1) Phosphorus is the 2nd most abundant mineral in the body; Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body.
2) Similar to calcium, phosphorus plays a role in mineralization of bones and teeth.
3) Phosphorous helps filter out waste in the kidneys and contributes to energy production in the body by participating in the breakdown of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
4) Phosphorous assist in muscle pain reduction after strenuous workouts.
5) Phosphorus is needed to balance and metabolize other vitamins and minerals, such as the following: vitamin D, calcium, iodine, magnesium, and zinc.
6) Animal products such as eggs, fish, poultry, meat and milk are very good sources of phosphorus. The majority of the instances, any food high in protein is also high in phosphorus.