Cobalt is a little-known nutrient with exciting potential in balancing estrogen levels and reducing menopause symptoms.
Cobalt slows down the excretion of estrogen, thus allowing you to better maintain your production of estrogen, as well as that of supplemental estrogen. It does this by stimulating the production of heme oxidase. This, in turn, promotes the breakdown of cytochrome 450, a substance that normally metabolizes and detoxifies estrogen. By breaking down this substance, cobalt helps to prevent estrogen metabolism and excretion.
Cobalt can reduce night sweats, insomnia, hot flashes, depression, mood swings, and memory loss. I recommend 400500 mcg a day. In addition, research has shown that cobalt is supplied in your body by B12. If you have adequate amounts of B12, you are likely to have adequate amounts of cobalt, as well. So, you can also take 100500 mcg of vitamin B12 a day.