What is it?

Molybdenum is an essential trace mineral in animal and human nutrition. It is involved in the pathways of purine degradation and formation of uric acid. In some animals, adding a small amount to the diet will enhance growth. In human, it forms oxides and is a component of a pterin coenzyme essential for the activity of xanthine oxidase, sulfite oxidase, and aldehyde oxidase. This trace mineral is a component of several important interactions that lead to detoxification of the liver. It is concentrated primarily in the liver, kidney, bone, and skin. Absorption occurs readily in gastrointestinal tract, and excretion occurs primarily via the urine.

The Benefits

  • Is a facilitator of liver detoxification

  • Involved in breaking down certain amino acids (the building blocks of protein)

  • Helps in the production of waste products for excretion in the urine.

  • Involved in the chemical reactions that form bone, cartilage and blood.

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