Nature’s Cancer Prevention – Vitamin B17

apricot Natural Remedies

by Janet Hull

Have you ever heard of vitamin B17? Maybe you have heard of its other name – Laetrile.

Americans cannot access vitamin B17 because the FDA took it off the market in the 1970s, and removed it from the B-Complex vitamins. It is unlawful for any health practitioner to administer this vitamin to patients. Apricot seeds are the best source for B17, but they have also been removed from the shelves of every health food store and natural market throughout the USA. Limited research has been conducted on vitamin B17 since 1977. Once it was banned, it was forgotten.

According to research from years ago, provided by nutritionists and medical scientists, vitamin B17 is a natural cyanide-containing compound that gives up its cyanide content only in the presence of a particular enzyme group called beta glucosidase or glucuronidase. Miraculously, this enzyme group is found almost exclusively in cancer cells. If found elsewhere in the body, it is accompanied by greater quantities of another enzyme, rhodanese, which has the ability to disable the cyanide and convert it into completely harmless substances. Cancer tissues do not have this protecting enzyme.

So, according to past scientific knowledge, cancer cells are faced with a double threat: the presence of one enzyme exposing them to cyanide, while the absence of another enzyme found in all other normal cells results in the cancer’s failure to detoxify itself. Leave it to nature to provide a form of cyanide that can naturally destroy a cancer cell. The cancer cells that are unable to withstand the cyanide are destroyed, while the non-cancerous cells are not threatened by the cyanide, and, therefore, remain unharmed. Never underestimate the body’s potential!

Vitamin B17 is found naturally in many foods. If you eat foods containing vitamin B17, your body will know what to do next. All other animals in nature instinctively do this. Consider it nature’s cancer prevention. If only modern medicine would allow it.

Research on the effects of B17

San Francisco’s Ernst T. Krebs, Sr., M.D. discovered the healing qualities of vitamin B17 in 1923. His sons, Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., PhD., and Byron Krebs, M.D. continued their father’s research in 1952, refining Laetrile’s (B17) nutritional qualities.

From their research, the Krebs believed cancer was not caused by an outside invading force but rather by malfunctions of the normal mechanics within the body itself. They identified cancer as a “deficiency disease.” The body’s malfunctions, according to their research, were the result of a deficiency of certain chemicals found in food, a deficiency of chemicals they specifically identified as vitamin B17, as well as a deficiency of enzymes known as trypsins produced in the pancreas.

The Krebs had discovered a natural, drugless method to help prevent cancer. But their discovery wasn’t original. Years prior to any of the Drs. Krebs’ works, Drs. George B. Wood and Franklin Bache, M.D. published a reference volume in 1833 in which they described amygdalin, derived from B17, as a common treatment for a wide range of diseases and disorders.

Vitamin B17 is also referred to as a nitriloside, which is the foundation for Laetrile, amygdalin, and prunasin. Together with the pancreatic enzyme trypsin, these can form a natural barrier against cancer growth. If foods containing any of the nitrilosides are eaten regularly, the body’s own immune mechanisms can naturally battle cancer-forming cells. But if foods containing these critical vitamins are not regularly consumed (or manufactured), nature’s mechanisms can’t work as effectively against the buildup of factors at the root of cancer and the countless number of degenerative diseases.

This is happening to human beings today. Not only are advanced societies environmentally polluted to dangerous levels, but also more and more foods are being altered from their natural state by man’s own doing. Modern freeze-dried, fat-free, sugar-free, calorie-free, weight-watchful, microwavable artificial food substitutes don’t contain nitrilosides. Most food manufacturers don’t even know what nitrilosides are. Never in human history have artificial foods saturated with preservatives and unhealthy chemicals dominated the food supply to the degree they do today. Modern nourishment is no longer nourishing.

In the late 1970’s, Dr. Harold W. Manner, PhD., Chairman of the Biology Department at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, studied the overall value of Laetrile (B17). His work was well respected and considered among the first unbiased studies since the Krebs’ in the 1920s. He reported Laetrile as being virtually non-toxic.

When Dr. Manner used Laetrile in his medical research, along with vitamin A and digestive enzymes, he discovered the production of antibodies was stimulated against spontaneous breast tumors in his laboratory mice. He studied the results of complete regression in 76 percent of the treated mice with mammary gland cancers.

Dr. Manner believed Laetrile received its best results when used in conjunction with digestive enzymes, a traditional balanced diet, and with vitamin A.

No physician has had more clinical experience with Laetrile than Ernesto Contreras, Sr., M.D. of the Contreras Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, formerly The Oasis Of Hope Hospital. Dr. Contreras has clinically used Laetrile for more than forty years on thousands of terminally diagnosed patients, and has received impressive results.

One of Dr. Contreras’ patients was a man suffering from severe colon cancer. Using Laetrile treatments in conjunction with detoxification protocols and proper vitamin supplementation, Contreras was able to arrest the progression of his patient’s cancer. The man lived more than fifteen years beyond his predicted death.

The following is a list of foods rich in vitamin B17:

– Apricot seeds

– Watercress

– Spinach

– Bamboo sprouts

– Alfalfa sprouts

– Lentil sprouts

– Whole nuts

– Mung bean sprouts

– Ground nuts

– Garbanzo sprouts

– Apple seeds


37 Comments on Nature’s Cancer Prevention – Vitamin B17

  1. now I'm saying it to everyone buuuut most don't bolieve me and take another pill telling me it help as there conditions continue to get worse it so sad harriet tubman said I saved a 1000 slave and she could have saved 1000 more if they had only known they were slaves.

  2. John Str

    at the point when the masses finally wake up and decide to not just dismiss what goes against the governmnents brainwashing ideologies. which is never unfortunately :(

  3. I find the government useless and meddling at the best of times. But there are times I wish they would pull their heads out of their asses and control this type of food "death"!

  4. Does anyone know how thre FDA works?Asa drug company, you compile your defense arguement why your product is worthy? No investigation from them? They are only a money collecting agency, not different to many judicial regimes across the world! Bunch of W………!

  5. Jolyne Hebert

    Because treating is more profitable than curing… a cure that is found in many foods can't be patented and marketed…. So let's hide it from the public… business as usual….

  6. Vitamin B17 seems to be effective for some people, others report side effects. Which one that hold truth could be down do individual circumstance. Regardless it is likely to be safer than traditional cancer treatment. Another supplement to consider for optimal immune health in general is ImmiFlex with Wellmune WGP beta glucan from yeast and Vitamin D3. Here is a animation showing the mechanism of action Wellmune has on innate immune cells and how it modulates an immune response:

    There also exist a vast amount on research on beta glucans and cancer with very promising results. Luckily both Vitamin B17 and ImmiFlex with Wellmune beta glucans can be bought in Europe from, and people in the US have various Wellmune and beta glucan enriched products and supplements at their disposal.

  7. Shannon Brankley

    There is no money if the people are healthy! Gotta love how the government looks out for its own lined pockets!! And lets not forget Monsanto!! Another corporation that is poisoning us!! And the government is letting it happen!!

  8. Linda Seger Anthony

    don't forget that most of these foods have been radiated so they DON'T contain their natural nutrients! Foods including nuts and leafy greens, and a big percentage of otherwise healthy foods! GROW your own, if possible!

  9. Pamela J Leadley

    They are, but not to the healthy human body cells because it can nullify the cyanide in the seeds. However the cancerous cells cannot nullify it and therefore it destroys the cancerous cells. Thus the cyanide is dangerous to the pocket books of the FDA and Big Pharma

  10. Linda Shepherd Morse

    Someone eat them then and see what happens. I would like to know. There has to be a way to prove they are either poisonous or not.

  11. Amygdalin, also known as B17 is NOT a vitamin in any sense. When taken orally it produces enzymes that when mixed with the acids in your stomach become cyanide. The metabolism of amygdalin specifically produces hydrogen cyanide. The reasons it affects cancer are similar to the reasons chemotherapy affects cancer, it's a poison. If people actually took time to look up the chemistry, we wouldn't have moronic pages like this one.

  12. Daniel Gerard

    Hydrogen cyanide worked on the Jews at Auschwitz so I'm sure it'll kill the fuck out of your cancer. #zyklonb

  13. Oh I think you are pretty safe to go ahead and say it! We are all with you! Someone asked me the other day why thought they didn't have a cure for cancer, my reply, "cause there is too much money in NOT curing it"

  14. John Lagan

    Excerpt from 'The Cancer Business' by Pat Rattigan:
    In 1952 the American biochemist Ernst Krebs PhD proposed that cancer was a deficiency disease: the deficiency being the factor linked for so long with cancer therapy. He identified the substance as part of the nitriloside group specifically, amygdalin, a cyanogenic glycoside first isolated, from the bitter almond, prunus amygdalus amara, in 1830 by the French chemists Robiquet and Boutron-Charland. Its chemical structure is D(1)-mandelonitrile-B-D-glucosido-6-6-B-glucoside, as recorded in the Merck Index, 1976.
    Toxicologically, amygdalin falls between Class 1 and Class 2.36 Which means it is virtually non-toxic. This compares with saccharin, between Class 3 and Class 4 and most ‘chemotherapy’: Class 6 – super toxic.
    After taking into account the required factors, Krebs allocated his substance the next available number on the vitamin B index: 17. He named his concentrated amygdalin preparation, Laetrile.
    Eat B17 foods regularly – seeds of apricot, peach, plum, cherry, apple; sprouted alfalfa, mung and wheat seeds; millet, lentils, watercress, lima beans, blackeye beans, broccoli, cabbage, buckwheat, linseed etc.

  15. John Lagan :
    "The consensus of available scientific evidence does not support claims that laetrile is an effective anti-cancer treatment, either in animal studies or in human clinical trials. Cancer cells do not seem to be more susceptible to the effects of laetrile than normal cells. The successes claimed by its supporters are based on individual reports, testimonials, and publicity issued by promoters." American Cancer Society

    "The use of Laetrile has been linked to cyanide toxicity and death in a few cases, especially when it was being taken by mouth. Although drug interactions are unknown, at least one case report suggests that vitamin C can increase the amount of cyanide released from Laetrile in the body. This can further raise the risk of cyanide poisoning. This risk is also likely to be increased if the person also eats raw almonds or crushed fruit pits while taking Laetrile. Eating fruits and vegetables that contain beta-glucosidase (such as celery, peaches, bean sprouts, and carrots) may increase the risk of cyanide poisoning. " American Cancer Society

  16. John Lagan

    Michael Clarkson :
    I wouldn't trust anything the American Cancer Society says. The chemical-pharmaceutical-medical combine control regulatory bodies such as the WHO, FDA, CDC, AMA, BMA, IMB, WDF, ACS etc., none of these organisations is remotely independent. The various reports they produce enable mainstream media and politicians to lie by telling the truth, a brilliant ploy on their part, for example: "I should say that the recommendations on measles mumps and rubella that the Government are following are supported by the World Health Organisation, the British Medical Association, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal College of Nursing, and the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association." – Tony Blair, Dec 18 2001. (Quote from The same ploy is regularly used to defend orthodox cancer treatments.

  17. John Lagan :
    So all of the bodies that actually check the science and have eradicated many diseases like Measles are all out to get us. I would argue that without proper vaccination many people from the anti-science side of the coin have become patient zero for outbreaks of old diseases like Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. You have to see past the hype and look at the raw numbers. In places where the anti vaccination movement has taken hold, people die. Bottom line, you can actually reproduce the chemistry in your own home. Extract b17, expose it to the acids and chemicals found in the stomach, and test for cyanide. The lab setup can be found at any classroom supply store.

  18. if they did let it cure then there would be lower costs of health insurance, doctor's would treat people instead of popping them with pain killers because they have too many patients, the stocks would go up, economy would grow, people would have $ and be able to vacation and they could figure out a way to alter brains of rapists, murderers etc.. instead and give us the cure. Still lots to do and the country would become prosperous instead of being in debt!

  19. Jolyne Hebert

    Sharon O'Brien Iovino I totally agree with you… Why is it people like us can see the benefits of a healthy, thriving public… And our decision makers and corporate leaders only care about their own short term profit? Greed and power is going to crush us all in the end…

  20. Russ Bessette

    Don't remember all the details, but Steve McQueen went to Mexico for Laetrile treatment for his cancer, and it didn't work out for him.

  21. My partner is beating breast cancer and not doing anything the doctors told her to do. Laetrile is one of the things she has used. There are side effects just about as bad as chemo. There badly needs some research and guide lines for using it. Slash and burn is not the only way to go.

  22. not a single good thing for humanity has been allowed to be available to us. if tesla's research wasn't stolen and it all being kept a secret so that they could make money of of ac we'd have a better world by now. if this is all true, and i wouldn't be surprised if it was, then, again, shame on the higher ups. when ever we all decide to take our world back and have free energy and water and food for everyone, which wouldn't be that hard, we can proceed to the next phase of humanity. the phase we are in now is atrocious and disgusting and the veins of the worlds elites, and even small elites, flow with greed and deception.

  23. Sandy Castanon Carlos

    So our FDA not only is keeping this information from us, but banned it from being sold? …and banned practitioners from giving it?

  24. Steven Chisham

    FDA claims Vitamin B17 is deadly. It can be if using too much. Maybe FDA should look at present treatment for cancer. It kills or has much more adverse effects than Vitamin B17 has had. Vitamin B17 has had helped a higher percentage of cancer effected people than any current treatment. FDA cannot profit from food so maybe this is why they fight using Vitamin B17. Steve Chisham

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