Doctors inject hyaluronic acid into joints of the body to reduce swelling. Hyaluronic acid is part of the liquid that covers joints such as knees and elbows. In chicken eggs, Hyaluronic acid is found in the egg white. It is also found in the egg shell and membrane. Although the egg white contains hyaluronic acid, it is easier and more efficient to extract hyaluronic acid from egg shells. After extraction, apply the hyaluronic acid solution to a bruise to speed the healing process. You can also drink the solution to lubricate your joints.
Things You'll Need
Crack the shell of the eggs. Pour the egg white and yolk into a container. Store the egg white and yolk in the refrigerator for future use.
Wash the inside and outside of the egg with warm water. Remove all remaining yolk and egg membrane.
Place the egg shells in a plastic bag. Close the bag. Push on the shells from the outside of the bag. Crack the shell into small pieces.
Boil distilled water in a cooking pot. Fill the cooking pot halfway to avoid spillage when boiling. Distilled water is used to maintain the purity of the hyaluronic acid.
Put the cracked egg shells into the boiling water. Place a cover on the cooking pot. Boil the egg shells and water for 12 hours. Top up water as necessary.
Pour the liquid through a fine strainer into a glass Mason jar. The strainer removes the egg shell particles.
Store the hyaluronic acid solution in a glass Mason jar. The solution contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid.
References and ResourcesDocuments for Small Business; Hyaluronic Acid from Egg Shell Membrane; July 2003
Doctor David Williams; Joint Health