Phosphorus is the 6th most abundant element after calcium in the human body, making up 1% of the total body weight and is present in every cell of the body. 85% of the phosphorus is found in the bones and teeth. Phosphorous is needed for:
An appropriate balance of MAGNESIUM, CALCIUM and PHOSPHORUS should be maintained at all times as phosphorus and calcium compete for absorption in the intestines.
Deficiency of phosphorus are extremly rare, but symptoms include:
Phosphorus is found in most foods, especially cooked food and sodas. The typical all american diet consumes a lot of soda which provides too much phosphorus and not enough calcium which leads to the reduction of calcium storage in the body explaining why so many people are calcium deficient.
While most people are getting their phosphorus intake from sodas, other foods that also contain phosphorus are:
**Note: this post is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any illnesses. It is for informational purposes only. Always read and follow the labels when taking supplements and always consult a healthcare professional.
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