Properties of molybdenum

Benefits of molybdenum

What is molibdenum?

Molybdenum is a trace element or microelement essential for the body. It is called trace element because the body requires this component in very low doses, but necessary.


A balanced diet rich in vegetables, fruits, cereals and legumes is sufficient to meet the daily needs of molybdenum.

Properties of molybdenum

Metabolism: It is part of enzymes. Without molybdenum it would not be possible to perform many processes of the body. It is a component involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, amino acids and DNA.

Molybdenum is needed to control uric acid levels in the blood, as it is the enzyme xanthine oxidase, which is responsible for the transformation of purines into uric acid.

Excess purine triggers gouty disease. Generally molybdenum levels are correct (except for some rare genetic diseases), and the onset of these diseases is usually produced by a diet too rich in purines, fatty liver or obesity.

Healthy Bones and Teeth: Molybdenum is very important for dental health as it forms part of the tooth enamel and can help prevent cavities.

Symptoms of lack or lack of molybdenum

The deficiency of this microelement is rare since normally the dietary doses are enough to cover the needs. In general, deficiency is associated with other diseases, such as copper accumulation.

Sources of molybdenum. Foods rich in molybdenum

Molybdenum Supplements

It is added to multivitamin supplements.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

27 June, 2019

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