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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91 reviews
  1. John Meas
    It Works

    I think it works very well, however you must follow the instructions precisely for it to work. Another important thing to keep in mind is to hydrate a lot. If you do not want to opt for synthetic urine during a drug test, Certo is the safest option then. And yeah, do not go for it if you are diabetic. Certo changes something in the body chemistry, do not know, but a friend of mine advised me not to take Certo if I am diabetic..

  2. Jason Ray Bishop
    When take creatine?

    The instructions do not say when to take the creatine … it just says when to take the vitamin & b12.
    When would you take the creatine??

    1. Myssfyt
      When to take creatine

      According to a freind of mine who used this method for passing a drug screening you should take the creatine a cording to the directions on the bottle.

  3. jorge
    very good!

    it really worked . but follow the intruction carefully

  4. Garret
    It should work

    I weigh about 125 pounds, 5’8″ male. I detoxed for 5 or six days drinking a good amount of water and working out up until the 4th day of the detox (because working out burns fat and can release stored THC making your test innacurate) I chugged down a single packet in a gatorade and was negative with a pretty faint line. I have been smoking everyday for 3 years almost now. This shit really can work but it won’t neccessarily work for everyone as well because everyone is different. Test out how long you need to wait beforehand.

  5. Steve
    Please Help Me Out Fellows

    Hi Everyone,

    Please hear my concern.

    So I got a job offer this Monday (3/11) and was offered a drug test. I haven’t signed up for the test yet but if I do, I will have 3 days to commit to the urinal test. I am going to sign up tomorrow (3/14, Thursday). I regularly smoke 2 times a day but in small amounts (3 to 5 small puffs) and last time I smoked was last Sunday (3/10), which means as of today I’ve been smoke-free for 3 full days. I am certainly planning on using the Certo Detox Method but I’m just really worried that I’ll lose the job which I really really want.

    Can any of you please give me any valuable tips? Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  6. Debra Mayer
    Hope it works!

    Ok, so I have a drug test in three days (the 15th), and I haven’t been smoking for two weeks (I used to smoke daily for about two years, but now it’s more of an occasional thing) but I’m still a bit stressed. It’s for a job I really care about so I need to pass this test, I’m thinking about doing the Certo method and praying it’ll work!
    I was thinking about starting today to have a bigger window and more time to detox, maybe? I’m female, 164cm for 52 kg.
    I’m reading a lot of positive comments here so I really hope this works 🙏🏼

  7. Anonymous female
    Worksiff you work it

    Have done the certo detox every month for two years. failed once with only 3 days smoke free, but passed every other time. In 5’6′, 170 lb. Female and don’t do anything but lay on my ass everyday. Follow instructions exactly and it worked best for me when i had 5 days or more smoke free before the test.

  8. Tiger's
    It totally works!

    I was a bit sceptical at first, but still tried it and it worked. I was a heavy Mary Jane user, 175 lbs, 5’11, 15% body fat.
    I quit approximately3 weeks prior to test, and was seriously detoxing during this period. However, I learned on my own experience, that it can be traceable up to 2.5 months. So, cetro helped.

    I followed the instructions. Hydration is a key.

  9. Jonathon Ahmed
    It worked a dream

    I did this for the job I know have and have had for 4 weeks..as you can probably guess it did work for me, perfectly. All i did was follow the instructions!!!

  10. Kemery
    Really works

    I drank a packet in a 32oz Gatorade and drank two water bottles after and took some vitamin b chewables little less than 2 hours prior to drop. Peed 5 times and on the 6th I used my second at home test and passed after failing the first one right before I drank the solution ! This method really works I passed my drug test for court and I’m home free! Thanks again and I’m 5’8” 130 pounds

  11. PotaytoPotahto
    Using Certo to Pass a Quest Diagnostic Pre-Employment Exam for a Hospital Position

    I was super skeptical at first, and I know many of us have had mixed results for this. I have successfully used this method to pass a Quest Diagnostics pre-employment exam that was done for a hospital in a major East Coast city. In hindsight, using synthetic urine may have given me more peace of mind, but with a little trial an error, I was able to successfully pass my test and am now making an amazing salary.
    I’m a 5’3 female and about 145lbs, with an average metabolism and generally low exercise habits (though I do walk everywhere). I was a daily smoker but not necessarily smoking heavy (about an 1/8th every 2-3 weeks). I was given about a week’s notice for this and stopped smoking as soon as I found out. So, I had 7 days to pass this. My test was scheduled between 11-12pm so I knew I had to get the timing just right.
    NOTES: I bought myself a few boxes of Certo, red Gatorade, vitamin B complex, and c4 pre-workout (which has creatine). My recipe is pretty similar to others, use a one to one ratio of Gatorade to the silver Certo packet. The c4 was definitely an experience, as I usually have acute paresthesia (tingling in the hands and feet), and found it very uncomfortable. I did minimal exercise during this time, but also upped my red meat and dark green veggie intake. I used urine test kits from amazon in order to help gauge my progress.
    8:40 AM: Took 3 Vitamin b complex.
    9-10am: Drink 2 Gatorades.
    1st Certo drink: Drank between 9AM and 9:09.
    2nd Certo drink: 9:25am-9:40
    9:50: Peed, faintly yellow.
    10:18: Peed, still faintly yellow. Seems like the vitamin b hasn’t kicked in yet.
    Utox at 10:41am: THE PERFECT SAMPLE. 94degrees, pale yellow green, color, NEGATIVE FOR THC.
    Utox at 11:15: ANOTHER PERFECT SAMPLE! 94degrees, more yellow, NEGATIVE FOR THC.

    8:30AM: Pee, Take 3-4 Vitamin B
    9:20-10:10: 1st and 2nd Certo drink. HOLD PEE.
    1st Certo drink: 9:15-30
    2nd Certo drink: 9:45-10:10
    10:15: Pee
    10:30: Pee (light yellow green color)
    Utox at 11AM: 94 degrees, very pale, almost clear urine. NEGATIVE THC, but not ideal because vitamin B complex not activated yet.
    Utox at 11:40: 94 degrees, more yellow green, pretty much a perfect sample. NEGATIVE THC.
    Utox at 12pm: 94 degrees, not as much urine output. Definitely more yellow BUT the THC line is MUCH fainter.
    Conclusion: I basically have two urines to provide for sample. My cut off is roughly two perfect pees around 2-3 hrs after drinking the Certo mixture. Holding urine is tough but worth it.

    Wednesday: Day of the Drug test
    8:30AM: Take 2 Vitamin B.
    9:20-10:10: 2 Certo/Gatorade + one scoop of C4 + 2 vitamin B
    10:15: Pee
    10:30 Peed, then left for the appointment. On the drive over, I was sipping another certo/Gatorade mixture.
    11am: Peed upon arrival to the doctor’s office. Urine was very clear, so I was crazy nervous that this wasn’t going to work.
    11:40am: Submitted my urine sample, which appeared to be a perfect yellow green. Everything seemed to go off without a hitch and I was informed that I would received my results within the week. Of note, I only provided a single sample for a sap 5-50+MDMA test.
    12pm: After leaving the doctor’s office I utoxed myself again when I got home. I tested positive for THC.
    One agonizing week later, I learned that I had PASSED my pre-employment exam! Out of curiousity, I’ve continued to remain clean thus far and utoxed myself again today, without using Certo. After 16 days of no smoking, I’m starting to test negative for THC. This is actually blowing my mind because I’ve heard that many daily smokers need at least 30 days to test clean, and it’s only been about half that time. If anyone has any insight into why this is, I’d like to hear your thoughts!
    I hope this post has been helpful, please let me know if you have any questions!

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