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Minerals - Cobalt

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Nature’s Enzyme Catalyst

Cobalt is an essential mineral needed by the body in small amounts. Cobalt is stored primarily in red blood cells.

This trace mineral helps with the repair of the myelin sheath. It also increases the effectiveness of glucose transportation from the blood into the cells. This process is essential for energy production. Most diabetics, hypoglycemics, and low energy people have been deficient in cobalt most of their lives.

Cobalt increases the assimilation of iron and the building of red blood cells. There has been much discussion recently in the medical community concerning too much iron and high serum iron. When iron is found above an acceptable norm in the blood, it is due to supplementing with synthetic mineral supplements and/or iron out of solution. In naturopathic medicine we believe the body knows how to properly discharge excesses of minerals and vitamins when they are ingested in food form. Drugs are always a problem even when they’re packaged under the name of vitamin/mineral supplement.

Cobalt helps bring iron into solution. High serum iron is a sign of cobalt deficiency. It is also an important agent of vitamin B12 assimilation. Cobalt is an enzyme catalyst that normalizes the performance of many other bodily cell functions. Cobalt is an absolute necessity for anyone suffering from anemia, especially for those taking vitamin B12 and iron experiencing slow recovery.

Natural food sources of cobalt: Raw milk Organic apricots Raw milk cheese Organic liver Sea vegetables Raw goat’s milk Apricot kernels Organic red meat Individual herbs: Irish moss Phytonutrient/nutraceutical supplements: Sea life Sea cal 24 super minerals Naturopathic food medicine formulas: Sea cal South pacific spirulina Thyroid broth Irish moss/Pacific sea kelp Some symptoms of cobalt deficiency: Brain fog Slow growth rate Chronic fatigue syndrome Nerve damage Slow muscle growth Slow growth in children Undue fatigue Pernicious anemia High or low serum iron Slow recovery Digestive disorders Poor circulation Fibromyalgia Myelin sheath damage B12 & iron deficiency despite of supplementation