Are there any risks in using molybdenum?

Molybdenum can worsen a copper deficiency condition, so if you have copper deficiency you should consult your doctor before taking any molybdenum supplements. Levels of molybdenum in the blood, in some cases, have been known to increase when you are suffering from kidney or liver disease. An increase in molybdenum levels in the blood can increase the risk of unwanted effects.

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What should I know before taking molybdenum?
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Supplements are not advised for the prevention of molybdenum deficiency. Instead, seek an improved d...
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How does molybdenum help keep my body healthy?
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Molybdenum is an essential trace element required for the activity of several enzymes, including an ...
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How does my body get deficient of molybdenum?
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A molybdenum deficiency has been suggested as a cause of sulfite sensitivity since the enzyme that d...
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Should I let my doctor know I am taking molybdenum?
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