PABA 500mg 100 CAPS - 1
by NOW FOODS
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The Benefits of PABA
Para-aminobenzoic acid, commonly referred to as PABA, is what is known as a powerful antioxidant and also a UV absorber. If spread over your skin in the form of a sunscreen, PABA can absorb the UV rays in sunlight and prevent them reaching your skin. It thus prevents sunburn which is caused by the free radical disruption of your skin cells.
Another benefit of the antioxidant nature of PABA is that it can be taken as a supplement to scavenge the free radicals generated by exposure to traffic and industrial emissions and by your own metabolism. The cellular respiration process that generates energy from glucose and oxygen in your body cells also generate small oxygenated molecules known as free radicals. These are very reactive and can destroy your body cells and also oxidize LDL cholesterol and deposit it on the inside of your arteries, eventually blocking them.
PABA prevents this, and helps to reduce the possibility of you suffering atherosclerosis, a narrowing of the arteries that can lead to strokes and heart attacks. There are other benefits of a medical nature such as it being used as a treatment for skin conditions such as morphea and sclerodema, but larger doses than can be safely provided by a supplement are needed. PABA is also converted to folate by gut bacteria, and can be used by pregnant women for this reason if approved by their doctor.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 100
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule daily, preferably with meals.
Free of: yeast, wheat, corn, soy, milk, sugar, salt, starch, colors, preservatives.
Other Ingredients: gelatin, magnesium stearate, silica.
Warnings: PABA should not be taken when using sulfonamide (sulfa) drugs.