WARNING: Do not proceed if you’re eating. Trust me.
When it comes to achieving glowing, unblemished skin, some people are willing to try anything.
One American woman believes she has found the cure to clearing acne and achieving the perfect ‘natural glow‘.
The answer? Dog pee.
In a disturbing video shared to Facebook, 21-year-old blogger Lynn Lew is seen collecting urine straight from the source, before drinking the full cup – without even making a face.
"Many of you have asked me how I always look so good, how my makeup always looks so perfect, or how I always have this natural glow," Lynn said in the video.
"Until I first drank my dog's pee, I was depressed, I was sad, and I had bad acne," she said after pouring the last drops into her mouth.
Besides clearing acne, Lynn also claimed that dog urine has been 'proven to help cure cancer' – despite there being no studies behind this claim.
"Dog pee also has vitamin A in it, vitamin E in it, and it has 10 grams of calcium," Lynn added.
You can watch Lynn's interesting video here:
The video was captioned: "The pharmaceutical companies are keeping this secret out of the public eye... This is the secret to cure cancer, alleviate pain, and prevent the swelling of joins. If you don't have your own dog, just steal one from a neighbour."
Although drinking human urine has been used in the past as a natural health therapy in ancient Egypt and Greece, there are definitely health concerns when it comes to drinking dog urine.
Sydney-based nutritionist Kate Spina told Mamamia that there is no evidence to support urine as an effective cancer treatment.
"Urine is basically biological waste. It's made up mostly of water, urea and the excess minerals our bodies don't need. Which is why we pee it out," Kate said.
"While high-strength urea can be used topically to treat skin conditions it can also be injected into a uterus to terminate a pregnancy so I would hope this woman is not pregnant," she added.
"Her daily dose of urine could be compromising her kidney health which works hard to clear her body of these same toxins in the first place."
In an interview on KIISFM's The Kyle and Jackie O Show earlier this week, Lynn told the show's hosts that 'God told her' to drink her dog's urine.
"You guys can make fun of me all you want... it works. I don't have cancer," Lynn told the hosts.
"I don't have it either, but I don't drink dog wee," radio host Jackie O replied.
The radio station's medical expert Dr KIIS added that there is no evidence that dog pee cures cancer or acne.
"Dog pee does not cure acne. It just does not," he said.
"We need to remember that this is not a natural thing to do."