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PABA: PABA is the acronym for para-aminobenzoic acid, a natural substance made by the bacteria in the human intestines. PABA is not a true nutrient, but may play a role in healthy skin, hair, and intestines. PABA is available in foods, such as brewer's yeast, molasses, liver, and eggs and in some sunscreen and cosmetic products.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: PABA

Adequate amounts of PABA are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: PABA

Adequate amounts of PABA are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: PABA

Excessive intake of PABA may involve the following risks:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Liver damage
  • Rash
  • Do not use during pregnancy or lactation before consulting with your healthcare practitioner
  • Do not use in children before consulting with your healthcare practitioner
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your physician and all your healthcare providers before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of PABA

PABA: A member of the VITAMIN B COMPLEX. It used to be a common sunscreening agent until found to also be a sensitizer. The potassium salt is used therapeutically in fibrotic skin disorders.
Source: Diseases Database

PABA: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (PABA) include:

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