Do any of the above symptoms apply to you? Not sure if it is Candida overgrowth that is causing you to feel unwell or sub-optimal? Well an easy test you can do is the saliva test.
CANDIDA SALIVA TEST
The source of this test is unknown but it has been around a long time and is quite reliable in the diagnosis of Candida albicans overgrowth. It is known as the Candida saliva test or the Candida spit test.
Fill a clear glass with water and place it by your bed at night. When you wake in the morning, work up a bit of saliva and spit into the glass of water. It is important that nothing enters your mouth or touches your lips before you do this. Do not drink any water, do not brush your teeth and do not kiss your partner.
Immediately make note of how the saliva looks. Check again 2 or 3 minutes later. Check the glass every 15 minutes until you leave for the day.
Healthy saliva will be clear, it will float on top and it will slowly dissolve into the water without any cloudiness and without sinking. There are normally some bubbles or foam present.
Candida saliva will have one or more characteristics that point to a Candida albicans overgrowth:
- Strings travelling down to the bottom of the glass
- Cloudy saliva that sinks to the bottom of the glass
- Cloudy specks suspended in the water
The more strings and cloudiness there are, and the faster it develops, the greater the Candida albicans overgrowth.
(Sourced from - www.candidasupport.org)