Molybdenum is an essential Trace Element & is Required for almost All Life Forms. It is a Co-Factor for few enzymes (Sulphite Oxidase, Xanthine Oxidase, Aldehyde Oxidase and Mitochondrial Amidoxime) in the body. Molybdenum is present in our body as organic component Molybdopterin. These Enzymes Catabolise Sulphur Amino-Acids & Heterocyclic (> 1 Element) Compounds. Average Adult has about 9 mg of Mo in the Body.
Molybdenum is easily Assimilable-absorbed in our body over wide range of intakes. Anything in excess is easily excreted by our kidneys through Urinary Discharge.
Anyway, Molybdenum & Tungsten (W) are antagonist to each other’s absorption in the body. Also, increased intake of Molybdenum also results in Copper Deficiency in The Body (Molybdenum, along with Sulphur & Few Other Elements, forms Complexes with Copper & Seriously Restrics-Obstructs Absorption of Copper in The Body).
What Molybdenum Does? Involved in various essential functions in The Human Body such as:
- Upkeep of The Nervous System,
- Excretory System (Kidney Functions),
- Absorption of our Daily Intake of Iron in The Body,
- As a Co-factor of few Enzymes, involved in ‘Fats & Carbohydrates Metabolism in The Body-Hence, Helps Maintains Blood Sugar Levels’, ‘Energy Production in the Body’, ‘Reproductive System’, ‘Body Immune System’…
Reasons for Shortage of Molybdenum: Required by body in quite small amounts and as such deficiency is rare. Still, reasons for deficiency could be GMO’s, Crohn’s Disease, Scanty Uric Acid Production in The Body, Mal-Function of Sulphur Amino-Acid Metabolism, Un-Balanced Diet, Side-Effects of Medicinal Drugs, Chronic Abdominal Mal-function…
Molybdenum Deficiency may lead to:
- Improper Metabolism of Sulphur Amino Acids,
- Oesophageal Cancers,
- Allergies-Asthma-Immunity Disorders,
- Gout – Due increase of uric Acid in Blood Serum…
Rich Source of Molybdenum: Wound mostly depend on soil content. Widely found in Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria. Lack of Sulphur in Diet would normally lead to Deficiency of Molybdenum in Body.
Plant Sources: Lima Beans, Kale, Legumes (Beans, Lentils, Peas), Whole Grains, Nuts (Almonds), Barley, Carrots, Cucumber, Oats, Brown Rice, Tomatoes,
Spices: Fennel Seeds, Sesame Seeds,
Fruit Sources: Not Significant.
Animal Sources: A-2 Milk, A-2 Ghee, A-2 Curd…
Daily Recommended Values:
Adults: 35 – 75 mcg/Day.
Contra-Indications: Not Significant over wide range of human consumption, but then please remember excess of everything is bad – Balance in Life is Utmost Essential! For People who have been occupationally – over extended periods of time have been exposed to toxic levels – following has been reported:
- Increased levels of Ceruloplasmin in The Blood Plasma (The Enzyme Oxidises Iron in The Body),
- In extreme cases Neurological-Psychotic Disorders…