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Molybdenum - Essential for life

Discovered in the 18th century, molybdenum is a naturally occurring element which is found in soil, water and in our bodies. In humans, molybdenum is needed to produce enzymes which play a vital role in maintaining our bodily functions. In fact, it’s essential for all human, animal and plant life.

Molybdenum - Essential for life
This brochure examines how molybdenum supports life, its availability in natural sources, recommended dietary allowances and how it is used in applications as diverse as agriculture and medicine.