Nutrition and Information Guide: Minerals Cobalt

About the mineral cobalt, nutritional information guide, uses, effects of deficiency or overdose, good sources of cobalt.

Cobalt

Use in the Body: Needed for the production of vitamin B12 and necessary for the normal functioning of red blood cells.

Deficiency May Lead to: Scaly skin and pernicious anemia.

Overdose May Lead to: Enlarged thyroid gland.

Notes: The smallest minimum daily requirement of any substance known to make a difference between health and disease. Little body storage.

Best Sources: Green leafy vegetables, meat, whole-grain cereals, and fruits grown in cobalt-rich soil.

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