Molybdenum – What Is It?
Molybdenum is one of many ingredients in the Tikva product. It is a trace mineral that your body uses in small amounts, mostly as a component of three enzymes your body needs to metabolize certain amino acids, produce uric acid and help to break down drugs and toxins.
Molybdenum Health Benefits
Good For Maintaining Oral Hygiene
Molybdenum is important to many enzyme functions and is a coenzyme in several enzymes, including those necessary for the detoxification of alcohol and sulfur, not to mention the enzymes necessary for the formation of uric acid . It may be used to help prevent dental caries. Low levels can lead to an allergic reaction to sulfites. Sulfites are very common in the average diet and most people consume between 2 or 3 mg daily; beer and wine drinkers consume up to 10 mg daily.
In those geographical areas where molybdenum intake is high, there is also a lowered incidence of tooth decay. It is a powerful tool for the maintenance of good oral hygiene. It does not appear to interact negatively with any other nutrients or drugs and is very non-toxic unless taken in doses exceeding 100 mg per kilogram of body weight. That equals an astonishing 7000 mg per 154 pound person! Only Trace Minerals contains 250 mcg of molybdenum.
Linxian is a small region in northern China where the incidence of cancer of the esophagus and stomach is very high (10 times higher than the average in China and 100 times higher than the average in the US). The soil in this region is low in molybdenum and other mineral elements; therefore, dietary molybdenum intake is also low. Studies conducted in other areas of low and high incidence of esophageal cancer showed that content of molybdenum and zinc in hair and nails is significantly lower in inhabitants of high-risk regions compared to cold spots. Moreover, esophageal cancer patients display reduced content of the trace elements compared to healthy relatives
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