Phosphorus is an essential component of all plant and animal tissues. In the form of phospholipids, it is a component of most biological membranes. Phosphorus is also important for the structure of nucleic acids, and plays an important role in the storage and transmission of energy, as well as the activation of many enzymes.
Phosphorus contributes to:
- Normal function of cell membranes
- Maintenance of normal bones and teeth
Calcium to phosphorous ratio
One frequently asked question is what the right proportion of calcium to phosphorus intake is. In short, if we eat well, we have nothing to be worried about. For adults, the average intake of phosphorus is 1415.85 mg per day and the average intake of calcium is 928 mg per day.
The recommended daily intake of phosphorus was established on the basis of the ratio of calcium to phosphorous in the human body. This ratio ranges from 1.4:1 to 1.9:1 (Ca : P). The recommended daily intake of calcium is 850 mg and the recommended daily intake of phosphorus is 550 mg. Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilization of calcium and phosphorus.
Here are examples of common foodstuffs and their approximate phosphorus content (which may not always be natural). 100g of emmental cheese/white bread/almonds/lentils contains over 450 mg of phosphorous. The phosphorous in Mana naturally occurs in its ingredients, so the content thereof per 100 g is lower.
Mana is nutritionally complete food. Enjoy it as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D and Fluoride, Washington, DC. National Academy Press, 1997
Scientific Opinion on Dietary Reference Values for calcium, EFSA Panel on Dietic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA), Italy, 8 December 2015
Scientific Opinion on Dietary Reference Values for phosphorus, EFSA Panel on Dietic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA), Italy
Commission Regulation (EU), 16 May 2012