Phosphorus is an important component of human bones. Additionally, Phosphorus is essential for balancing your hormones, maintaining your digestion and bowel movements, protein production, improved cell growth and cellular repair. Phosphorus is vital for the growth, maintenance, and repair of all body tissues, including your brain. Phosphorus also helps activate the complex B vitamins and is a component of the storage form of energy in the body. TBI causes a depletion of the nutrients that are stored in the body, phosphorus could be one of them. One noticeable side-effect of phosphorus deficiency is brain fog, could this be somehow correlated with the common brain fog as a result of TBI? Phosphorus can be obtained by having a brain healthy diet, and in the following:
- Nuts and seeds
Adults are encouraged to eat 1000 mg of phosphorus a day.