Molybdenum Glycinate -
an important trace mineral cofactor for sulfite metabolism
- available only from Thorne Research
- beneficial for individuals with sulfite sensitivity
- promotes liver detoxification
- made without flowing agents that can inhibit bioavailability
Molybdenum has been identified as an essential trace element in humans, occurring as a cofactor in three important enzymatic reactions. The first two enzymatic reactions play a role in the liver's detoxification of environmental toxins, certain drugs, estradiol, and progesterone.
Sulfite oxidase, the most important molybdenum-dependent enzyme in humans, oxidizes sulfite to sulfate, the final step in the metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids. Sulfites are frequently found in wine and in food preservatives used in meat, fish, salad bar items, and dehydrated fruits and vegetables. Sulfite sensitivity can manifest in a number of ways, such as wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath, flushing, itching, hives, swelling of eyes, hands and feet, nausea, headache, and diarrhea. Because molybdenum, as an essential cofactor for sulfite oxidase, can enhance sulfite metabolism, supplementation may benefit some sulfite-sensitive individuals.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.