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    Pure Calcium!

    I learned of another method to remove the calcium from an eggshell, without the extra fuss of baking and grinding the shell to get the CalciumPowder for intake!

    If you drop an egg into a bowl of lemon concentrate, and leave it overnight, the lemon acid eats the calcium away from the egg membrane and creates a pure calcium deposit.
    Once the calcium is eaten away from the egg, remove the egg from the concentrate. (The egg is still perfectly usable..it just does not have its shell!!)
    Pour off the excess lemon concentrate and you are left with pure calcium.
    A teaspoon of this diluted with a little sweetener is said to contain a purer and better dose of calcium than most calcium based health tablets on the market!

    If anyone has more info using this method...let me know your comments!
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    Re: Pure Calcium!

    Elemental calcium is a metal, and I suspect it's not that easy to produce, so it seems pretty unlikely that the powder left in the bowl is pure calcium. It could be calcium carbonate, or something other compound. Either way, I'm sure there's no harm done in eating it, as long as the egg was nice and clean. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Pure Calcium!

    Get the scientific skinny here. It's OK for people !!!
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    Re: Pure Calcium!

    Ha ha... I doubt I'll find myself eating metal....I sayed pure calcium simply to accentuate the fact of its natural-ness!! Thanx for your input though!

    Haven't seen you around for a while!! Have you been away?
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    Re: Pure Calcium!

    Yes, indeed. I was vacationing in Thailand for almost a month. Internet access was pretty slow there, so I really only had the patience to check work email (and complete 6 hours of mandatory online audio programs). Well, that and eat, and snorkel, and not get enough sleep!

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    Re: Pure Calcium!

    Well seems you had fun...
    Welcome back!
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    Re: Pure Calcium!

    It might be cheaper, easier and much higher yield if you used some blackboard chalk instead of the eggs. And vinegar instead of lemon juice. The end result would be the same, but more concentrated, in terms of the dissolved calcium.

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    Re: Pure Calcium!

    How sure are you about that????? One thing I know is that it will have to be taken with your nosed pinched closed. I can't imagine how awful that will taste!!!!
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    Re: Pure Calcium!

    Oh, it's not so bad. Chalk for human consumption usually is sold in fat slices with fruit flavoring added, under brand names like Tums. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Added: I hadn't noticed the vinegar. Yeah, I'd definitely skip that part.

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    Re: Pure Calcium!

    Vinegar is optional <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. It's probably a bit more acidic than lemon juice, so might be more efficient. But you could always use it in a salad dressing! You could even use Coke + chalk to make it more appealing. All that said though, I'm assuming that the chalk is reallly (just) pure chalk - calcium carbonate.

    But you can't always extrapolate this. I believe that its no use consuming dissolved nails for your iron source. Apparently the body needs other substances, usually present with the natural sources of iron in foodstuffs, to absorb it. Otherwise it's just "in and out"... a total waste of nails!

    But not being a doctor etc. don't try any of the above at home. Take all of this with a grain of salt (or seasoned to taste).

    Alan

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    Re: Pure Calcium!

    Point taken. haha <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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