what it does:

bone and tooth formation, cell growth and repair, digestion, energy production, heart muscle contraction, kidney function, metabolism of fats, protein, carbohydrates, nerve and muscle activity, vitamin utilisation

bodily parts affected:

bones, brain, nerves, teeth

deficiency symptoms:

appetite loss, fatigue, irregular breathing, nervous disorders, overweight, weight loss


aluminium, iron, magnesium (excessive intake), white sugar (excessive)

food sources:

brewer’s yeast, whole grains, seeds, nuts, eggs, fish, meat, poultry, cheese, milk, yoghurt


Phosphorus is usually plentiful in the average diet

Health information is not a substitute for good diagnosis,
and a doctor should be consulted when illness is present