How To Make Calcium From Eggshells
It's always good to make things from scratch when you can. Not only is it more economical, but you always know exactly what is in it.
Eggshells contain a huge amount of calcium along with 27 minerals and several amino acids. The composition of eggshells is very similar to human bones and teeth.
Eggshell Calcium Recipe
Making calcium from eggshells is very simple. It is very important to use organic, free range eggs only. First, boil the shells for 5 minutes to kill any pathogens. Then, let them air dry. After they are dry, grind them into a powder in a blender, food processor or coffee grinder. If you aren’t able to get the powder fine enough, put it in a bag or under wax paper and use a rolling pin to grind it down.
The eggshells from a medium-sized egg will yield about 1 teaspoon of calcium carbonate – between 750 and 800 mg. Store the calcium powder in a covered glass jar container.
Converting Eggshell Calcium to Calcium Citrate
Calcium citrate is more absorbable than carbonate, the form of calcium made directly from crushed egg shells. In a small dish, put equal amounts of eggshell calcium and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Let it sit for at least 6 hours, but no more than 12. You can eat this directly, or add it to a beverage.
Vitamin D and Magnesium
It is very important that you do not take calcium without adequate amounts of magnesium. Your body needs a good supply of magnesium for the absorption of calcium. And unlike calcium, magnesium does not get stored in the body so you need to take it on a regular basis. A good rule of thumb is to take twice the amount of magnesium to the calcium. If you start to experience unusual joint pain and you do not have arthritis, cut back on the calcium.
Calcium also requires vitamin D for absorption. If you are not able to get regular sunshine, take cod liver oil or a vitamin D supplement.
Use Eggshell Calcium to Restore Your Teeth
You can use the calcium from eggshells to remineralize your teeth by making a toothpaste with it. Combine 1/4 cup of calcium powder, 2 – 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Optional – 1 teaspoon sea salt, few drops of food grade essential oils such as peppermint. Store in a small glass container. The combination of these ingredients can help health cavities.
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