Certo Drug Test Review

There is a lot of twitter posting online over the Certo – Sure Gel/Sure Jell drug test method.

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The Certo drug test method is primarily used to pass a urine drug test.  This method of detox uses fruit pectin as the “primary ingredient” which actually prevents THC from being excreted from and absorbed into the body, so urine contains much less THC than if one was fasting.   In fact, if you detox, exercise, eat healthy and less, then your body will burn fat and detox.  In this fat burning process THC is released into the blood and urine.  So the last thing you want to do just before a test is detox.  However, detoxing works very well if you are 2 weeks out from the test.  

The Certo drug test stops the detox process and THC levels are minimized in the urine.

“What makes fruit pectin effective before a drug test is that it temporarily “forces” THC to excrete through your feces instead of your urine. This leaves you time where you can pass your urine test.”

The more likely reason that this fruit pectin detox method is so effective has to do with a combination of how fiber and liquid consumed and interacts with THC and your body, To pass drug tests, you must drink a lot of water, which will dilutes the further lowering THC levels.  It is a good idea to drink triple (one quart, 4 x day) your water consumption between meals two days out. THC that ends up in your urine is mostly what was reabsorbed from your intestines into your bloodstream before it could leave that way, much of it residing inside fat cells.
This process of detox increases your bowel movements, which is a good way to make sure as much THC as possible leaves the body before it gets a chance to be reabsorbed.   Fruit pectin fiber (Sure Jell/Certo), when leaving your body through excretions, takes some bile with it on its way out. The bile, which is a fat transporter, takes fat with it when leaving the body.  And since fat binds the fat soluble THC, it eliminates THC out of your body along with it in the feces rather than the blood and urine.


Certo detox is a brand of fruit pectin which is used to make jams, jellies and other food preparations that need a thickening agent..  The second most common fruit pectin is the Sure Jell brand. Certo drug test is manufactured by Sure Jell, which can be a bit confusing, but since both work just as well it’s no big issue.

This Certo method has actually been around for years, but it’s only started getting traction

If you do have 3 days prior to your drug test to prepare, you can first spend a day taking a Toxin Rid formula, where THC is mobile in the system for a couple of days while you piss it out, and then stop the detox Rid and follow the Certo method.

There is a common assumption among weed smokers who use this fruit pectin based method that the pectin coats the insides of your stomach and more importantly urine bladder, blocking THC or other toxins from entering your urine temporarily.

Certo Drug Test Ingredients

These are the ingredients that make Certo detox product:

  • Fruit Pectin – There is a lot of debate on how this fruit pectin works. Most explanations suggest that it can make toxins to flow out into it, which are then expelled through urination. It can also lower cholesterol levels.
  • Water – This is needed to dilute the urine
  • Lactic Acid – Helps in gelling. It can also be used as an energy source that is associated with muscle soreness.
  • Citric Acid – This is a natural molecule that boosts animal cell metabolism
  • Sodium benzoate – This is a common preservative and potential source of sodium. Remember that if you drink a lot of water, then you require more electrolytes. Therefore, Gatorade is the best drink in this case.

FAQ About Certo Detox

Does Certo Work?

This method for passing urine tests does not work. Also, it is not recommended for blood or saliva drug tests. Likewise, it will not work for the hair test.

Is Certo TestProduct Legal?

Most detox products are banned; this certo drug test product is a food ingredient that is used as a thickener in making jams. Therefore, the method is not banned. You are free to drink jam thickener as you want.

How does drug testing Work?

Certo method is said to worksby drawing THC out of the fat cells and then expelling it out of the body through urinating. Also, it lowers cholesterol, and thereby, reducing THC metabolites. The sugar contained in the Gatorade drink prevents fat burning for a few hours. Thus, the THC hiding in fat cells does not flow into the bloodstream. Moreover, a gallon of water that contains electrolytes is bound to have the same effect of dilution. To prevent dilution being detected, you need to take vitamin B and creatine.

How Can I Be Sure Certo drug test Will Work?

You should try a few home tests before the day of testing. In fact, many proponents of this method claim that you can pass the urine test even if you smoked a few hours ago. Therefore, you need to time yourself well. I recommend that you do not take drugs at least 1 day before the test itself.


As noted, the Certo method uses fruit pectin to pass a urine drug test. This method is fairly simple and possibly not effective. Follow instructions carefully and avoid water intoxication as it can be life-threatening. You can add some salt in this case.



  • Fruit pectin (fiber) binds to bile in the intestines.
    Fruit pectin can only leave the body through stools and is thus automatically sent to the colon.
    Fiber increases bowel movement. THC is primarily eliminated from the body through your stools.
  • THC and its main metabolites are fat soluble.
  • Pectin in the Certo drug test or Sure Gel stops absorption of THC into the blood, which also reduces it in the urine.
  • Your body makes bile to bind to ingested fat and make it dissolve in water.
  • You know that many of the marijuana metabolites leave your body through urine, else they wouldn’t be able to test for them that way.


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Certo drug test instructions

  • A packet of Certo/Sure-Jell Fruit Pectin
  • A 32 Oz Gatorade Lemon-lime
  • Two vitamin Vitamin B supplements
  • A gallon of water
  • 3 1/2 hours before your urinalysis, mix a whole packet of Certo in the Gatorade (if you need space just take a few sips from it before).
  • Shake it until the Certo has completely dissolved in the the Gatorade. It will become thicker, a bit like jam or jelly.
  • Drink it! All of it. It may be unpleasant, but you have a drug test to pass so just man up.
  • Have some water right after, and then for the rest of the time until your drug screening, you’ll want to down you entire gallon of water.
  • You should urinate at least 3-4 times before leaving your sample for the UA (to get rid of any contaminated urine from before when the certo bound the THC in your intestines).
  • 1 hour before the urine test, take a B-vitamin pill to add some color to your urine (else it’ll be very clear) and continue finishing your gallon of water.



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“About 6 years ago my little brother was picked up by a university football team but he had to take a drug test. He did the certo drug test method with a gallon water and puked over and over on the way to testing.
He Passed.”

“My first drug test for a job, I did this method and passed, but further reading showed that it simply doesn’t work like that. What most likely happened is you simply dilute your urine from drinking gallons of water. This is actually a legitimate way to help pass a drug test, in most cases, they will pass you or call you back for dilution, giving you more time to get clean.”

I used a tea called “Bissy” to pass my drug test once. I smoked on a saturday, monday i went into work and my boss told me i was going to get called for a “random” on thursday, and that i should “study” for it if need be. I worked with a jamaican guy who gave me this tea, and told me its a jamaican secret or something. Stuff looked like cedar mulch, and tasted awful, but he told me, drink a cup wednesday night before bed, and one thursday morning before i left for work, and to piss 1 time before i went for the test.

I didn’t lose my job, I assume it passed. They were testing for insurance purposes. any employee who got to drive any company vehicle had to be tested. at the time i had to operate forklifts on a day to day basis, so i would think if the test came back positive, they would have had to at least suspend me or something. I never saw any test results or anything tho. I went, took my piss, and never heard anything else about it. I actually found some on amazon in tea bags, so i bought a few boxes, so i have them if i need them.

In summary, the Certo Detox Method seems so simple that it’s hard to believe it could work. But will it work for you? Well, there are a variety of factors that control the effectiveness of the method including your size and fitness, weight, age, metabolism, and marijuana usage.

Furthermore, there is no scientific evidence to back up the claims. However, cynics believe it is the gallons 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, if you do decide to use the Certo Drug Test detox method, make sure to test it out first!

Let us know how it worked for you if you passed or failed, in the comments below. Want to learn more about weed and drug testing, check out any of our guides below. They are full of tips and information that could help you in that time of need.

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