Calcium is one of the most important minerals needed by the human body as it is needed to build stronger bones, but it also plays an important roles in many other areas, like muscle contraction, nerve health, and cell formation. The body can usually deal with low intakes of calcium over small periods of time, as it starts to pull the calcium it needs from our own bones and teeth, but it’s better to always make sure that we have enough in our bodies. And during a survival situation, getting a balanced diet with enough calcium might prove tricky. Well… not if you have some chicken around (or at least their eggs) as you can easily prepare eggshell calcium to meet our needs, the natural way!
In this article I’ll share with you how to easily prepare eggshell calcium, get that extra calcium from a natural source and learn why it’s extremely important for preppers and survivalists to know about it!
The best kinds of eggs for us to use are organic eggs from free-range birds. The reason for this is that if the birds are not getting the nutrients that they need, the eggshells will not contain all the nutrients that we need (although there will still be calcium in their eggshells). If you’re already in a post-apocalyptic situation, home-grown chicken should be considered a great source for this as well!
How to make Eggshell calcium
– Gather up your empty eggshells and wash them as well as you can in warm water. You want to remove all of the egg white during this stage, but you do not want to remove the membrane due to its nutrients.
– Lay all the broken pieces out on a paper towel and leave them to air-dry.
– Once dried, break all the eggshells up in to small pieces and use a grinder/food processor to grind the shells up in to a fine powder.
– Store your eggshell powder in a glass jar or a container and keep in a dry area until it is ready to be used. It will store even better in the fridge, if you have that option.
How to Take
1 tsp. usually contains approximately 800-1,000 mg. of calcium (and the recommended intake for an adult male or female is 1,000mg). Consume by mixing in a small amount of water with a meal – it’s best to divide the tsp in 3 servings (three meals) and try not to consume more than a tsp per day as it might irritate sensitive digestive tracks.
Getting all the nutrients that our body needs is vital not only during a survival situation or after the world ends, but also during our normal, daily lives. If you have access to organic eggs or you carefully grow egg-laying chickens at home, you can put the eggshells to good use and not turn them into waste!