Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate

Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (calcium phosphate, dibasic) is a white, odorless, tasteless powder used both as an excipient and as a source of calcium and phosphorous in dietary supplements. It is widely used in the nutritional and health food sectors 1. Calcium phosphate, dibasic is an approved food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2.


  1. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. Washington, DC: Pharmaceutical Press and American Pharmacists Assn, 2006.