PABA for Hair Growth
Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), also known as vitamin B10, is an organic compound that can be found in some foods and supplements. It has been a common ingredient in sunscreen, as it blocks UVB rays. Limited research also suggests that PABA supplements may help darken grey hair and improve skin issues that involve tissue build-up and hardening. Studies have also shown PABA to benefit hair growth.
Does PABA Promote Hair Growth?
The most common and effective use of PABA supplements is to help with the repigmentation of premature grey hair. Studies in the 1940s and ’50s found that taking PABA at daily doses ranging from 200 mg to 24 grams led to hair darkening and helped grey hair return to its original colour. The anti-greying results have been positive, despite the lack of sufficient research.
PABA does not tend to promote hair growth on its own, however, when combined with other key ingredients, such as MSM or Folic Acid, for example, PABA can aid in the prevention of excessive hair fall, and encourage the formation of healthy hair growth in both men and women.
How to Use/Take PABA
There are various ways in which PABA can be taken or used. The most common forms are; supplement, spray, powder, shampoo, oral liquid, and topical serum. The most effective and preferred form is said to be the orally consumed supplement.
Caution is always advised before taking, or using any types of supplements. PABA can cause certain side effects, like skin irritation, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhoea, and loss of appetite.
Health Benefits of MSM
PABA is is commonly used to treat infertility in women, arthritis, anemia, rheumatic fever, constipation, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and headaches. It is also used to darken grey hair, prevent hair loss, make skin look younger, and prevent sunburn.
PABA is a potent property, but generally considered to be safe, providing the recommended daily dose is not exceeded. The recommended daily dose for PABA is 500 mg, but anything from 100 mg - 250 mg is widely considered to be sufficient enough.
PABA can be found in many foods such as yeast, organ meat, mushrooms, whole grains, and spinach. Your body can also synthesize the compound using certain bacteria in your gut. PABA then assists in the production of folate (vitamin B9), which is key for repairing and boosting skin cell and hair cell growth.
HR23+ combines PABA with 22 other key vitamins and extracts that are crucial to the development of healthy hair follicles. This award winning anti-hair loss supplement can promote healthy hair growth, and halt excessive hair shedding. This is just one of many benefits that HR23+ can have on hair follicles.