Pure phosphorus, the element P, is poisonous and generally associated with dangerous effects on the environment if it is discharged into the sea and waters. The majority of phosphorus compounds, however, is not only non-poisonous but absolutely necessary for life itself, that of plants, animals and humans.
The human organism contains some 800 grams of phosphate, most of it together with calcium in the skeleton. But it is also found in every cell in our body and plays an important role in the vital functions of the cell. It is a component of the big molecules of heredity, the DNA and the RNA as well as of the essential substance of metabolism, the ATP. This substance has an important role as a transmitter of energy. It is therefore often described as a combination of battery and engine, working as a power machine in every cell of our bodies. Phosphorus is therefore directly involved in all vital processes of life and absolutely indispensable in all foodstuff.
What would happen if the individual was affected by deficiency or disturbed phosphate metabolism? It seemed logical to Bergengren that this might cause a number of harmful effects, corresponding to the vast impact of the mineral P: weak and aching backs, affected joints and general states of pain, but also metabolic diseases like diabetes, MS and rheumatism
Deficiency may be due to insufficient dietary supply but can also be caused by disturbed assimilation or a disturbed kidney function.
These negative effects cannot be limited to one specific illness, but rather to a syndrom of deficiency diseases, causing a variety of symptoms.
If the reason is due to insufficient dietary intake this may be counteracted by phosphate supplement to the diet, provided the kidneys function normally.
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