Mineral (Phosphorus)

Mineral (Phosphorus)

Who needs it ?

Phosphorus forms and maintains the structure of bones and teeth, necessary for the production of milk for nursing mothers , forms muscle tissue , is a component of DNA and RNA , maintains the body's alkaline and acid balance , participates in metabolism and energy production.


Signs of deficiency

Rare, since almost all products contain phosphorus. Deficiency can only occur after prolonged use of antacids (antacids) or after bone fractures . The deficiency leads to general muscle weakness , bone pain , lack of appetite , rickets and osteomalacia (softening of the bones).

How much?

RDA (recommended daily intake) 800 mg

OPN (optimal daily intake) 800 mg


Unknown , but with calcium deficiency and phosphorus deficiency at the same time , there may be increased muscle irritability, cramps and convulsions.

Recommended foods

Is present in all consumed foods.


Proper ratio of calcium and phosphorus, lactose, vitamin C.


Excess of iron, magnesium and aluminum.

Patrick Holford" the new bible of optimal nutrition " P. 486-487 book publisher (Medical Research and Consulting Center)