Health Benefits

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the body after Calcium. Phosphorus is part of every living cell and chemical reaction in the body. 90% of this mineral is found in the bone structure, teeth and nails and is renewed by the body approx every three years.

Phosphorus is essential for transport of fatty acids around the body to ensure vital energy distribution it plays a part in almost every chemical reaction within the body as it is present in every cell.

Phosphorus is also essential to maintain healthy heart function, normal heartbeat and normalises blood pressure because a deficiency of Phosphorus impairs the ability of the heart to contract.

It increases the ability of the blood to transport Oxygen to the muscles increasing oxygen uptake.

Phosphorus also improves the skin complexion, hair, nails and the brain by stimulating blood circulation. This mineral is beneficial for all bone ailments, Osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures, rickets, stunted growth,
pregnancy etc. Exercise may increase the body’s absorption of Phosphorus which is so important for bone health.

Phosphorous foods strengthen the nervous system and promote creative ability assisting artistic people and writers, essential for brain health.

Very low circulating blood Phosphorus levels is called Hypophosphatemai (Hypophosphataemia).

This mineral is responsible for the transference of hereditary traits from parents to offspring making it an important mineral for pre-conception care (Male & Female) and pregnancy. Phosphorus is an essential part of nucleoproteins, which are responsible for cell division and reproduction, hence necessary for healthy cells, healthy nervous system and bone health for the healthy development of the fetus/baby.

Phosphorus is also essential for brain health and hair, skin, nail, teeth and gum health. Phosphorus improves your complexion and circulation.

Therapeutic Uses

Pregnancy, lactation, fatigue, arrhythmia, male impotence, premature ejaculation, male dribble – incontinence, anorexia nervosa, obesity, athletic performance, bone pain, joint pain, fibromyalgia, muscle weakness, osteoporosis, rickets, osteomalacia (softening of the bones), osteoarthritis, stress, confusion,apprehension, periodontal disease, cerumen inspissatum (hard ear wax).

Antagonists: Stress, refined foods, sugar (fructose and sucrose), high-fat diet, antacids, anti-inflammatory steroids, mylanta (aluminum hydroxide), aluminum, excessive Iron and/or Magnesium supplementation, caffeine, diarrhea, vomiting.

Dietary Sources

Protein Foods
Herbal Source
Starch Foods

A Guide to Minerals Found Naturally in Food

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