Kristen Zaier, ​​Plant-Based RD

How Much Molybdenum Do I Need?


  • RDA for Adults is 45 mcg/d

  • Upper Safe Limit for Adults is 2,000 mcg/d


Why Do I Need Molybdenum?


  • Molybdenum is needed for several enzymes


Plant-Based Sources


  • Molybdenum is found in beans, grains and leafy vegetables


Deficiency


  • The only known cases of molybdenum deficiencies occurred in people receiving TPN (TPN is nutrition delivered directly into the bloodstream via IV)


Toxicity Symptoms


  • Toxicity is rare but gout like symptoms have occurred in workers exposed to dust containing molybdenum

​Molybdenum

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