Molybdenum: what is it and do you need to actively seek it out?
Why do we need Molybdenum?
Molybdenum helps make and activate some of the proteins involved in chemical reactions that help with the repair and creation of genetic material.
Where can we get Molybdenum from?
Foods that grow above ground tend to contain more molybdenum than foods that grow below the ground.
Good sources of molybdenum include nuts, tinned vegetables, peas, leafy vegetables, cauliflower, and cereals, such as oats.
How much Molybdenum do we need?
We should be able to get all the molybdenum you need from your daily diet.
What happens if we have too much Molybdenum?
There's some evidence to suggest taking molybdenum supplements might cause joint pain.
What does the Department of Health have to say about Molybdenum?
“You should be able to get all the molybdenum you need by eating a varied and balanced diet. The molybdenum we get from food isn't likely to be harmful.”
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