Vitamin B-17 (Amygdalin) (also known as laetrile): Found in stones of apricots etc. Breaks down into poison cyanide. Sometimes called vitamin B17. This is used in the production of the proported cancer cure “Laetrile”. It is NOT to be taken by the average person.
Other names :: Nitrilosides, amygdalin, laetrile
Amygdalin was first isolated in 1830 and was used as an anticancer agent in Russia as early as 1845. Very little is known regarding this Vitamin and therefore our information is very sketchy.
Actions and benefits of vitamin B17
- Preventive and anti-cancer effect.
- Laetrile may however help with reducing blood pressure and the pain associated with arthritis.
Best food sources of vitamin B17
Raspberries, cranberries, apricots and especially apricot pits, blackberries, mung beans, lima beans, garbanzo beans, flax seed, peach or plum pits.