The 15th Element
What does Phosphorus do for you?
Recommended Daily Allowance
The average person takes in about one gram of phosphorus.
Infants 0 - 6 months: 100 mg daily
Infants 7 - 12 months: 275 mg
Children 1 - 3 years: 460 mg
Children 4 - 8 years: 500 mg
Children 9 - 18 years: 1,250 mg
Adults 19 years and older: 700 mg
Too Little or Too Much?
High amounts of phosphorus is found in foods such as meat, eggs, fish, dairy, beans, seeds, peas, nuts, and grains.
Bohr Ring Model
Phosphorus has 15 protons, 15 electrons, and 16 neutrons.
The average person does not need a supplement. Many athletes take them take them to alleviate muscle weakness. They can be found at local pharmacy but are usually paired with calcium. Typical pure phosphate supplements cost (on average) 18-35 cents a day
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