Nutrition and Information Guide: Minerals Molybdenum

About the mineral molybdenum, nutritional information guide, uses, effects of deficiency, good sources of molybdenum.


Use in the Body: May be necessary for enzyme functioning.

Deficiency May Lead to: Cancer of the esophagus and digestive tract.

Overdose May Lead to: Copper deficiency. Molybdenum is toxic in large quantities.

Notes: An essential trace element, molybdenum is stored for the most part in the liver and kidneys. It is the least abundant of the essential minerals. Molybdenum is associated with the functions of vitamin E.

Best Sources: Organ meats and legumes are high. Condiments and spices, green leafy vegetables, grains and cereals.

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