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Liquid Molybdenum Supplement

Molybdenum is a mineral we hear very little about yet is an essential biochemical that is found in the liver, kidneys, skin, and bone.  This element is essential to support the storage of iron and other cellular functions such as growth.

Molybdenum functions in the body:  Necessary for the function of the kidneys and liver, Essential for the metabolism of nitrogen, Involved in enzymatic functions, Supports the storage of iron and other cellular functions such as growth. 

As biochemical study continues we find out more about the various trace element needs of the human body.  The body for proper metabolism of nitrogen requires molybdenum.  This, as in all minerals, is needed as a vital component of enzyme function and production.  Molybdenum is involved in the enzyme xanthine oxidase, which is required for the conversion of purines to uric acids, which is a byproduct of metabolism.  In addition to the above stated need for molybdenum we find that it is essential to support the storage of iron and other cellular functions such as growth.

Molybdenum deficiency is associated with mouth and gum conditions and cancers.  The SAD (Standard American Diet) of highly refined and processed foods lead to the deficiency of molybdenum and all other minerals needed for optimum health.  Deficiency of this mineral has been associated with impotence in older males, anemia, loss of appetite and weight as well as stunted growth.  This mineral is currently being studied further for its application in human health.           A study conducted by Dr. Cooter, as shown in his book Beating Chronic Illness, brought out some interesting facts in connection with molybdenum deficiency.  He stated, " At least a decade's worth of personal experimentation had led me to find answers to my own poor health involving chronic fatigue, extreme muscular weakness, generalized pain, insomnia, and other disgusting things...The chief player in resolving my problems was an essential trace mineral, molybdenum."  More is being discovered about molybdenum and the conditions that can be attributed to its deficiency.

There is currently no RDI (recommended daily intake) for molybdenum, the estimated safe range for intake of this trace mineral is up to 250 mcg (micrograms) per day for adults.  Excessive intake of this mineral can result in gout like symptoms such as swollen, painful joints, and can interfere with the body's ability to metabolize copper.  Dietary sources of molybdenum include lean meats, whole grain cereals, breads, legumes, peas, beans and green leafy vegetables.  Moisture and/or heat can effect the action of supplemental molybdenum and high sulfur intake can decrease its levels in the body. 

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