NUTRITION WHY’S #43: WHY MOLYBDENUM? Molybdenum is a trace mineral in enzymes that get rid of sulfur from sulfur containing amino acids like methionine and cysteine so the sulfur can be excreted from the body as sulfite.

NUTRITION WHY’S #43: WHY MOLYBDENUM? Molybdenum is a trace mineral in enzymes that get rid of sulfur from sulfur containing amino acids like methionine and cysteine so the sulfur can be excreted from the body as sulfite. Molybdenum is also needed for enzymes which break down the nitrogen-containing nucleus acids which make up the genetic code in DNA and RNA. The body excreted some nitrogen as ammonia in the urine, but ammonia is highly toxic so another chemical called Uric Acid is formed in which carbon and oxygen are linked to nitrogen for excretion in the urine. Most of the nitrogen from amino acids is in this form in the urine and if I calculate how much protein you are eating and measure the Uric Acid nitrogen, I can tell if you are eating enough protein to be in balance. Molybdenum is found in green beans, eggs, sunflower seeds, cucumber, wheat flour, and lentils. The Recommended Dietary Intake is 45 micrograms per day for adults increasing to 50 micrograms during pregnancy and lactation. You can get Molybdenum from a multivitamin/ multimineral as well as from foods and this trace mineral is part of Balanced Nutrition for a Healthy Active Lifestyle!! #drdavidheber #minerals #molybdenum #multivitamin to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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