Many people toss their egg shells when cooking eggs, or leave them in a compost bin for enriching the soil in your garden. I was amazed to hear that egg shells are 90% calcium! Whether you are a woman who is premenopausal or menopausal, you know the importance of increasing your calcium intake, to try to avoid osteoporosis.. this dreaded loss of bone makes our bones brittle and puts us at greater risk for breakage as we age!
Dietary calcium in foods and taking calcium supplements can help, but if you are genetically predisposed for osteoporosis it may not do the trick. Medications available to treat osteoporosis, have all kinds of side effects that can impact your health negatively in other ways. When I came upon the video you are about to watch, that shows how to bake egg shells with their membranes intact, to create your own calcium powder I was intrigued.
Since the National Institute of Health has proclaimed that ground up egg shells are a preferable way to absorb the needed amount of calcium into women’s bodies, I decided to look into what scientific research has shown, concerning calcium produced from egg shells. In the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Research, an article titled “Eggshell Calcium in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis” was published in 2003. I was amazed to read that in this summation of research done on EGGSHELL POWDER in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, it was found that this source of calcium resulted in significant reduction in pain and increased mobility. Further, it produced either an INCREASE in
BONE DENSITY and/or STOPPED FURTHER BONE LOSS! The conclusion was that eggshell powder has significant POSITIVE EFFECTS on BONE and CARTILAGE and was most suitable in both PREVENTION and TREATMENT of OSTEOPOROSIS!
The video below is a great tutorial on how to prepare the eggshells before grinding them into a powder to add to your daily diet. After reading these research results, this definitely seems like the way to go in preventing or treating osteoporosis. It actually seems to have the capacity to REVERSE BONE LOSS!