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What is cobalt?

Cobalt is a mineral found in nature, generally in the crust of the earth and used in a variety of industries. People need small quantities of cobalt to maintain their health. It is a component of vitamin B12. Cobalt helps the body absorb vitamin B12. Cobalt has been shown to treat anemia, certain infectious diseases and repair myelin which surrounds your nerves. It is found in foods, such as liver, clams, oysters, beef, dairy products and eggs. Too much cobalt can lead to cobalt poisoning.

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