Our 12th nutrient mineral (in alphabetical
order). Molybdenum is a trace element. Chemical
symbol: Mb. Molybdenum is a vital part of
the enzyme which is responsible for the
utilization of iron in our bodies. Molybdenum
may also have antioxidant properties. Recent
studies indicate that it is necessary for
optimum health. Known to provide a feeling
• Aids in the metabolism of fats and
• Vital for the utilization of iron
in our bodies.
• Prevents anaemia.
• Prevents sexual impotence.
Irregular heartbeat. Inability to produce
uric acid. Irritability. Poor growth. Impotence.
Beans (esp. butterbeans). Buckwheat. Lentils.
Liver and other organ meats. Split peas.
High intake of copper or sulphate, can
impede the absorption of molybdenum and
increase its excretion.
US RDA: 50-500mcg (microgram)
EU RDA: no officcial figures
Toxic in doses higher than 10-15mg (milligram),
which causes gout-like symptoms.