DIY Eggshell Calcium Powder & What It Is Good For
Eggshells are not just for your compost pile or you tomatoes plants, they are equally good for YOU! Don’t toss that shell, use it to benefit your health and your wallet. I am going to tell you how to make DIY eggshell calcium powder and what it is good for.
Many people don’t know that eggshells are editable. But who want’s to just chew on a shell, right? That is where eggshell calcium powder comes into play.
What Eggshell Calcium Powder Is Good For:
Most everyone knows eggshells are high in calcium carbonate. But did you know they also contain glucosamine and hyaluronic acid both of which are essential for happy, healthy bones and joints?
The best way to consume eggshells, in order to gain the greatest nutritional benefit, is in their powdered form. Clinical studies have shown some positive effects of ingesting eggshells including improved bone density, cartilage regrowth, and less pain and inflammation in arthritic joints.
It is said that 1 tsp. of eggshell calcium powder contains approximately 800-1,000 mg. of calcium. Daily usage is 3/4 to 1 tsp daily total, divided into 3 servings.
Consuming more 1 tsp a day of eggshell powder can as irritate people with sensitive digestive tracks.
So why buy calcium supplements when you can make your own?
How To Make:
First, you need highly quality shell such as organic eggshells and better yet from free-range chickens.
Next, whenever you use eggs, adequately clean the shells out by rinsing them. You can then store in a container for a few days in the fridge until you have 6 or so shells.
After you have your shells collected, it is time to boil them. Get a pot that is large enough to hold your shells. Fill it with water and bring the water to a boil. Then add your shells in. Keep the shells boiling for at least 5 minutes to remove any bacteria.
Be sure to take a spoon or something to push the shells down in the water as they will try to float. You need them all to be under the boiling water for the five minutes.
Remove from water and drain.
Now you want to place them on a cookie sheet or pan. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Place pan with shells in the oven and bake until dry and crunchy. Takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
I have found that the coffee grinder works better and is less work then the mortar and pestle.
After you have your powder, you can store in a clean airtight dark container until ready to use. You can also pack the powder into empty gel capsules if that is the way you will be taking it.
If not using it in capsules, you can use it by mixing a little in water, juice, smoothies, or on oatmeal, etc.
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Please note that I am not a medical professional and this post is not meant to replace your medications. As with any health treatment, be sure to consult your doctor before trying anything new.