Eggshell Calcium Benefits

Calcium is a much needed mineral! Not only does it help us get those strong teeth and bones we all hope to have, but it is necessary for clotting blood, regular heart rhythms and hormone secretions.

Our lovely bodies don’t make this mineral, hence we must ingest it.

We find this wonderful mineral in things like leafy greens (spinach and kale,) pineapple, nuts and seeds and dairy products.

One of THE BEST most easily digested forms of calcium are found in egg shells.

In studies, egg shell flour has positive effects on bone and cartilage and could prevent osteoporosis! Find out more HERE

Studies also suggest that taking Eggshell Calcium could help HEAL CAVITIES! Lower dentist bills… I’m sold!

I do have one experience I can share in this respect. My Mother takes Egg Shell Flour. During her last dentist visit, a spot they were watching had healed. Coincidence? I think not.

The egg shells you see here are from our free range forging chickens, Miss Cluck Norris and Miss Barbara Stripesand (Babs.) They are free to roam our farm and eat what they please, including worms, grubs, bugs and bits of grass.

So, our chickens lay brown eggs and “easter eggs,” which are blue or green. The white ones you see are from our neighbors chickens. Because of this, my eggshell flour is nice and colorful.

For a few weeks I save the eggshells from the eggs our chickens lay. Then, after I’ve saved enough, I use them to make a “flour.” I’ll explain the process below.

First I’ll explain why this is a good alternative supplement

  1. It’s safe and healthy: Many of the supplements you find at the grocery store or online contain artificial ingredients and additives. Some conventional calcium supplements have even been labeled as “highly likely to cause heart problems, kidney stones and other health related problems.
  2. Egg shells are inexpensive: They are very inexpensive if they come from your own backyard. However, if you don’t have access to free range chickens I suggest buying free range eggs.
  3. It’s easily digested: Egg shells are more easily absorbed into your body. Score!

How do you make Egg Shell Flour? I’ll tell you…

Here are the Steps.

  1. After using the eggs, rinse them in warm water. Try to keep the membrane intact. It adds health benefits.
  2. When you’ve collected as many as you’d like (I aim for 2 or 3 dozen,) submerge and boil them in water for 15 minutes. This step is very important as it kills any germs that may be clinging to the shells. Clinging germs… no bueno!
  3. Drain the eggs and place them on a cookie sheet or tray.
  4. Dry them in an oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes. 
  5. When they are totally dry, place them in a food prossesor or blender. Note, use a blender you are not fond of as it may scratch the sides
  6. Grind the eggshells into a find powder. It won’t be completely smooth and it has a gritty texture.
  7. Store in a mason jar or air tight container.

If you like, you can try scooping the flour into empty veggie caps, because the flour can be hard to swallow.

I add the flour to my smoothies and I don’t really notice a difference.

NOTE: Ingest with an acidic food such as oranges or pineapple and a good fat such as coconut oil or avocado to get the best result, because calcium absorbed more easily into your body when taken with good fats and a good acid.

If you’d like to skip the preparation process you can buy egg shells on Amazon HERE. 

There is also this option which has added D-3. Click HERE to find this option!

We also add eggshells to our compost for added calcium. Calcium helps our veggies build cell walls. Without it, plants can’t grow fast and they will develop “blossom end rot. We’ve noticed a HUGE difference in our crops! No more tomatoes with rotten bottoms.

These bad boys are such a big powerhouse of calcium in a small package! Boo Ya!


For me, I know I don’t get enough calcium. Besides the spinach I put in my morning smoothie, I avoid dairy at all costs. Dairy + Me = Horror!

I’d love to hear how eggshells benefit you! Hey Ya’ll, here’s to a sweet life!