Certo Drug Test (Full Review)
August 28, 2018

Certo Drug Test (Full Review)

Drug Test, Detox, Urine Test, Drug Kit, Certo
MarijuanaBreak Staff / Updated on August 28, 2018

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. It 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

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

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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59 reviews
  1. Ariel
    Take the risk, it worked for me!

    So I was super nervous to take a drug test because I hadn’t started smoking up until recently. My first test, I stopped smoking for a week , used stat flush pills as a form of detox and my results came back negative diluted which was annoying because my company emailed me saying I needed positive results in order to move forward with hiring. MIND YOU, I smoked after my first drug test before I got the results back because I was confident I passed. So now I have weed in my system and I have to take a test in 24 hrs, great ! So I did the certo method about 3 hours before ( 1 certo in one lemon lime Gatorade & one certo in another ) chugged both and then drank a bottle of Gatorade but it was filled with water) when I went to pee my urine was super clear so I was scared it would be diluted once again. So I ate & went to take the test BUT I PASSED using this method . Going from $13hr to $21/hr 🙌🏾

  2. Mac D
    It works no doubt!

    I smoke heavily & passed 7 Probation Drug Test using this method and it hasn’t let me down yet. I was skeptical at first but my mind is completely changed. At one point i had waited about 3 days before i had to pee again & still passed. Follow the instructions simple there is no need to worry. I have 3 more test before im off & im completely confident. If i fail i will go to jail which is a huge concern so if you get really nervous i just consider you stop smoking as a whole.

  3. Ema

    Does anyone know if liquid certo works? And if yeah, how much should I use?

  4. John

    I passed my drug test, but does that mean there are no more toxins inside my system?

  5. Monique Hill-Steele

    The certo didn’t work for me. I followed the instructions. I took the certo the night before, the day of at 8am and took my test @ 11:30am on 1/8/19. Called today and my test was dirty.

  6. Shirley Gomez
    Wait for it

    I had a friend who had a P.O. tell him to come in and test and passed after about a he of drinking 64oz cranberry juice and Cerro and we smoked PvP no problems.

    1. Asa

      I have to see my po i today but I didn’t take the Certo drink the night before how can I still pass

  7. Juniper
    It works!

    Just passed my lab test with flying colors! I’m so relieved.

  8. Toni
    Legal Hemp Pills caused me to fail my test

    I’m not a marijuana smoker but the Hemp pills I take for various ailments caused me to fail a drug test with my pain doctor. If I fail another test they have to drop me. I took an at home test today because I’m due for a drug test tomorrow. It shows positive for THC. I’m a nervous wreck! If I lose my pain doctor I’ll be bedridden. I’m going to try this system and pray to God it works. This just doesn’t seem fair. Ill update and post if I pass. Really praying I do

  9. DJ

    I smoked today but my drug test tomorrow at 9 . I passed last time but I stop smoking for 30 days . Will it work tomorrow? Or will thc still be in my piss

  10. Jacquelyn
    I was very skeptical but it works!

    I was really scared because if I fail a drug test I go to jail. i stopped smoking for about 10 days prior to the test so i don’t know if it will work if you’re still smoking daily, but i used a blue 32oz Gatorade, mixed it with the powdered sure jell, creatine, and took 2 multivitamins. I drank one of the mixtures before going to sleep the night before, then one when i woke up. i peed about twice in the morning before my test. i got a call from my PO today that i passed. this is way cheaper than those smoke shop detox drinks and using the creatine and vitamins makes it look less diluted. i will definitely recommend this!

  11. Dre Wharton
    certo works!

    the certo gel method worked for me! I was very skeptical of it at first, because I seen many reviews saying that it did not worked. I used the exact steps given online, but I added my own twist to it due to lots of nervousness. I took one pack the night before. My test was the next day at 11am. I woke up at 8 am and took another gatorade and certo to the head. After that, I took a gatorade and certo every hour after that up until 10am. Also, I stopped smoking 72 hours before the piss test. also I took vitamins and drank a Pepsi to darken my piss. I pissed at 1130 and passed with flying colors

    1. Vashay Johnson

      I havent smoked in two days took one last night at 8:55pm and now i jut took one at 9:00am will i be ok just drink water till then hsve a test at 12

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