Urine is composed of fluid and waste products that our body doesn't need. The myth that urine has medical benefits have been popular for several centuries, but a lot of experts have already debunked this myth. However, Brian Offenburger, 56, still believes that urine can do good for our health.
Offenburger never thought of drinking his urine until he met 30-year-old Ruby Karyo last year, who eventually became his girl. Unilad, a British Internet media company and website owned by LADbible Group, reported that Karyo encouraged him to try ‘urine therapy’ to make his hair grow back. Offenburger, who was losing his hair, obliged and claimed that this practice did bring his hair back. Karyo started this lifestyle when she was 19 years old. She was told by her father to use it on her face and body.
|Brian Offenburger and Ruby Karyo / Photo by: SWNS via Unilad|
Karyo has been drinking her urine and rubbing it on her face for more than a decade now. According to her, it has improved her skin and overall health -- something many medications and moisturizers can’t do. “For the first few days your face might look a bit raw, because all the impurities will come out, but then it will become clear. It’s good for healing scars and pimples,” she said. The practice is now part of her routine. “It can lower blood sugar and cholesterol and help diabetes. My skin glows when I use it, I took a break from it a while back and my skin began to look dull. I feel younger and I look younger when I use it,” she added.
|Karyo drinking urine / Photo by: SWNS via Unilad|
However, medical professionals stated that drinking urine is not good for our health. This is because it contains a mix of water and other things our body wants to get rid off. Thus, putting it back into our body is not advisable. Also, reports show that urine becomes contaminated by bacteria once we release it, which could result in harm if ingested.
Dr. Zubair Ahmed added that this can lead to ‘serious complications’. “There is no evidence at all that ingesting these substances has any health benefits. While drinking a small amount of urine is unlikely to be hazardous to your health, there is not enough modern evidence of its efficacy to suggest drinking it is healthy,” he explained.
|Offenberger's hair growth / Photo by: SWNS via Unilad|