Molybdenum amino acid chelate, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a patented, nutritionally functional bis-glycinate chelate with excellent bioavailability. Each tablet delivers 250 mcg of elemental molybdenum.
Molybdenum is an essential trace element, and functions as a cofactor of various enzymes involved in the detoxification of pyrimidines, purines, pteridines. Xanthine oxidase and xanthine dehydrogenase are two important molybdoenzymes converting hypoxanthine to xanthine to uric acid. Molybdenum is also involved in sulfur metabolism as a cofactor of sulfite oxidase which converts potentially toxic sulfite to sulfate. This reaction is necessary for the normal metabolism of sulfur amino acids.
Molybdenum is efficiently absorbed in the stomach and the small intestine. Large amounts of molybdenum, e.g., 10-15 mg/day, appear to inhibit intestinal copper absorption. The organs that retain most of the absorbed molybdenum are the liver and kidney. Molybdenum metabolism is dynamic, and tissue turnover is high. Plasma levels are efficiently regulated by the kidneys which readily excrete any excess molybdenum. Significant amounts of molybdenum are also excreted via the bile.
|Suggested Use||One tablet daily as a dietary supplement, or as directed by physician. Take with food.|
*Daily Value (DV) not established.
|Other Ingredients||Cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, silica and pharmaceutical glaze.|
|Name||Douglas Labs, Molybdenum 250 mcg 100 Tablets|
|Serving Size||1 Tablet|
|Package Description||100 Tablets|