Daily Dose of Laetrile: 6g or 10-12 seeds
Vitamin B17, or laetrile, isn’t really a vitamin, but a chemical compound derived from amygdalin. It doesn’t occur naturally in any foods, but the substance amygdalin does. Amygdalin is a chemical compound that contains cyanide and it is not a vitamin because it lacks the definition of being an essential element which must be acquired from a dietary source. However, laetrile is an important nutrient and is getting a lot of attention because it may be an effective cancer treatment. Many alternative medicine enthusiasts believe that with the right dosage, together with a cancer friendly diet, it could prove effective at managing cancer. This works because vitamin b17 creates hydrogen cyanide, which is released into the body’s tissues. The hydrogen cyanide then attacks and destroys cancer cells. It doesn’t work alone though, it works best with processes involving enzymes, a diet that includes anti-carcinogenic foods, as well as exercise. Vitamin B17 works well with vitamins A, C, E, B15, pancreatic enzymes, and other nutrients to break down and destroy cancer cells. There are other benefits to taking laetrile, such as reducing arthritic pain, lowering high blood pressure, and even strengthening the immune system.
Laetrile can be found in many foods, especially in fruits like apricots, crabapples, blackberries, and Swedish cranberries. Almost all seeds of fruits have vitamin B17 so a great way to get more laetrile is to eat fruit seeds. Sprouts like bamboo, alfalfa, and mung sprouts also have amygdalin but in medium amounts. Nuts and beans also supply a medium amount of amygdalin, though bitter almond contains the highest amount. Some reported side effects of laetrile include weakness or headaches but drinking fruit juice can help ease these symptoms. Taking some hydrochloric acid can also prevent a reaction.
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