A new study has found that the eggs shells contain numerous amino acids along with chondroitin and glucosamine which may prove effective in lessening the pain associated with osteoarthritis. However, before you start cracking open a dozen eggs remember that you can’t get the benefits in your own kitchen. Extraction from the membrane requires a very specific process and once the eggs are cooked, the beneficial properties are eliminated. However, thanks to the scientists at big pharma, et. al. obtaining these purported benefits in pill form is possible.
Further, solid clinical evidence proving the efficacy of egg shells in treating arthritis still does not exist. Only small scale trials have been conducted. So before buying egg shell based supplements that are marketed as containing hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, etc., please talk to your doctor first about this alternative treatment.
Curious if people who are allergic to eggs would want to steer clear of this supplement. Has anyone looked into this and have more information?