Molybdenum (モリブデン)

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.


Foods rich in nutrients

  • Rice
  • Soba
  • beans
  • Soy products
  • lever



  • 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



Nutrient list
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EnergyPantothenic acid
Saturated fatty acids n-3 fatty acids
Dietary fiber n-6 fatty acids
Vitamin ACalcium
Vitamin DMagnesium
Vitamin ERin
Vitamin KZinc
Vitamin B1Copper
Vitamin B2Manganese
Vitamin B6Lodine
Vitamin B12Selenium
Vitamin CChromium
Folic acidiron