Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) supplements continue to flock the market, FSSAI lacks regulation

Para-aminobenzoic acid or PABA is a precursor of folic acid and exists in dairy products such as eggs, milk, and meat. It is usually used in dietary supplements to improve skin health. In an order dated June 29, 2018, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banned the use of PABA in the products […]

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Banned PABA supplements available online

Little research supports the use of PABA as supplements and there are no recommended or standardized dosages. The sale of Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) supplements continues on e-commerce platforms and a few physical stores despite the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) prohibiting their use in 2018.  PABA is a precursor of folic acid […]

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