Phosphorous is involved in bone and teeth formation as well as metabolism, kideny function, cell growth and heart muscle contraction. It not only helps in conversion of food to energy (it is crucial in the production of ATP, a molecule the body uses to store energy) but also in vitmain utilisation particularly with the B-vitamins.
Cell membranes are composed largely of phospholipids. The inorganic constituents of bone are primarily a calcium phosphate salt called hydroxyapatite.
Different forms or alternative names for Phosphorus:
Good sources of Phosphorus are:
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Phosphorus content by food category:
Deficiency of Phosphorus may cause:
changes in body weight
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Phosphorus:
children 1-3 yrs 460 mg
children 4-8 yrs 500 mg
children 9-18 yrs 1250 mg
Males 19-70+ yrs 700 mg
Females 19-70+ yrs 700 mg
Pregnancy 19-50 yrs 700 mg
Lactation 19-50 yrs 700 mg
For further information on nutrients RDA see our complete list for recommended dietary allowance.
phosphorus and Nutrition Facts - Top 151 Foods
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