Phosphorus is one of the trace minerals like Iron that regulates the body’s physiological functions. It is important in carbohydrates and fat utilization, protein synthesis and energy production. The recommended daily dietary intake of Phosphorus for adults is 700 mg. Phosphorus exists as either Potassium Phosphate or Sodium Phosphate in supplements. You should only take a Phosphorus supplement when you have a Phosphorus deficiency or are unable to take sufficient Phosphorus from your diet. Symptoms of Phosphorus deficiency include muscle weakness, osteoporosis and rickets.
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