Phosphorus 

Recommended Dietary Intakes
Adults - 1000 mg

 This Mineral Is Essential For...

  • transfer of genetic information.

  • for healthy bones and teeth.

  • balance of acid in body

  • energy

  • kidney function.

  • cell growth.

  • contraction of heart muscle.

Sources

Found in most foods - soft drinks, asparagus, bran cereal, rice bran, salmon and other fish, brewer yeast, corn, dairy products, eggs, dried fruit, garlic, nuts, sunflower, pumpkin seeds, meats, poultry, whole grains.

Comments

If too much phosphorus is taken, it can interfere with calcium levels. Deficiencies of phosphorus are rare.

Do not take excess phosphorus if you suffer from kidney or liver disease, heart failure and high blood pressure. An adequate balance of phosphorus, magnesium and calcium should be maintained always.

Deficiencies

  • irritation of the mucous membranes and inflammation of tissue.

  • destruction of bone.

  • anxiety, fatigue.

  • breathing difficulties.

  • irritability.

  • numbness.

  • trembling.

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