B17 Laetrile

B17 [laetrile]

One of the most controversial Vitamins. B17 is purported to have cancer-controlling and preventative properties. A lack of Vitamin B17 could diminish your resistance to cancer.

What it can do for you

  • Purported to have caner-controlling and preventative properties
There is presently no set Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Vitamin B17 is chemically a compound of two sugar compounds: benzaldehyde and cyanide called an amygdalin. Known as nitrilosides when used in medical doses.
Toxicity and Deficiency: No established toxicity level yet, but taking excessive amounts of laetrile could be dangerous. Deficiency may lead to diminished resistance to cancer.
 
Best Natural Food Sources: A small amount of Biotin is found in the kernels of apricots, apples, cherries, peaches, plums and nectarines
Apricot Kernels Apples2  Cherries peaches  Plums Nectarines

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Read Related Articles:                                  

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Further Reading: 

B17 on Wikipedia.org

 

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