One of the goals of our programme is to balance phosphorus to calcium. Most people have too much phosphorus to calcium which causes dehydration and clicking in the joints. Bringing this into balance ensures healthy joints. Phosphorus is important for bone density and strength; it also plays a vital role in our energy levels. Phosphorus is an acid mineral, where as calcium is an alkaline mineral. Red meat, especially liver, is very high in phosphorus. Coca cola has phosphorus added to it but when carbonation and phosphorus are together it is very acid forming in the body and this will have a very negative effect on the health of our joints even causing the tendons to swell which creates a stronger pull on the muscle tissue. This leads onto extreme lack of flexibility in the muscle tissue. For an athlete this means that they will not recover properly after training/performance. An imbalance of phosphorus to calcium is one of the factors found in all types of rheumatoid arthritis and especially gouty arthritis. By bringing phosphorus back into balance with calcium, now introduce the right type and level of magnesium, will create less pain and more flexibility. An athlete will protect themselves from wear and tear in the muscles, tendons and joints, and an arthritis patient will see a reduction in inflammation and pain and an increase in flexibility. Remember, the minerals that have a positive effect are the organic minerals not the heavy inorganic minerals. For example, stay away from calcium and magnesium carbonate, as these will cause you more health problems and look for the organic versions of these instead.