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Molybdenum is an essential trace element. The content of molybdenum in a plant depends upon the soil. The alkaline or neutral soil plant has higher content of molybdenum as compared to acidic soil. It occurs only in combination with other chemicals in the body. The half of its intake is excreted in urine.
• It works with several enzymes engaged in sulphur metabolism, uric acid formation, and alcohol detoxification.
• It helps in metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.
• It is essential for the synthesis of haemoglobin and absorption of iron.
• It promotes general well-being, and is beneficial in prevention of anaemia.
Natural Sources of Molybdenum
Molybdenum is mainly found in whole grains, pulses, legumes, leafy vegetables, and nuts. In fact item rich in protein and iron are also rich source of molybdenum.
Daily Requirement of Molybdenum
The RDA of 250 mcg for children and 500 mcg for adults is recommended. The normal mixed diet will meet the requirement of molybdenum.
• The deficiency of molybdenum is associated with mouth and oesphageal cancer.
• Its deficiency causes disturbances in iron metabolism, dental caries, and sulphite sensitivity.
Molybdenum in Excess
• Excess absorption of molybdenum has been show to produce bony deformities.
• High intake of molybdenum for prolonged period can cause gout.
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