Candida Test – How To Tell If You Have Candida

Getting rid of candida is one thing. Knowing for sure that you have a candida infection is quite another. So before you buy any product to eliminate your candida, let’s see if you actually have it. Just having the symptoms of candida is not enough. You can find out if you have Candida by taking a simple home test.

THE TEST: In the evening, put a clear glass of water by your bed. First thing in the morning, briefly rinse your mouth, swallow, then gather some saliva in your mouth and spit into the glass of water (be sure to spit out saliva, not mucus). Keep an eye on the water for half an hour — especially the first few minutes. If you have candida overgrowth, you will see one or more of the following:


1. Strings (legs) hanging down from the saliva.

2. Heavy-looking saliva at the bottom of the glass.

3. Cloudy specks suspended in the water.


If, within three minutes after spitting into the water, you see “strings” hanging down, cloudy specks showing up in the water, or “debris” sinking to the bottom, you most likely have extensive overgrowth, which will require more candida-fighting action on your part.

If it takes longer than a few minutes for anything to show up, the candida is not as serious.
If the saliva just floats on top and the water stays perfectly clear, you most likely don’t have candida overgrowth.

How Does The Candida Test Work?

The logic behind the Candida Spit Test is simple.

If you have candida overgrowth, it will show up in the saliva, a friendly environment for yeast. When you spit into the glass, the aerated saliva is lighter than water. However, candida is heavier than either. Whether it sinks as “legs”, falls to the bottom, or floats around in the water, all are indications of candida. The more you see, and the faster you see it, the more systemic the infection.

Candida concentrates in saliva overnight, so this test is most accurate first thing in the morning. I suggest rinsing out your mouth first, because, if you happen to be sleeping in a room with mold, you may have mold in your mouth from the room, and that could show up in the saliva too.

Some people claim this Candida test is not accurate, but that has not been my experience. Out of the thousands of times I’ve suggested that someone do the spit test, just to confirm that they had candida, only once did someone tell me that their test showed clear water and no debris, that they did not have candida, when it was obvious from all their symptoms that they had candida overgrowth. And….

Among the many who tested positive that I’ve spoken with, ALL have had candida symptoms.

I’ve heard more often, though still only rarely, from people who said their blood test or stool sample test was negative, even though they were clearly suffering, based on their symptoms and the spit test, from candida overgrowth. So this candida spit test is at least as accurate as expensive tests available from doctors.

So let’s assume that you’ve got a Candida Yeast Infection. If you’ve ever tried to eliminate your candida infection before, then you know how hard it can be. But why is that?

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