The remaining four macrominerals in our series From A to Zinc, are phosphorus, chloride, sulfur and sodium. And although these are considered macromineral (which means our body requires 100 mg or more a day of these minerals), they are rarely supplemented because they are usually abundantly available in the diet.
Phosphorus forms a part of the bones in the form of the mineral hydroxyapatite. It is also used in cell membranes, and is part of the energy molecules, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and adenosine diphosphate (ADP). DNA and RNA also contain phosphate. Continue reading “Minerals: Phosphorus, Chloride, Sodium and Sulfur”Read More