Benefits of Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a mineral which is abundant in a range of foods, we need it for growth and repair.

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Phosphorus works with calcium to help build bones.  All our cells contain phosphorus but about 85% of the phosphorus we absorb goes straight into our bones and teeth.

Phosphorus supports:

  • Growth and development of bone in children
  • The maintenance of normal bones and teeth
  • Function of cell membranes
  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism

If you want to find foods that are a source of plant based phosphorus per serving try our Organic Sesame Seeds and Organic Chia Seeds.

Want to know about more nutrients your body needs daily?  Take a look at our focus pages on Vitamin CVitamin AVitamin KVitamin EVitamin B1 (Thiamin)Vitamin B2Vitamin B3Vitamin B5Vitamin B6Vitamin B12ZincMagnesiumFolateIronCopperSeleniumManganesePotassiumPhosphorusCalcium.