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Cobalt is an important Trace elements and mineral that is vital for the functioning of some enzymes, and is one of the components of vitamin B12. On average, there are 3 milligrams of Cobalt in the human body. In the absence of Cobalt, vitamin B-12 could not exist. Vitamin B-12 is crucial for proper formation of all cells, especially red blood cells. Also, cobalt helps vitamin C accomplish its job, and is important for the digestion process. In addition, Vitamin B-12 prevents nerve damage by contributing to the formulation of protective factor that isolates the nerve cells. Deficiency of Vitamin B-12 can cause our red blood cells to operate not optimally. This can prevent our red blood cells from getting to our lungs to transfer enough oxygen to our various parts of our body, thus causing a condition called anemia.

Cobalt food sources - fish, shellfish, nuts, seaweed, red meat.