What Molybdenum Can Do For You
Molybdenum is considered as the important metal hetero-atom actively present in the living
organisms of certain enzymes. The nitrogen fixation of certain bacterial involves the release of nitrogenase enzyme
which is considered as the terminal step for reducing the molecular nitrogen containing the presence of molybdenum
actively with the substitution of the element iron.
During the year 2008, researchers have reported that the cause of hypothesis is due to the reduction of
molybdenum in the oceans of the earth. This was considered as the limiting factor of the advancement of the
eukaryotic life of the plants and animals as the eukaryotes and the fixation of nitrogen is not available and this
was planned to acquire from the prokaryotic bacteria. The shortage of molybdenum formed basis for the lack of
oxygen in the ocean of the earth. Oxygen is easily soluble in the seawater and it is considered as the primary
mechanism for liquidating molybdenum for the minerals of the sea underneath.
Molybdenum forms the basis with different organic molecules like carbohydrates and amino acids and this helps in
the transportation throughout the body of the human being as MoO42. The existence of molybdenum is available in
randomly 20 enzymes in animals and includes aldehyde oxidase, sulfite oxidase, and xanthine oxidase. Some animals
have the oxidation of xanthine to uric acid and the process is called as purine catabolism catalyzed by xanthine
oxides having the presence of molybdenum enzyme. The xanthine oxidase acts proportionally to the quantity of
molybdenum in the body. High concentration of molybdenum retracts the formula and acts as an inhibitor in the
purine catabolism and various other processes.
The excessive application of molybdenum affects the process of protein synthesis, growth and metabolism.
Molybdenum presents in the animals and plants catayse the reaction of oxygen in the small molecules for the
regulation of nitrogen, carbon and sulphur cycles.
Normally, a 70kg human body consists of 9.3mg of molybdenum arising .00001% of the total body mass. Molybdenum
prevails in greater concentrations in the kidney and liver and in lower concentration in the vertebrae. The
existence of molybdenum is present in the tooth enamel of the human being and helps from the prevention of
decaying. Molybdenum is present in port, beef liver and lamb to an extent of 1.5 parts per million. Important
sources of food having molybdenum are green beans, sunflower seeds, eggs, lentils, wheat flour and cereal
Average daily consumption of molybdenum is 0.3mg and consumption exceeding 0.4mg leads to oxidation. Deficiency
of molybdenum arising to a level less than .05mg per day results in stunted growth, impaired reproduction and
reduced appetite. Sodium tungsten is an inhibitor of molybdenum and dietary tungsten helps in the reduction of
molybdenum in the tissues.
Molybdenum acts as a high corrosion resistance and for welding purposes. Excessive consumption of molybdenum
leads to the uptake of copper, preventing plasma proteins and increases the amount of copper excreted in the urine.
Ruminants consuming large amounts of molybdenum enzymes results in the stunted growth, anemia and diarrhea. These
diseases can be prevented from the consumption of dietary food and injection. The capacity of the molybdenum can be
used in extreme temperature for softening application involving extensive heat, manufacture of aircraft parts,
industrial motors, electrical contacts and filaments.