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Is Eating Eggshells Beneficial?

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  • Eggshells also contain protein, magnesium, selenium, strontium and numerous other compounds to help augment your bones and joints, and may prevent you from having to take a calcium supplement
  • In spite of the calcium sources that are readily available, calcium deficiency is still quite common, causing a condition known as hypocalcemia, evidenced by low levels of the mineral in your blood
  • Symptoms of a calcium deficiency include fatigue, mood changes, muscle stiffness, spasms and lapses in memory
  • Ground eggshells can be placed in several types of foods to give your calcium levels a quick boost without altering the taste, but preparing them correctly to eradicate bacteria is crucial

By Dr. Mercola

As you've cracked eggs over a skillet or mixing bowl over the years, it may never have occurred to you that the eggshell, and not just the egg, may offer considerable nutritional benefits. A study entitled "Eggshell Membrane: A Possible New Natural Therapeutic for Joint and Connective Tissue Disorders," was recently published in Clinical Interventions in Aging. The study tested the concept of using natural eggshell membranes in supplement form, or NEM, as a:

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