A woman has claimed that drinking her own dog's urine has helped clear her bad acne in this shocking video.
'Many of you have asked me how I always look so good, how my makeup always looks so perfect, or how I always have this natural glow,' the unidentified American woman stated in the video clip.
Using a plastic cup, the woman gathers urine coming from her dog before drinking it in full throughout the minute-and-a-half clip.
Shocking: An unidentified woman on Facebook has posted a video about why she’s drinking her dog’s urine for her health.
Horrifying: In the said video, it demonstrated her catch her dog's urine in a cup before consuming it.
Is it beneficial? She’s claiming that it has helped clear her skin and also treated her depression.
It is also worth mentioning that the horrifying video appears to be real after the woman is capable of gulping the cup of urine right after she gathers it from the dog.
'Until I first drank my dog's pee, I was depressed, I was sad, and I had bad acne,' the woman stated after consuming the cup.
'Dog pee also has vitamin A in it, vitamin E in it and it has 10 grams of calcium, and it's also proven to help cure cancer.'
Consumption dog or human urine is identified as urine therapy, and it was a practiced type of therapy in ancient China, Rome, Greece, and Egypt.
But despite that, experts warn about the effect the substance can have on the health due to the toxins and acids that can exist in the urine.
'Urine is mostly made up of water, lots of urea, creatinine, various electrolytes, uric acid, trace proteins, and low levels of antibodies and enzymes,' Joy McCarthy, a licensed holistic nutritionist, told Allure.
She stated that drinking urine coming from an animal could be a dangerous route for the body because of what the liquid might contain.
'Herbicides have been detected in dog's urine, likely from herbicide-treated lawns, antibiotics, and hormones, so I really don't know that it's the safest choice,' Joy further stated.
Not recommended: Specialists warn drinking urine can be damaging to the health because of the waste left behind after it is strained through our kidneys.
A common misunderstanding people have is that drinking one’s own urine could help in a survival condition to avoid dehydration.
But then, the US Army Field Manual, in fact, teaches its soldiers to not drink their urine since it might contain 'harmful body waste.'
As for the woman's assertion that the urine is capable of curing cancer, there lacks an adequate amount of evidence to support the technique.
Dr. Amy Shah, a functional medicine doctor stated in the Mind Body Green that small quantities of urine therapy could be helpful. But despite that, she would not prescribe it as a cure for illnesses at the moment.
'While most of the urine is water, waste, and urea, I still cannot recommend this as a viable alternative to the many diseases it is touted to cure,' Dr. Shah says.
'We have more waste in our systems today than we did thousands of years ago.' She further added.
Consuming that waste deprived of anything filtered out could cause more damage than good when matched to the modern medicine available, Dr. Shah clarifies.
Even though this woman claims that drinking her dog’s urine is helpful for her, it may not be helpful for others. Aside from that, experts are not recommending to try this out so PLEASE DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME.
Based on materials from Daily Mail