B10 vitamin (n-aminobenzoic acid)

B10 vitamin is a little-known vitamin connection. Other its name — paraaminobenzoic acid. This substance can arrive as from the outside, well synthesized and intestinal microflora. Because B10 vitamin is water-soluble, its replenishment has to be provided daily.

Vitamin B role organism

Paraaminobenzoic acid possesses really wonderful properties: she participates in digestion of protein, activates intestinal microflora, participates in development of red blood cells, activates interferon synthesis, normalizes digestion, increases efficiency of vitamins of group B and vitamin C, interferes with formation of blood clots, has positive effect on exchange processes, normalizes activity of a thyroid gland, increases working capacity, promotes production of milk at the feeding mothers, supports skin in a healthy state. B10 vitamin is good antioxidant which is usually added to sunblock creams for decrease in negative impact from ultraviolet rays. Quite recently antiviral properties of this substance were also open. Paraaminobenzoic acid is the cornerstone of novocaine without which it is impossible to provide modern medicine.

Deficit of B10 vitamin

Symptoms of deficit of B10 vitamin is the following:

  • Disturbance of a metabolism
  • Aggravation of symptoms of hair and skin
  • Gastric disturbances
  • Depressions
  • Weakness
  • Headaches, irritability
  • Growth disorder
  • Anemia
  • Nervous breakdowns
  • Insufficient amount of milk when breastfeeding
  • Hypersensitivity to an ultraviolet

B10 Vitamin sources

Most of all this substance contains in dairy products, a liver, kidneys, yolks, fish, mushrooms, nuts, sunflower seeds, beer yeast, carrots, potatoes, lettuce leaves. Alcohol, water and sugar it is destructive affect paraaminobenzoic acid.


Official recommendations about dosages of B10 vitamin do not exist. Nutritionists and metabolism specialists note that the level of folic acid influences need of an organism for B10 vitamin.

In case of overdose that happens rather seldom, is possible suppression of work of a thyroid gland. Reception of high doses can lead for a long time to vomiting, nausea which disappear at normal reception of this substance.

Section: Vitamins