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More and more research is being done on the health benefits of eggshells. Perhaps surprisingly, this oft-discarded food contains essential minerals and is an excellent source of calcium carbonate, which is easily absorbed by the human body. Research suggests eggshell can help increase bone density, encourage the growth of cartilage, and even alleviate arthritis pain. A long tradition of home remedies indicates more uses, such as whitening teeth and treating itchy skin and rashes.

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1. Soothe Joint Pain

Do you experience joint aches and pain? Eggshell membranes contain nutrients such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and glucosamine, which help soothe aching joints. In fact, recent clinical research suggests eggshell membrane may help ease mild to moderate pain connected with osteoarthritis. For a quick home remedy, simply crumble some eggshell in a jar, add a layer of apple cider vinegar, and let it sit until the pieces dissolve -- approximately two days. Rub the solution into the problematic joint and experience quick pain relief. No need to throw the solution away or refrigerate it, either; it will keep in the pantry or the medicine cabinet for later use.

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