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NOW Foods PABA 500mg

100 capsules
NOW Foods PABA 500mg

PABA or Para-aminobenzoic acid is a non-essential nutrient considered to be part of the Vitamin B complex family. This water soluble compound protects the skin against the sun’s UV radiation and also prevents the accumulation of abnormal tissues that form tumours in the skin. PABA is also involved in the healthy production of RBCs by increasing the production of folic acid in the intestines.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 100


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)

500 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), stearic acid (vegetable source), silica and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule daily, preferably with food.


For adults only. PABA should not be taken when using sulfonamide (sulfa) drugs or in known PABA allergy. Consult Doctor if pregnant/ nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition including liver and renal disease.


  • PABA is used as an active ingredient of sunscreen lotions for protection against harmful UV radiations. It is an essential component of the skin pigment, which makes it useful in restoring normal skin pigmentation in patients with vitiligo. Vitiligo is a skin disorder wherein there are white patches in the skin after losing skin pigment. PABA for skin care is available in PABA supplements and injections.
  • More on skin care, research show that PABA helps prevent the formation of abnormal fibrous tissues in the skin that can form into malignant tumours.
  • Para-aminobenzoic acid supports the production of folic acid by the intestinal bacteria. Folic Acid or Vitamin B9 is an important nutrient involved in the formation of oxygen-rich Red Blood Cells (RBCs). Additionally, Folic acid promotes normal foetal growth and development and reduces the risk for neural tube defects in newborns.
  • Preliminary studies suggest that taking PABA supplements supports healthy reproductive functions in women.

Para-aminobenzoic acid or PABA is a water soluble compound classified as one of the B vitamins. However, scientists believe that the activities of PABA in the body differ from the other members of the B complex family. Often called Vitamin Bx, Para-aminobenzoic acid is found in the liver, molasses, whole grains, brewer’s yeast, spinach, and mushrooms. In the body, it is also made by the beneficial bacteria that normally reside in the intestines. PABA works by protecting the skin from the sun’s UV radiation, regulating the production of folic acid, and supporting healthy female reproductive system. By its delaying effects on the liver, it enhances the effectiveness of hormones such as estrogen and cortisone. In healthy individuals, there is enough PABA produced to sustain its important functions. PABA deficiency is rare but can occur due to long-term use of antibiotics. Signs and symptoms of PABA deficiency include constipation, nervousness, headaches, fatigue, irritability, depression, premature wrinkles, premature greying of hair, and most eczema.