Vendor: Thorne Research
An important trace mineral cofactor for sulfite metabolism
- beneficial for individuals with sulfite sensitivity
- promotes liver detoxification
- made without flowing agents that can inhibit bioavailability
Molybdenum has been identified as an essential trace element in humans occurring as a cofactor in three important enzymatic reactions - xanthine oxidase/dehydrogenase aldehyde oxidase and sulfite oxidase. The first two enzymatic reactions play a role in the liver's detoxification of environmental toxins certain drugs estradiol and progesterone.
Sulfite oxidase the most important molybdenum-dependent enzyme in humans oxidizes sulfite to sulfate the final step in the metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids. Sulfites are frequently found in wine and in food preservatives used in meat fish salad bar items and dehydrated fruits and vegetables. Sulfite sensitivity can manifest in a number of ways such as wheezing chest tightness coughing shortness of breath flushing itching hives swelling of eyes hands and feet nausea headache and diarrhea. Because molybdenum as an essential cofactor for sulfite oxidase can enhance sulfite metabolism supplementation may benefit some sulfite-sensitive individuals.
Molybdenum Glycinate is a highly absorbable form of molybdenum.