Phosphorus is a mineral which is abundant in a range of foods, we need it for growth and repair.
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Phosphorus works with calcium to help build bones. All our cells contain phosphorus but about 85% of the phosphorus we absorb goes straight into our bones and teeth.
- Growth and development of bone in children
- The maintenance of normal bones and teeth
- Function of cell membranes
- Normal energy-yielding metabolism
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