Ionic Molybdenum Benefits & Deficiency Symptoms
Molybdenum is a little-known, though essential, trace mineral. Molybdenum is instrumental in regulating the pH balance in the body. For each pH point increase (such as going from 6.1 to 6.2), the oxygen level increases 10 times, 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. Molybdenum is necessary for the proper functioning of certain enzyme-dependent processes, including the metabolism of iron. When 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. Uric acid can then be converted into a form 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.) Molybdenum also induces sleep. Because of molybdenum’s ability to raise the body’s pH, molybdenum may be beneficial in the treatment of cancer, viruses and parasites.
Excessive intake of this mineral could, in rare cases, cause gout-like symptoms such as joint pain and swelling. Leg cramps and a burning sensation upon urination could also be attributed to excess. Taking more calcium and drinking as much water as is comfortable can alleviate all these symptoms. In fact, we recommend a beginning dosage of ½ teaspoon molybdenum twice daily in 8 ounces of water.
There is no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) established for Molybdenum. A daily intake of up to 15 mg. is considered safe. Molybdenum has been found to interfere with the absorption of copper.
Some Symptoms of Molybdenum Deficiency:
Acne, AIDS, allergies, anemia, anthrax, asthma, athlete’s foot, Bell’s Palsy, bladder infection, cancer, candida, canker sores, cavities, contrail/chemtrail exposure, colds/flu, depression, diabetes, E. coli, eczema, Epstein Barr virus, gout, Gulf-War Syndrome, Hepatitis C, herpes simplex, impotency, insomnia, liver damage/Cirrhosis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, obesity, parasites, prostate infection, and ringworm.
Molybdenum benefits and/or deficiency symptoms are generic for the mineral. No product claims are being made or implied.