“The Light Bearer”

Marlenea La Shomb, ND
May-June 2017 • Vol 3, No 92

The element phosphorus is found in the nucleus of each cell, in bodily fluids, and in solid tissue as potassium phosphate. As calcium phosphate, it enters the bony structure. Its Greek root is: phos-, meaning “light,” and -phoros, meaning “carrier, bearer.”

One of the major non-metals in the body, a negatively-charged ion, it performs a great variety of chemical reactions. It usually combines with four oxygen atoms to form the phosphate ion. It is a major part of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), an energy-transfer catalyst. Your B Vitamins are only effective when phosphorus is present—a necessity for the brain and nervous system to function.

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