Phosphorus

Phosphorus is involved in many processes: it is a component of nucleic acids (DNA, RNA), of cell's energy cycle (ATP, ADP and creatin-phospate) and of membranes' phospholipids. A great percentage of our organism phosphorus is concentrated in bones and

Table 1.3.1.2 Ingredients for Milk Fortification in Calcium.

Supplier

Ingredient

Calcium

content

%

Calci-K®

Albion Laboratories

Complex of calcium phosphate, calcium citrate and potassium phosphate

18

Lipocal®

Lipofoods

Tricalcium phosphate coated with lecithin

36

TRAACS® Calcio bisglicinato

Albion Human Nutrition

Calcium bisglycinate chelate

26

Capolac®

Arla Foods Ingredients

Milk mineral concentrate (calcium, phosphorus, zinc)

24

Lacprodan®

DI-2021

Arla Foods Ingredients

Casein-derived bioactive peptides (casein phosphopeptides CPP)

-

Lactoval® HICAL

FrieslanCampina

DMV

Milk mineral complex rich in calcium, phosphorous and magnesium

26

Aquamin®

Marigot Ltd

Marine multimineral complex

30

Vivinal® MCA

FrieslandFoods

Domo

Milk whey proteins rich in calcium

9

Trucal®

Glanbia Nutritionals

Milk calcium

23

teeth (the calcium:phosphorus ratio is constant and equal to 2:1). The remaining part is mainly intracellular and only 1% of total phosphorous is stored in extracellular liquids.

Phosphorus deficiency is rare, as every food contains phosphorous. Its excess, which is controlled by renal excretion, isn't frequent, either. In infants and young adults, high and prolonged phosphorus intakes, associated to low calcium intakes, can hinder a normal bone mass density development.

 
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