Seriously, you won’t believe what you are about to read! When you think of eggshells, they aren’t exactly the strongest thing in the world. As a matter of fact, they are quite fragile. However, there has been a study found that when the shells are mixed with a certain type of hydrogel something amazing happens. Bone cells were found to grow back faster and stronger than ever!
The scientist from the University of Massachusetts that discovered this hope one day this technique could be used in grafts to help repair damaged bone, fill in areas where the bone is missing, or provide support during joint replacements. While the study has only been conducted on rats primarily, the process could be the same for humans. And in the near future not only to help repair damaged bones, but also grow cartilage, teeth, and even tendons!
While this sounds like something right out of a sci-fi movie this is an incredible discovery. If you are worried about risks good news, rejection from the immune system in this process is extremely low. Also, eggshells are an environmentally friendly way to support bone growth. Thoughts or concerns about potentially becoming superhuman? Please share with us!