Molybdenum

Molybdenum is a trace element found in almost all plant and animal tissue. It helps the body use iron and is stored in the liver, kidneys, bones and teeth.

Natural Food Sources
Beans, dark green leafy vegetables, lean meats, legumes, organ meats.

Main Functions
Molybdenum forms part of xanthine oxidase, an enzyme involved in converting nucleic acid to uric acid. It also helps promote normal growth and development, and may prevent anemia, tooth decay and impotency.

Deficiency Symptoms
Deficiency in molybdenum is rare and no symptoms have been reported.

Toxicity Symptoms
Doses greater than 0.15 to 0.5 mg daily may lead to toxicity symptoms such as stunted growth, diarrhea and copper deficiency.

Safe and Adequate Intake Range
75 to 250 mcg

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