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The Benefits of Molybdenum Glycinate

September 18, 2018


The Hard to Pronounce Mineral for Detoxing

Pronounced "Muh-Lib-Duh-Nuhm", Molybdenum (Mo) acts as a catalyst for many important enzymes that helps neutralize and eliminate toxins in the body. Although deficiencies are rare, an optimal level of Molybdenum helps the body to push out waste particles efficiently.

An increase in Molybdenum helps reduce toxic responses which are the causes of inflammatory symptoms such as rashes, cramps, and muscle weakness. The elements present in Molybdenum prevent toxic build-up and formation of cancerous tumors.

Why Should I add Molybdenum to my Supplement?

According to the USDA, Molybdenum is important in producing three specific enzymes: aldehyde oxidase, sulfite oxidase, and xanthine oxidase.
Molybdenum activates these waste removal enzymes to help the body push out unwanted waste in the form of urine and sweat.

  • Aldehyde Oxidase: Breaks down aldehydes, which can be toxic to the body, into acids for removal. Alcohol and fermented foods are a big source of aldehydes, so those should be consumed in small amounts. A buildup of aldehydes may increase chances of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer°«s or Parkinson°«s disease.

  • Sulfite Oxidase: Converts sulfite to sulfate; Sulfite Oxidase breaks down sulfur-containing amino acids like methionine, cysteine, and homocysteine. Excess protein in the diets containing methionine, cysteine, homocysteine, and other amino acids requires Sulfite Oxidase to break them down and prevent dangerous build-up of sulfites in the body.

  • Xanthine Oxidase: Breaks down purines into uric acid. Low uric acid levels due to Molybdenum deficiency is also linked to Alzheimer°«s and Parkinson°«s disease. Xanthine Oxidase regulates the total antioxidant capacity in the bloodstream and can indicate problems in the liver if an excess is discharged in the blood.


Molybdenum Promotes Longevity and Helps Prevent Esophageal Cancer

A study was conducted over a five-year period in Linxian, a small region in northern China where cases of esophageal cancer were found to be the highest in the world. The soil in this region is low in Molybdenum and other minerals; therefore, Molybdenum intake from the diet is also low. Increased intake of nitrosamines, a known carcinogen, may have contributed to the development of esophageal cancer for residents in the Linxian region.

Although supplementing with vitamins and minerals may not have reduced the mortality rate, it is believed that adding ammonium molybdate (a form of Molybdenum) to the soil may reduce esophageal cancer risk by limiting nitrosamine exposure.

Another study was conducted in Rugao county in Jiangsu province, China, a county with many different types of soil with varying distributions of trace elements. Researchers found a significant correlation between the ratio of people over 90 years old per 100,000 inhabitants and trace elements, including Molybdenum. The percentage of long-lived people was positively correlated to their diets, specifically rice. It is highly likely that the abundant presence of trace elements in rice, such as Molybdenum and Selenium, contributes to benefits that allow those in Jiangsu province to live longer, healthier lives.

Other Innumerable Health Support Roles

  • Molybdenum contains tetrathiomolybdate which helps lower copper levels in the body. Studies have shown that lower copper levels prevent liver damage from acetaminophen and reduce heart damage from doxorubicin.

  • Molybdenum prevents anemia by mobilizing iron for the development of red blood cells.

  • Molybdenum breaks down nitrate and leads to increased circulation. Athletes may wish to supplement with Molybdenum because of the role it plays in the nitrogen cycle.

  • Molybdenum may provide relief from allergy-related symptoms like respiratory problems, headaches, and itchy skin due to sulfite sensitivity.

  • Molybdenum supports dental health and helps increase the effects of fluoride to reduce cavities.


Who should Supplement with Molybdenum Glycinate?

Most people get sufficient levels of Molybdenum through their diet. The highest food sources of Molybdenum are lentils, green leafy vegetables, kidney beans, soybeans, and beans in general. Small amounts of Molybdenum are found in animal-derived foods. The current RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for adults is 45 micrograms per day.

Since Molybdenum deficiencies are quite rare, it is unlikely that vitamin supplements will include Molybdenum in it. However, depletion of this important trace mineral can cause serious health problems, as Molybdenum is responsible for various enzymatic processes. Molybdenum is essential for any immune support or liver detoxification program. The two groups of people most likely to benefit from Molybdenum supplementation are as follows:

People suffering from Sulfite sensitivity. Sulfites are found naturally in foods as well as in preservatives in the food industry. Sulfite sensitivity is triggered by food or drinks high in sulfites such as dried fruits, deli meats, sausages, soft drinks, beer, and wine. Those with sensitivity to sulfite may have symptoms like itching, swelling of the eyes, hands, and feet. Molybdenum helps by supporting sulfite metabolism to minimize these symptoms.

People suffering from Candida. Candida, also known as yeast infection, is a systemic fungal infection that weakens the immune system. In patients with weakened immune systems, such as those with AIDS or cancer, Candida in the bloodstream releases a toxin called Acetaldehyde that reduces the ability of red cells to carry oxygen, thus impairing brain function. People with severe Candida overgrowth often feel hungover, as if the body is unable to metabolize the alcohol. Molybdenum is one of the only minerals able to breakdown acetaldehyde into acetic acid, a carboxylic acid which the body can easily utilize.


Why add Molybdenum Glycinate to your Supplement Mix?

Molybdenum is responsible for multiple enzymatic reactions for processing waste removal; thus an argument can be made for adding this trace mineral to your supplements in addition to organic nutrients such as Milk Thistle.

Combined with Molybdenum, Glycine also delivers innumerable health benefits, including the transportation of nutrients, muscle growth, regulation of nervous functions, and repairment of connective tissues. In addition, the bounded glycine acts as a detox supplement, helps individuals with sleep problems, and decreases stress levels.

Novotech Nutraceutical°«s NovoMinŹĘÓ Molybdenum Glycinate is the most bioavailable form of this important essential trace mineral. Glycine is the smallest and simplest of the amino acids, and is the ideal ligand to form a chelate with any mineral. Glycine chelates are superior to inorganic mineral forms as well as other forms of chelated minerals for the following reasons:

  • Completely soluble in water; suitable for liquid supplements

  • Low sensitivity to the acidic condition in the digestive tract for better mineral absorption

  • Remains stable as a chelate until absorbed and does not interact with other gut constituents

  • Small enough to be picked by protein receptors for increased mineral bioavailability

  • Non-hazardous and environmentally safe

The combination of an essential trace mineral with a non-essential amino acid can greatly boost the health benefits that support the immune, digestive, and nervous systems. Consider adding Molybdenum Glycinate to your supplement mix. Your supplement does not need more of what you are getting enough of, but rather what it is missing.