Nutrition and Information Guide: PABA or Para-Aminobenzoic Acid

About the vitamin PABA or para-aminobenzoic-acid, nutritional information guide, uses, effects of deficiency, good sources of PABA.

PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)

Use in the Body: Enables the intestinal bacteria to produce folic acid, which, in turn, aids in producing pantothenic acid. Aids in the breakdown and use of proteins and in the formation of blood cells, especially red blood cells. May prevent graying of hair.

Deficiency May Lead to: Fatigue, irritability, depression, nervousness, headache, constipation and other digestive disorders. May result from use of sulfa drugs.

Best Sources: Organ meats and green leafy vegetables.

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