dibasic calcium phosphate anhydrous is a white, tasteless, and free flowing powder that is used in various food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products as a calcium and phosphorus nutrient. It is commonly found in nutritional beverages, dough and bakery mixes, pet food, infant formulas, vitamin tablets, and toothpaste formulations.
The minerals calcium and phosphorus are essential for healthy bones, teeth and organs. They help maintain a healthy blood pH level, prevent dehydration and regulate nerve and muscle functions. The minerals are found naturally in many foods, including dairy, meats, beans, nuts and leafy vegetables.
As a dietary supplement, you can use 2,000 mg (rounded 1/2 tsp) of anhydrous dicalcium phosphate powder once or twice daily, or as directed by your physician. It creates high levels of circulating phosphorus, which promotes bone growth and oral health.
Anhydrous DCP is also an anti caking agent, which prevents water from settling on foods. This makes it an ideal choice for time-release pills that need to be precisely dosed.
DCP can be made from a wide range of non-critical mineral sources and is considered safe for use in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics. It is nonhygroscopic and has an acceptable sustainability score of 78/100 from the Excipients Forum Sustainable Chemistry assessment scheme.
This material is manufactured to a wide range of standard and custom grades. It may be available in high purity, submicron and nanopowder forms. It is produced to ASTM, USP, EP/BP and other relevant testing standards.