What are the properties of PABA in supplements?

The Supplements with PABAThe Supplements with PABA

The properties of PABA

Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) is a chemical found in the folic acid vitamin and also in several foods including grains, eggs, milk, and meat.

PABA is taken by mouth for skin conditions including vitiligo, pemphigus, dermatomyositis, morphea, lymphoblastoma cutis, Peyronie's disease, and scleroderma. PABA is also used to treat infertility in women, arthritis, “tired blood” (anemia), rheumatic fever, constipation, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and headaches. It is also used to darken gray hair, prevent hair loss, make skin look younger, and prevent sunburn. PABA is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a sunscreen. PABA seems to be effective during sweating, but not when skin is submerged in water – during swimming, for example.

The supplements containing PABA

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PABA (4-Aminobenzoic acid)

TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):
NameMolecular Formula:
P-Aminobenzoic Acid, Para-Aminobenzoic Acid
Classification TypeIdentifier
PubChem CID:
U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubChem)
InChI Key:
International Chemical Identifier hash (InChIKey) computed from chemical structure using the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) standard
A proprietary registry number assigned by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States National Library of Medicine - TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network).
EC Number:
A seven-digit regulatory identifier currently assigned by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) known as a European Community (EC) number
ATC code:
WHO ATC Classification System. The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classification System is used for the classification of drugs. This pharmaceutical coding system divides drugs into different groups according to the organ or system on which they act and/or their therapeutic and chemical characteristics