Urine Is It A Beneficial One?

Let us know why drinking urine is said to have health benefits in human body and why do people drink. Its advantages and disadvantages

Until now there is no evidence regarding urine ‘Does it really have any real health benefits or not’. At the other side, some says it as an unhygienic part. So there’s a risk behind drinking urine. Thus to get back to the conclusion lets study the assumptions first and let’s get cleared about it.

From past so many years, there’s been a culture of drinking urine in some parts of the world. Some drink intentionally as it is said to them that urine has health benefits for eras. In present, some research is on the search of the fact and some says it to be the best part for healthy living. These claims are yet to be concluded but in the ancient times, Romans use to drink urine to cleanse mouth and whiten teeth. In 1944, British naturopath John Armstrong claims urine as a medicinal value.

In recent, natural health believers claims that urine can heal wound in mouth, improve eyesight, provide nutrients, and build immune system, cure thyroid etc. and much more. In arid places, some prefer drinking urine as an alternate to water (emergency source).

Urine is a waste part of the human body which the body doesn’t needs it. It’s a water based substances but still has some other components.

Every day, a person urinates:

  • 25 grams (g) of urea
  • 10 g of electrolytes like sodium
  • 3 g of phosphate and other acids
  • 1.5 g of creatinine
  • 1 g of uric acid
  • 40–80 milligrams of trace proteins
  • Small quantities of hormones, vitamins and antibodies

Though, there is no confirmation that these ingredients are beneficial one or not.

Urine is an influential diuretic, which can dismiss the more salt and water. Some uses diuretics to lower the blood pressure but still other strategies are much safer. Yet, there’s no proof regarding that urine can lower the blood pressure.

In some countries, new-born baby is given their own urine to keep them healthy. It seems that they don’t have anything except milk and milk is seemed to be 75% of water in both breast milk and formula milk.

Safeties and Threats

People who drink urine can have infection, dehydrate or have electrolyte imbalance.


In urine, there are lots of bacteria present. When it leaves from kidney, it is neither sterile nor purified later to drink. It comes in contact with skin while passing out and so on infected urethra can have infectious urine. Even in normal people bacteria is present and drinking others urine may lead to life threatening disease. Though it contains antibodies, there is high level of bacteria too. They are in the form of:

  • Salmonella
  • Pseudomonas
  • Shigella
  • Escherichia coli, or E. coli
  • Staphylococcus


We have read that urine is a diuretic which may lead to dehydration process very quickly. The salt in urine tends to lessen the sum of water in the body. On the other hand, some people in emergency may have drunk urine to keep hydrated which have no evidence at all. It might have reduced the thirst of that person.

Electrolyte imbalances

Urine contains salt and other electrolytes and so may change its level. Due to the imbalance electrolyte, people may face more health risk.

The exposure to dangerous chemicals in the urine may lead to allergic reaction.

That true that drinking urine may not improve one’s health. In that case, some may face more problems. Always remember to consult doctor first before seeking to any natural health remedy. Healthcare practitioner may provide you a good knowledge regarding such information.

In arid situations, try to keep extra water or reuse clean water from washed vegetables, fruits etc. to keep yourself hydrated. And if you prefer urine, you may worsen the situation more or may lead to side effects.

Skin Care

Aging Slow Down By a Treatment – Trials on Fruit Flies

In the latest trials some researchers are finding to slow down the aging process by trying the treatment on Fruit flies who live very less as compare to other living things.

Yes, it is proved in one of the research that fruit flies can live longer with the combination of medicine treatment. It’s a tripe medicinal combination used to prolong the lifespan of flies by 48%. This study was led by UCL and the Max Planck Institute of Biology of Ageing by using Lithium, Trametinib and Rapamycin as a three medicinal combination treatment. Those three of the medicines are already in use for some of the other medical treatment like Lithium as a temper stabiliser, Trametinib as a malignant cells (cancer) treatment and Rapamycin as an immune system controller.

This was also published in the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) who suggest that this treatment may one day come in great help. This means they are assured about the truth that it can prevent human being from age related issues. Age related disease now will be easily treated.

As per the daily life schedule, all people are struggling to fulfill all their expectation and so have less focus on health. At the end, they find themselves as weak and aged apparently. We are widely seeing the age related health problems or disease increasing day by day. Hence so there is a need for such sort of treatment in urgent. As per the Dr. Jorge Castillo-Quan, we need to find way to improve health in old age.

Therefore the study is firstly made on fruit flies named Drosophila that have less lifespan as compare any other species. The combination treatment focuses on different cellular processes that can prove to be effective on anti-aging solution. The researchers are finding that this combination medicines also be effective on mice, worms and cells. And also it is observed beneficial on people.

The three drugs all act on different cellular signing lanes that composed from the nutrient identifying network, which is preserved through progression in worms and flies all the way to humans. This network corrects the body response to change in nutrient stage. The research was made slowly likewise first in individual medicine treatment which gave 10% – 11% of results. Later on, the dual combination treatment which gave 30% of the outcomes and in last three combinations succeeded in great level.

All these are going studies which are yet to be sanctioned. Until now we can just assume that within few years or two we will get the best findings in hand.