oxides of cobalt even from ancient times used for coloring enamels and glass, and only in the 17th century was finally uncovered the secret of obtaining dyes from ores, called "Kobold" (with it. Ā«KoboldĀ» - an evil gnome house, which prevented the miners to extractore and make it the metal).In 1735 of such "impure" ore G.Brandt allocated silver-white metal with a faint pinkish tinge, which is so called - "Kobold".This is a trace element in its active form only cyanocobalamin or vitamin B12.

adult human body contains trace mineral present in an amount of 15 mg.It is concentrated in the liver, muscle and bone tissue, adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, lymph nodes, adipose tissue, hair.Because the body is excreted in the urine and feces.

important is the fact that when entering the gastro-intestinal tract is not fully absorbed cobalt, and only 20% of enrolled.


  1. Activates the blood, helping produced erythrocytes and hemoglobin, thanks to him, the blood is always normal.

  2. prevents the development of
    diseases of the nervous system.Located in a part of the cell myelin sheaths, thus protects nerve cells from damage.Relieves irritability and fatigue.

  3. involved in metabolic processes of synthesis of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, DNA, RNA, the formation of insulin normalizes the endocrine system regulates the content of adrenaline (a hormone of the adrenal glands).

  4. promotes the development and preservation of bone structure - prevents its destruction (osteoporosis).

  5. maintain healthy blood vessels, preventing the development of atherosclerosis.The effect of this trace element is aimed not only at reducing the level of cholesterol in the blood, and the timely removal from the body, so that he did not have time to be deposited in the blood vessels.

  6. Supports the immune system at the right level - acts to increase the phagocytic activity of leukocytes.In other words, the white blood cells under its influence will start to communicate, absorb and digest pathogens.

  7. helps preserve youth - together with manganese and copper prevents the appearance of early gray hair and improves their condition.

  8. Cobalt stimulates growth, contributes to the accumulation in tissues and organs of retinol, niacin, phylloquinone, ascorbic acid.

Which foods contain cobalt

Which foods contain cobalt

Green peas, beans, beef, and lamb liver, strawberries, beets, cheese, poultry, bakery products, potatoes, cabbage, green leafy vegetables, tea, cocoamilk.His many in the squid, tuna, cod, sardines, sea bass, pike, mackerel, flounder.

daily requirement cobaltum

for adults is 0.1-1.2 mg.The elevated levels of cobalt need vegetarians do not get enough vitamin B12 in animal products, athletes engaged in active sports, patients with anorexia, bulimia, and people who have had recent severe injury or burns.


due to lack of trace elements can be atrophic gastritis, peptic ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, gastric surgery, vegetarian food, great exercise, blood loss, abuse of alcohol and smoking.


  • fatigue, weakness
  • decreased appetite
  • arrhythmia
  • anemia
  • disruption of the central nervous system, memory impairment
  • lung disease and endocrine system
  • atrophy of the mucosamembrane syndrome
  • liver disorder
  • dystrophy bone
  • slowdown in growth and development in children


dose toxicity consider 250-500 mg per day.The most common cause of poisoning in the factories become the chemical industry, ceramics, liquid fuels and various alloys.

Symptoms of poisoning: increased blood pressure, pulmonary edema, disruption of the thyroid gland, nervous system, heart muscle, bleeding.

How to display:
  1. Eat pectin-substances (vegetables, fruits, berries).
  2. drink tea from rose hips, chamomile, calendula, buckthorn, herbs, coriander (cilantro).
  3. Take lignanosoderzhaschie substances neutralizing radionuclides (sesame seeds and burdock, juniper, lemongrass horses and Siberian Ginseng).
  4. Conduct rice and oat cleaning procedures (cooked rice to eat 2 times a day, drink a decoction of oats 4 times a day for half a cup), read about the benefits of rice.

These substances are adsorbed on the surface thereof salts of heavy metals and convert them into inert compounds.However it is better to consult with experts on the use of drugs, cleanses the body of harmful compounds isotopes.
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