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​Cobalt In The Human Body

​Cobalt In The Human Body
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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 In The Human Body

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.
  • Dystonia.
  • Arrhythmia.
  • Violation of memory.
  • Atopic dermatitis.
  • Anemia.
  • Slow recovery from illness.
  • Pediatric manifested delayed development.

Excess Cobalt In The Body


  • Cardiomyopathy.
  • 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.

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