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vitamin B17- laetrile, amygdaline - info

laetrile, amygdalin is another one of those ingredients, that even if called vitamin B 17, it is really dubious if it is a vitamin as such. 

Very little is known, and therefore our information is very sketchy.

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It is touted as an ingredient, which can prevent the growth of cancers, but has been outlawed for sale in many countries. Laetrile may however help with reducing blood pressure and the pain associated with arthritis.

Until further research is done, only use sprouted seeds as your source of laetrile.

vitamin B17, laetrile  dosage 

The dosage underneath is the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), but be aware that that this dosage is the minimum that you require per day, to ward of serious deficiency of this particular nutrient. 

In the therapeutic use of this nutrient, the dosage is usually increased considerably, but the toxicity level must be kept in mind. 

Laetrile contains cyanide, which can lead to toxic symptoms, which include headaches, nausea, low blood pressure etc.

toxicity & symptoms of high intake 

Until further research is done, only use sprouted seeds as your source of laetrile.

food sources 

Laetrile is present in apricot kernels and to a lesser degree in other stone fruit kernels. It is also found in sprouting seeds.


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