Rin (リン)

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Characteristics of nutrients

  • It is used for processed foods such as snacks and soft drinks
  • Because it is contained in processed foods a lot, it may be taken excessively
  • Minerals that are present in the body next to calcium
  • One of the essential nutrients for life support
  • Phosphorus is distributed in all cells in the body

Function of nutrients

  • 80% bind calcium and become a material for bones and teeth
  • Components of nerve cells and cell membranes
  • Promotes metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
  • Calcium and phosphorus are present in the blood in a balance of 1: 1 to 1: 2
  • Release calcium stored in bone by overdose into the blood to keep balance

When nutrients are deficient

  • There is no shortage with ordinary meals
  • fatigue
  • Bone and tooth formation disorders
  • Decrease in muscle strength

When nutrients overdose

  • Osteoporosis, renal hypofunction
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Decrease in absorption rate of calcium

Food that contains a lot of Rin

FoodstuffIngredient per 100g (mg)
dried young anchovies2300
dried young sardines860
Natural cheese / parmesan850
Process cheese730
Egg yolk (boiled)570


  • Phosphorus is used as an additive in processed foods
  • Tend to overdose by processed foods
  • Calcium and phosphorus are well balanced 2: 1
  • Phosphorus plays a role in forming bones and teeth
  • Overdose of phosphorus weakens bone
  • Phosphorus binds to vitamins B1, B2 to become coenzymes