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How does cobalt affect the body?

Cobalt is used in the body to help absorb and process vitamin B12. In addition, cobalt helps treat illnesses such as anemia and certain infectious diseases. Cobalt also aids in repair of myelin, which surrounds and protects nerve cells. It helps in the formation of hemoglobin (red blood cells). The body may use cobalt in place of zinc. Cobalt also helps regulate and stimulate the production of some enzymes, such as thyroxine, a thyroid hormone. It plays a role in maintaining your health.

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