How To Eat Apricot Seeds (Vitamin B17 or Laetrile) For Cancer Treatment And Cure Chronic Diseases

Vitamin B17 is technically not a vitamin. It is also known by other names such as laetrile, or amygdalin. The word “laetrile” is derived from the words laevarotatory (describes the stereochemistry of the molecule), and mandelonitrile (refers to its chemical identity).

Laetrile has these key components: glucose, benzaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide.

Yes, cyanide! And this is the “scare word” used to cover-up the actual effectiveness of using laetrile in cancer treatment. I tell you, fear not! Research suggests that due to the very minute amount of cyanide in apricot seeds, you would need to eat about 65 apricot seeds in a day (on the low end) for it to become poisonous.

In any case, cyanide on its own in big doses kills. But, when bound with other nutrients in this small amount, it is not harmful.


Alternative cancer doctors have been prescribing the usage of laetrile for cancer treatments for a while now. Yet, laetrile therapy was banned by the FDA. It is illegal for doctors to use or prescribe vitamin B17 in their clinics.

In the early 1970s, America’s war on cancer was in full force, and Sloan Kettering was regarded as one of the world’s leading cancer research centers. Dr Kanematsu Sugiura discovered laetrile to have very positive effects in preventing the spread of malignant lung tumors in lab mice.

But Sloan Kettering’s Board of Directors swept positive findings about Laetrile under the rug when it became unprofitable and publicly unpopular for them to support it. Well, there isn’t any money to be made from treatments that cannot be patented. It wouldn’t make economic sense!

So, this valuable information was covered-up, and reports were released about cyanide content in apricot (and apple) seeds being poisonous! What they don’t tell you though, are the immense cancer-fighting benefits and how little the cyanide content is, that they don’t cause any harm!

When doing your own research, depending on which site you’re on: there will always be two sides to the story. There will be sites that are in support of using laetrile as cancer treatment, and there will be those that are downright against it, putting it down to ineffective or even poisonous.


How laetrile kills cancer cells is interesting and you can see how amazingly and beautifully Nature works to deliver nutrients into our body where they are needed, and the same compounds can become poisonous to cancer cells.

Our healthy cells contain an enzyme called rhodanese, which cancer cells do not have. Instead, cancer cells have an enzyme called beta-glucosidase.

The enzyme rhodanese neutralizes benzaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide in B17 and converts them to useful nutrient compounds that your body can use.

Beta-glucosidase, on the other hand, releases benzaldehyde and cyanide from B17 that creates a targeted poison that kills cancer cells.

One of the key side benefits of ingesting laetrile is that it helps synthesize more vitamin B12, a vitamin that many are deficient in. By supplementing with high doses of vitamin C while on laetrile therapy, these nutrients create a synergistic power that are by themselves, a treatment for cancer.

It is important to eat a healthy plant-based organic diet, so that you supply your body with a wide range of vitamins and minerals. These are all necessary in order for laetrile to work efficiently. Taking a high quality multi-vitamin supplement will also help make up for deficiencies.



Although laetrile (from apricot seeds) is a very good cancer treatment, it should not and must not be the primary cancer treatment for any cancer patient.

Laetrile (or vitamin B17) therapy is one of the most popular and best known alternative cancer treatments. It is very easy to use, and is very effective when used in right doses. It works by targeting and killing cancer cells, and building the immune system to fend off future outbreaks of cancer.

Only high quality products must be used, in combination with an effective cancer diet and key supplements. (These are not covered here. You will need to do your own research in order to maximize the benefits of laetrile therapy.)


Where To Get Vitamin B17 (Laetrile)?

Laetrile is found in the seeds (kernels) of many fruits, such as apricot, plum, peach, cherry, nectarine, avocado, apple, pear, quince, bitter almonds, macadamia nuts and lesser amounts in other fruits.

Is it any wonder why seeds of avocado, pumpkin, and papaya are used for medicinal purposes and cancer prevention?

Apricot kernels are one of the best sources of vitamin B17 or laetrile.

Although laetrile treatment for cancer is banned, the good news is that:

If you saved your own apricot seeds, this video shows you how you can harvest apricot kernels yourself:

How Many Apricot Kernels To Eat?

This is what says (in reference to doses for cancer patients):

Most experts will recommend a daily dose of apricot kernels from between 24 kernels a day up to 40 kernels a day, spread throughout the day. For a person in remission, 16 apricot kernels a day should be used as a minimum.

What says:

You will need to determine the best amount for yourself. With that said most people find that one apricot seed for every 10 pounds of body weight per day spread out throughout the day is a good amount. You should build up to this amount over a few days or even weeks.

Start with one apricot seed an hour and see how you do. If you notice any unwanted side effects like dizziness, headache or upset stomach, then you are consuming too many seeds too fast. Eating six to ten seeds daily is a very common amount.

But, remember to never over-consume apricot seeds, always start with a small amount and slowly increase that amount if you feel you want to.

Caution: You can eat too much of a good thing that could get you sick. More doesn’t mean better. Find your own “magic number”.

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