Home > Diet and nutrition > Vitamins, minerals and supplements Updated 14 February 2013 What is phosphorus? Phosphorus is a mineral and important nutrient for the growth and development of bone and soft tissue. It is stored mainly in your bones. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Phosphorus is a mineral and important nutrient for the growth and development of bone and soft tissue. It is stored mainly in your bones and it’s vital for energy production, as well as the structure of your DNA. NEXT ON HEALTH24X 7 healthy swaps for everyday foods and drinks 2020-01-15 14:15 More: Diet and nutritionVitamins, minerals and supplements advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.