Molybdenum is an essential trace element that is a vital part of the enzyme which is responsible for the use of iron in our bodies.
It aids in the body’s ability to metabolize fats and carbohydrates, helps prevent anemia and prevents impotence.
Good natural sources of Molybdenum are wheat, wheat germ, liver, legumes, whole grains and eggs.
Symptoms of a deficiency of Molybdenum can include:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Inability to produce uric acid
There is still no consensus on the optimal daily intake however it is generally accepted that where there is a deficiency a supplement of between 50-100mc g a day is necessary to prevent ill health. Molybdenum is toxic in high doses above 10-15mg which can cause gout like symptoms.