PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid) : The Vitamin that functions in the breakdown and utilization of proteins and in the formation of blood cells.

PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid)  is also a member of Vitamin B group.  It is necessary for maintaining the reproductive glands and organs, maintaining natural hair color, fighting bacteria and for the protection from sunburns and other burns.  Aids healthy bacteria in producing folic acid; aids in the formation of red blood cells and aids in the assimilation of Pantothenic acid. PABA enhances the effects of cortisone, estrogen, and other hormones through a delaying effect in the liver. It prevents accumulation of abnormal fibrous tissue.

Functions of PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid) in Our Body

  •  It is essential for the growth of micro-organisms.
  • It prevents the bacteriostatic properties of the drug since it has similar chemical structure as that of sulphonamides.
  • It forms a portion of folic acid.
  • It is found effective in combination with Inositol and Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B-5) to check premature hair graying, and changing back to black color of the hair.
  • May treat arthritis
  • may prevent accumulation of abnormal fibrous tissue
  • as been used, together with biotin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, and sometimes vitamin E, to restore hair
  • early studies show may help treat vitiligo (loss of color or pigmentation in some areas of skin)
  • It is seen that it can provide beneficial effects in women who are suffering from infertility.
  • Other diseases which can be treated by PABA oral use include dermatomyositis, pemphigus, lymphoblastoma cutis, and morphea.
  • Its deficiency can be responsible for achromotrichia in man due to change in intestinal micro flora.
  • Irritability.
  • Nervousness
  • Patchy areas of white skin.
  • Depression
  • Fatigue.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders.
  • premature wrinkling of skin
  • frequent headaches

Best food source

Asparagus, broccoli, dark leafy vegetable, mushrooms,  root vegetable, sprouts,  sunflower seeds, spinach and  wheat .


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