Alternative Names: p-Aminobenzoic Acid.
PABA is an antioxidant nutrient that inhibits the formation of the damaging free radicals (unbonded oxygen molecules that cause aging and degeneration). PABA is considered to be one of the B-complex vitamins.
This compound is widely distributed in nature and is found especially in brewer's and bakers yeast
Why it is RecommendedPABA
has been used in various cremes to prevent sunburn.
The US RDA has not been established for PABA
. PABA is listed in the U.S.P.
Since unwanted side-effects (including skin rash
and fever) are possible at higher quantities, it is best to work with PABA along with a health care professional skilled and knowledgeable in nutritional therapy.