox regimen, make sure that it is legal to do so in your local area.  Laws vary from place to place so it’s important to do your research first.  In undertaking a detox to beat a drug test such as a urinary drug test, it’s essential that you pick the right product.  It goes without saying that some products are a lot better than others and some might work better for different people.  So finding the right product for you is vital.  There is a range of factors that would indicate that you’ll need a stronger detox product.  Some of these factors are how often you smoke, how much you smoke, how much body mass (body fat) you have and how well your body naturally detoxes.  In terms of the last point, detoxing happens naturally with abstinence and products or/and methods simply help to speed up and improve the effectiveness of your body’s natural detox.

Stinger Detox to pass a drug test:

Whether or not this particular product will work for you is up for debate as it can depend on the individual.  Stinger Detox has a lot of positive reviews online from users who were detoxing, which we will discuss in more detail a bit later but as already mentioned, the chances of a product or/and method working for you will depend on a lot of factors.  However, this product is a strong one and is labeled with the surname of ‘5X Extra Strength’ which, if as effective as it is promoted to be, is probably what has led to its sustained popularity among weed users.

Overall Description:

If proven effective, Stinger Detox can detox by supporting fatty acid metabolism. This, in turn, leads to THC being released from fat cells where it is stored.  Then this THC will be flushed out through the urine.


Stinger Detox comes in an 8-ounce bottle and is available in a lot of different flavors from grapefruit to watermelon.  The added advantage of multiple tasty flavors to choose from is also a contributing factor to Stinger Detox’s popularity.


Full Ingredient List:

  • Blue 1
  • Red 40
  • Yellow 5
  • Citric Acid
  • D-Ribose
  • Filtered Water
  • L-Lysine
  • 600mg L-Taurine
  • Methylsulfonylmethane
  • Natural & Artificial Flavors
  • Niacin
  • Sodium Benzoate

The purpose of sodium benzoate is to give the drink its freshness.  L-Taurine, Methylsulfonylmethane, and Niacin are among the most important ingredients of this drink.  There is scientific evidence showing that Niacin can help beat a drug test.[iv]

Terms of Product Use:

  • None of the products manufactured by Stinger Detox are for consumption by a person under the age of 18 unless they are specifically approved by a healthcare practitioner.
  • Stinger Detox offers a ten-day return policy for their products.
  • In order to be eligible for their return policy, you must not have already opened your product.

How to use Stinger Detox

Stinger Detox instructions For detoxifying cannabis

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Abstain from drugs, alcohol, etc. for a minimum of 48 hours before using Stinger Detox.
  2. Stinger Detox should be consumed on the day of the test and about 2 hours before you take the urine test.
  3. Avoid dairy and other fatty substances for the duration of your detox.
  4. Shake the Stinger Detox bottle before consuming it gradually over a 15 minute period.
  5. Refill the bottle with water two times and consume each round over a 5 minute time window for each drink.
  6. Urinate at least 3 times over the next 30-60 minutes.
  7. Take the test. You should remain clean for the next 5 hours.
  8. Avoid toxins if you want to extend your detox beyond this five-hour window.  However, you cannot expect to be clean beyond the five-hour window as the effects of dilution will run out.

The fact that electrolytes are included in this product or any detox product which feature these substances is vitally important because consuming large quantities of water can lead to an electrolyte imbalance.  Although with or without additional electrolytes for a detox effort, make sure you don’t consume too much water either way as this could risk water intoxication which can be deadly.[v]

When to use and not use:

This product is usually safe to consume.  However, avoid this product for a drug detox purpose if you are under 18 and only use this product if you are under the age of 18 if your healthcare practitioner approves for a detox unrelated to a drug test.  You should not drink Stinger Detox if you have an allergy to any of its ingredients.  Make sure you review its ingredient list carefully if you have any concerns.  Avoid Stinger Detox if you are pregnant or currently nursing.  Stop taking this product and visit a practitioner right away if you experience headaches, dizziness, sleeplessness, tremors, tingling sensations or heart palpitations.  Avoid Stinger Detox if you have a risk of liver, psychiatric, thyroid or heart disease.  Do not use Stinger Detox products if you are at risk of depression, diabetes, seizure disorder, anxiety, pernicious anemia or if you have a risk of or experience problems with urinating which may be related to an enlarged prostate.  If you are taking a prescription drug or an MAO inhibitor then talk to your doctor before taking a Stinger Detox product.  You should also avoid milk and other dairy products for the duration of your detox with this product.


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Possible Side-Effects:

Stinger Detox with a detox method such as dilution is less likely to lead to water intoxication compared to some other detox products out there.  This is because of the inclusion of electrolytes.  Of course, the risk of water intoxication is still there so make sure not to consume too much water.  There’s plenty of ingredients in Stinger Detox so make sure you are not allergic to anything present.  We could not find any other specific side effects and health risks associated with this product but just be cautious and remember to stop consuming the product if anything goes awry and to talk to your practitioner if any negative side effects do emerge.

Manufacturer & Support: Where to buy Stinger Detox?

Manufacturer Stinger Detox
Phone number (866) 961-8378
Offices (not a store location) Phoenix, Arizona

Additional Products For Passing Testing

To pass a saliva test:

For beating a saliva test, Stinger Detox also provides a patented mouthwash product called ‘Stinger Mouthwash’.  Stinger Mouthwash is available in a vanilla flavor on the company’s website.  You can currently buy this product for $35 (a $10 discount from the usual site price) although you’ll also find this product on online stores such as Amazon for as little as $10.


To pass a urine drug test:

For beating a urine drug test, there are several other Stinger Detox products you can choose from.  If you are not a heavy smoker, you might want to consider the normal strength version of stinger detox.  While you’ll find more info about these products on the company website, it would save you money to buy it on a site like eBay, Amazon or Walmart.

To pass a hair follicle test:

If you want to pass a hair follicle test, Stinger Detox also provides a hair detox product in the form of their ‘Folli-Kleen Intense Hair Cleanser’.  Again, do check out the prices on online stores like eBay as you’ll find the best prices outside of the manufacturer’s website but still make sure the seller is legit.


Pros and cons of Stinger Detox for THC Detox

Pros Cons
  • Does not contain any herbs (which can lead to negative side-effects)
  • Provides an energy boost
  • Helps to burn fat
  • It’s been on the market for about two decades now and remains popular
  • Can work in just 90 minutes
  • You only really need to abstain from drugs for 2 days in the lead up to detoxing with this product for it to have a great shot at working well
  • Pretty cheap once you buy from the right source (i.e.; eBay, Amazon, etc.)
  • Only lasts for about five hours
  • You need to drink two large cups of water after consuming this product
  • Lacks studies regarding its ingredients or/and scientific backing for its effectiveness
  • There is a risk that THC could flood the urine and bloodstream due to fat-burning caused by the ingredients
  • Niacin, an ingredient included in Stinger Detox may result in dizziness and flushing


Q:  Does Stinger Detox work for opiates?
A:  Not really. It is, unlike most detox products, designed specifically to detox the body of fat-soluble drugs and more precisely THC.

Q: Does Stinger Detox work for alcohol?
A: No. Once more, it will not work effectively for any substances that do not fit the category of a fat-soluble drug.  If you want to detox from alcohol, just wait one hour for every ½ drink.  Alcohol leaves the system pretty quick.

Q: Is Stinger Detox detectable?
A: It shouldn’t be detectable since the ingredients alone are natural dietary components.  The electrolytes will help balance the specific gravity of the urine.

Q: How long does it last?
A: The effects of Stinger Detox will likely only last for about 5 hours.

Q:  What are the directions to find it near me?
A:  You can buy the product on the company’s website although as already mentioned, you’ll find better prices on sites like eBay, Amazon, and Walmart. Use this google search link for more examples.  Remember the 5X Extra Strength product is distinct from the regular strength product, so don’t mix up the two and make sure you pick the right one for you.

Customer Reviews



An example of a positive review we found online.  Although as you can see opinions on this product are very polarized.  Yes, on the one hand, a slight majority of users or 53% gave this product a 4-5 star rating but on the other hand, 45% gave it an abysmal 1-star rating.  Clearly this does not work for everyone but for those it has worked for, they have been left very pleased.  It should be said we have also found examples of this product receiving a 3 to 3.5-star overall rating too, markedly better than an average rating of 2.7.


While this customer recognizes that it might work for others, they did not have a positive experience with this Stinger Detox product.


Another example of a happy customer.



A critical review we found on a drugs message board.

Conclusion: Does Stinger Detox really work?

Our rating: B

To conclude our Stinger Detox review, the ingredients included in Stinger Detox The Buzz 5x Drink, if effective could achieve a detox by enhancing fatty acid metabolism which would lead to fat cells releasing THC that is stored in the body before such THC is flushed out through the urine.  Of course there is a risk however that it will simply lead to more THC in your urine if the detox does not work well enough or fast enough.  This is probably a big part of what has caused a lot of polarization surrounding this drink although individual factors like how much someone smokes and how well their body naturally detoxes will play at least a part in this too.  Since it’s relatively cheap to buy on online stores it’s still certainly worth considering although there are more popular and scientifically-backed products out there.  Products like Toxin Rid are worth considering for example as unlike Stinger Detox there is less division among users about whether or not it works.  Also, for dilution, Mega Clean is a simple drink with all the ingredients for a successful detox but not too many exotic ingredients which could cause a bad reaction.  So, Toxin Rid if you think you need to actually try to flush your system, and Mega Clean for a dilution right before your drug test.  You could even use them both to be on the safe side.  While dilution is proven to work, flushing your system only works in theory and there’s no evidence that you can flush by any means except abstaining and letting the drugs come out naturally.   All in all, though, your best option for beating a drug test is to simply abstain from drugs for as long as possible in the lead up to your test.  While THC can take up to a  month to leave the system, for some people, it will leave the system much sooner, so get your store-bought THC tests and test yourself to see where you stand.  You will need several test kits to prepare for your final drug test.  You can test yourself before taking the product, after, and then test yourself while using dilution with b-vitamins and creatine.  Once you’re clean, do exactly the same thing right before your test and you’re golden.  Stay safe.


[ii] “Stinger –” Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

[iii] “Does Stinger Work? – FV KASA.” 24 Jun. 2018, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

[iv] “Beating … niacin … – NCBI.” 17 Apr. 2018, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

[v] “Fatal water intoxication – NCBI.” Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

[vi] “Stinger Detox Mouthwash… –” Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

[vii] “Stinger Folli-Kleen Hair Cleanser $34.95 $29.95 – Stinger Detox.” Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

[viii] “This STUFF is GODSENT!!!             –” Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

[ix] “Will Stinger Or Ready Clean work… | Drugs-Forum.” 18 Apr. 2012, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.


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