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Potential Benefits: Phosphorous plays a key role in the development of bone and teeth. Studies have shown that body requires phosphorous, along with Calcium, for bone and teeth development.


As such, it also helps in fighting against osteoporosis, a condition in which the body faces loss of bones. It facilitates the proper digestion of Niacin and Riboflavin.The mineral helps filter out waste in the kidneys.


It is known to metabolise other vitamins and minerals. Maintaining proper level of Phosphorous is required for better brain functioning. It is also known to keep the mind alert and active.

Description: Phosphorus is the second most-abundant mineral found in the human body, next only to calcium. Together, both these nutrients are responsible for building as well as maintaining strong bones and teeth.


Majority of the phosphorus in the body, is found in bones and teeth. The rest, manifests itself in the bloodstream, cells and tissues throughout the body. Phosphorous is much better absorbed in the small intestine than most of the other minerals.

Phosphorus    

Potential Side Effects: In high doses can cause diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting. Elevated blood levels of phosphorus can be toxic, and may cause an irregular heartbeat or even heart attack.

Potential Interaction: Deficiency of Phosphorus in the body can lead to conditions like bone problems, skin sensitivity, irregular breathing, numbness, tremors, restricted growth, tooth decay, rickets, fatigue, anxiety and stress.


Kidneys always work towards maintaining a proper balance of phosphorous in the body and excrete the unwanted amount from the body. Phosphorous has diverse health benefits as well.

General Usage: Should be taken daily.


Food Sources: All-Bran cereal, Almonds, Beef, Brazil Nuts, Cashew Nuts, Cheese, Chicken, Dandelion, Dried Flax/Linseeds, Fruit, Garlic, Halibut, Herring, Kidneys, Legumes, Lentils, Liver, Meat, Milk, Peanuts, Potatoes, Roe, Salmon, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Turkey, Wheat Bran and Germ, Whole Wheat Bread, Yogurt.