PHOSPHORUS

Helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth. Helps in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism.


Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)

1 250 mg

Food sources

  • High-protein foods
  • Meats
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Dairy products

Functions/Potential benefits at recommended levels

  • Helps build and maintain healthy teeth and bones
  • Essential in muscle and nerve functions and in the release of energy
  • Enhances use of other nutrients
  • Necessary in formation of DNA and cell membranes
  • Maintains the blood chemistry. It helps in the transport of fats and some nutrients in the bloodstream