Updated: Apr 1, 2022
Eat yo #egg shells!!
That might sound a little weird but they have so many health benefits and zero waste (it’s a win win).
How to make egg shell powder?
Clean the shells of #organic and pasture raised eggs thoroughly
Boil them for at least 10 minutes and then dry them out on a big pan
Grind them into a fine powder using a blender
That’s it! I like to mix 1 tsp in a bit of water and take with a meal.
The main reason I eat my egg shells is because they are a great source of #calcium carbonate which just means calcium + all the essential trace minerals to go with it like sulfur, boron, copper, iron, selenium and #zinc. This is a form that is actually very similar to your bones and teeth. It has the perfect calcium to phosphorous ratio which is key for your #parathyroid hormone.
This is key for not only bone density but your #hormones!!! Natural calcium is needed for your metabolism to function. If you aren’t getting enough dietary calcium than your body will start pulling excess stores from your teeth and bones which is not good. And sadly, most people aren’t getting the calcium they need from good sources because of this whole vegan/plant based movement.
Another amazing benefit to this is the calcium carbonate interacts with stomach acid and releases carbon dioxide which helps lower inflammation and stimulates a healthy oxidative #metabolism.
I usually recommend egg shell powder to my clients who are unable to eat dairy during a #gut restoring protocol because this way I know they are at least still getting bioavailable calcium in.
And if anyone comes to me wanting a calcium supplement, this is what I tell them to do lol synthetic calcium supplements are usually derived from limestone or marble rock and just throw off the rest of your minerals so it’s a no from me.
I wouldn’t consume more than 1 tsp / day as I can’t imagine the shells (even grounded) are the easiest on the digestive system. This will give you about 1500 mg of calcium anyway which is the amount I usually recommend.
If you have #dogs, this is a great superfood to feed them as well!