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Molybdenum

Molybdenum

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At a Glance

Molybdenum is an essential mineral that must be obtained through food. Among other things, it helps with the body’s processing of carbon and nitrogen, and helps the body metabolize drugs and toxins. Molybdenum can be found in beans, lentils, peas, whole grains, and nuts.

Overview

Molybdenum is an essential mineral for humans. Since your body doesn’t produce it, you must obtain it through food (or supplements).

Importance

Molybdenum has many functions in the body including:

  • Acting as a cofactor for enzymes involved with carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles as well as nucleotide breakdown and the metabolism of drugs/toxins.

Food Sources

Molybdenum can be found in several foods including:

Deficiencies

Molybdenum deficiency is very rare, but it can manifest as extreme sensitivities to smells.

However, your individual response could be different. If you suspect a health problem or deficiency in certain nutrients, please see your primary health care provider (doctor, naturopath, etc). They can help unravel the complexity of your physiology.

Excess/Toxicity

Common symptoms of molybdenum excess/toxicity include:

  • Gout (in rare circumstances).

However, your individual response could be different. If you suspect a health problem or an excess of certain nutrients, please see your primary health care provider (doctor, naturopath, etc). They can help unravel the complexity of your physiology.

Recipe

For recipes rich in molybdenum, check out any of the Encyclopedia of Food entries for food items listed above.

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At a Glance

Molybdenum is an essential mineral that must be obtained through food. Among other things, it helps with the body’s processing of carbon and nitrogen, and helps the body metabolize drugs and toxins. Molybdenum can be found in beans, lentils, peas, whole grains, and nuts.