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The Benefits Of Home Made Calcium - Using Egg Shells

Calcium, the most abundant mineral in our body. Essential for strong bone and teeth, and necessary for life. Calcium is stored in our bones and teeth, and as the body ages, the bones become thinner raising the risk of problems.  

Clinical and experimental studies showed that consuming eggshell powder has positive effects on bone and cartilage, and can help prevent and treat osteoporosis as well as encourage cartilage growth - Egg shell powder is the best natural source of calcium for the body to digest, providing the right amounts of mineral for the body to absorb and store it. Great for the bones, teeth, hair and nails.

Top Foods Naturally Rich In Calcium
Almonds. Anchovies. Broccoli. Cabbage. Cheddar cheese. Green Beans. Kale. Milk. Mozzarella. Okra. Parmesan Cheese. Salmon. Sardines. Sesame Seeds. Shrimp. Tofu. Water Cress. Yogurt. (Dairy products ought to be fat free).

There will be times when you may not be eating any of the above foods. That's why consuming home made calcium is highly important to keeping healthy.
Many foods and breakfast cereals do have 'added calcium' but this calcium will not be as pure as egg shell calcium or as pure from natural calcium enriched foods. 

 Researchers At Yale University
Looked at dozens of published studies and found that the U.S.A were the highest consumption of dairy products. They also had the highest rate of osteoporosis. This was due to their high consumption of milk, meat, and other animal foods. 
More info about dairies health concerns. http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products
Due to these health concerns about consuming dairy products, many people have resorted to buying Calcium supplements,

Calcium Supplements
Calcium supplements have the same ingredient (Calcium carbonate), which is basically made from egg shells and without the stuff needed to make it into a capsule or pill. 


The Nutritional Information In Egg Shells
Boron. Calcium. Carbohydrates. Copper. Iron. Magnesium. Silicon. Sulphur. Vitamins and Zinc, and many essential micro-elements.

What Do I Need To Make Calcium
You have probably been throwing away the key component needed to make calcium for years. Egg shells, brown or white. Organic is a must.

How Do I Make Calcium
Once you have used your eggs, give them a good clean making sure to keep the inner membrane, and then set them aside until you have enough to make a decent batch. 

1 egg shell = about 7 grams, meaning 6 egg shells will make about 45 grams of calcium, and enough to make a decent batch. When you're ready to make. Take your egg shells and boil in a saucepan for 10 minutes making sure no shells get stuck inside another during boiling. This will remove all the germs and bacteria (Remember where the eggs actually come from)!
Then set aside to dry for a few hours, and then place in the oven at gas mark 3 = 170 Centigrade = 325 Fahrenheit for 5 minutes to completely dry, or in the Sun if hot enough.

Once Egg Shells Are Fully Dried And Cooled Down
Turn to powder.
You can either use a mortar and pestle, coffee grinder or food blender to turn the shells into a powder.
The first thing I noticed when I took the lid off, it had exactly the same smell as when my dentist used to drill my teeth. That was a good sign. Egg shell powder can strengthen enamel.

 Place the powder in a suitable glass container. That's it.

Daily Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA)
Age                       Male              Female             Pregnant             Lactating
0-6 months            200 mg           200 mg
7-12 months          250 mg           250 mg
1-3 years               700 mg           700 mg
4-8 years               1,000 mg        1,000 mg
9-13 years             1,300 mg        1,300 mg
14-18 years           1,300 mg        1,300 mg             1,300 mg               1,300 mg
19-50 years           1,000 mg        1,000 mg             1,000 mg               1,000 mg
51 - 70 years         1,000 mg        1,200 mg
71 years +             1,200 mg        1,200 mg

1000 mg = 1gram - Use digital scales to ensure you're taking the right dose.

Not enough calcium will increase your risk of developing osteoporosis, osteopenia, and hypocalcemia. It can weaken the bones, and cause hair and nails to become weak and brittle.  Read more about this at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3652781/

 Final Round Up
  • Consuming egg shell calcium which already contains magnesium is better absorbed when taking with Vitamin D & K. This helps the body to absorb calcium much easier. 
  • Get as much natural sunshine as you can.
  • Consume more plant-based foods to help the body properly integrate calcium into the skeletal system
  • Exercise. Weight-bearing exercise is also important for bone health, strength, and preventing fractures. 
  • It is recommended to split your daily intake of calcium. Taking half the RDA in the morning, and the remainder later in the day.
  • Visit your doctor - have your calcium, vitamin D levels and minerals checked. Bench mark your results and have them checked every 6 months. 
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