Phosphorus is a component of DNA & RNA, it helps maintain the pH of the body as well as build muscle tissue, it forms and maintain bones & teeth. Phosporus is needed for milk secretion. Phosphorus aids metabolism and energy production.
Am I deficient? It is unlikely that you are deficient in Phosphorus as it is present in most foods, however if you using antacids long term, which is not advisable without speaking to a doctor, consider a supplement. Signs would include muscle weakness, bone pain, rickets and Osteomalacia; softening of the bones and loss of appetite.
Top Foods for Phosphorus
Present in most foods.
Supplements are not necessary, but Phosphorus would be found in Calcium Phosphate, Lecithin and Monosodium Phosphate.
Works well with Calcium if the Calcium: Phosphorus ratio is correct as well as Vitamin D and Lactose.