Molybdenum is essential for the synthesis of several enzymes? (Xanthine oxidase/dehydrogenase, aldehyde oxidase and sulphite oxidase) which are involved in the metabolism of DNA sulphites.
Molybdenum is readily absorbed from foods and this nutrient can be readily found in milk, beans, bread and cereals especially the germ.
Reference Nutrient Intakes (RNI) has been set for Molybdenum but safe intakes are believed to be between 50 – 400 ug/d. High dietary intakes of over 10-15 mg/d may be associated with altered nucleotide metabolism and impaired copper bioavailability.