Last update Nov. 18, 2022

Molybdenum

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

It is an essential trace element. Daily requirements are 50 mcg for lactating women. Many foods contain molybdenum: legumes, cereals, nuts, vegetables, meat, milk, eggs... (NIH 2022)

At the date of the last update, we found no published data on its excretion in breast milk.

Both molybdenum deficiency and poisoning are very rare.

A moderate consumption of molybdenum without exceeding the daily requirements is compatible with lactation.

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Molybdenum since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Tradenames

Main tradenames from several countries containing Molybdenum in its composition:

Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 28 - 77 %
Molecular weight Mo 96 ; So 242; Am 1236 daltons

References

  1. NIH. National Institutes of Health. Molibdeno. Hoja informativa para consumidores 2022 Consulted on Nov. 18, 2022 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. NIH. National Institutes of Health. Molybdenum. Fact Sheet for Consumers. 2022 2022 Consulted on Nov. 18, 2022 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Huang XY, Hu DW, Zhao FJ. Molybdenum: More than an essential element. J Exp Bot. 2022 Mar 15;73(6):1766-1774. Consulted on Nov. 18, 2022 Abstract
  4. Novotny JA, Peterson CA. Molybdenum. Adv Nutr. 2018 May 1;9(3):272-273. Abstract
  5. Institute of Medicine (US) Panel on Micronutrients. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2001. Abstract Full text (link to original source)

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