Mineral Bottle

PHOSPHORUS

Along with the B vitamins, phosphorus is needed to extract energy from food, particularly fats and starches. It is a component of healthy bones, teeth, gums and many other tissues. Phosphorus also helps with kidney functioning and heart regularity. It lessens arthritis pain. But none of this would be possible without proper levels of vitamin D and calcium, which phosphorus needs to function properly.

Other Benefits:

Good for These Symptoms:

Signs of Deficiency:

Those at Risk for Low Phosphorus:

Sources:

RDA: 1,200 mg

Optimal Level: From dietary sources

Maximum: 800 mg

Signs of Toxicity: Too much can upset the balance, creating a serious muscular condition called hypocalcemic tetany.