A calcium salt that contains calcium and phosphorus. It is typically used as a calcium supplement, or as a food additive acting as an anti-caking agent or dough conditioner that improves the texture of baked goods or other foods.
Tricalcium phosphate contains both calcium and phosphorus, which are essential minerals for the body. Calcium is important for bone health, muscle function, and nerve signaling, while phosphorus plays a vital role in energy metabolism and cell structure. However, excessive intake of calcium or phosphorus, whether from food or supplements, may have potential risks. Extremely high levels of calcium over an extended period of time can lead to conditions like hypercalcemia or kidney problems, and overconsumption of inorganic phosphates stimulates the growth of small cell cancers.
Inorganic phosphate and the risk of cancer in the Swedish AMORIS studyhttps://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2407-13-257
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK109813/
Understanding sources of dietary phosphorus in the treatment of patients with chronic kidney diseasehttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20093346/
Increasing dietary phosphorus intake from food additives: potential for negative impact on bone healthhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24425727/
Is tricalcium phosphate bad for your health?https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321944#takeaway