Basic facts about vitamin B10
Vitamin B10 or PABA (Para- aminobenzoic - acid) is one of the members of major family of B vitamins. It is soluble in water and it can be found in the form of a white crystalline powder, which does not tolerate the high temperatures, so during the cooking, vitamin B10 losing significantly.
What is the role of PABA in the body?
The role of vitamin B10 is in the enzyme and metabolic processes. Vitamin B10 is particularly important as a coenzyme in the formation of proteins and amino acids methionine, as well as purine bases that constitute DNA.
PABA is part of folic acid, although it can be found as a separate supplement.
What are the sources of vitamin B10 in food?
As good sources of this vitamin are taken:
- Grains (has it in the germ and bran)
The recommended daily doses of vitamin B10 are 30-100 mg three times a day.
The toxicity of this vitamin has not been confirmed, although it is not advisable the long term and excessive intake of this vitamin.
What are the Health Benefits of Vitamin B10?
The main role of PABA is protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, which the skin is most often exposed during the tanning session. Consequently, many tanning lotions contain this vitamin.
Vitamin B10 nourishes the skin, prevents the formation of wrinkles and helps to heal the wounds of burns.
Other aesthetic characteristic of vitamin B10 is to prevent the appearance of gray hair. The possible cause of gray hair appearance takes the stress factor; PABA affects the stress hormones and thus prevents the emergence of gray hair.