So who knows what "Molybdenum" is and what it does?
Well . . . let's break it down because I'm sure many of you have never even heard of this "mineral" before.
"Molybdenum" is a silvery-white metal that is ductile and highly resistant to corrosion. It has one of the highest melting points of all pure elements and it's a "micronutrient" essential for life.
It's essential for humans, animals and plants. It's a "cofactor" for a number of enzymes (we've spoken of them in previous Health tip), which are required for human health, but also for the health of the entire ecosystem.
So what makes this so important? . . .
Well . . . Molybdenum is an essential trace mineral found in high concentrations in lugunes, grains and organ meats.
Now . . . this is the important part . . . so listen up . . .Molybdenum activates enzymes that help break down "harmful sulfites "and "prevent" toxins from building up in the body.
How important is that to optimal health?
Okay . . . so remember how I'm always talking about the "bad" bacteria in our body running a muck? And that it produces "ethanol" which depletes the oxygen in our body causing illness, weight issues and disease? . . .
Well . . . this ethanol produces its own toxin called "acetaldehyde" a known "carcinogen". And unfortunately . . . the body "doesn't" have the ability to eliminate this carcinogen on its own! It needs the help of "Molybdenum" to accomplish that mission.
You see . . . "Molybdenum" is a "converter" and can convert this carcinogen toxin into another lesser toxin that the body has the ability to eliminate. Or it can even use it for the body's energy.
So this is why this trace mineral is so important to our diet and health.
Now . . . too much "molybdenum" can cause a gout-like syndrome. Therefore . . . you shouldn't take molybdenum supplements especially if you have gallstones or kidney problems.
So how do we get "molybdenum" in the body?
Well . . . that would be eating legumes which are the richest source of molybdenum. Other foods include whole grains, leafy vegetables, nuts and beef liver.
Note to remember: One more important factor is that with the intake of "molybdenum" . . . one must consume "Selenium". We'll talk more about this tomorrow.
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