Molybdenum is a little-known, though essential, trace mineral. It is instrumental in regulating pH balance in the body. For each pH point increase (e.g., 6.1-6.2), the oxygen level is increased 10x, thus increasing the metabolism and enhancing the body's ability to burn fat.
Although very small amounts are needed, molybdenum is a vital part of three important enzyme systems and is necessary for the proper function of certain enzyme-dependent processes, including. The metabolism of iron. When the iron stored in the liver is freed, it can then carry oxygen to body cells and tissue. Molybdenum works with the enzyme systems to help eliminate toxic nitrogen waste by turning it into uric acid. The uric acid then can be converted and more easily flushed out of the system.
Molybdenum promotes general well being, aids in carbohydrate metabolism, has proven itself useful in MSG (or other chemical) sensitivity, increases libido, and may enhance the effect of fluorine in tooth decay prevention (dental enamel is rich in molybdenum). It also induces sleep.
Because of molybdenum’s ability to raise the body’s pH, it may be beneficial in the treatment of cancer, viruses, and parasites.
Symptoms of Molybdenum Deficiency
Epstein Barr virus
Gulf War Syndrome
Liver damage – Cirrhosis
Food Sources of Molybdenum