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What does cobalt do?

Working with vitamin B12, cobalt helps regulate and stimulate the body to produce certain enzymes and hormones, including thyroxine produced by the thyroid. It also assists in the production of hemoglobin, the red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body.

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