Certo Drug Test (Full Review)
March 6, 2019

Certo Drug Test (Full Review)

Drug Test, Detox, Urine Test, Drug Kit, Certo
MarijuanaBreak Staff / Updated on March 6, 2019

For individuals who enjoy a smoke, even in states where marijuana is legal for recreational use, employment drug testing is a pain in the ass. According to Statistics Brain, 56% of American employers make pre-employment drug tests mandatory. The annual cost of these tests is $3.7 billion. If this seems like a lot, bear in […]

Certo Drug Test

For individuals who enjoy a smoke, even in states where marijuana is legal for recreational use, employment drug testing is a pain in the ass. According to Statistics Brain, 56% of American employers make pre-employment drug tests mandatory. The annual cost of these tests is $3.7 billion. If this seems like a lot, bear in mind that employers lose an estimated $85 billion a year because of employee drug use.

Urine tests are by far the most popular and marijuana is the most commonly found drug. Therefore, if you’re close to the job of your dreams, use weed, and are called in for a drug test, your only hope of passing it is by using one of the myriads of detox methods online. The Certo Drug Test detox has been championed as one of the best ways to get clean in a hurry; but is it all hype or the real deal? Read our full review to find out.

What is Certo?

‘Certo’ is a generic name for Fruit Pectin with the trademark held by Kraft. The company also has another brand called ‘Sure Jell’ which is the same thing as Certo but with different packaging.

Certo has been available in the United States for over 100 years but has only recently become associated with detox.


Fruit pectin is a naturally occurring polysaccharide in fruits and is extracted from sweet fruits such as peaches, pears, apples, and berries. All polysaccharides consist of long-chain monosaccharides and they are a digestible fiber. You will typically find fruit pectin in jellies and jams because of its ability to gel things together. As it is a highly soluble fiber, it does a good job of detoxifying your system. It is excreted through the system via your feces.

How Certo or Fruit Pectin Can Help Detox Your System

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One of the main misconceptions about Certo is that it traps toxins by coating your stomach. In reality, it works as a typical fiber by enabling your body to absorb and expel the toxins via your fecal matter. As it forms into a gel, it absorbs more liquids than ‘normal’ fibers. As toxins that normally leave your system via urine end up in your stools, Certo is theoretically a great way to pass a urine drug test.

Here’s a more detailed explanation of how Certo detoxes your system. Fruit pectin ensures the toxins are trapped and broken down into smaller metabolites that are easier to remove. The process typically takes 60 minutes and can last for 3-5 hours in total. Eventually, the toxins are released and leave the body via your urine.

Certo is high in fiber and carbohydrates; the latter results in an insulin boost in healthy adults which causes the body to store calories for energy rather than using them. The body also burns or metabolizes fat for energy. When fat-soluble toxins are released from the fat cells, they end up back in the bloodstream, saliva, urine, and other fluids. The fast-acting carbs in Certo cause an insulin spike which prevents fat burning for a short period and shuffles the herbal detoxing minerals and nutrients in the concoction.

Finally, Certo absorbs the toxins that are naturally released from the body via stools, urine, and other body fluids. Toxins find it easier to leave the body via fluids but Certo’s fiber absorbs the fluids in your intestines and stomach and this action results in toxin release via solids. Unlike other ‘quick fix’ detoxes, you have to begin the Certo plan 24 hours before the test.

Here’s how the other components of the Certo Drug Test work:

Water There is no better natural detox method because when you remain hydrated, the body knows there is no need to retain fluids and begins the process of removing toxins from the body. However, you have to be careful not to drink too much water. Overhydration depletes the minerals found in body fluids so when you consume too much water, you flush out the toxins and nutrients. If a drug test shows a lack of minerals in your urine, questions will be asked.
Vitamins Healthy urine contains B vitamins and since the detox process can wash out some nutrients, you need to replenish them to avoid suspicion.
Creatine  Popularized by bodybuilders, creatine is a mineral found in the body naturally and you normally get enough through fish and red meat. It is present in your urine and once again, detoxing can deplete it so you need to consume some to make your urine look genuine.

Certo Drug Test Instructions

The Certo Drug Test detox is pretty easy to follow. You’ll see a variety of different instructions online; ignore them! This is the method and ingredients most likely to work.

You Will Need

  • Two packets of Certo (Sure Jell or Fruit Pectin will do).
  • Two x 32oz sports drinks (909 ml x 2). Gatorade is popular.
  • Creatine Monohydrate.
  • Multivitamin.
  • Vitamin B2 (not strictly necessary).

Once you have the above, the steps are pretty simple.

  1. Drink as much water as you can in the two days or so leading up to the drug test. Water will help flush out your toxins and send what remains to your intestines.
  2. Mix one packet of Certo with one of the sports drinks. Give the mixture a shake and drink it before going to bed on the night before the drug test.
  3. On test day, drink as much water as you can about three hours beforehand.
  4. 1-2 hours before the test, mix the second packet of Certo with the other sports drink.
  5. Consume it along with the multivitamin and B2.

In theory, the Certo method should keep you toxin free for at least three hours.

If you’re in a hurry, consume a packet of Certo, the 32oz bottle of Gatorade, and a similar amount of water an hour before the test. It won’t work as well as the 24-hour window but it could help you scrape by.

Does Certo Detox Drug Metabolites?

Yes! That’s why it is such a popular detox method for marijuana users trying to pass a urinalysis. As you know, THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that’s famed for getting you high. It is one of over 100 identified compounds in weed. THC-COOH is the name of its metabolite so when you consume marijuana or any THC product, your body breaks it down into THC-COOH.

These metabolites begin flowing through your body and bloodstream and while a small amount is expelled, most get absorbed by lipids and it ultimately gets stored as body fat. It remains there until it is gradually re-released into your bloodstream when you metabolize fat for energy. After its re-release, it becomes expelled via your urine, sweat, saliva, and feces. While your body naturally detoxes, the process takes weeks which is bad news for weed users facing a drug test.

This is where Certo comes in handy. Fruit pectin can speed up the detox process and it is effective for users of marijuana, cocaine, and opiates in particular. It is important to note that Certo’s detoxing capabilities are not scientifically proven.

Things to Watch Out for When Purchasing Certo

Don’t waste your money on fancy branding, fruit pectin is all you need and it is widely available in most large grocery stores. The entire method is inexpensive so don’t be fooled into spending cash you don’t need to. There is NO guarantee that the Certo Drug Test detox will work but you will definitely fail if you make one of these mistakes:

Leaving it too late Certo takes at least an hour to work and you are best advised to use two doses; one the night before and one around two hours before the test.
Overhydration As well as flushing out nutrients, drinking too much water will make you feel ill and you could throw up the Certo mixture.
Skipping the Sports Drink The electrolytes in sports drinks are a crucial part of the Certo method.
Not using creatine  Creatine should be found in urine so if you flush it out without replacing it, your test will be flagged.

Final Thoughts on Certo Drug Test Detox

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The Certo Detox Method seems so simple that it’s hard to believe it could work. However, tens of thousands of marijuana users claim they have never failed a drug test when they follow the instructions to the letter. However, there are a number of factors that dictate the effectiveness of the method including your size and fitness, body type, age, metabolism, and marijuana usage.

There is no scientific evidence to back up the claims and cynics believe it is the large volumes of water involved that help people get through drug tests. While it is possible that the fiber in pectin helps temporarily keep toxins from leaving your system via urine, there is also a chance that simply drinking large quantities of liquid dilutes your urine to the point where you can pass a drug test. In any case, use the Certo Drug Test detox method at your peril, and make sure to test it out first!

Let us know how it worked for you.

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135 reviews
  1. Marcus smith

    If I use the certo method 3 days in a row would it clean out my system ?

  2. Anon
    Occasional user (1 time/mo), big guy

    Here’s my experience

    Last time smoking 12 days ago, half a joint of good quality. At home test done with non-diluted urine. Tested positive for thc on friday (3 days before test) Test is for a better job.

    6ft 1, 290lbs, Male.
    All certo mixed with 1-32oz gatorade

    Ate at 7pm
    Before bed: 11pm certo gatorade, 4x b6, 3 bottles water. (at home test showed faint negative line after 1:45-2 hours after certo)

    No food.
    7am drink half gal wtr
    730ish pee
    830 certo #1
    Bottled water
    840 pee
    9am certo #2, 3xb6, 1 scoop creatine
    1/4 gal water
    915am pee
    1/4 gallon water
    945am pee
    2 Water bottles 16.9 oz
    1010am waiting at center cant hold it any longer feels like my bladder will rupture. Pee again.
    One last water bottle
    1025am took test. Peed in toilet then halfway through peed in cup, finished in toilet.

    I will leave another post after results come back

  3. T baby
    Certo is a go !

    This method does work , I’m a heavy smoker and the certo method was the first detox I turned to now my friend had told me about the Gatorade , but I do a gallon of regular cranberry and two packets of certo . After I’m done I’d pee about 5-6 times , then I would drink light water not too much because I didn’t want my pee to be diluted.

  4. Emmy
    It worked without diluting or messing with other results!

    I followed the instructions exactly how they were… nothing extra… nothing different. My results are back and I remained positive for script I receive and negative for green! Disgusting and stressful soooo if I would still not delay as long as I did if I can help it but it gave me exactly what I needed to show my dr I don’t sell my script while also negative for any thing else illegal .. which would have only been weed but I’m not in a legal state and do not have medical card. 😊😊😊👍👍

  5. Andrew
    Negative Dilute

    Worked for me as written. When I took the Certo the morning of the test, I added a heaping teaspoon of creatine along with taking a multivitamin. I waited until I peed twice before heading to the lab. My second piss was almost clear so I took another vitamin out the door with another 32 oz of water.

    Result of the test was a negative dilute. Should have been good enough but employer insisted I retest. I just accepted another job offer.

  6. Halp lol
    Does it work for lab testing?

    I had a drug test on a Friday (May 10th) I hadn’t smoked in two weeks before the test and I’m a light smoker maybe 2 times a week. (Before hand) I took a home test right before my actual drug test and I came back clean. I got a call from my place of employment today saying they had to send my piss out for further testing. I tried the Certo method before my test and my piss was pretty clear so I assume that’s why it was sent for further testing. I’m stressing big time in hope that the Certo method works for lab tests can someone provide some insight on this for me?

  7. Osceola 12
    Where to mix the Creatine

    Dumb question…Do you mix the creatine with the Certo and sports drink?

  8. Lala
    Nope, Doesn't Work... (...For Everyone)

    I took the opportunity to try this with home tests as I have a probation drug test coming up. I’m a very heavy user and it’s been about 48 hours since I last partook. I followed the instructions, tested with at-home tests twice, and didn’t even get a hint of a whisper of a faint negative line. 🙁

    I did, however, experience a great deal of discomfort due to 1) the horrible flavor (though it doesn’t help that I don’t really like sports drinks to begin with), 2) the intense blood sugar spike (headache, nausea, woozy, etc) and 3) the amount of liquid (oh, the pain….the pain!!). Also, it gave me the runs lol.

    That being said, I’m overweight and have blood sugar issues (not diabetes, I think this could be dangerous for a diabetic person based on my own reaction). I feel like my weight might have impacted this. I’ve already lost 90 pounds over the past year; if I reach my goal weight I’ll try this again and come back and update. Right now I’m about 5’4″, 190 lbs. Currently, I suspect that the people who were successful have a low body fat percentage which is relevant since THC stores in fat cells.

    Also, I drink a lot of water in the course of a normal day – about 32 oz an hour, easily 2 gallons a day unless I’m on a road trip or something because I pee constantly. Yet I found this amount of fluid in this short of a time span to be PAINFUL. My pants wouldn’t even fasten over the bloat. How are you all doing this? I had to use a large portion of willpower to not vomit between the flavor and the fullness in my belly. Plus the nausea from the sugar spike.

    I’m going to test one more time this evening. It’s worth noting that each Gatorade/Certo drink I make costs $5. Along with creatine, B2, multivitamins, and at-home drug tests, it adds up. It’s cheaper than some methods and better than failing, but be forewarned if you’re going to attempt this and are short on cash – there’s a good chance it’s a waste of money.

  9. Paul
    It’s bullshit

    It did NOT WORK

  10. Ak
    Trying it now!

    I believe I have a test coming up extremely soon so I bought some creatine mix with lemon lime Gatorade, two packages of Certo and B12 B6 vitamins. I took a test at home this morning and I failed. I took this test before I’m trying the Certo method. Interview is tomorrow but I’m also almost guarantee the job oh, so I’m expecting them to ask me to do a drug test almost immediately after. I do have plenty of home drug test at home but I guess I will do my own drug test before I take the second dosage of Certo with Gatorade a few hours before the supposed test. We shall find out!

    INTERESTING FACT. Do you know why marijuana stays in the human and can be detected for so long wow heavier drugs are out of the system in 2 or 3 days? The body keeps with the body wants and the body rejects with the body does not want. You will go into convulsions or sweat it out or crap it out or something! The body will get rid of what it doesn’t want as soon as it can oh, but the body will retain everything that the body really wants and needs. This is why marijuana can be detected in the human body for a very very long time!

  11. PLEASE
    When do I use the creatine????

    When do I take the creatine?

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