PABA Capsules

PABA is a natural non-protein amino acid for healthy skin and hair.✝

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What is PABA?

Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (aka PABA, 4-aminobenzoic acid, vitamin B10 and vitamin Bx) is a natural non-protein amino acid that belongs to the vitamin B-complex group.1, 5 PABA is not synthesised by humans, but it is not considered an essential nutrient. It is naturally found in foods, such as whole grains, yeast, spinach, liver and kidney.2

PABA is biologically important in the body as it improves the protein use in the body, activates the synthesis of interferon that possesses an antiviral effect and assists in the production of folic acid (vitamin B9) in the intestines.1, 5 In fact, PABA is a precursor for the synthesis of folic acid, which itself is involved in many important biological reactions, including DNA repair and methylation.3 Folic acid is equally important for children and adults as sufficient levels of folic acid are required for erythrocytes production.3 In contrast, deficiency of folic acid is associated with physiological disorders, such as anaemia and neural tube defects in newborns.4 Folic acid is also important for the elderly people in order to maintain cognitive performance and reduce the risk of mental disorders.4

PABA is widely used as a sunscreen agent and other skin care products as it can help to protect the skin against ultraviolet (UV) radiation upon exposure to the sun.5 However, since the human body cannot synthesise PABA, it is also available as a dietary supplement. For example, PABA is biologically important to skin, hair pigment, red blood cell formation and intestinal health.1 PABA provides extra nourishment to hair. In fact, deficiency of PABA is known to cause hair to turn grey. Therefore, by adding PABA supplement to your regular diet you can prevent and in some cases even reverse the greying of hair. In addition, there is some evidence to suggest that PABA has anti-wrinkle effects.

Key benefits:

  • Nourishes skin and hair
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Prevents the greying of hair
  • Improves protein use by the body
  • Reduces aging of the skin
  • Helps maintain gut health

How does PABA work?

PABA is rapidly absorbed and biosynthesised by intestinal bacteria and then metabolised and conjugated in the liver.

Recommended dosage of PABA:

The recommended daily dosage of PABA is 500 mg. PABA is water soluble.

Side effects:

PABA is considered to be a safe supplement. However, you should not exceed the recommended daily dosage as high doses of PABA can be harmful. Also, some people may have allergic reactions to the PABA molecule with symptoms such as rash, swelling, dizziness and itching. Please note that sulfa antibiotics users should not take PABA, because it has been shown to reduce their effectiveness.

Supplement facts:

Serving size: 1 capsule

Servings per bottle: 120

Amount per serving: 500 mg PABA

Other ingredients: Magnesium Stearate; Silicon Dioxide

This product is free from: Artificial Flavours, Colours & Preservatives, Lactose, Yeast & Gluten. Natural colour variation may occur in this product.

Suitable for: Vegetarians and Vegans


  • Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a well-balanced and healthy diet.
  • Store in a cool dry place, out of reach of children.
  • Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


  1. Mirzaei, M. et al. 2012. Determination of para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) in B-complex tablets using Multivariate Curve Resolution-Alternating Least Squares (MCR-ALS) method, Scientia Iranica. 19 (3), 561-564.
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  1. Lu, Z. et al. 2014. Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) synthase enhances thermotolerance of mushroom agaricus bisporus, PLoS. 9 (3).
  1. Wegkamp A. et al. 2007. Characterization of the role of para-aminobenzoic acid biosynthesis in folate production by lactococcus lactis, Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 73 (8), 2673-2681.
  1. Akberova, S.I. 2002. New biological properties of p-aminobenzoic acid, Biology Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 29 (4), 390-393.


✝ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) The above products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should consult a physician before taking a new product or a supplement. This product should not be taken by pregnant or nursing mothers, people suffering from cardiovascular disease or those under 18 years of age.

Any studies cited here are not conclusive and are limited to their closed environment nature; they might not determine ones experience with a supplement, due to a large number of unaccounted variables falling outside the scope of such studies.

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By John B. on20 July 2017
This is a must supplement for graying hair
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