Up to 85% of Americans May Have Candida – do you?
Here is a home Candida saliva test (also called the Candida spit test) you can do in the morning. The four of us started out using this test many years ago and believe it shows whether fungal yeast is present in the saliva though we’ve never seen any scientific proof in its favor. A lot of people poo-poo this test because it is so simple and unscientific. To us, it’s not all that important. There are other Candida tests you can try that have been written by doctors who have spent much of their lives studying candida. We have 3 of those available here on our site for Free. We also have a relatively new and very inexpensive blood test you can take. All are available at the top of this page under our “free tests” link or at the bottom of this page. Use this spit test, if you wish, as one piece of your self-diagnosis.
How does the saliva test work? It’s simple, really.
Candida begins in the intestinal tract, where it sets up its ongoing production. As time goes by the yeast migrates along the mucous membranes of the digestive tract into the stomach, then up the esophagus and finally into the mouth. Often, depending on how thick the yeast becomes, it can be seen in the mouth and on the tongue as a white film called oral thrush. The fungal yeast mixes into the saliva and has certain properties (heavier than water) when put into water.
Candida Saliva Test
When you awake in the morning, before you put anything into your mouth, work up some saliva and spit it into a clear glass of water. Within 1-3 minutes, look in the glass. If there are strings coming down from your saliva, or if the water turned cloudy, or if your saliva sank to the bottom, YOU MAY HAVE A CANDIDA CONCERN! Healthy saliva will simply float on the top! (You may want to put out a glass of water in the bathroom or on the nightstand the night before you wish to do the home Candida Saliva test, just to remind yourself not to brush your teeth prior to spitting into the glass.)
Exclusive: Doctor written, interactive Candida Tests from Candida Support.org, the Candida Research Site
- Dr. Crook’s interactive Test
- Dr. Brian Martin’s Candida severity test
- See our Kids & Candida page for a home Candida child test specific to children
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- Scientific Candida Blood Test. see this link for an inexpensive, state-of-the-art “Candia5″ home candida blood test kit. This is a yes or no test and does not show the ‘degree’ of candida.