Molybdenum is an important mineral element now recognized as an essential catalyst for 3 cellular enzymes essential for the breakdown of toxic compounds normally produced in the body or introduced into the body via food and water. These enzymes are:
Aldehyde oxidase: Plays an essential role in converting acetaldehyde (a toxic substance) into acetic acid and then on to acetyl CoA, a compound we can use for energy. Acetaldehyde can be produced from threonine, ethanol (from alcohol), or from the metabolism of carbohydrate in yeast (eg. candida). Excessive levels of candida in the body (as a result of the consumption of refined sugar and antibiotics) will create excessive levels of acetaldehyde. Without adequate levels of Molybdenum, Iron, and vitamin B2, our breakdown system is unable to do its job. When this occurs, one begins to feel its effects such as fragrance sensitivities, rashes, brain fog and fatigue.
Xanthine oxidase: Is the enzyme that is created by the body to eliminate purines. The purine category includes compounds such as DNA and RNA nucleic acids adenine and guanine, hypoxanthine, xanthine, theobromine, caffeine, and uric acid. It is essential that these molecules be dismantled and excreted upon reaching the end of their useful life. This process cannot be accomplished without the element Molybdenum.
Sulfite oxidase: Converts disruptive sulfites to useful sulfates. This includes internally generated sulfites created in the breakdown of sulfur containing amino acids, as well as sulfites we may be exposed to via our environment or foods consumed that have been preserved with sulfites.
Additionally, Molybdenum appears to support other biological processes in conjunction with iron and is antagonistic to copper.
Our ability to acquire adequate levels of Molybdenum from dietary sources can be quite problematic. Eidon solves this problem with our highly bioavailable liquid ionic Molybdenum.
Food High in Molybdenum:
Organically grown dark green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, whole grains, potatoes, legumes, brewers yeast, and organ meats.