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Molybdenum: essential for life

24/04/2017

You may not be aware of molybdenum or even know what it is – but it’s actually essential for life!
It’s used in everyday items – and most commonly as an alloying element in steel – but within our bodies it helps us to stay alive. 

That’s because molybdenum – in common with a handful of other elements – is essential, meaning that life cannot be sustained without it. It plays a vital role in enzymes which help our bodies to digest food, produce energy and remove waste products.

Molybdenum was even present in the early stages of the evolution of life on earth, playing a vital role in converting inorganic matter into the building blocks of life itself.

So molybdenum was essential for life from when life on earth began – and still is today.

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