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Urea - how to increase

I have read a lot about urea lately and how its helpful for the liver and other organs. I also found a lot of articles which show that urea is a potent neuroprotectant.

Has anyone here tried supplementing urea?
How difficult is it to obtain?

Would an increase in protein in the diet increase urea levels?

Any other ways to increase urea?

asked Mar 9, 2015 by freshness

Could you please provide the studies that you refer to, preferably pubmed links?

1 Answer

I do supplement urea yes, but only recently so it's a little soon to say. It seems I can find it in chemical supplies stores, under the heading USP grade or ultra pure urea.

More protein can increase urea if you can metabolize the protein. My guess is that people here have various metabolic circumstances that might make it harder to metabolize a lot of protein.

Another way to increase urea is the time-tested way of drinking urine. I don't know much about this other than the gold standard: start slow and gradually increase looking for signs of excess in nausea, headache or fever.

answered Mar 12, 2015 by visionofstrength