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Food Sources of Phosphorus:

  • Almonds
  • Asparagus
  • Bran
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Corn
  • Dairy products
  • Dried fruit
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Garlic
  • Legumes
  • Lentils
  • Meats
  • Nuts
  • Poultry
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Rice bran and polishings
  • Salmon
  • Sesame seeds
  • Soybeans, dried
  • Squash seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Wheat (bran & germ)
  • Whole grains

Other Sources for Phosphorus – Brand Names:

  • Calcium phosphate (hydroxyapatite)
  • Phosfood Liquid (Used in the Liver-Gallbladder flush)
  • Soy Bean Lecithin
  • Calcifood
  • Calsol
  • Super-EFF

Signs of Phosphorus Deficiency:

  • Anxiety
  • Bone pain
  • Dizziness
  • Facial flushing
  • Fatigue
  • Fearfulness
  • Heaviness or pain in the chest
  • Irregular breathing
  • Irritability
  • Nosebleeds
  • Numbness
  • Palpitations
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Trembling
  • Weakness
  • Weight changes

What Phosphorus Does:

  • Assists kidney function
  • Cofactor for many enzymes and activates b-complex vitamins
  • Forms bones and teeth
  • Forms RNA and DNA
  • Increases endurance and fights fatigue
  • Needed for cell growth
  • Needed for contraction of the heart muscle
  • Produces energy

Cautions & Comments About Phosphorus

  • Excessive amounts of phosphorus interfere with calcium uptake, a diet consisting of junk food is a common culprit
  • Phosphorus can be toxic at dosages or intake above 1 gram per day, in some cases causing diarrhea, the calcification of organs and soft tissues, and making the body unable to absorb iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc
  • Vitamin D increases the effectiveness of phosphorus

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