Molybdenum supplements

Molybdenum is available commercially as sodium molybdate. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 500 mg per day. If you take molybdenum supplements, it is advisable to take 2 to 3 mg of copper to offset the risk of copper deficiency.

Toxic effects of excess intake

Toxic effects of excess molybdenum supplements intake include weight loss, slow growth, anemia, diarrhea, increased blood levels of uric acid and swelling in the joints. This may occur at intakes of 10 to 15 mg.

Molybdenum supplementsTherapeutic uses of molybdenum supplements

Molybdenum has been used to treat copper toxicity in cases such as Wilson's disease where levels are too high. Molybdenum has been used with fluoride to treat dental decay.

Interactions with other nutrients

The molybdenum-containing enzyme, xanthine oxidase, may help to mobilize iron from liver reserves. Molybdenum competes with copper at absorption sites, and amounts of 500 mcg per day have been found to cause significant losses of copper.

 
 
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