by Administrator on Sep 21, 2015
Molybdenum is a mineral that is commonly found in food items like leafy vegetables, organ meats, grains, legumes and milk. Molybdenum is stored in the different parts of the body like bones, kidneys, liver, muscles, lungs and spleen. Molybdenum breaks down proteins and other compounds in the body.
As a supplement, Molybdenum is said to have the following benefits and uses:
- Promoting normal cell functioning
- Promoting the production of red blood cells by working with riboflavin (vitamin B2) to incorporate iron in hemoglobin, preventing anemia, and other blood problems
- Helps in carbohydrate metabolism, sulphite detoxification, formation of uric acid, and utilization of iron.
- Enabling better nitrogen metabolism.
- Treating sulphite sensitivity to alleviate allergies and asthma
- Helping in the treatment of inborn errors in metabolism like Wilson’s disease
- Possible help in treating liver disease.
- Alleviating symptoms of HIV/AIDS.
- Processing amino acids in the body.
- Treating yeast infections.
- Treating Lyme disease.
- Preventing cancer of the esophagus.
- Improving libido and preventing sexual impotence in older males.
- Helping to prevent weak bones
- Preventing cavities, mouth and gum disorders (associated with molybdenum deficiency)
- Treating multiple sclerosis and Bell’s palsy.
- Improving the functioning of the excretory system, thus helping to prevent gout
- Preventing eczema
- Preventing night blindness
- Slowing down the rate of tumor growth in some kidney cancer patients by depleting copper from the body.
- Activating enzymes for the production of energy.
- Possibility of helpfulness in cancer treatment, especially those for the lungs and heart.
- Possibility of therapeutic treatment of diabetes
- Possibility of reducing the negative effects of drugs used in cancer treatments
Since Molybdenum deficiency is not very common, the use of supplements is really more for the enrichment of the body and overall daily health regimen. Molybdenum supplements are available over the counter at local drugstores and health shops in different parts of the world.
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