Definition of Phosphorus:

The second most abundant mineral in the body, found in every living cell.  It is involved in the proper functioning of both muscles and nerves.  It is needed for metabolic processes of all cells, to activate many other nutrients, and to form energy-storage and energy-releasing compounds.  The phosphorus content of the body is approximately 1% of total body weight.  Phosphorus combines with fats to form phospholipids.  Combined with calcium, it gives strength and rigidity to the bones and teeth.

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Alfalfa a treatment
“...The powdered form also contains high amounts of calcium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, zinc, and copper...”

Alport Syndrome

...the condition
“...Treatment of the kidney disease consists of controlling high blood pressure and restricting dietary phosphorus.  Men with Alport Syndrome eventually require replacement of kidney function with dialysis or kidney transplantation...”
...recommendation against Phosphorus
“Treatment of the kidney disease consists of controlling high blood pressure and restricting dietary phosphorus.”
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Banana a treatment
“...Compared to an apple, a banana has 4 times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, 3 times the phosphorus, 5 times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals...”

Beetroot a treatment
“...It is very useful in fighting anemia as it contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, iodine, copper, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamin B1, B2, B6, niacin and vitamin P...”

Calcium a treatment
“...Calcium Hydroxyapatite: Also called Durapatite or calcium phosphate hydroxide, Calcium hydroxyapatite has been used for both a calcium and phosphorus supplement...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...the condition
“...Salt, potassium, phosphorus, and other electrolytes may be restricted...”


...the condition
“...include serum electrolytes, tests of renal function (blood urea nitrogen and creatinine) and a basic nutritional assessment, consisting of a lymphocyte count and measurements of serum calcium, phosphorus, total protein and albumin levels...”


...the condition
“...Phosphorus is the second choice for similar cases with terrible burning pains and anxiety, bloody stools and great weakness...”

Excess Phytates in Diet

...the condition
“Phytates are phosphorus compounds found primarily in cereal grains, legumes, and nuts...”

Excessive Fatigue

...relationship to Phosphorus Deficiency
Phosphorus helps your body metabolize protein, fat and carbohydrates into energy...”


...recommendation Salt Intake Reduction
“...An actual 'renal diet' (low protein, low potassium, low sodium, low phosphorus, high calories) is not required until IgAN has progressed to more advanced renal failure...”


...the condition
“...PTH also acts to lower blood phosphorous levels by increasing excretion of phosphorus in the urine...”


...the condition
“...level is high, even when patient receives glucose load; diabetes occurs in 30% of cases; elevated IGF-1; elevated prolactin level; elevated liver function; elevated blood urea nitrogen; elevated phosphorus; decreased free thyroxine; elevated thyroid stimulating hormone) and through imaging (MRI shows pituitary tumor)...”

Kelp a treatment
“...The parathyroid glands help maintain the proper level of nutrients, such as calcium and phosphorus.  The glands work with the other organs of the body to keep it in a state of health...”

Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)

...recommendation Phosphorus
Phosphorus is used clinically to treat calcium-based kidney stones.”


...related topic
“...The kidneys recycle chemicals such as sodium, phosphorus, and potassium and thus regulate their levels...”
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...related topic
“A mixture of phospholipids that is composed of fatty acids, glycerol, phosphorus, and choline or inositol...”

Magnesium a treatment
“...To function optimally, magnesium must be balanced in the body with calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium chloride...”
...related topic
“...Magnesium is closely related to calcium and phosphorus in body function...”

Magnesium Requirement

...the condition
“...About half of your body's magnesium stores are found inside cells of body tissues and organs, and half are combined with calcium and phosphorus in bone.  Only 1% is found in the blood...”
...relationship to Phosphorus Deficiency
“Magnesium is required for your body to properly utilize phosphorus.  If you're not getting enough magnesium in your diet, your body might be unable to absorb sufficient phosphorus.”

Multiple Mineral Supplementation a treatment
“...Bulk minerals include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus.  These are needed in larger amounts than trace minerals...”

Muscle Cramps / Twitching

...relationship to Dehydration
“Excess sweating or dehydration can deplete minerals in the body – minerals that are important for good muscle function, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.”

Need For Routine Preventative Health Measures

...the condition
“...Important preventable risk factors can be identified through monitoring various blood components such as albumin, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin/total, blood urea nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus, cholesterol, coronary risk factor, creatinine, GGT/LDH, globulin and glucose...”


...related topic
“A fat or lipid containing phosphorus found in high quantities in the brain and very important to the function of cellular membranes and to the nervous system.”

Phosphorus a treatment
Phosphorus is a mineral that makes up 1% of total body weight...”

Phosphorus Deficiency

...the condition
“Next to calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body...”
...our question about Afternoon coffee/sugar craving
“Cravings for sweets and cravings for coffee both indicate a possible phosphorus deficiency.”

Silicon / Silica a treatment
“...Silicon is known for its ability to combine with Calcium, Potassium, and Phosphorus to build strong bones, nails, and teeth...”

Stevia a treatment
“...Stevia also contains protein, fibers, carbohydrates, phosphorus, iron, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, rutin (flavonoid), zinc, vitamin C and vitamin A.”

Susceptibility To Cavities

...relationship to Phosphorus Deficiency
Phosphorus is just as important for healthy teeth as calcium...”

Vitamin D

...related topic
“...Regulates the amount of calcium and phosphorus in the blood by improving their absorption and utilization...”
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