Side effects of tricalcium phosphate include nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth and increased thirst and urination. These side effects are due to direct contact with the substance and not from consuming foods that contain it.
Tricalcium phosphate is added to foods to increase their calcium content. It is also taken as a nutritional supplement. It can be used in bone grafts and to remove fluoride from water. It occurs in cow's milk and as a rock in many countries, including Morocco and Egypt. The substance is used in many foods and beverages, such as wines, candy, cheeses and jams.