Get To Know Your Minerals: Phosphorous 2017-01-23T20:52:50-08:00

How it helps

■ Along with calcium, necessary for strong bones and teeth.
■ Plays an important role in energy storage and release.
■ Found in DNA and RNA (the genetic materials that serve as
blueprints for the formation of new cells).
■ An essential part of many of the body’s chemical reactions.

Where phosphorous can be found

This mineral is found in most foods, especially carbonated soft drinks. Other good sources include bran, brewers yeast, corn, dairy products, eggs, fish, dried fruit and whole grains.

What are the signs of deficiency?

Deficiencies of phosphorous are extremely rare.


■ Excessive amounts of phosphorous can interfere with calcium uptake.
■ Vitamin D increases the effectiveness of phosphorous

Vitamins and Minerals: A Self-Hep Guide

This book provides a simple overview of the common vitamins and minerals available to help you supplement your diet when appropriate.
The information within this book is basic and does not claim to provide in any way comprehensive information of the subject matter but hopefully it can point you in the right direction when you need more information. All the information has come primarily from the government and authoritative bodies recommending daily intakes and pinpointing the limits of dosages per day. Experts in the field have tried to make the information easy to follow in this book.

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