An abbreviation for para-aminobenzoic acid, PABA, appears to be a component of folic acid, a member of the B family of vitamins. It plays a role in breaking down and using proteins, and in forming red blood cells. PABA is important for healthy hair and skin. PABA is synthesized naturally in the intestines from friendly bacteria, and can also be obtained through grains and animal products. Supplements are also available.
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