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Food Sources of Molybdenum:

Other Sources of Molybdenum – Name Brands:

  • Oligo Molybdenum by Professional Complementary Health Formulations

Health Concerns – What Molybdenum is Used for:

What Molybdenum does:

  • Utilization of iron, fats carbohydrates
  • Excretion of uric acid
  • Prevents impotence
  • Protects against cancer
  • Protects against anemia
  • Protects against dental caries
  • Promotes a feeling of well-being
  • Aids in the final stages of the conversion of purines to uric acid
  • Promotes normal cell function
  • Component of the metabolic enzyme xanthine oxidase

Cautions & Comments About Molybdenum

  • Heat and moisture can change the action of supplemental molybdenum.
  • A high intake of sulfur may decrease molybdenum levels.
  • Excess amounts of molybdenum may interfere with copper metabolism.
  • Molybdenum is toxic in doses higher than 10-15 mg, (causes gout).  
  • Note that Canada Thistle grows well in molybdenum soils so it is an indicator plant.
  • Molybdenum in powder form is a severe lung irritant

Helpful Links and Resources about Molybdenum: