Molybdenum (モリブデン)

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Characteristics of nutrients

  • Molybdenum is present in adult body about 9 mg
  • The amount of molybdenum required for the body is trace amount
  • Molybdenum is present in kidney and liver
  • Constituents of several enzymes that aid redox reactions
  • The balance with copper is important

Function of nutrients

  • Molybdenum helps metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids
  • Involved in metabolism of uric acid
  • Components of oxidase
  • Promotion of utilization of iron

When nutrients are deficient

  • There is no worry of deficiency in normal diet
  • Fatigue, anemia
  • Growth disorders
  • Disorders of uric acid metabolism

When nutrients overdose

  • There is no worry that excessive symptoms will develop in normal diet
  • It is excreted even if taken in a large amount
  • By taking in a large amount, copper is excreted together
  • Rare hyperuricemia, joint pain and swelling etc.

Food that contains a lot of Molybdenum

FoodstuffIngredient per 100g (㎍)
Pork smoked lever190
Sesame seeds(paste)150
Pork liver (raw)120
Fresh yuba100
Deep-fried tofu (raw)97


  • Approximately 9 mg is present in the body of adults, the necessary amount is a trace amount
  • Many in kidney and liver
  • Helps carbohydrate and lipid metabolism
  • Involved in metabolism of uric acid
  • Components of oxidase
  • Excretion with “copper” due to overdose