Did you know that vitamin B4, 8, 10, and 11 are the most "lost" B vitamins in the human body? And that these specific B's . . . equal a clear path to wellness???
I bet you didn't even know we have a vitamin B 10?
Well . . . it's considered part of the vitamin B complex . . . but it's actually not a vitamin at all or even an essential nutrient.
But . . . vitamin B10, also known as Para-aminobenzoic acid, is an organic compound found in certain foods and produced by the chemical industry. Don't know if you remember . . . but it was the vitamin added to sunscreen at one point.
Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) is used to treat infertility in women, arthritis, anemia, rheumatic fever, constipation, systemic lupus erythematosus and headaches. And has also been used as a supplement to help darken gray hair and improve certain skin issues.
For a skin benefit . . . it is taken by mouth for vitiligo, pemphigus, dermatomyositis, morphea, lymphoblastoma cutis, Peyronie's disease and scleroderma.
And a deficiency in this important compound . . . would be having vitiligo, a condition that causes discoloration of the skin.
Now . . . your body can also synthesize this compound using certain bacteria in our gut. Yet again . . . another reason we need our "good" bacteria to be at a premium. And with this . . . PABA then assists in the production of vitamin B9 (folic acid). We spoke yesterday about the importance of vitamin B9.
So we now know that B10 helps produce B9. Thank you Mr. B10!
Okay . . . so what are some good food sources???
Well . . . that would be . . . brewer's yeast, organ meat like kidneys and liver, whole grains, eggs, milk, molasses, mushrooms, wheat germ, spinach and yogurt.
Tomorrow we'll talk about vitamin B11
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