Phosphorus is the second most required mineral in our body after Calcium and is found in every cell.
Role In The Body
- Helps us absorb nutrients from food.
- Helps maintain the correct acidity of our blood.
- Assists in forming and regulating cells.
- Necessary for correct muscle action.
- Assists in nerve action.
- Assists in the forming of and healthy maintenance of our bones and teeth.
Too Little (or wrong ratio to Calcium)
- Malformed bones and teeth and stunted growth in children.
- Weakened bones and teeth. Gum disease. Osteoporosis.
- Arthritis, gout.
- Low energy, muscle weakness, nervous disorders.
Too Much (over 1000 mg daily)
- Can impair absorption of other minerals.
Good Sources Of Phosphorus
- Meat, Poultry & Fish
- Dark Chocolate