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A man in the UK says he’s “bursting with energy” – thanks to drinking his own urine.

37 year-old Fabian Farquharson has been downing his own urine for three years. He said he started the new habit after reading about the health benefits online.

He drinks both fresh and stale urine as part of his routine. He starts his day with a pint of fresh urine, chased down with 300-400ml of aged pee.

The interior designer, who’s from Sheffield in South Yorkshire, told Metro that the practice leaves him feeling healthier, happier and smarter.

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“I’d been researching alternative medicines when I read about drinking aged urine”, he told the site.

“I’ve always been open-minded about that sort of thing, so I decided to give it a go and drink it fresh.”

“It tasted a bit like a bitter ale initially, it was quite strong but not a terrible taste and I had no problem finishing the glass.”

“It was about half an hour later that I started to feel amazing, I was absolutely bursting with energy.”

“Now I’d never go a day without it and would recommend it to anyone.”

He ages his urine by storing it in glass containers like mason jars. He then labels it with the date and then leaves it for around 30 days.

“In that time the urine increases in alkalinity and all of the amazing benefits are magnified”, he reckons.

Fabian also said his friends and family weren’t that surprised when they found out about his new health kick because he has always been a bit off the wall.