Other FormsSodium Phosphate
Phosphate is the most common form of phosphorus. It is the most abundant intracellular anion in the body. Eighty-five percent of the phosphate found in the body is in bone. Phosphate is crucial for membrane structure, transport, and energy storage. It plays an important role in buffering body fluids. Phosphate is present in carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and various enzymes involved in energy transfer. Vitamin D3 and its metabolites influence the absorption of phosphate. Adequate levels of phosphate are necessary for proper bone growth and strength. Phosphate comes in numerous forms and is known by a variety of names.
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Cautions Orally, phosphate can cause gastrointestinal irritation.