Saturday, May 21, 2011

it is Safe Drinking Urine?

Drinking urine culture has been so for some people for centuries. Does that mean urine safe to drink?

As many as 95 percent of urine is water. The 5 percent more are electrolytes containing chloride, sodium, and potassium. Urine can also bring the remaining toxic waste the kidney.

Sodium draws water from the cell so that if there's too much in the body, then these compounds can cause dehydration. Meanwhile, too much potassium could tails on heart attacks.

"Much like drinking sea water," said Jeff Giullian, kidney specialist from South Denver Nephrology Associates in Colorado, USA.

Nevertheless, such electrolytes is still needed cells to generate electricity in the body.

In some cultures, urine is consumed. Communities in the Iberian Peninsula in 50 years before Christ used it to whiten teeth. In Sanskrit, the term "amaroli" which means "urine therapy".

Some people are also known to use urine to survive on less water conditions. And Woolley, that trapped for 65 hours under the rubble of the Hotel Montana in Haiti, admitted to drinking his own urine.

Bear Grylls, host of TV show Man Vs Wild, mentions drinking urine as a way to survive. Woolley admitted inspired Grylls.

However, Les Stroud, Survivorman show star, said different things. He put the urine into the list of "do not drink". Eating urine will actually survive during an emergency.

When a person is less fluid, electrolyte content becomes excessive and acid concentration also increased. Drink it will only aggravate the condition.

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