Iron, Chromium, and Molybdenum
Iron, chromium, and molybdenum are essential trace elements that play a role in numerous metabolic processes within the body.
Iron is a major component of haemoglobin in blood formation and thus important for oxygen transportation and cell respiration. Iron is also involved in the normal function of the immune system, is involved in the process of cell division and plays a role in cognitive functions.
Chromium makes an important contribution to the regulation of blood sugar levels and supports normal metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
Molybdenum plays an important role in metabolism and especially in maintaining the metabolism of sulphur-containing amino acids such as cysteine or methionine.
Iron is an essential trace element which plays a critical role in the transport of oxygen in the blood as well as in cellular respiration, the maintenance of the immune system and normal cognitive performance. Iron is found in greater amounts in legumes, meat, and cereal products, although often in less bioavailable forms in the latter.
Health Benefits of Iron According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Iron contributes to:
- Normal cognitive function
- Normal energy metabolism
- Normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin
- Normal oxygen transport in the body
- Normal function of the immune system
- The reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Iron has a function in cell division.
Health Benefits of Chromium According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Chromium contributes to:
- The maintenance of normal blood sugar levels
- The maintenance or attainment of normal body weight
The human body contains about 8 to 10mg of molybdenum. Of this, about 60% is found in the skeleton and 40% in the kidneys, lungs, liver and skin.
Health Benefits of Molybdenum According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Molybdenum contributes to:
- The maintenance of normal amino acid metabolism