There’s been an awful lot of Magnum synthetic urine sold because of big marketing. But because of that, especially in recent times, that’s meant an awful lot of drug tests failed. So, in this Magnum synthetic urine review I’m going to tell you why Magnum is failing, and what the deal is with this fake urine brand.
We will cover what’s in it, and what’s not. I’ll talk you through the confusion around if it contains uric acid. Plus, I’ll tell you what the actual instructions are for using it in detail.
Based on my networking and research, I’ll then tell you how badly Magnum synthetic urine failed, or helped people, and what the potentially better and safer synthetic urine options out there are.
What Is Magnum Synthetic Urine?
Magnum is a brand of synthetic urine that’s been around for a long time. Many years ago, when drug testing was more basic, it had a better reputation.
It’s kind of living on that reputation now. You’ll still see a lot of positive reviews, but these are mostly quite old and many undated.
The truth is that if you’re looking online at forums and specialist social media sites then you’ll see a growing trend towards negative Magnum synthetic urine reviews.
Does Magnum Synthetic Urine Have Uric Acid In It?
One of the key reasons that Magnum synthetic urine failed people more and more is around the issue of uric acid.
A good quality synthetic urine has to have the following characteristics:
- Contains urea
- Has uric acid in it to the right proportion
- Has creatinine in it (waste product of creatine used by your muscles)
- contains ammonia
- Must be within the correct specific gravity and pH ranges
- Has to look like the real thing
Now here’s the deal around the question: does Magnum synthetic urine have uric acid in it?
It didn’t have it in it at all. It was just a novelty urine that could pass basic drug tests because they were so simple. As drug testing got more advanced, it became standard to look for uric acid though.
Because Magnum started failing all over the place, they then added a vial of uric acid to the package they sell. You pour it in, and your sample then contains uric acid. That’s why there’s been so much confusion around Magnum containing uric acid, because it doesn’t usually, and technically it still doesn’t, you have to pour in yourself from the supplied container of it.
Magnum Fake Urine Instructions
The Magnum synthetic urine instructions you need to follow are very straightforward, pretty much the same as any other fake urine with a heatpad.
Let’s take a look at the instructions for Magnum in detail:
- Shake the vial of premixed synthetic urine gently to make sure it’s mixed.
- Activate the heatpad so it’s emitting a steady heat, ready to be attached to the warmed sample.
- Microwave the Magnum synthetic urine vial. Only do it for about 10 seconds. Then check the temperature a minute later. If it’s not registering, do it for another 10 seconds, shake it gently, and then recheck. Don’t overheat it otherwise it will be too hot to register a reading.
- This is the different step to any other brand of synthetic urine. You then have to add in the separate vial of uric acid. They’ve literally just included it as an extra when they realized it would fail even the most basic drug test. So you pour that in, and gently agitate it. Once you’ve poured in the uric acid you’ve only got about seven hours before the sample spoils though.
- Using the elastic band you get with the kit, attach the warmed heatpad to the sample. Monitor it for 15-20 minutes to make sure that it staying within the right temperature range, and then head off to take your drug test.
How Many People Has Magnum Synthetic Urine Failed?
I wondered how many people Magnum synthetic urine failed before they added uric acid, and if there was any difference since they’ve added it.
So I looked online and did in-depth research on sites like Reddit, YouTube, and some specialist forums and social media sites.
After a couple of hours, it was noticeable that the amount of fail stories started to go down around three years ago when they added the vial of uric acid to the Magnum synthetic urine kit.
But crucially, there was still a lot of people saying that Magnum synthetic urine failed them, and that started to spike up again just over a year ago.
For me, it’s just not complex enough. Sure, it now contains uric acid, urea, ammonia, and creatinine. But I’ve read a rumor several times that it contains too much creatinine to be natural. That’s hearsay, but it could be true.
However, there is a bigger reason why Magnum synthetic urine will fail you, and it’s the reason for that spike up in the past year.
Magnum contains biocide. It’s an artificial preservative that is found in many household and beauty products.
Not a problem you might think. However, it was rumored two years ago that the big testing companies like LabCorp and Quest had realized that most brands of fake urine out there contained biocide. So they started to test for it, which led to a spike in failures in most synthetic urine brands.
There Are Safer Brands Of Fake Urine Than Magnum
So the reason the conclusion of my Magnum synthetic urine review is don’t use it, is because of the following things:
- The formula is very basic
- I’m not convinced just pouring in the uric acid gives a natural balance
- There are rumors that it contains too much creatinine
- It definitely contains biocide which it’s rumored labs now check for
- Magnum fake urine is visually not particularly convincing
Instead, I’m going to point you towards three other brands.
The premium brands are Quick Luck and Sub Solution. They will cost you around $80 or more. But they contain 14 chemicals found in human urine, are perfectly balanced, they look like the real thing, and they don’t rely on a heatpad. They use heat activator powder, which means a heat pad can’t let you down at the last minute. If you want to pass a drug test using fake urine, then these are the products that will guarantee it, but at a price.
In the budget bracket, around the same price as Magnum, at $30-40 but far more reliable, are Quick Fix and Monkey Whizz. They are both about the same complexity as Magnum, but better balanced. They both use heatpads, but crucially they don’t contain biocide.