How To Tell If You Have Candida?

You can find out if you have Candida by taking a simple home test.


If you have Candida overgrowth, it will show up in the saliva, a friendly environment for yeast. Candidaconcentrates in saliva overnight, so this test is most accurate first thing in the morning. Do this test before you put anything in your mouth.

Gather some saliva in your mouth and spit into a glass of water (be sure to spit out saliva, not mucus). Keep an eye on the water for about half an hour, but especially the first few minutes. If you have Candida overgrowth, you will see one or more of the following:


1. Strings (legs) hanging down from the saliva.


2. Cloudy specks suspended in the water.


3. Heavy-looking saliva at the bottom of the glass.

If within three minutes after spitting into the water, you see “strings” hanging down, cloudy specks showing up in the water, or “debris” sinking to the bottom, you most likely have extensive overgrowth, which will require extensive Candida-fighting action on your part. The more you see, and the faster you see it, the more systemic the infection.

If it takes longer than a few minutes for anything to show up, the Candida is not as serious.

If the saliva just floats on top and the water stays perfectly clear, you most likely don’t have Candida overgrowth.