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A 34-year-old man named Harry Matadeen drinks his own urine daily. He is a vegan who lives in England. Harry claims that he has always suffered from depression and social anxiety until he began to drink his own pee.

Harry claims that ingesting his urine cured his depression and made him look 10 years younger. You might be wondering what gave him the idea?

Harry discovered urine therapy during the summer of 2016 because he was open-minded and desperate enough to try a new way to heal. Urine therapy, or urotherapy, is increasingly becoming a common trend on the internet.

A German livestreamer named Jan Schünemann claimed to imbibe seven pints of his urine daily, according to the Daily Mail. He claimed that drinking it can “ward off illnesses and mitigate depression.”

Because this pseudoscience went viral, Healthline released an article a few years ago covering the effects of drinking pee. According to Healthline, drinking your own urine can “introduce bacteria, toxins, and medications into your system.”

Yet, according to Jam Press, Harry said, “It was beyond my wildest imaginations how powerful it was when I drank it.”

“From the moment I drank the urine, it woke up my brain and removed my depression. I felt a new sense of peace, calm, and determination,” Harry said.

“I thought, ‘Wow, I can make it for free and always keep myself in this happy state,’” he continued.

Harry reportedly drinks 200 milliliters, or 6.7 fluid ounces, of his own urine every day. He usually stores his urine for a month and then drinks it with a bit of fresh pee.

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Harry has published a couple of books on drinking month-old urine. He wrote “Aged Urine- Discovery Of The Century” and “Aged Urine: Re-Discovery of the Century.”

Harry insists, “Fresh urine is never as bad as you imagine – it is neutral-smelling and not a bad taste unless you are really toxic.” He added, “But the aged urine is always smelly and the taste is a refined and acquired one. I’ll just say it takes some getting used to!”

“I actually like the smell and taste of my aged urine now, due to neuro-association of what benefits and joy it gives me after I take it into my system.”

Harry uses his urine as a moisturizer as well and claims that strangers mistake him for being in his 20s.

“Urine has made me look a lot younger. Drinking the aged urine has revitalized my face to its youthful years and when I rub it on my face, the difference is instant and obvious,” Harry claimed.

“My skin is young, soft, and glowing. Aged urine is the best food for the skin that I have found to date. When you rub it on, it softens the skin and keeps it youthful and elastic. I don’t use any other skincare other than urine.”

Harry has practiced urine therapy in public as well.

“Sometimes when I’m in the urinals and no one is watching I will cup my hand and splash the fresh urine I am excreting on my face and rub it in,” he added. “Urine therapy has changed my life.”

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