Molybdenum is essential in trace amounts of human, animal and plant health. In humans and animals, molybdenum serves mainly as an essential co-factor of enzymes and aids in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.
The main known function of molybdenum in humans is to act as a catalyst for enzymes and to help facilitate the breakdown of certain amino acids in the body. Molybdenum combines with sulfite oxidase to catalyze sulfur-containing amino acids that are crucial for human health.
The main sources are:
Beans, livers, cereals, peas, lentils, grains, peanuts, pumpkin seeds