Nutrition and Information Guide: Vitamin B17 or Laetrile

About the vitamin B17 or laetrile, nutritional information guide, uses, good sources of B17.

Vitamin B17 (Laetrile)

Use in the Body: May prevent cancer by alleviating the nutritional deficiency which causes the disease.

Notes: Contains cyanide. Although laetrile is used to treat cancer in Europe and Mexico, its use is banned in the U.S., where research is not even allowed. This ban is currently being challenged in the courts by doctors who have openly prescribed laetrile for their patients.

Best Source: Apricot kernels (which are inside the pits).

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