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DCP and MCP are mineral phosphorus sources (from limestone) that promote good skeletal health. 3A MCP and DCP have been acid treated to remove heavy metals that can be toxic to the birds.
RAW rock + Sulfuric acid ----------> H3PO4 + Gypsum
H3PO4 + Limestone------>Dicalcium Phosphate + Monocalcium Phosphate

Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in animals bodies with about 99% found in the skeletal system. Calcium plays an important role in a wide variety of essential functions in metabolism. Some of these functions include:
1. Essential for bone formation and maintenance
2. Necessary for efficient gain and feed utilization
3. Essential for egg shell formation
4. Required for normal blood clotting
5. Contraction of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle
6. Transmission of nerve impulses
7. Regulation of heart beat
8. Activator or stabilizer of enzymes
9. Involved in secretion of a number of hormones

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the body. About 80% of the total quantity is found in the skeletal system with the remainder distributed widely throughout the body. It is involved in virtually every metabolic reaction in the body and is considered to be the most versatile of all the mineral elements. Some of the most important functions of phosphorus include:
1. Essential for bone formation and maintenance
2. Necessary for building muscle tissue and egg formation
3. Required for efficient gain and feed utilization
4. A component of nucleic acid which is important in genetic transmission and control of cellular metabolism
5. Aids in maintaining the osmotic and acid-base balance
6. Important in many functions of energy metabolism
7. Important in phospholipid formation, the way by which fatty acids are transported around the body
8. Amino acid metabolism and protein formation
9. Component of and activator of many enzyme systems

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