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There Are 3,000 Compounds in Your Pee, What Do They Say About Your Health?

October 19, 2019

It’s translucent, sterile, amber-colored
and generated by your kidneys. Yep we’re talking about your urine and I’m
here to tell you that you’re flushing secrets about your health straight down the drain. We can learn SO much about you, with just
a cup of pee. When you think of a urine test, you probably
think about drug and pregnancy tests. Pregnancy tests measure human chorionic gonadotropin
(hCG) that is a hormone ONLY produced while you’re pregnant. And common drug tests look for the presence
of multiple drugs in a panel deemed the “SAMHSA-5.” But those are just two testing methods, and
there are over 3000 different compounds in your urine. Three thousand! Think of all the things you could learn! Currently we’ve know that pee is a pretty
good gauge of what’s going on in your urinary system on a basic level. I’m sure you’ve peed in a cup or two over
the years when you go to the doctor. And it’s not just to prove you don’t have
stage fright. Pee is 95% water, and metabolites, but the
rest could be things like glucose, ketone bodies, nitrates, proteins, and hormones just
to name a few. However, we’re not really supposed to find
these compounds in your pee. High glucose could mean diabetes, proteins
could be chronic kidney disease, and any nitrites are likely a urinary tract infection! But doctors are also scanning your pee for
a few other key things: volume, color, odor. Volume could tell them how hydrated (or not
hydrated) you are, color can indicate if someone’s kidneys are functioning properly, and cloudy
urine can mean a UTI. And a very strong odor could mean a serious
infection. Now that might seem like a lot already, but
remember we’re working with 3000 compounds here! Scientists don’t want to let this waste
go to… well, waste and they’re working on detecting gastrointestinal cancers. And the metabolites in our pee could help
us do that Metabolites are the chemical by-products that
our cells make during metabolism, since cells come from different locations in the body
and are affected by energy and nutrient intake, their metabolites a can tell us a lot of our
environmental interactions The scientists basically used these as biomarkers for any
disease or cancers in our GI tract And boom it worked. GI cancers altered the metabolic signatures
and it’s all reflected in our pee for us to see! More research is needed, but this could be
a game changer for straying away from costly and invasive cancer screenings and starting
preventative care All you gotta do is, ya know, pee in that cup. So, pee can’t tell us direct answers but
the information pee gives hints at what the bigger picture is inside of us. We’ve come a long way from just flushing
our good information-rich urine to really understanding how we can utilize this gross
resource to something beneficial for all. Hey guys thanks for watching and don’t forget
to subscribe. We may be finding cancer, but porcupines are
finding a whole other way to use their pee, check out Wild Sex cover it here. Fun Fact: The average human generates up to
2 liters of urine every day! Meaning over a lifetime you could fill a small
backyard swimming pool. Kinda gross. Thanks for watching.


  • Reply canned_ doughnuts_ March 2, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    0:00 yeah, but its stored in the B A L L S

  • Reply Logan Smith March 2, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Urine isn't sterile

  • Reply joaquin sjfjkdkdmkskskdkdksksmdmkdkdmdmd March 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    pee is stored in the balls

  • Reply Simply Jef March 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    How do you make a hormone ?…..Don't pay her !!!

  • Reply Mr. Dr. Genius March 2, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    More reasearch is needed™

  • Reply Aurα вírdч March 2, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Gross. Piss porn.

  • Reply Ardrone March 2, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    balls are stored in the pee

  • Reply Breeze March 2, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    To the comments saying pee is stored in the balls, I guess y'all are gay & not even thinking about the girls.

  • Reply Z March 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Pee is stored in the bladder

  • Reply ChristophersMum March 2, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Not gross, that's life!
    But we do have to be careful as to how we get rid of the waste.

  • Reply Дипан March 2, 2018 at 7:32 pm


  • Reply iReppo March 2, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    "Pee is stored in the heart" – Mike Tyson

  • Reply Jacob Reed March 2, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    But where is it stored??? ???

  • Reply VelvetEagleI March 2, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    missed an opportunity to tell people that drinking your urine or using it for hygiene purposes is bad, cause ya know, there are people doing that

  • Reply OddFuture March 2, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Don't let anyone know:01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01110000 01100101 01100101 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01110011 01110100 01101111 01110010 01100101 01100100 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100010 01100001 01101100 01101100 01110011

  • Reply EmilysPro Vieuwbot March 2, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    pee is stored in the balls

  • Reply Dyslexic Artist Theory on the Physics of 'Time' March 2, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Another pee video!

  • Reply Jonty Singh March 2, 2018 at 7:44 pm


  • Reply Zakayh Brantley March 2, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Nice to know someone smelled my piss

  • Reply Phey Mabait March 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Pee stored in storage

  • Reply FlummiVomWELTALL March 2, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    i cannot really enjoy this, the sound quality is just too bad!

  • Reply nmartin60 March 2, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Everyone here who hasn't found trace's personal channel please go visit it. Great content!

  • Reply mei woo March 2, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Lol I was taking a piss while watching this

  • Reply Lumen Witch March 2, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Why is he wearing glasses

  • Reply Science with Katie March 2, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    It’s crazy how much you can find out about your health from your urine! ?

  • Reply Ainars Kalnins March 2, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    And all that is stored in one ball… nature is amazing!

  • Reply Saltlake Seattelite March 2, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Well damn,. for something that came out today, you think they would have gotten the information from the last few years… Pee isn't sterile. There is bacteria present in even the healthiest person's urine before it leaves the body.

  • Reply Tatiatus March 2, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    But is it stored in the balls?

  • Reply philos4r March 2, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Drink your piss kids

  • Reply Distant Io March 2, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    I know THC is one of them

  • Reply Distant Io March 2, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    I know THC is one of them

  • Reply Darren Pruitt March 2, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Plentiful or disgusting? Either way, it's gross…

  • Reply Juam Laris March 2, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    That good news awesome guys keep it up bro

  • Reply Rajat Sinha March 2, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Fun fact: pee is stored in the balls

  • Reply Esmerald Dedushaj March 2, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I like when you say " more research is needed".

  • Reply Xeryun March 2, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    It's called a peanut because pee is stored in the nuts

  • Reply Oh Yeh Yeh March 2, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Humans were fine thousands of years ago it's the food and drink nowadays that are actually killing us, fast food etc

  • Reply John Internet March 2, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Urine is not sterile…

  • Reply lil hitstick March 2, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    I think sheriffs department low key doin studies on me

  • Reply Justin Mielke March 2, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Urine is not sterile

  • Reply MZ March 2, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    urine isn't sterile

  • Reply Omari_X 65 March 2, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    I initially read the title as "There Are 3,000 POUNDS In Your Pee". I was like "Whoa, the penis must be the most powerful muscle in the human body!"

  • Reply Josef Rey March 2, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    hcg is produced even when outside pregnancy. However it is produced is very very minutely.

  • Reply WRONG March 2, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Pee is stored in the balls.

  • Reply grantspassage March 2, 2018 at 11:28 pm


  • Reply Messed-up Kid March 2, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Love your shirt ?


    My doctor took a sample of my pee a week ago, still awaiting for the results:")

  • Reply rising raisings March 3, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Same shirt as yesterday

  • Reply Sheesh March 3, 2018 at 12:49 am

    The forbidden fruit has foretold where the bio champagne shall be stored. ITS PEENUTS GUYS

  • Reply Dawn BlaZe March 3, 2018 at 1:07 am

    That rhymed in our pee for us to see

  • Reply Totoy Bibo March 3, 2018 at 1:08 am

    hCG is also produced by males with testicular cancer

  • Reply Potating Potato March 3, 2018 at 1:14 am

    What is that hairstyle? also its a scientifically proven fact that pee is stored in the balls and that girls dont pee.

  • Reply Raggex X March 3, 2018 at 1:25 am

    pee is actually stored in the eyes thats why when you cry its actually pee leaking

  • Reply MW2366 March 3, 2018 at 1:34 am

    And they all tell me I'm every "-ist" in the book.
    Gooo, politics!

  • Reply Tom P March 3, 2018 at 1:40 am

    The presence of nitrite does not necessarily indicate you have urinary tract infection. Doctor uses nitrite to confirm the positive result of the urine culture. That is the growth of bacterial species from your urine sample such as E.coli could be from contamination. However the positive nitrite test will ensure the doctor that there is the growth of bacteria within the urine sample.

  • Reply Nonchalont March 3, 2018 at 1:48 am

    I peed in a cup. No chlamydia or gonorrhea or a yeast infection! WHOO HOO!!!! ?

  • Reply Joe Potts March 3, 2018 at 1:53 am

    Is it just me or do they seem to be having piss poor ideas lately?

  • Reply Ashley Norton March 3, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Urine is definitely not sterile.

  • Reply Oscar Silva March 3, 2018 at 2:47 am

    pee is stored in the balls

  • Reply John Smith March 3, 2018 at 3:52 am

    0:06 I'll give you all my secrets, Trace.

  • Reply AR Animates March 3, 2018 at 3:55 am

    / ? –> you're so obtuse ? _/

  • Reply qqq1701 March 3, 2018 at 4:00 am

    My doc said my urine tastes bad.

  • Reply Hey hey March 3, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Thnx for knowledge !
    Congratz on 3million subs!?
    Love u!??

  • Reply Kax Olidi March 3, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Odor? Do the doctors just pop open that cup and take a big whiff of piss and go 'oh, yup this guys definitely got an infection'

  • Reply jwaz March 3, 2018 at 6:35 am

    I imagine the future of smart toilets that test your pee health every time you wizz.

  • Reply Julian Lopez March 3, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Why do we cry. I'm very interested in why ha and why we get a stuffy nose when we do. Etc

  • Reply Teisu Montgomery March 3, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Anyone else watched this on a toilet?

  • Reply Cahidi Joyo Raharjo March 3, 2018 at 8:19 am

    "Scientists don't wanna let this waste go to… waste."

  • Reply MyNameisDoppio March 3, 2018 at 8:22 am

    pee are still in the balls

  • Reply atomicbrain9401 March 3, 2018 at 10:27 am

    so wait, there are 3,000 compounds stored in the balls…….. ?


  • Reply FocusPics March 3, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Pee is also a great fertilizer

  • Reply WillWhiskey March 3, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Trace is like the coolest presenter/host on this channel

  • Reply Alpha Male March 3, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Have you smelled the odor of your pee after drinking a cup of strong coffee? Smells like coffee too.

  • Reply A mouse Plotting world domination March 3, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    That I need drink less alcohol probably

    Wait cloudiness could mean UTI, well that's troubling

  • Reply kilroy987 March 3, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    So, the thumbnail isn't meant to be phallic?

  • Reply sprinter768 March 3, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Sometimes, my urine is 100% recycled beer, though.. Explain that!

  • Reply joshua allen March 3, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    did you just wink at me bro. 1:43

  • Reply Dr.Albert Vonfranz PhD Of Biology March 4, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Urine isn't actually sterile, it contains harmless lactobaccilius bacteria

  • Reply Patrick Bateman March 4, 2018 at 12:25 am

    HCG isnt only produced while pregnant ?

  • Reply Fro-Yo March 4, 2018 at 5:35 am

    poo is stored in the butt cheeks -albert einstein

  • Reply JackTradesman March 4, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Way to flush your credibility down the drain by starting off saying that urine is sterile. DEEEEERRRRRRRPPPP!!!

  • Reply Usman Imtiaz March 4, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Hey Trace, could you please make a video on the relationship between time and gravity? I mean that how high gravity can slow the "earth" time ?

    Thank you very much for your awesome videos as always.

  • Reply Eric D March 4, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    3 Words in and you're already spreading false information. Urine is not sterile.

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    My friend just released a great song. So real. Check out if you have a spare 2 minutes

  • Reply Rick Myres March 4, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    If people don't drink enough water it will cause kidney problems and infection because not enough will let the chemicals build up.

  • Reply joão crepaldi March 4, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Omg his shirt… im gonna kill mhself now

  • Reply err0r0b0 March 5, 2018 at 8:56 am

    i saved bottles of my pee for months at a time. In the bottles, red crystals formed at the bottom. I siphoned out the fluid while combining bottles. Over time, all the crystals joined into one. The red crystal was hard are reacted strangely to light.

  • Reply Kauê Coral March 5, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    I simply adore your work, guys! Please make some more videos about language (aspiring linguist here) and never stop this amazing work you're developing each day! Thank you so much for all this content!

  • Reply Neo Statham March 7, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    yeh.. f this video ill eat my burger to the netxt or previuooiuous one n watch this later

  • Reply V - XVIII - MDCCCIV March 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    **Asparagus makes urine smell as well, so don't be quick to run to the Dr**

  • Reply Bleed Green March 14, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Some people enjoy watching it get dropped over a bed of the former President

  • Reply Sownheard March 14, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Pee is stored in the balls not the heart : Michael Jordan

  • Reply Mikes Science March 14, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Now I want to pee in a cup

  • Reply Joe floyd March 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    phosphorus. look up how it was found and made

  • Reply Mihai Oprean March 15, 2018 at 10:28 pm


  • Reply KinkyCurlyDiva16 March 17, 2018 at 3:38 am

    R. Kelly mustvof known this ??????

  • Reply k M April 7, 2018 at 10:33 am

    urine for a treat with this video…

  • Reply Dollar Tree Grower April 17, 2018 at 6:59 am

    hi all Week 6 of headband Urine & coffee. WTF yes Pee over a year #PeeTheWeed

  • Reply Kyle Brenneman March 13, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Urine isn't sterile

  • Reply charathcutestory September 1, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    why do you call it “waste”
    that is SO inaccurate.
    To make a whole video about how urine has value, and to STILL refer to it as WASTE!!?

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