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Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:00 am
by majestik
Phosphorous, a base element in the periodic table is a shinny metal, that because of it's high reactive state is hardly found as a "free element" on earth. It is usually found bound to smoother element(s) in compound. However, phosphorous is one of the essential element in life generally as it is found in DNA, RNA, ATP and phospholipids. In all, phosphorous is abundant in the human body, as well as in animals and plants. It is an essential nutrient. Certain for items have even higher concentration of phosphorous including milk and milk products, lentils, and processed food including soda.

Phosphorous is another mineral that is metabolized and regulated by the kidney. People with CKD have recommended limits of phosphorous in their blood because excess phosphorous in the blood lead to calcium leakage (to bind with the excess phosphorous ion). In time excess blood phosphorous will lead to calcification of blood vessels (hardening them), weakening bones (as they loose calcium) and in time death. Certain foods are low in phosphorous, and phosphorous can be removed from the stomach by certain phosphorous binders; pharmaceuticals that break down in the stomach and bind with P2+ ion.