Recommended Dietary Intakes
Adults - 1000 mg
This Mineral Is Essential For...
transfer of genetic information.
for healthy bones and teeth.
balance of acid in body
contraction of heart muscle.
Found in most foods - soft drinks, asparagus, bran cereal, rice bran, salmon and other fish, brewer yeast, corn, dairy products, eggs, dried fruit, garlic, nuts, sunflower, pumpkin seeds, meats, poultry, whole grains.
If too much phosphorus is taken, it can interfere with calcium levels. Deficiencies of phosphorus are rare.
irritation of the mucous membranes and inflammation of tissue.
destruction of bone.