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Para Amino Benzoic Acid

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Para Amino Benzoic Acid aka PABA

Para Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA) aids healthy bacteria in producing folic acid. Para-aminobenzoic acid, or PABA, is an antioxidant vitamin used by many people to:

  • Repigment the hair
  • Inhibit sunburn
  • Help prevent thrombosis

Natural Sources of Para Amino Benzoic Acid

Source Naturals PABA# is generally classified with the B-vitamin family, although it is not itself a vitamin. Its best known role is as a precursor for folic acid production. Folic acid is important in cell division and the healthy development and structure of red blood cells. Suggested Use: 1 tablet daily.

PABA Studies...

Environmental and Health News reported that scientists at the Memorial Sloan Cancer center N.Y., U.S.A. and the U.S Government Brookhaven Laboratory have found that sunscreens protected against sunburn and cancers like Carcinoma, but not against Melanoma which has increased twenty fold in Europe and U.S.A. since 1935. Para-amino-benzoic acid is very common and works by absorbing UV rays in much the same way as oxybenzone.

However, Environmental and Health News reports that Oxford University scientist John Knowland shows that PABA seemed to damage DNA, thus increasing the risk of skin cancer. He recommends using non-PABA products.

Para Amino Benzoic Acid aids in the formation of red blood cells and aids in the assimilation of Pantothenic acid.

Deficiency Symptoms: May cause extreme fatigue, eczema, irritability, depressions, nervousness, constipation, headaches, digestive disorders, hair turning prematurely gray.

PABA is also found in foods of animal origin.

DRI or RDA: None.

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