Our 4th nutrient mineral (in alphabetical
order). Cobalt is a trace mineral. Chemical
symbol, ‘Co’. Works in conjunction
Together with vitamin B12, prevents pernicious
Aids in the synthesis of DNA and choline.
No specific deficiency symptoms of cobalt.
But as a component of vitamin B12, anemia
can result from an inadequate intake.
Broccoli (provided it is grown in cobalt-rich
soil). Clams, liver, oysters, milk, and
US RDA: no official figures
EU RDA: no official figures
The W.H.O. recommends 1 mcg. Not often supplemented
other than with vitamin B12. Up to 30mg
may be used.
Always consult a professional medical practitioner
when taking supplements.
When used therapeutically, side-effects
occurred at doses above 30mg. These included
goiter, hypthyroidism and heart failure.