Are there Benefits to Eating Eggshells?


Most of us would never consider deliberately eating an eggshell, and we usually go to a lot of trouble to make sure we do not get bits of eggshell in our eggs when cooking them!     However, it may be time to rethink that practice because eggshell membrane has proven to be highly beneficial for joint and connective tissue disorders.

A recent study using NEM® (Natural Eggshell Membrane) found that those taking 500mg per day had significant reductions in pain that started within 7 days and continued throughout the study.   In addition, there we no adverse effects noted.

Eggshells contain a lot of nutrition including:

A highly bioavailable form of calcium

Glycosaminoglycans (such as Glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid) and other proteins that provide materials your body uses to maintain healthy joints and connective tissue.

Other studies have shown that eggshell power consumption stimulate cartilage growth, reduce pain and increase mobility and bone density.

Best Way to Prepare Eggshells for Consumption

It is important not to simple grind up eggshells after breaking them and cooking the eggs they contain!   Eggshells must be cleaned to get rid of the bacteria they can contain which can make you very sick.    It is also crucial to use organic free-range eggs to avoid pesticides and chemicals which become concentrated in eggshells.

To use your eggshells collect them then place then in boiling water for 5 minutes to clean them and kill any bacteria.

Then spread them on a paper towel to dry.

Next place them on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes to completely dry out and insure all bacteria is killed.

Next grind the eggshells in a coffee grinder to a fine powder

Store the powder in an airtight container

How to Consume Eggshells

One of the easiest ways to consume your eggshell powder is in smoothies – 1 tablespoon per week is all your need to obtain the benefits!

You can also sprinkle a bit in pasta sauce, on top of pizza, in scrambled eggs, or even in coffee (reduces bitterness!)

Eggshell Membrane Supplements

NEM® has extensive research supporting its effectiveness in relieving pain, improving mobility in those with arthritis by safely reducing inflammatory compounds and boosting the body’s ability to repair joint tissues such as cartilage while supporting strong bones.

500mg per day is the recommended dosage.

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