Ultimate Gold has caught the attention of many, claiming to rid the human body of toxins and boost its natural cleansing process for hours.
But here’s the burning question: can Ultimate Gold Detox be detected?
The manufacturer doesn’t explicitly claim that the product is undetectable. However, the recommended usage instructions raise intriguing possibilities.
In this article, we’ll see the potential impact that the cleansing drink could have on your urine output.
How Can the Ultimate Gold Detox Drink Affect Urine Output?
While there isn’t a solid claim from the manufacturer, some herbal product consumers assert that the drink isn’t detectable.
Maybe you’re willing to believe the positive reviews and take the users’ word for it. But if you don’t, then we can go ahead and analyze the situation a bit.
Keep in mind that the detox product contains vitamin B-50 complex, para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), uva ursi leaf extract, pantothenic acid, citric acid, creatine monohydrate, fruit pectin, and more.
Each ingredient plays a role, but we’ll focus on the three key roles that can explain how the detox program might affect human urine. These are the dilution, creatinine levels, and color changes.
1. Dilution From Consuming Large Quantities of Water
Ultimate Gold Detox’s usage guide calls for drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily for a while before the cleanse day. Additionally, consumers are instructed to drink 16 ounces of water an hour before consuming the detox product.
After chugging the 16-ounce or 20-ounce bottle of the detox beverage quickly, they’re supposed to wait 15 minutes, refill the bottle with water, and drink again. After all, adequate water intake is said to be vital for the detoxification process and for flushing toxic compounds.
This substantial water consumption without much time between drinking sessions will increase the number of trips to the bathroom in a short period. As a result, you could end up with diluted urine after you’re done eliminating the harmful substances.
2. Extra Creatine Content
Creatine is a compound found naturally in the body, particularly in muscle cells. There, it plays a role in producing energy during high-intensity activities.
As a natural process, the compound breaks down to creatinine, which is released as a waste product in urine along with unwanted toxins.
That means that you can potentially tell that a urine sample is diluted with increased water intake if the creatinine levels are altered.
Now, here’s where the detox situation gets a little tricky.
Ultimate Gold Detox also contains creatine. So, the creatinine level might no longer be a valid way of detecting the drink’s dilution effect on the urine.
Still, there’s no solid evidence that shows how well the theory is going to hold for this particular detox product.
3. Color Changes Due to Vitamin Content
Remember how we said that the Ultimate Gold Detox drink also contains vitamin B-50 complex? This covers vitamins B1 (thiamin hydrochloride), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacinamide), and B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride).
Now, if you’ve ever taken essential vitamin supplement pills, you’ll know how much the compounds can darken the urine’s color, turning it into intense yellow water.
Considering that the urine output was already diluted after the detox, this vitamin content could actually balance things out visually.
Are Ultimate Gold Detox and Ultimate Detox the same?
Both are manufacturers of detox drinks, but they’re not exactly the same. The Ultimate Gold Detox company is based in Louisville, Kentucky. Meanwhile, the manufacturer that makes Ultimate Detox is registered in Edinburgh.
Note the latter claims that its product isn’t detectable in any way.
When does the urinary output increase after using the Ultimate Gold Detox product?
The effect typically starts in less than an hour (around 45 minutes) of drinking water and the full detox beverage.
In fact, the consumer might have to go 2-3 times in the first hour alone, and this diuretic effect could go on for 4-5 hours!
Is drinking water the only requirement for the detox program?
No, it’s not. You’ll also want to opt for healthy foods and avoid heavy meals and junk food a few hours before starting the detox program.
Yet, since drinking huge amounts of water quickly seems to impact urine output more than the pre-detox meal, we decided to focus on it in this guide.
However, if you plan on using Ultimate Gold Detox, we’d highly recommend checking out the manufacturer’s step-by-step instructions for more details. You’ll likely need to work on your meal prep before the cleansing.
Would increased water intake increase or reduce creatinine levels?
Increased water consumption might lead to lower creatinine levels in the urine. However, it’s also important to note that so would low muscle mass, diet problems, and liver issues.
Can I use Ultimate Gold Detox as part of a regular detoxification program?
Ultimate Gold Detox is designed as a single-use product and is typically marketed for specific occasions. It’s not intended for regular or continuous detoxification purposes.
Engaging in a healthy lifestyle that includes balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and staying hydrated is often more effective for overall detoxification and maintaining well-being.
Overall, the detectability of the Ultimate Gold Detox kit remains uncertain.
On the one hand, you’ll be drinking plenty of water in a short period of time, which can dilute the urine. On the other hand, you need to consider how the product’s ingredients (like creatine and vitamin B complex) might balance the scales back.
Considering all the factors at play here, determining the true effectiveness of the Ultimate Gold Detox drink program can be quite challenging.
That said, if you want to cleanse your kidneys with natural ingredients, we’d recommend prioritizing evidence-based practices and going for reliable solutions after consulting healthcare professionals.
Read more about detoxing your kidney naturally in our guide.
John Landry is a registered respiratory therapist from Memphis, TN, and has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. He enjoys using evidence-based research to help others breathe easier and live a healthier life.