Fabian Farquharson, 37, an interior designer from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, first started the bizarre practise 3 years ago when he kept experiencing pains in his stomach.
He starts every day with a pint of fresh urine, chased down with 300-400ml of aged pee, and claims it makes him feeling healthier, happier and smarter.
I was travelling a lot for work and eating junk food – Burger King, McDonald’s, anything convenient. I was getting a lot of pain in my stomach and scans couldn’t find an ulcer or anything that could explain it, so I started looking online more and more.
I’ve always been quite into holistic health but that was when I started to adopt it into my life more – starting with my diet. I started to eliminate ‘normal’ foods and ate only fruit.. I’ll use mangoes, pineapple, strawberries – any fruit really, and add in chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp powder to make a smoothie.
I quickly started to feel amazing. I had more energy than I had in years, and could feel my well being improving.
Fabian said that his friends and family ‘weren’t that surprised’ – because he has always been a bit off the wall in his approach to health.
After enjoying the ‘benefits’ of fresh urine, he quickly began to leave some for up to a month – or until it reaches the desired PH level of nine.
The idea, Fabian says, is that by ageing it the urine goes through a ‘magnification process’ and any alleged benefits will be more potent.
Explaining the process of ageing his urine, Fabian said: ‘I store it in glass containers like mason jars, label it with the date and then leave it for around 30 days.
DOES DRINKING URINE REALLY BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH?
There is no scientific evidence to back-up the practice. Urine is your body’s way of diluting and removing toxins your body is trying to get rid of. It is unreasonable to think that drinking the very thing that your body just rejected is going to somehow be good for you.
Bear Grylls said you should only drink your urine in the most dire of situations.