Besides water, urea is the main component of urine, which is an end product of converted proteins. A person excretes approximately an average of 25 to 30 grams of urea per day. We come in contact with urea at an early age, i.e. as a foetus in the womb. The level of urea in amniotic fluid, which consists for the most part of urine from the foetus doubles in the last two months of pregnancy. Before we are born, we drink about over half a liter per perday of this liquid. The foetus also breathes it in and this is essential for proper development of the lungs. Scars disappear after an operation on a foetus in the womb due to the healing capacities of the urea in the amniotic fluid.
Once we are born,
the intestinal flora start to work, which has a special role in the conversion
of urea. Scientists estimate that 25% of the urea in an adult finds its way into
the intestines, where it is decomposed into ammonia by intestinal bacteria. Some
of this ammonia ends up in the liver where part it is converted into urea and
another part is converted into glutamine, an extremely useful amino acid. The
liver converts a great deal of the ammonia, into other substances. Although
ammonia is highly poisonous even in moderate amounts, this small amount is
extremely important: it regulates the pH-value of the blood and has a powerful
If it were true that the urea concentration increases
the more often a person drinks urine, we would expect urine to become stronger
or more bitter in taste. However, the opposite is true: urine becomes more
watery and less bitter, which suggests that urea is converted. It is quite
possible that urea is indeed converted into glutamine by ammonia. As described
above, this process takes place in the intestinal canal.
demonstrates the vital importance of glutamine in the maintenance and
construction of specialized tissue such as in the brain, the small intestine and
in the growth and activity of the mucous membrane of the intestinal canal.
Glutamine has a healing effect on ulcers and wounds in the intestinal canal. The
most important function of glutamine, however is its ability to strengthen the
immune system, and could be an important key in explaining why urine therapy is
such a successful method of treatment. The body re-uses a certain part of urea;
the extra supply created by applying urine therapy increases the glutamine level
in the body. This consequently strengthens the immune system and specialized
organs and at the same time heals damages to the digestive tract.
in so far as it is not decomposed also affects the brain and central nervous
system. High doses of urea are sometimes administered during brain surgery in
order to temporarily shrink the brain, which is necessary for opening the skull.
Less than one tenth of such a dose is ingested when a person drinks urine.
Nevertheless, this small amount also brings about a slight reduction of pressure
in the brain and spinal cord.
Urea is also successfully administered in
rather high doses to patients with sickle cell anaemia, an extremely painful and
supposedly incurable illness. Research and experience have demonstrated that, if
administered daily in four doses of approximately 40 grams, urea has a healing
and preventive effect. This also indicates that the body can endure high doses
of urea without displaying negative side effects.
A third noteworthy
application of urea can be found in the treatment of cancer by professor Dr.
Danopoulos. He experimented with injecting urea mixed with a saline solution in
and around skin cancer and as a treatment for breast cancer. He also conducted
research on drinking urea dissolved in water in order to fight liver cancer and
reported positive results. Danopoulos then began combining urea with creatine
hydrate, another component of urine and in this way successfully treated other
kinds of cancer. Urea also seems to be quite effective in fighting bladder
cancer. You might wonder how bladder cancer can arise if urea, constantly
present in the bladder is such an effective anti-cancer remedy. However, bladder
cancer is a relatively rare form of cancer and generally only found in those who
work with certain poisonous chemicals perhaps the effect of urea is counteracted
or cancelled out by these chemicals. Further research on this topic is
Urea also plays an extremely important role in the external
application of urine, as it helps transport hormones through the skin. Many
hormones are destroyed by the enzymatic action of the digestive system if urine
is orally applied. Hormones can probably return to the body in their original
form if urine is administered through the skin. Moreover a trans-dermal
administration ensures that hormones are absorbed into the body slowly and in
specific portions, which significantly increases it's
Urea has the capacity to moisten the skin and regulate
its condition & texture, one of the reasons why it is processed in many skin
creams. Some pharmaceutical companies use horse urine for the production of urea
and they actually have lots of horses in their factory just for this
Urea is an oxidizing substance, which ensures that the
disintegrating proteins (proteins in the area of a wound or inflammation)
dissolve. It dissolves fats and other natural bodily secretions. Urea is even
more effective when heated.
Due to its strong anti-bacterial nature,
urine has an inhabitive effect on the growth of tuberculosis bacilli.
Bacteria-inhibiting or bacteria-killing effects of urine increase with a
decreasing pH. Urea and ammonia, closely related, play an important role here.
When brought in contact with urea, complex polymers are transformed or
decomposed into monomers, which can then be endured by the body.
Dr. Ronnie Ng
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