Cobalt is a trace mineral
stored primarily in the liver. It acts as a catalyst that helps
form vitamin B12, which is essential for making red blood cells.
Natural Food Sources
Clams, dairy products, kidney, liver, meats, oysters, some
Cobalt works in concert with Vitamin B12 for the functioning of
enzymes and production of red blood cells. It also helps form
the myelin covering around the nerves.
Cobalt is found mainly in animal products, so deficiency is
quite common among strict vegetarians. A deficiency in cobalt
may lead to a deficiency in vitamin B12, which can lead to
pernicious anemia and nervous system disorders.