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Is It Safe To Drink Your Urine?

Although it seems gross, it’s commonly believed that it’s safe to drink your own urine because it’s sterile. Is this actually true? Join Laci as she debunks this myth and tells you everything that’s in your pee.

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Study debunks common myth that urine is sterile

“Bacteria live in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile.”

Study debunks common myth that urine is sterile

“Researchers have determined that bacteria are present in the bladders of some healthy women, which discredits the common belief that normal urine is sterile.”

‘Sterile’ Urine May be a Myth

“Many people have heard that human urine is devoid of germs, but a new study seems to question that idea.”

Electrolytes

“Electrolytes are minerals in your blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge.”

What Is Urea?

“Urea, also called carbamide, is an organic chemical compound, and is essentially the waste produced by the body after metabolizing protein.”

The Human Urine Metabolome

“Urine has long been a ‘favored’ biofluid among metabolomics researchers. It is sterile, easy-to-obtain in large volumes, largely free from interfering proteins or lipids and chemically complex.”

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