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Phosphorus


Forms:  Calcium phosphate, Potassium phosphate


Sources:  Dairy products, beef, chicken, turkey, salmon, lentils


RDA:  1,250 mg for adolescents


Description:  The mineral phosphorus (as calcium phosphate) is a structural component in bone.  Phosphorus is also a part of many vital compounds in the human body including ATP, phospholipids, DNA, and RNA.  It is also involved in delivering oxygen to the tissues as well as being an important buffer for regulating the acidity of the body.  A phosphorus deficiency can lead to anemia, bone pain, weakness, and susceptibility to infection.  Dosages above 4000 mg/day are not recommended.



Find foods (no breakfast cereals) that have highest amounts of Phosphorus per gram.
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