What causes a color change in urine? There is no simple, straightforward answer to that question; it could be anything, from a health condition to your diet, to the amount of water you drink daily.
And even though anyone’s first instinct is to flush down the pee as soon as they’re done urinating, it is always good to peek into the toilet every once in a while, since the color of your urine can actually reveal a lot about your health. It can change on a daily basis since it is highly linked to your levels of hydration, but as a general rule, it is always good to be aware of what different colors of pee can mean.
What should be the standard urine color?
We cannot say that there is a urine color that can be considered normal, but, usually, a “healthy” pee should be within the yellow spectrum, preferably pale, as pale urine points to the fact that the water is being correctly filtered through your kidneys. If, however, the color of your urine is somehow darker, it could indicate that something is wrong. If you are drinking a fair amount of water, you probably should be fine even if your urine is of a dark yellow.