Source ? Molybdenum is principally found in dry vegetables, garlic, cereals, leafy vegetables, liver, kidney and dairy products. As with selenium, the level depends on levels of the element in the soil. For this reason, intake varies between regions.
What does it do ? Molybdenum is involved in the production of certain amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. This trace element acts as a catalyst for numerous enzymes, and is therefore important in several different bodily functions, including assimilation of iron, cognition, heart rhythm and elimination of uric acid.
For whom ? Persons with anaemia or erectile dysfunction.
The French Food Health and Safety agency has not defined a recommended intake for molybdenum, as needs are largely covered by diet. However, the level should be about 30-50 mcg daily in an adult.