Our 14th nutrient mineral (in alphabetical
order). Mineral. Chemical symbol: P.
Major constituent of all living cells and
is found in all natural foods. Essential
to the structure and function of the body.
Present in the body as phosphates, and in
this form aids the processes of bone mineralization
and helps to create the structure of the
Increases endurance and energy levels. Essential
for communication between cells and energy
production. Forms bones and teeth. Burns
sugar for energy. Acts as a cofactor for
many enzymes and activates B-complex vitamins.
Forms RNA and DNA.
Weakness. Bone and joint pain.
General debility. Loss of apetite. Irritability.
Neurological symptoms. Speech problems.
Mental confuson. Anaemia. Lowered resistance
Yeast products. Soya products. Wheatgerm.
Hard cheeses. Meat & fish. Nuts. Cereals.
US RDA: 800-1200mg
EU RDA: 800 mg
Supplements up to 1,000mg is ok.
May occur with dosages or intake above 1,000mg
per day. May cause diarrhea, calcification
of organs and soft tissues. Prevention of
iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc absorption.