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Health Information

Molybdenum

Recommended Dietary Intakes 
adults - 75 - 250 mcg (however there is no set recommended dietary intake in Australia for this mineral.)

This Mineral Is Essential For

  • nitrogen metabolism

  • iron utilisation

  • carbohydrate metabolism

Sources

Peas, beans, cereals, pastas, dark greenleafy vegetables, yeast, milk, and organ meats. 

Comments

People generally get enough through diet; deficiency is virtually nonexistent. Toxicity is also rare. Tablets are available but it is not recommended that they are taken as higher doses than normal can cause toxicity. Too much of this mineral can cause weight loss, slow growth, anaemia, diarrhoea, increased levels of uric acid and swollen joints.

Deficiencies Can Cause

  • gum disease

  • cancers

  • impotence in older men.