Vitamin B17, also known as amygdalin or laetrile, is a glycoside nutrient linked with cancer prevention in alternative medicine practices.
It is derived from natural food sources and most abundant in the seeds of plants of the prunasin family, such as apricots and apples.
Vitamin B17 is potentially responsible for various disease prevention. As such, it interacts with other antioxidants, including vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E — along with pancreatic enzymes to break down and eliminate harmful cells from the body.
However, vitamin B17 was banned by the FDA in the 1980s and once labeled and marketed as a vitamin, it disappeared without a trace within the mainstream medical community.
Laetrile, the extract form of vitamin B17, is known for helping prevent cancer development through the production of hydrogen cyanide.
This beneficial compound, once released into the body’s tissues, targets and destroys mutated cells.
In one case, a woman tried to cure her cancer by using vitamin B17. After she began to consume it her cancer responded to this treatment. She stopped taking the vitamin and the cancer returned.
In the end, she decided to avoid chemotherapy and continue to use vitamin B17 instead. As unbelievable as it seems, in ten weeks of administering 500 mg two times a day, five malignant tumors were destroyed and she was cancer free!