PABA Nutritional Supplement

PABA Supplement Info

PABA is the short form of para-aminobenzoic acid. It is a non- protein amino acid and is slightly soluble in water. PABA consists of a benzene ring with amino group and a carboxyl group. It is not a vitamin but sometimes it is considered as a vitamin B-complex member. PABA forms a part of the structure of folic acid. For humans, it is not a necessary nutrient. It is made in the body by intestinal bacteria.

Benefits of PABA Supplement

  • PABA is used in the form of pills for those who are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.

  • The main ingredient of sunscreen is PABA because it helps the skin to protect from ultra-violet radiation.

  • It assists in the production of folic acid in the intestine.

  • An improvement has been seen after the usage of PABA among the people with over pigmentation of skin or without pigment in some spots.

  • It assists in the formation of red blood cells.

  • PABA acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism and utilization of amino acids.

  • PABA in the form of ointment is used to treat sunburn.

  • It is also used to prevent skin ageing and lessen wrinkles.

  • PABA is also important in maintaining healthy skin and hair.

  • It is also used in the treatment of dermatitis herptiformis which is a chronic skin disease.

  • PABA also helps in the absorption of pantothenic acid.

Deficiency of PABA Supplement

  • The deficiency of PABA causes weeping eczema.

  • Other deficiencies include fatigue, irritability, nervousness, depression and constipation.

  • Patchy areas are also seen as a result of deficiency.

Dosage of PABA Supplement

  • There is no recommended dosage.

  • A dosage of 50mg per day can be used.

Side Effects of PABA Supplement

  • Excess intake of PABA can cause nausea, skin rashes and vomiting.