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How much phosphorus do you need a day?

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Men and women ages 19 and older need 700 milligrams of phosphorus a day. That number stays the same even if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have a health issue that keeps you from getting enough phosphorus from food, your doctor may prescribe a supplement called phosphate.

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Harvard Medical School: "Precious metals and other important minerals for health."

Advances in Nutrition : "Phosphorus."

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk."

Dietitians of Canada: "Food Sources of Phosphorus."

Dental Health Services Victoria: "Calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus."

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research: "Bone Structure and Function."

Oregon State University: "Phosphorus."

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources: "Phosphorus."

Royal Society of Chemistry: "Phosphorus."

Mayo Clinic: "Phosphate Supplement (Oral Route, Parenteral Route)," "Low-phosphorus diet: Helpful for kidney disease?"

UCSB Science Line: "How many cells do we have in our body?"

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health: "Low Phosphorus Diet."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2020

SOURCES:

Harvard Medical School: "Precious metals and other important minerals for health."

Advances in Nutrition : "Phosphorus."

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk."

Dietitians of Canada: "Food Sources of Phosphorus."

Dental Health Services Victoria: "Calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus."

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research: "Bone Structure and Function."

Oregon State University: "Phosphorus."

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources: "Phosphorus."

Royal Society of Chemistry: "Phosphorus."

Mayo Clinic: "Phosphate Supplement (Oral Route, Parenteral Route)," "Low-phosphorus diet: Helpful for kidney disease?"

UCSB Science Line: "How many cells do we have in our body?"

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health: "Low Phosphorus Diet."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2020

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