Molybdenum and Prostate Health

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Molybdenum and Prostate Health

Molybdenum is an essential trace element found in a variety of foods. In the body, the highest levels of molybdenum are said to be in the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, bones, skin and human tooth enamel. It is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and excreted through urine.Molybdenum helps with the metabolism of iron, alcohol, sulfite detoxification, protein and carbohydrate. It may also play a role in normal sexual function in men. Impotence in older males is suggested to be linked with a deficiency of molybdenum. It is also said to be of some value in protecting against mouth and gum disorders. Molybdenum functions as an essential cofactor of three important enzyme systems:

 

  • Sulfite oxidase is an enzyme that helps to break down sulfites (sulphur amino acids). This is important for normal functioning of the cells and the synthesis of nitrogen.
  • Xanthine oxidase is an enzyme that helps to manufacture uric acid in the body. Uric acid is an end product resulting from the synthesis of protein (purine). Most of the uric acid is passed through urine. The production of uric acid is normal and promotes urogenital health. Uric acid acts as antioxidant in our blood. It is useful in combating free radical activity in our blood fluxactive vessel linings. Purines are found in liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans and peas, beer, and wine.
  • Xanthine oxidase may also assist in regulating the body’s use of iron. It is believed to help in the transfer of iron from its storage in the liver to other parts of the body. In this role, it may help to prevent anemia.
  • Aldehyde oxidase helps to oxidize carbohydrates and certain aldehydes,

Natural Food Sources 

Barley, legumes, canned-beans, lentils, whole grams, wheat germ, lima beans, dark green leafy vegetables, meat and sunflower seeds contain molybdenum. Foods particularly high in molybdenum include nuts, tinned vegetables, and cereals such as oats.Supplements like Super Beta Prostate provide essential nutrients for supporting prostate health and a healthy sex life. Experts say that more than fifty percent of men over 50 experience BPH and statistics are rising. Lowering your risk for prostate disorders through proper nutrition is therefore a wise choice.

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