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21 Jul 2005

What is function of phosphorus and in which foods is it found
Would like to know the function and origin of phosphorus
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Jana,

Phosphorus is a mineral and important nutrient for the growth and development of bone and soft tissue. It is stored mainly in your bones and it’s vital for energy production, as well as the structure of your DNA.
It can be found in dairy products, liver, seafood, fatty fish and meat.
Poor bone density, kidney stones, weakness, fatigue, twitching and spasms of the muscles, particularly those in the face, hands and feet are all signs of phosphorus deficiency. The best forms for supplements are calcium phosphate and monosodium phosphate.
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