Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the human body and makes up about 1-1.4% of fat-free mass [1,5,6].
It is present in every cell of the body and plays an important role in how the body uses carbs and fats.
It is also a component of the bones, teeth, DNA, and RNA .
Phosphorus additives are widely used in many foods to preserve moisture or colour or even stabilise frozen foods. These foods naturally contain a lot more phosphorus per serving than natural food sources and play a role in maintaining the normal reserves in the body