Egg shells from baking and cooking typically make it into the compost bin in my household. But now, I found another practical use for them. You can make liquid calcim from them easily! And it's in the absorable form!
A medium sized eggshell makes about one teaspon of egg shell powder, which yields about 750-800 mgs of elemental calcium (the absorbale type). There are other microelements such as
magnesium, boron copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, sulphur, siicon, zinc, etc., totally in 27 of them.
There are much similarity between the composition of eggshells and that of our bones and teeth.
Calcium and magnesium need to be taken in at least equal amounts, and some poeple require more magnesium than calcium depnding on how much they get from their diet. It's best to take calcium and magnesium with foods to help absorb them. And don't forget about Vit D for absorbing inerals.
Powdered Eggshells -
1. Wash empty eggshells in warm water until all of the egg white is removed, but not the membrane because it contains important nutrients for the joints which helps arthritis.
2. Dry completely.
3. Break into small pieces, and grind into fine poweder in a food grinder not used for coffee.
4. Store powdered eggshells in covered glass jar in dry place.
Calcium Citrate from eggshells
1. Use 1/2 tsp powdered eggshells in a small dish (~400 mg of elemental calcium)
2. Use freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 lemon. Bubbles will form. It's normal.
3. Leave at room temp for 6 -12 hr, but no longer than 12 hr. The longer you leave it the less gritty it will be.
4. Can be taken by the spoonful, followed by mouthfuls of water to wash it down. It's not sour tasting.
5. Take 400 mg of magnesium citrate at the same time.