trace element molybdenum
trace element molybdenum

trace element molybdenum

Molybdenum (trace element)

function Important for various enzyme functions and metabolic processes
recommended daily allowance 50-100 mcg/day (DGE guidelines)
availability Widely available in foods. Good sources include cereal germ, beans and pulses
signs of deficiency Deficiency is unlikely, although genetically determined molybdenum defects can occur and can lead to serious metabolic impairment
main function/organ support Hormonal regulation, kidneys, liver, nerves
dosage in orthomolecular medicine Up to 250 mcg per day, depending on what it is being used for