Vitamin B17 is classified not under the term ‘vitamin’, but under the names “amygdalin” or “laetrile”, that come from the Latin terms that indicates the stereochemistry of the molecule or the chemical identity.
The 3 main components of laetrile are glucose, hydrogen cyanide, and benzaldehyde. Cyanide might sound a little bit scary, however the apricot kernels have tiny amount of it. If you swallow 65 apricot kernels in one day, then it may become dangerous to your health. Otherwise, it’s not dangerous. When you combine with other ingredients, it’s safe.
Vitamin B17 and cancer
Alternative doctors for cancer treatment healed their patients with laetrile. But, the FDA prohibit the B17 use and because of that, doctors can’t treat or prescribe their patients with laetrile anymore. In 1970s, Sloan Kettering was the leading center for cancer research. According to the findings of Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura, laetrile prevents the expansion of malignant tumors in lungs in lab mice. However, the Board of Directors consider that the new discoveries will shrink the profits and not support the evidence. Also, the media play a crucial role here, too and published a story where cyanide in apricot kernels is harmful.
Laetrile and cancer treatments
Healthy cells have rhodanese, which is an enzyme that cannot be found in cancer cells. Cancer cells contain beta-glucosidase. Rhodanese neutralizes the hydrogen cyanide and benzaldehyde in B17 and turn them into useful compounds for the body to use.
Although laetrile is efficient, it cannot be considered as a primary treatment for cancer. The proper doses can do miracles. It can be found in kernels of plum, apricot, peach, nectarine, cherry, avocado, pear, apple, macadamia, and etc.
According to experts, patients should eat maximum 40 kernels throughout the day. Those patients in remission need to eat 16 at least. Increase the amount of kernels gradually. As soon as you eat one kernel, wait an hour to take another. Consuming too many kernels can lead to fatal consequences.
Take a look at the following stories of people who ate apricot kernels for treatment of their condition.
No-surgery solution for uterus and lymph node removal
“My surgery for uterus removal was already scheduled when I rejected the chemotherapy and refused the surgery. Instead, I bought apricot seeds, vitamin C, dry Apricots and today, 10 months after that, my Pap is clear and the results are great. I even plan to have another baby, and I am 40.”
“I ate a lot of seed while I was growing old and never ever got sick from them. But, if you eat 5 at once you will feel numbness in your mouth, that vanishes within a few seconds after washing with water. Do not consume them all at once. When I eat seeds, I feel healthier.”
Removed oral bump
“I ate them only to see what will happen. I had a bump in the corner in my mouth and at first glance, I thought I can pop, but it become solid. I used clay but it didn’t work. Then, I started eating 3 apricot kernels on daily basis and didn’t notice anything. But, after a month, the bump become swollen and fell off the next day.”