PABA is the short name of Para-aminobenzoic acid and is classified as a vitamin like substance. It is commonly known as an antioxidant and a micronutrient. PABA is a component of many biological systems and participates in many metabolic processes. Basically, this nutrient eradicates free radicals known as “loose electrons” from the body. These loose electrons are known to be dangerous for human health, as they cause cellular damage.
PABA can be naturally found in a variety of food; from spinach and mushrooms to brewer’s yeast and wheat germ. Although it is not a true vitamin, it is often referred to be as vitamin Bx. PABA provides important antioxidants that are not readily available in everyday diet.
When PABA is consumed, it helps stimulate the pituitary gland, which in turn proves to be a useful element for women who have trouble in conceiving. It also has a positive impact on the formation of red blood cells which stimulates the production of folic acid in the intestines when this complex vitamin is synthesized in the body. It is believed that PABA increases the ability of estrogen production and facilitates by increase the level of fertility in women. Therefore it assists in increasing the chances of conceiving. A recent clinical trial reported that after supplementing with PABA over several months 12 to 16 infertile women were able to become pregnant.
According to this study, women having trouble in getting pregnant should take supplements fortified with PABA daily in doses of about 300 to 400 mg. This research was further backed up with a study which revealed a 75% higher conception success rate for those women who have supplemented their diet with PABA for 3-7 months as opposed to women who did not take it.
Today certain fertility supplements are available which constitute of PABA along with a blend of other herbs and natural ingredients which assist in improving fertility. Therefore, women who are having trouble in conceiving should try out these supplements to improve their fertility chances.