Calcium phosphate

Ingredient Type: Mineral
Synonyms: Monocalcium phosphate, Dicalcium phosphate, Tricalcium phosphate
Additive Number: 341

Calcium phosphate is a compound made up of calcium and phosphorus, and it is commonly used as a mineral supplement in protein powders and other dietary supplements. It is also naturally found in many foods, including dairy products, fish, and some vegetables.

In protein powders, calcium phosphate is added as a source of calcium, which is an essential mineral for bone health and many other bodily functions. Calcium also plays a role in muscle contraction and nerve function. Phosphorus, which is also found in calcium phosphate, is important for the formation of healthy bones and teeth, as well as the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.

There are different forms of calcium phosphate, including tricalcium phosphate and dicalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is often used in protein powders as it has a higher calcium content than dicalcium phosphate.

Calcium phosphate is generally recognized as safe when consumed in the amounts typically found in food and supplements.

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