The official Chinese news agency reported that over 3,000,000 of the population regularly drink their own urine for health reasons.
We’re sure you heard this all before but frankly we liked the headline, and thought we’d give you the Chinese view on that most personal of tonics. “Urine contains no bacterium and is more sanitary than blood,” Yang Liansheng, a professor from the Liaoning Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, was quoted as saying at a recent pee drinkers seminar. Engineer Zhu Jinfu told the seminar he had been drinking his own urine since he was 13 and had lived a healthy life for the last 58 years, Xinhua said. Many of his forefathers had also lived to a ripe old age thanks to urine therapy, he added.
Rumours of sports nutritionists Science in Sport launching a new ‘Science in Cistern’ range are as yet unconfirmed.