EGGSHELL POWDER Jackelin J. Jarvis
--Flying Stork News
Why Consume Eggshells? Eggshell calcium presents healthy, balanced calcium due to trace amounts of other minerals contained in it. Eggshell calcium is probably the best natural source of calcium, and it is easier for your body to digest and absorb.
For Their HIGH Mineral Content? Calcium plus other microelements, magnesium, boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, sulphur, silicon, zinc...there are 27 in total.
Because their Composition is that of Our Bones and Teeth? RECIPES
Take Eggshell as a Liquid Dissolve eggshells in apple cider vinegar. Place two halves of an eggshell in a small glass jar and add enough apple cider vinegar to cover both, after which you put the top on the jar. Bubbles will begin to rise soon from the eggshell to the top of the fluid, and the outside of the shell will be covered with blisters. Within a day or two the shelll will have disappeared leaving behind a thin membrane. The calcuim in the shell has entered into the solution in an acid medium furnished by the apple cider vinegar.
-Folk Medicine by D.C. Jarvis MD
Take Eggshell Ground Into Powder Use a coffee grinder or a mortar and pestal as I do. After that I pound it with a rolling pin inside a bag. Then sift grind again, sift, and grind. I consume it a 1\2 teaspoon at a time per day by spooning the dust onto my tongue and drinking it down with pure water. Some people put it into water and drink what floats to the top, but I think what floats to the bottom may be wasted. How to Make Powdered Eggshells by BEE: 1. Wash empty eggshells in warm water until all of the egg white is removed, but do not remove the membrane because it contains important nutrients for the joints which helps arthritis. 2. Lay broken pieces out on paper towels and allow them to air dry thoroughly. 3. Break the eggshells up into small pieces, and grind them to into a fine powder in a food processor, blender, coffee grinder, or a nut mill, or put them in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to grind them. Please note that some blenders will not grind the eggshell into a fine enough powder. A coffee grinder works the best. 4. Store powdered eggshells in a covered glass jar or container. Keep it in a dry place, like the kitchen cupboard.
How to take eggshell calcium (this forms calcium citrate) – takes 3 hours: 1. Put 1/2 teaspoon of powdered eggshell into a small dish (approximately 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches across) – 1/2 teaspoon equals approximately 400 mgs of elemental calcium. 2. Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon (freshly squeezed), and mix well – it will start to bubble and foam, which is what is supposed to happen. 3. Leave it at room temperature for 6 hours – the longer you leave it the less gritty it will be, but do not leave it longer than 12 hours. 4. It can be taken by the spoonfuls, followed by mouthfuls of water to wash it down. It is not sour tasting. In fact the taste is quite pleasant. (yes it does) 5. Also take 400 mgs of magnesium citrate at the same time.
Other Eggshell Recipes – here are some other ways to make eggshell calcium citrate: # 1 Lemon Eggshell: 1. Place one whole, clean, uncooked egg into a clean, wide-mouth jar and cover it with freshly squeezed lemon juice. 2. Cover the jar loosely and place it in the refrigerator. 3. A few times a day, gently agitate the jar – the mixture will bubble. 4. After 48 hours, when the bubbling stops, carefully remove the egg. 5. The recipe says to take 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture daily, but with the added lemon 1/2 teaspoon would not equal 400 mgs of calcium, so it is hard to judge how much of the mixture to take in order to get enough calcium. # 2 Lemon Eggshell: 1. Fill a wide mouth jar with 3 clean, whole, uncracked eggs. 2. Cover the eggs with freshly squeezed lemon juice – it important that the lemons are very fresh or this mixture will not work right. 3. Clove the jar tightly and place it in the refrigerator. You should start to see bubbles forming on the eggshells. That means the eggshells are being dissolved into the lemon juice. The mixture will gradually turn white. 4. Gently agitate the jar a few minutes about 3 times a day. 5. As soon as the bubbling stops it is ready to take. It should not take any longer than 36-48 hours. If you leave the mixture longer it will tend to get thick and the eggs will begin to absorb more of the lemon juice, or the eggs may split and leak into the mixture. Occasionally this mixture doesn't work when the lemons are not fresh enough. 6. Carefully remove the eggs without breaking the membrane, and use them as you would normally, i.e. in your raw egg drink. There will not be any shell left on the egg because it has been totally dissolved into the lemon juice, which is calcium citrate. 7. Place a tight lid on the mixture that remains after the eggs have been removed, and shake it well. 8. Take no more than one teaspoon per day initially because it can be very powerful. Start slowly. The amount may be gradually increased over time. Bee's note: The amount to take of this mixture is not easy to figure out. One eggshell (size is not stated) yields approximately 1,800 mg of elemental calcium (amount that will be absorbed). Therefore 3 eggs would contain 5,400 mg, divided by 400 mg = approximately 13.5 doses.
TAKE ON A FULL STOMACHE? Yes, take with meals. “Dutch researchers have reported recently a highly positive effect of eggshell calcium (with added magnesium and vitamin D) on bone mineral density in a scientific study (double blind, placebo-controlled). Laboratory test and measures of bone density were carefully made in these studies. The eggshell supplemented group had measurable increases in bone density in their hip bones, after one year. You can use any kind of egg (chicken, goose, duck), but it is best to use organic or certified organic eggs from free-range birds. If the bird does not get proper nutrients the eggshells won’t contain the nutrients we need. One whole medium sized eggshell makes about one teaspoon of powder, which yields about 750 - 800 mgs of elemental* *Elemental amounts are the amounts absorbable. Most people require a minimum of 400 mgs per day of calcium, in addition to calcium from other food sources, so you would take 1/2 teaspoon of the powder per day. Also take 400 mgs of magnesium citrate at the same time. Calcium and magnesium need to be taken in at least equal amounts, and some people require more magnesium than calcium depending upon how much they obtain from their diet.” -nourishedmagazine.com.au
Consider the Health of the Birds Research on the source of the eggs PERCENTAGE PROTEIN BY WEIGHT OF FEED Alfalfa seed , 35 % Beef, lean, 28 % Earthworms, 28 % Fish, 28 % Sunflower seeds, 26.3 % Wheat germ, 25 % Peas & Beans, dried, 24.5 % Sesame seed, 19.3 % Soybeans (boiled), 17 % Wheat bran , 16.6 % Oats, whole, 14 % Rice polish, 12.8 % Rye, 12.5 % Wheat, 12.5 % Barley, 12.3 % Oats, 12 % Corn, 9 % <<<<<<<<<<<<< Millet, 9 %
Milo, 9 % Brown rice, 7.5 %
Make Sure Birds are Not Fed GMO Corn or Soybeans Who knows how bioengineered legumes can effect the animals and the nutritional make-up of their eggshells. If their health is compromised, how would that effect their eggs?