CALCIUM CARBONATE BENEFITS
Eggshells mostly consist of calcium carbonate, the most common form of calcium. The rest is made up of protein and other minerals.
Calcium is an essential mineral that is abundant in many foods including dairy products. Lower amounts are also found in many leafy and root vegetables.
In the past decades, eggshell powder processed from chicken eggs has been used as a natural calcium supplement. Eggshells are roughly 40% calcium, with each gram providing 381–401 mg
BENEFITS OF EGGSHELL MEMBRANE (ESM) CALCIUM
1.Eggshell Powder Is an Effective Calcium Supplement
The absorption of ESM calcium is better than that of purified calcium carbonate supplements. This is attributed to certain proteins found in eggshells. In addition to calcium and protein, eggshells also contain small amounts of other minerals, including strontium, fluoride, magnesium and selenium. Just like calcium, these minerals may also play a role in bone health
2. It May Reduce the Risk of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a health condition characterized by weak bones and an increased risk of bone fractures
Old age is one of the strongest risk factors for osteoporosis, but inadequate calcium intake may also contribute to bone loss and osteoporosis over time. If your diet is lacking calcium, taking supplements may help you reach your daily requirements.
One study in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis found that taking eggshell powder, along with vitamin D3 and magnesium, significantly strengthened their bones by improving bone mineral density.
Eggshell powder may even be more effective at reducing osteoporosis risk than purified calcium carbonate.
A study in Dutch, postmenopausal women found that eggshell powder improved bone mineral density in the neck compared to a placebo. In contrast, purified calcium carbonate did not significantly improve it
3. Eggshell Membrane Supplements May Benefit Joint Health
Supplements made of eggshell membranes provide nutrients that may improve joint health.
4. Protect Tooth Enamel
Eggshell calcium may increase new enamel to damaged teeth. Eggshells can be used in the production of Wollastonite, a material used in the synthesis of bioactive materials like dental root prosthetics. These benefits combined help make the eggshell one of the best foods for teeth.
5. Possesses Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Eggshell membrane proved to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with joint connective tissue disorders such as arthritis, lupus, gout and back pain without any complicating side effects.