Some interesting facts about molybdenum:
- Molybdenum is a trace mineral
Molybdenum is one of the trace minerals, which means only a small amount of it is required in the diet to ensure good health.
- Molybdenum works closely with copper
Molybdenum and copper interact, share or compete for many common enzyme systems in the body
- Molybdenum is stored in the liver, kidney and other organs
The majority of molybdenum in the body is stored in the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, bones, teeth and skin. It is absorbed in the intestines.
The majority of molybdenum in the body is stored in the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, bones, teeth and skin. It is absorbed in the intestines
- Molybdenum is part of the enzyme sulphite oxidase
Molybdenum is used to form a part of the enzyme sulphite oxidase, which functions to break down and remove sulphites out of the body. Sulphites are naturally occurring substances found in protein foods, but can also be man-made and used as as chemical preservatives in certain foods and drugs. If the body cannot break down and remove sulphites toxic build-up results and the body may react with an adverse allergic reaction (such as asthma).