Cobalt In The Human Body
Human body contains cobalt in the amount of less than one mg, of which 0.36 mg contained in the adipose, 0.3 mg - in the hair, 0.28 mg - in the bones, and 0.2 mg - in the muscles, 0.11 mg - in the liver.
Cobalt’s Function In The Human Body
Cobalt is actively involved in the metabolic processes of the body.
- It induces the production of thyroid hormones.
- Helps to reduce blood cholesterol.
- Prevents the formation of atherosclerosis.
- Participates in enzymatic processes.
- Participates in the development of RNA and DNA.
- Promotes the growth of bone tissue.
- Stimulates hemoglobin synthesizing.
- Stimulates the production of red blood cells.
- Increases the activity of white blood cells.
- Favorably affects the immune system.
- Destroys cancer cells.
Foods That Contain Cobalt
- Almost all herbs and vegetables: radish, potato , beets, cabbage, green onions and onion, carrot, parsley, lettuce, corn, spinach, garlic, cucumber.
- Legumes and grains: wheat cereal, porridge oats, barley grits, semolina, peas, lentils.
- Fruits and berries: grapes, apricot, black currant, pear, cranberries, strawberries.
- Animal products: rabbit meat, eggs, liver, heart, kidney, beef and veal, dairy products, including yogurt, sour cream and yogurt.
- Seafood: lobster, squid, liver cod, mackerel, canned fish, and so on.
Daily rate of cobalt for the body of an adult is 20 - 50 mg..
Cobalt Deficiency In The Body
Lack of cobalt in the body can occur for the following reasons:
- Significant blood loss.
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Presence of helminths .
- Metabolic cobalt in the body dysfunction.
- Atrophy of the gastrointestinal mucosa.
- Lack of vitamin B12.
Cobalt deficiency symptoms:
- Severe fatigue and weakness.
- Violation of memory.
- Atopic dermatitis.
- Slow recovery from illness.
- Pediatric manifested delayed development.
Excess Cobalt In The Body
- Sclerosis lungs.
- Contact dermatitis and other skin lesions.
- Neuritis of the auditory nerve.
- Thyroid hyperplasia.
- Increased lipid and the number of red blood cells.
- Increased blood pressure.