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Almond milk and cloudy urine

Up to, say, one month ago I added a little bit of fructose to sweeten my coffee. Then, I substituted fructose with almond milk and liked it more. I noticed that my urine during the evening became cloudy. Not the entire day, but only during late evening. The other symptoms of UTI, like odor, frequency, pain, were entirely absent. I tried stop taking any new supplement that I had started during this period. Also, stopped vitamin D3 fearing that excess calcium was causing the clouding. Nothing. If it was not for this pandemic, I would have had an urine lab test to find out. But, currently, frequenting such places, like labs, is not a good idea.

I read this from the Mayo Clinic site:

"In fact, people who’ve had calcium oxalate kidney stones do need a certain amount of calcium in their diets. And, although almond milk and other plant-based milks, such as soy milk, contain calcium, they also contain oxalate. People with a history of calcium oxalate stones often are cautioned to avoid oxalate-rich foods."

I am not aware of having any kidney stones, but one can never be 100% certain. Then, by stopping the almond milk, cloudy urine went away.

Am I correct in assuming that excess quantity of oxalate was purged-off via the urinary route after spending some time within the body?

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Cloudy urine is usually a sign of infection. Try taking cranberry pills (25,200 i.u.s). Take 5 of these pills to see if this helps.

Let your Urologist know what is happening.

in reply to Magnus1964

Yes, by how can you explain that among, say, 10 times per day that I visit the toilet only one is such. The rest are clear and I mean perfectly clear. Is there any infection that works on shifts?

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That is strange. Talk to your Urologist.

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Provided it will reappear without any almond milk consumption, I will surely do. Thanks.


Further tests revealed that it involves a combination of factors.

Almond milk + MCP => cloudy urine

Either component missing, everything is crystal clear.

I have read that MCP is a potent chelating agent for heavy metals and in particular for lead, arsenic, etc.

The composition of the suspension of very fine white particles that give urine a cloudy appearance, remains an enigma.

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Hi! I'm pretty late but, I've been having the same symptoms recently. Fortified almond milk makes my urine cloudy. Just wanted to ask how you're doing and if any other symptoms appeared. I suppose the milk you're using contains calcium phosphate and D2 in it, right?

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Justfor_ in reply to Caoling

Almond milk is only 3-4% almond. The rest is a calcium based compound to give it this milky white appearance and taste. Stopped both of them and went away. Now I may get a tiny bit of cloudiness if I overdo on vitamins C and D3. But nothing as cloudy as then and vanishes the next day when lowering either dose. Kidneys are getting rid of calcium that could become kidney stones.