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by 141 · August 15, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Hey, guys! In a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Dave Asprey talked about eating raw eggs, and that the only concern you could have about it would be cleaning the eggshell (to minimize the risks of Salmonella infection). My main... (more)

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by 91 · January 05, 2013 at 7:19 AM

so is it? how bioavailable is it?

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Nemesis 0 · January 04, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I've heard of people adding egg shell powder to straight lemon or lime juice and letting them dissolve into a goop, which makes calcium citrate and is more bioavailable than the calcium carbonate of regular egg shells. The calcium also neutralizes... (more)

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by 85 · May 24, 2012 at 5:13 PM

So, I probably don't get enough calcium when not eating canned salmon from TJs. Most days I get ~30% rda if lucky, so I would like to incorporate egg shells. They are 95-97% calcium, and seems like a waste throwing them away. They also seem more... (more)

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Amy_Roessing 0 · May 24, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I grind my own eggshells up in a coffee grinder and sprinkle on foods and dogfood, as well. I don't think you're crazy at all...It's also good to mix with eggwhite and use as a nourishing, firming facial...

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by 1158 · October 26, 2011 at 10:18 AM

My brother told me he heard that chickens need to eat the eggshells to keep producing eggs. I found it odd. I could see that eating eggshells could produce healthier/stronger eggs/chickens. But I wouldn't think it would be necessary to... (more)

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graciel 0 · October 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Backyard flocks are certainly fed eggshell for the calcium. They must be well crushed so the birds don't start eating whole eggs before they are collected, though, which can happen and is a PITA to stop once they get going. We like eating eggs,... (more)

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by 594 · September 24, 2011 at 3:09 AM

I have been thinking about supplementing my calcium intake with egg shells but it worries me that I can't find any examples where they were eaten traditionally. Are there any examples? What would be the reason for this? Are there any possible... (more)

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Mallory_1 0 · September 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM

i do this sometimes too, i never notice the shells. i really do think i absorb the calcium better than any supplement or salmon bones. i have felt my b ones more dense since doing it

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by 18619 · August 26, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Eat them? Compost them? Throw them away? I would appreciate knowing why you make that decision too.

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No_more_ 0 · August 25, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Boil them, dry them and then grind them and put them in my french press while I'm brewing coffee. Calcium is hard to come by while on Paleo!

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by 4073 · August 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM

I have two sources for pastured eggs. One source is exclusively from a red feathered breed--all the eggs are brown and have a deep yellow colored yolk. This yellow color is markedly more yellow than conventional store bought eggs, but still... (more)

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katarina_ 0 · August 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Free-range eggs may be broader, and have more of an orange colour to their yolks due to the abundance of greens and insects in the diet of the birds. An orange yolk is, however, no guarantee that an egg was produced by a free-range hen. Feed... (more)

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by 45 · January 24, 2014 at 7:10 PM

I was making a shake (I usually go with some raw eggs, protein powder, pure cocoa, and cinnamon) and half my egg shell fell in. Instead of digging it out of the mess I left it in and blended it up. It blended well, aside from a little bit of... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · April 15, 2011 at 2:33 PM

I would imagine properly washed, the only concern would be adequate acidity to break them down, they are basically calcium carbonate. how much to consume? if you're eating a balanced paleo diet... none. too much calcium is a bad thing, and... (more)

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by 387 · March 08, 2011 at 8:03 PM

I intend to use eggshells to make my own calcium supplement. I read somewhere that eggshells submerged in acetic acid yield calcium acetate. Is this true? And if so, would submerging them in lemon juice eventually yield calcium citrate?

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GHarkness 0 · March 08, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Well, now this brings up a question (I am not a chemist - never even took it in school, so please understand the ignorance). Various references I see on the internet, such as http://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=461 indicate that... (more)