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What is most important about a multivitamin is that it provide micronutrients for which there's a reasonable chance you're not getting sufficient intake, which may include (depending on your age, gender, diet, and lifestyle) vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamins B-6 and B-12, and iron.

Molybdenum is an essential nutrient, but deficiency in the U.S. is rare (although more common in certain parts of China). Only a very small amount of molybdenum is needed (17 to 50 micrograms per day). This is easily obtained through foods such as beans, peas, lentils, grains, leafy vegetables, liver, and nuts -- so you need not worry if molybdenum is not in your multivitamin if some of these are part of your normal diet.

More about molybdenum is found within our Product Review of Multivitamins, which includes our quality ratings and comparisons of many multivitamins.

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