Molybdenum health

Molybdenum has been considered an essential trace mineral since the 1950s. The average adult body contains about 9 mg with the highest concentrations in the liver, kidneys, bone and skin.

Molybdenum healthBenefits

Molybdenum is a component of the enzymes, xanthine oxidase, sulfite oxidase and aldehyde oxidase. These enzymes perform many vital functions including the production of uric acid, a nitrogen waste product of protein metabolism; carbohydrate metabolism; iron utilization; and alcohol and sulfite detoxification. They may also act as antioxidants and may play a role in normal sexual function in men.

Absorption and metabolism

Between 25 and 80 per cent of dietary intake is absorbed and excretion is mainly in the urine. Molybdenum is conserved at low intakes and excess molybdenum is rapidly excreted in the urine when intake is high.

 
 
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