Mineral question: phosphorus
I just had an annual exam and blood work. For this first time ever, a phosphorus level was ordered. My reading was 2.5 mg/dL (reference range for this lab: 2.7-4.5 mg/dL).
My blood counts, Chem 7, and serum magnesium were all within reference range.
I thought that I was eating a proper diet with a variety of fresh foods. I'm not a fast food type of guy, nor do I drink alcohol or caffeinated products.
Wondering what the symptoms and long-term implications of a low phosphorus level are.
What recommendation would there be to increase dietary phosphorus? I read that grains and cereals contain phosphorus, but not in the form the body can easily process or absorb.