Very tiny amounts of this mineral are needed for nitrogen metabolism. Low levels of molybdenum have been linked to mouth and gum disease, impotence, and some cancers. It is used to treat anemia.
Whole grains and legumes. Note: Soil content determines food content of this mineral.
This mineral can react with copper and fluoride blocking their absorption.
Sodium molybdate is the most common source of this mineral and it has a good absorption rate.