Phosphorus

Phosphorus

Jackson's NaturalsJul 9, '21

Phosphorus is one of the major minerals in the body making up 1-1.4% of fat free mass and found in every cell in the body. It is a major component of bones and teeth as well as genetic material (DNA & RNA). In cell salts it is found in its phosphate format.

The two main roles of phosphorus are: 1) assisting calcium in the formation of healthy, strong teeth and bones, and 2) maintaining the pH balance in the blood and the fluid between cells. It helps nerves and muscles do their job, and it is instrumental in the processes that turn fat, sugar and protein into usable cellular energy—ATP. ATP is the source of energy used and stored in the cells.

Luckily diet easily provides a lot of phosphorus and tends to be on the excess side of the balance. The small intestine absorbs it, the bone and teeth exchange it and the kidneys eliminate the excess.

People with chronic kidney disease may have difficulty eliminating enough phosphorus, which may negatively impact calcium levels as well. Additionally, long term antacid usage can negatively impact levels.

Cell salts have microdoses of minerals so there is no worry about taking too much. They help the body self regulate levels by determining if there is a need to increase absorption or elimination if the body is out of balance.