Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Phosphorus
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Phosphorus Simple Report

  • Supplement: Phosphorus
  • Supplement Category: vitamins and minerals
  • Number of Products Containing Phosphorus: 24
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.5 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 52 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 6
  • Number of Claims: 5
  • Effective Dosage Range: 1 grams per day

Phosphorus Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for phosphorus is 1.5 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for phosphorus as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Phosphorus

There are 6 studies in the database on phosphorus; the research rating is 52. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for phosphorus as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Phosphorus

Products Names Amount of Phosphorus
PRE Natural 89mg
Proven Joint 50mg
AMINO1 50mg
Perform 121mg
Amino 6500 32mg
Full list of all 24 products containing Phosphorus.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve cardiovascular endurance
improve cycling performance
improve running performance
decrease fatigue

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve recovery


The Supplement Database includes 2 studies on phosphorus dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 1 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Phosphorus.


Title of Study
Effects of phosphate loading on 2,3-diphosphoglycerate and maximal oxygen uptake
Effects of phosphate loading on leg power and high intensity treadmill exercise
Effects of phosphate loading on oxygen uptake, ventilatory anaerobic threshold, and run performance
Phosphate Loading and the Effects on VO2max in Trained Cyclists
Phosphate supplementation, cardiovascular function, and exercise performance in humans
The effects of acute phosphate supplementation in subjects of different aerobic fitness levels