NOTES ON USAGE Amount For endurance athletes, up to four grams daily of sodium phosphate in divided doses in the three to five days before an event is recommended. Strength and physique athletes can supplement with much lower amounts
- about two grams. Timing Phosphate supplementation should be divided into four dosages daily and taken with meals. Notes The average intake of phosphorus in the American diet is between 800 and 1,500 mg daily. Studies have shown that calcium phosphate is the least effective form.
Synergists of Phosphorus Phosphates enhance the formation and utilization of creatine phosphate or phosphocreatine. For optimal health, phosphorus and calcium should be taken in a 1:1 ratio.
Safety of Phosphorus Oral phosphates are a mild laxative at very high doses. Those with kidney disease, liver disease, heart failure, or high blood pressure should avoid adding phosphorus to their supplement regimen. Toxicity of Phosphorus In the mineral form of phosphorus, toxicity is rare but can cause calcium deficiency.
Bans and restrictions None reported.
Foods high in phosphate
germ Soybeans and their by-products,Peas,Beans,Lentils Corn,Mushrooms,Oats, Cocoa
beans (chocolate),Sweet breads - liver, brains, kidneys