Confirmed: Your Pee…It’s Not Sterile
How many times have you heard that your urine is sterile? All the time, right? Well, science recently confirmed that's not a true statement.
You've heard those stories about people be stranded for days in harsh conditions with no food or water. How do they survive? By drinking their pee...
Well, turns out that's not such a healthy solution. Your urine contains bacteria. Yep, that's right bacteria. Most of these bacteria are linked to infections that were believed to come from other sources, until now.
The study started with people who had issues with overactive bladder but eventually grew because nobody had ever really looked into the 'myth' and just believed it to be true.
Scientists believe we need to reassess everything that we know as a society about urine.