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Fossidarity wrote

The element has a medium abundance but natural compounds of cobalt are numerous and small amounts of cobalt compounds are found in most rocks, soils, plants, and animals.

Since B12 is measured in micrograms the bacteria probably don't need much of it. Even tobacco smoke contains cobalt.


Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

Would be nice to have B12 in plant-based food here! I get pretty severe effects from deficiency.


ziq OP wrote (edited )

If you already have a deficiency, you need treatment, not fortified foods.

Get methylcobalamin injections from a pharmacy. You can get them over the counter in most countries except the US, where they're illegal unless administered by a licensed practitioner.

Inject into your thighs (into a muscle) daily for a week and then monthly until you recover. Make sure to pull back on the needle slightly to make sure you didn't hit a vein. Choose a different injection site each time.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency - 1000 mcg of methylcobalamin injected intramuscularly once daily for up to ten days. Depression - 1 mg of methylcobalamin injected intramuscularly once per week for four weeks. Cognitive Function - 1000 mcg injected daily for five days, followed by a monthly injection of 1000 mcg for five months.


Tequila_Wolf wrote

Yeah I've had to resort to that; luckily the symptoms have left.