Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for January 10, 2007


Did some research on Phosphorus today. Here’s what I found:

Phosphorus

Biological functions and health benefits

Phosphorus performs a wide variety of functions. Phosphorus promotes and stimulates early growth and blooming and root growth. It hastens maturity and seed growth, and contributes to the general hardiness of plants. Most phosphate in the human body is in bone, but phosphate-containing molecules (phospholipids) are also important components of cell membranes and lipoprotein particles, such as good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol.

Small amounts of phosphate are engaged in biochemical reactions throughout the body. Phosphorus is a component of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a fundamental energy source in living things. Phosphorus is essential for normal heart and kidney functioning. It speeds up the healing of broken bones and other injuries and functions is to metabolize fats and starches for energy, as well as being necessary for proper nerve impulses and for niacin assimilation.

Phosphorus is needed for the growth, maintenance, and repair of all tissues and cells, and for the production of the genetic building blocks, DNA and RNA. Phosphorus is also needed to balance and metabolize other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, calcium, iodine, magnesium, and zinc. It is also important for forming cell membranes, the specialised layers that enclose body cells. It is a principal mineral of bones and teeth, it is part of every cell, it is important in genetic material, part of phospholipids and used in energy transfer and in buffer systems that maintain acid-base balance.

Phosphorus Deficiency

Inadequate phosphorus intake results in abnormally low serum phosphate levels (hypophosphatemia). Hypophosphatemia is usually asymptomatic. Chronic severe hypophosphatemia can cause anorexia, muscle weakness, and osteomalacia. Phosphorous deficiencies can be caused by excessive intake of aluminum containing agents (such as certain antacids) because the aluminum can bind to phosphorous.

In addition, diabetes, starvation, alcoholism, and conditions that can cause abnormal absorption of nutrients can lead to depletion of phosphorous in the body. Symptoms of phosphate deficiency include loss of appetite, anxiety, bone pain, bone fragility, stiffness in the joints, fatigue, irregular breathing, irritability, numbness, weakness, and weight change.

There are three things that have my curiosity about phosphorous. 1) Is destroyed by a high sugar diet. 2) Can cause anxiety and 3) Is not in my multivitamin.

How much is usually taken?

Phosphorus supplements are unnecessary. Most multiple vitamin-mineral supplements do not contain phosphorus for this reason.

So if the idea is that most people don’t need it, what about the people who have a deficiency? It was hard enough trying to convince doctors of a B vitamin deficiency Imagine if I started asking questions about Phosphorus? I went into three health food stores and not one of them carried it. I did manage to find one store that did carry it, but in the homeopathic version so I’ll give that i try for now.

Still vibrating…

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January 10, 2007 - Posted by | Health | , ,

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