Urochrome - chemical that is also commonly known as Urobilin that gives pee its yellow color. Urochrome is a byproduct of hemoglobin metabolism by the liver and is eliminated through urine. Later on this page we will discuss that it means if the shade of yellow in pee is too strong on a consistent basis, and the kinds of dietary and lifestyle changes that have to be made to maintain a healthier lifestyle and your urinary system.

Many people have dark pee while urinating in the morning. If that is the case, try eating less late at night as it may be tough on your liver to digest the food.

Yellow Urine Color

The yellow color of urine is the most common color of pee that people usually tend to see, and the metabolic process of the breakdown of hemoglobin is part of normal body function. To remind you, the yellow color in pee comes from the chemical called Urobilin which gives urine its yellow color. The color of pee is important to monitor and keep a mental record of the changes of the pee. Urine color can vary from micturition (process of relieving yourself by peeing) to micturition, and some variation from the yellow color is normal, just make sure you are aware of the meaning of other colors that may appear in your urine.

Other Urine Colors

Other than the common yellow color of urine, other common variations are white urine and orange urine. The white color is usually a good sign. It typically means that you are well hydrated, and are getting enough liquids in your diet. Keep it up. White urine has some health benefits related to the bladder. Since it is mostly water, it isn't dense with other bacteria and other chemicals. Once the bladder fills up with the waste that is mostly water, it sends a signal to the brain that it is time to pee. When you pee, you get rid of the waste that is building up in your bladder, and peeing at a relatively frequent rate can decrease your chances of contracting urinary tract infections.

In case of orange pee or an even darker colored urine like an amber color, it means your urine is more concentrated with various metabolic byproducts your body is trying to get rid of (such as the urochrome which is also known as urobilin and various bacteria). In the mornings the pee color tends to be a little bit darker because it had more time to build up in the bladder, but you do not want to consistently have darker colored pee. A good color to aim for is a light yellow shade of color on a regular basis. A darker color can have a number causes, including the possibility that your diet either does not have enough liquids, or that your kidneys are having to work extra hard at filtering waste from your blood. Since the ladder is a possibility, you should always consider your diet, and how your body is reacting to it. If your organs have to work extra-hard to process the foods you eat, that may put you at an increased risk of developing various health problems over the long term.

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