I have been interested in the apricot seeds and cancer. I have been doing research and found this on a cancer research site from the UK. It states:
"If you do take laetrile by mouth, you should be sure to avoid eating raw almonds, crushed fruit stones or pips, celery, peaches, beansprouts, carrots or high doses of vitamin C. All these can increase the risk of cyanide poisoning if taken with laetrile."
If this is true a lot of us are taking high doses of Vitamin C!
My husband had been diagnosed with a deadly bladder cancer, the most aggressive they know. This was 4 years ago. This cancer was slightly bigger than a baseball. They removed it with surgery without touching any organs. We started on the Whole apricot extract which is much more potent than the kernels. he was taking 1oz per day. That is the equivalent to 50 kernels a day. With no side effects, he went into remission for a year and a half. He stopped taking the extract and the cancer returned a month later.
We found the kernels and the amount necessary (7 per day) he was eating 30 per day two at a time every hour or so. The surgeon was astonished....the tumors(4) all shrank by 2/3 in 3 weeks. He has been on them and is still 100% healthy, with only a little insomnia. The surgeon said she has never seen him more healthy.
You be the judge....The most aggressive cancer, no traditional treatment, no other special suppliments, only juicing some vegies and doing more natural ingredients in our cooking......just one thing...kernels. Seems to me, it works very well. Completely well.
Excess C will give you diarrhea and depleat your system of calcium, potassium and sodium and Thiamine. Be carefull....to much of a good thing is bad!
Hi Canadian Girl,
Could you possibly post the link to the site. I would like to read the artical in it's intireity. I am just starting the apricot seed regimnie and also other seeds. I would like to be weel informed before I get to far.
That info was obviously written by a medical professional. Having seen many die from conventional methods as well as many survive from overall heathful treatment, alkaline diets, processed food elimination, vegan diet etc, mega vit. c doses as well as chelation and detox. These natural remedies are the bodies way of cleansing itself. While I'm definitely noe advocating anyone take my words as "gospel" I DO suggest they look seriously into healthful remedies as an alternative. Of course ALL cases are different, so do the research with your case in mind.
Oh, I can't agree with you more but at the same time we don't have a lot of research to go on when it comes to Apricot Seeds. Someone had previously posted that they took 100 apricot seeds a day but I find this highly unlikely since everything I read (from alternative sites) write that you should not take too many of them a day or it could cause death or poisening. In this regard I would be more cautious. We have all the facts about Vitamin C but not too many about these seeds.
Makes me wonder if the person that wrote that post about eating the 100 seeds a day was working for the seed company, or maybe it was there's...at any rate they can and have helped many. There's a book that was published in the 80's, "curing cancer with herbs" It was written by a man that had lung cancer and traveled extensively to find a cure. He stumbled on the apricot seeds along with the Essiac Tea . He's cured and doing fine today...that's all I know.
OK, I have a friend who was given 3 months to live from a brain tumor. She took 50 seeds a day for 2 months and the tumor shrank down from 6cm to 1 1/2cm. She continued on at 40 seeds a day and gradually tapered down over the next few months as the tumor shrank away to nothing! She takes 6-7 seeds a day as a preventive now. There are HUNDREDS of people that have been documented as taking high dose seeds with NO toxicity if you go to http://www.seedoffaith.com and read the "success stories" you will see. My friend Kim's testimonial is on there too! You can still buy seeds from the link at http://www.blacksalveinfo.com Keep seeking the truth :)
Awesome!!! Apricot seeds are amazing and so potent against tumor growth. Is it not "sick" that the pharma and medical industry as well as the Food and Drug Administration all send disinformation and slander against these types of natural healing foods? Yes Keep Seeking The Truth and sharing it also!
Good Lord! It's all too confusing to me! I suppose if you take them in small doses it should be ok. I guess we are all guinea pigs - the only thing is how do we know who is right and who is wrong?? I wouldn't want to be taking the apricot seeds with high doses of Vitamin C and wait and see what happens. I would want more facts.
First Hand Experience: My husband took too many Apricot Seeds and I witnessed him become very ill because we didn't research enough ahead of time. After the fact, I read this (which I think is excellent advice). Only eat the equivalent # of seeds to the # of apricots you would eat in one sitting before feeling full: about 7-8 for a man, 5-6 for a woman, 2-3 for a child.
This page tells you about laetrile in people with cancer. There is information about
What laetrile is
Why people with cancer use laetrile
Research into laetrile as a cancer treatment
What taking laetrile involves
Side effects of laetrile
The cost of laetrile
A word of caution
Where to find more information
What laetrile is
Laetrile is a partly man made (synthetic) form of the natural substance amygdalin. Amygdalin is a plant substance found naturally in raw nuts and the pips of many fruits, particularly apricot pips, or kernels. Some people call laetrile vitamin B17, although it isn’t a vitamin. It also has the scientific names
Mandelonitrile beta D gentiobioside and
Mandelonitrile beta glucuronide
There is no scientific evidence to support claims that laetrile or amygdalin can treat cancer or any other illness. Despite this it has been promoted as an alternative cancer treatment. Alternative treatment means that people use it instead of conventional cancer treatment. The first use of laetrile as a treatment for cancer was in Russia in 1845, and it was used in the USA from the 1920s. In the 1970s, laetrile was widely promoted as an anti cancer agent either on its own or as part of a programme with a particular diet, high dose vitamin supplements, and pancreatic enzymes. We review research into laetrile below.
We don’t recommend that you replace your conventional cancer treatment with any type of alternative cancer therapy, such as laetrile. Laetrile can cause serious side effects in some people so we don't recommend that you use laetrile alongside your cancer treatment.
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Why people with cancer use laetrile
Although there is no evidence that laetrile can help with cancer, some people take it because they believe it might
Improve their health, energy levels and well being
Detoxify and cleanse the body
Help them to live longer
Some people want to use it if they are told that their cancer can't be cured with conventional cancer treatments because they hope that laetrile will be able to control or cure their cancer. There is no scientific evidence to support any of these reasons for using laetrile.
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Research into laetrile as a cancer treatment
Most of the websites or magazines promoting laetrile base their claims on unsupported opinions and anecdotal evidence. There isn’t any evidence that laetrile is an effective treatment for cancer or any other illness.
One animal study claimed that amygdalin slowed the growth of cancer in animals and helped stop tumours spreading to the lungs. But repeated studies couldn’t show similar results, so the treatment remains unproven.
Amygdalin (the active ingredient in laetrile) has shown anti cancer activity in two laboratory studies when given with particular enzymes called glucosidase. This is probably because the enzymes made the amygdalin release cyanide which killed the cancer cells grown in the lab. But in the body the cyanide would also damage healthy cells. This problem is the main difficulty in a great deal of cancer research. Researchers have developed some treatments that are directed at the subtle differences between normal cells and cancer cells - in other words targeted treatments. But there is no evidence that this is possible with laetrile.
Another study claimed that amygdalin might make cancer cells more sensitive to radiation. Cancer cells at the centre of tumours have less oxygen than cells nearer the outside of tumours. Lack of oxygen makes the central cells more resistant to radiotherapy. Apparently, during one study, amygdalin made cells in a laboratory dish absorb more oxygen. Since this research was first reported in 1978, it has not been confirmed by any other research.
The USA’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) reviews the research into the use of laetrile for cancer in humans on its website. Two published studies were sponsored by the NCI in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The studies tested whether laetrile works as a treatment for cancer in humans. The first study was a phase I clinical trial looking at safe levels of laetrile, and involved only 6 patients. It tested the dosage and different ways of giving laetrile. Although the researchers reported very few side effects, 2 patients developed symptoms of cyanide poisoning because they ate raw almonds while taking amygdalin.
The second study in 1982 looked at whether laetrile could shrink cancer tumours in 175 patients. Of these patients, only one person had any apparent response to laetrile and this only lasted for 10 weeks. Seven months after the study, all the patients’ cancers had continued to grow. There haven’t been any randomised controlled clinical trials using laetrile.
The Cochrane Library published a systematic review in 2006 which looked at laetrile treatment for cancer. It stated that the claimed benefits of laetrile are not supported by controlled clinical trials. It suggested that controlled clinical trials should be considered in the future in order to assess whether Laetrile is effective in cancer care. You can read a summary of the Cochrane review about laetrile on the Cochrane website.
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What taking laetrile involves
Laetrile is available
As an injection (intravenously)
Taking laetrile as tablets has more side effects than having it as an injection. Our digestive bacteria, and the enzymes in the food we eat, break down the laetrile and release cyanide.
Laetrile’s promoters typically recommend that you have daily intravenous injections for 2 and 3 weeks, followed by laetrile tablets for some time. Laetrile is also used in lotions to apply to your skin. It is used in enemas that are inserted into the back passage (rectum).
People who promote laetrile usually also suggest that you also
Take high doses of vitamins
Follow a special diet
So it can be quite a rigid and complex regime to stick to.
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Side effects of laetrile
Laetrile contains cyanide, which is a type of poison. So the side effects of laetrile are the same as those of cyanide. These include
A lack of oxygen to the body tissues
A drop in blood pressure
Nerve damage, causing loss of balance and difficulty walking
Confusion, coma and eventually death
It is estimated that eating approximately 50 to 60 apricot kernels, or 50g of laetrile, can cause death. If you do take laetrile as tablets, it is very important that you avoid eating
Crushed fruit stones or pips
High doses of vitamin C
Beans - mung, lima, butter and other pulses
All these foods can increase the risk of cyanide poisoning if you take them with laetrile because they contain low levels of amygdalin. These foods are safe when you eat them without laetrile because the levels of amygdalin in them are low. It is also important for anyone with liver problems to know that laetrile may cause further damage to their liver.
TREATMENT RATING: This cancer protocol is very effective at getting rid of cancer cells and to some degree also helps build the immune system. However, this protocol does not contain the super-nutrients which deal with reversing damage to the non-cancerous cells due to cancer (e.g. lactic acid), chemotherapy, radiation, etc.
Most cancer patients die as a result of the damage to their non-cancerous cells. This cancer protocol is not a complete protocol which deals with the most dangerous issues faced by advanced cancer patients.
Futhermore, this protocol does not have expert technical support which is the single most important factor in surviving advanced cancer.
However, in a clinic setting, especially in Mexico, high levels of laetrile are provided in a liquid I.V. In these clinics the doctors also deal with the issues of damage to non-cancerous cells and rebuilding the immune system.
For home use, this treatment is only rated as a stand-alone protocol for newly diagnosed cancer patients who have not had extensive damage to their non-cancerous cells.
In addition, for newly diagnosed cancer patients, this protocol is not considered strong enough, by itself, to treat fast-spreading cancers or cancers that have spread significantly.
It is also rated as a supplemental protocol to the more complete protocols (e.g. the Cellect-Budwig Protocol) which do include multiple super-nutrient products and deal better with rebuilding the immune system.
If using this protocol at home make sure you use both liquid laetrile or laetrile pills plus key supplements (discussed below) and apricot seeds!!
In summary, if you are an advanced cancer patient who has had a lot of chemotherapy, radiation or surgery or you have a potentially fast-growing cancer, do not use this protocol at home as your primary cancer treatment; use this protocol at a clinic or use one of the protocols linked to on the following web page as your primary protocol:
Chapter on Treatments Rated For Advanced Cancer Patients
How It Works
Laetrile (i.e. amygdalin or Vitamin B17) therapy is one of the most popular and best known alternative cancer treatments. It is very simple to use and is very effective if used in high enough doses and if the product is of high quality and if it is combined with an effective cancer diet and key supplements (in other words, you need to do your homework to maximize its benefits).
Laetrile works by targeting and killing cancer cells and building the immune system to fend off future outbreaks of cancer. It uses two different methods for killing cancer cells. It involves a strict diet (as do all cancer treatments) and several supplements.
How to Obtain Laetrile or Vitamin B17
The FDA has made the purchase of laetrile supplements almost impossible to obtain, even though it is a perfectly natural and safe supplement. In order for a doctor to use laetrile supplements, they or their patient must "confess" to the FDA that the doctor is using laetrile in their practice. In other words, laetrile supplements are effectively illegal because no doctor wants to admit they are using laetrile.
Fortunately they are available over the Internet either as apricot kernels or pills and in some cases in liquid form.
Most people take laetrile in the form of apricot kernels. In the middle of a peach or apricot is a hard shell. If you break open the hard shell with a "nut cracker," pliers or hammer, you will find a small seed/kernel in the middle that looks like an almond. However, it is much softer than an almond and certainly does not taste like an almond. It is this seed that is rich in natural laetrile.
If you search for "apricot kernels" (use the quotes) on Google you will be able to find a lot of vendors of apricot kernels. Be advised, however, that apricot kernel sites cannot legally make any medical claims about laetrile being used to treat cancer.
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 kernals a day should be used as a minimum.
Other things rich in laetrile are millet grain and buckwheat grain. Breads made with these grains, however, generally do not contain a high percentage of millet or buckwheat or else they would be too hard.
Also, the seeds of berry plants, such as red raspberries and black raspberries are rich in laetrile. Red raspberries also have a second cancer killer in their seeds: Ellagic Acid, a phenolic. About four dozen foods have Ellagic Acid, but Red Raspberries have the highest concentration. Strawberries also have Ellagic Acid.
This means that when you buy berry jelly, make sure you buy preserves that have the seeds. Basically, the seeds of any fruit, except citrus fruits, have laetrile. My wife eats apples from the bottom up, meaning she eats the seeds and always has. This is a good habit to get into - I picked up the habit years ago.
Of course, apricot kernels are the best source of laetrile. Those who do not yet have cancer might want to plant a few apricot or peach trees in their back yard for a long term source of laetrile. The kernels can be frozen while still in the shell.
The Dr. Philip Binzel list of foods that contain laetrile include: apricot kernels, peach kernels, grape seeds, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, bean sprouts, lima beans and macadamia nuts (to name but a few).
If you live outside of the U.S. and are able to obtain laetrile pills, it is important to take them with natural water during a meal (i.e. with food).
The FDA claims that laetrile is toxic. This is an absolute lie. Read the first chapter of Alive and Well (which is online and is linked to below) to see how absurd the FDA claim is.
When the laetrile compound molecule comes across a cancer cell, it is broken down into 2 molecules of glucose, 1 molecule of hydrogen cyanide and 1 molecule of benzaldehyde. In the early days of laetrile research it was assumed that the hydrogen cyanide molecule was the major cancer cell killing molecule, but now it is known that it is the benzaldehyde molecule that is by far the major reason the cancer cell is killed.
The reason laetrile therapy takes so long to work, in spite of the marvelous design of the laetrile molecule, is because if the laetrile molecule happens to chemically react with the enzyme of a non-cancerous cell (i.e. rhodanese), before it reacts with the enzyme of a cancerous cell (beta-glucosidase), the rhodanese will break apart the laetrile molecule in such a way that it can no longer kill a cancer cell. Thus you have to take enough laetrile molecules, over a long enough time, that enough laetrile molecules coincidently (as far as we know) hits all of the cancer cells first.
The second way that laetrile therapy works is because of the laetrile diet. Like the metabolic diet, it is designed to build up the trypsin and chymotrypsin in the body, and let them work on the cancer cells. What they do is break down the enzymes surrounding the cancer cell so the white blood cells can identify and kill the cancer cell. More will be said about the cancer diet below.
One of the good side-effects of laetrile therapy is that more Vitamin B12 is made in the body. With this in mind, make sure you supplement laetrile therapy with Vitamin C. Vitamin C and Vitamin B12 are, by themselves, a treatment for cancer.
The Basic Treatment Plan
The specific therapy that I discuss comes from the Binzel book: Alive and Well. There are other sources of a laetrile diet, but I would compare any other diet with the Binzel diet if you want to use another diet.
As with any cancer treatment, the place to start is with the "diet," meaning the foods you can and cannot eat. The Binzel diet is very similar to the Raw Food diet. This is interesting because he was taught by Dr. Krebs himself, thus the laetrile diet probably dates back over 60 years.
It would probably be better to simply go on a Raw Food diet rather than a modified Raw Food diet (i.e. the Binzel diet). The reason is that the Binzel diet does not take into account many discoveries made about the cancer killing nutrients in vegetables and fruits. In other words, the Binzel diet does not discriminate between the best cancer killing fruits and vegetables versus the far less effective (for treating cancer) vegetables and fruits. Thus, the base diet of the Binzel plan should be the Raw Food diet.
The Raw Food Diet
The question then becomes, how do we enhance the Raw Food diet to take into account laetrile. There are several ways. First, give preference in the Raw Food diet to those fruits (i.e. seeds), grains and nuts (e.g. almonds and macadamia) that are rich in laetrile. Mix these items with the Raw Food diet items.
Second, make sure you get the nutrients that are necessary in order for laetrile to work:
1) zinc (which is the transport mechanism for laetrile),
2) Vitamin C (build up to 6 grams a day),
6) Vitamins B6, B9 and B12,
7) Vitamin A,
8) Vitamin E (at least 2,000 I.U.)
If you are already taking a multi-vitamin (e.g. you are on the Bill Henderson Protocol), compare its ingredients with the above list and take extra supplements to make up any deficiency.
If you are not already taking a multivitamin, the recommended way to get all of these nutrients is the Essense Health Blend. It has all of the above items (plus the critical iodine). However, it does not have enough Vitamin C or Vitamin E (which you will have to supplement separately):
Essense Health Blend
Binzel also adds "Megazyme Forte" for its trypsin, chymotrypsin, bromalin and zinc nutrients - 2 pills three times a day. Other pancreatic enzymes (also known as proteolytic enzymes) are: Vitalzym, 10Zymes (also from Essense of Life), and Wobenzym N.
IT IS CRITICAL to take the pancreatic or proteolytic enzymes during the laetrile therapy!! However, note that they are blood thinners and should be taken within the vendor's recommended maximum dosage (on the bottle). These are critical for the laetrile molecules to work at peak efficiency.
Note that zinc is also one of the most critical parts of this therapy:
"Zinc is the transportation mechanism for laetrile and nitrilosides in the body. Biochemists and researchers have found that you can give Laetrile to a patient until its coming out of the ears of the patient, but, if that patient did not have sufficient level of Zinc, none of the laetrile would get into the tissues of the body. They also found that nothing heals within the body without sufficient vitamin C. They also found that magnesium; selenium, vitamin A, and B all played an important part in maintaining the body's defense mechanism. This is why its important to understand that cancer is best treated with a total nutritional program consisting of diet, vitamins, minerals, laetrile and pancreatic enzymes." http://www.thefountainoflife.ws/cancer/zinc.htm
He also adds Pangamic acid (B15) 100 mg. - 1 pill three times daily. This is not in the Essense Health Blend, so it needs to be added. Vitamin B15 should be taken right after a meal.
Binzel recognizes the need for vegetable protein, and thus allows grains, nuts, beans, etc. that provide that protein, even if they have to be cooked.
Binzel does not allow cottage cheese (it comes from an animal, thus it is forbidden), however, if you are taking the two key elements in the Budwig diet, taking cottage cheese is obviously OK. Doing this, however, makes the proteolytic enzymes that much more important because animal fats use up some of the pancreatic enzymes made in the pancreas.
Warning #1 - Laetrile May Cause Low Blood Pressure
This is an important message I received by email: "Laetrile ingestion may occasionally cause a temporary low blood pressure reaction due to formation of thiocyanate, a powerful blood pressure lowering agent. In metabolism, nitriloside is hydrolyzed to free hydrogen cyanide, benzaldehyde or acetone and sugar. This occurs largely through the enzyme beta-glucosidase produced by intestinal bacteria as well as by the body. The released HCN [hydrocyanide] is detoxified by the enzyme rhodanese to the relatively non-toxic thiocyanate molecule."
Normally, lowering blood pressure is not an issue, however, for those who are already taking blood pressure medications, or have heart issues which would be made worse by a drop in blood pressure, be advised that laetrile can lower blood pressure.
Warning #2 - Proteolytic Enzymes are Blood Thinners
Because many people on laetrile also use proteolytic enzymes (i.e. pancreatic enzymes), it is important to know that proteolytic enzymes are blood thinners. Proteolytic enzymes, such as Vitalzym, should NOT be used in conjunction with prescription blood thinners unless the medical doctor understands they are being used.
For example, when my wife added 10Zymes to her daily pills, the doctor reduced the amount of prescription blood thinners she was taking. That is good because prescription blood thinners can cause hardening of the arteries. However, the Pro Time test must be used shortly after any change in pills.
Also, high doses of proteolytic enzymes should not be taken, just as too high of a dose of any blood thinner should never be taken. See the bottle for maximum doses.
Warning #3 - Do Not Take Laetrile With Probiotics
From an email: "It was our experience that taking laetrile with high strength probiotics may also increase the amount of free hydrogen cyanide and thus could create adverse side effects."
Warning #4 - Using Laetrile With the Bob Beck Protocol
If you plan on using the Bob Beck Protocol (an electromedicine treatment) and laetrile at the same time, do NOT take any laetrile until you are finished with both of the Bob Beck Protocol electromedicine devices (e.g. the blood purifier and magnetic pulser) for the day. In other word, when you are finished using the Bob Beck Protocol for the day, take your laetrile. This gives the laetrile plenty of time to be absorbed by the body before starting the Bob Beck Protocol on the next day.
If you are taking apricot kernels, take no more than one-third of the daily number of kernels before the Bob Beck Protocol is finished for the day.
Warning #5 - Combining Laetrile With Other Alternative Cancer Treatments
Whenever a person combines two or more alternative cancer treatments together, it is critical to do your homework. For example, Vitamin C should be taken with laetrile, however, Vitamin C should not be taken with Protocel, graviola (e.g. Amazon Factor Protocol), hydrazine sulfate, etc.
In other words, if you are taking a second or third alternative cancer treatment with laetrile, or if laetrile is being used to supplement another treatment, be careful to watch the warnings on each treatment.
Liquid Laetrile and Laetrile Tablets
Laetrile can also be purchased in liquid form and tablet form usually from Mexico. Laetrile is a very popular treatment in Mexico especially at cancer clinics. Taking both laetrile tablets and apricot seeds are the most common form of taking laetrile!!! It is necessary to "build-up" to therapeutic doses over a several day period!!
Unfortunately I cannot give the URL of a company which sells this product because of FDA persecution of liquid laetrile. But if you copy and paste the line at the end of this paragraph into Google you might be able to find a vendor of the liquid and tablet form. In Mexico laetrile is called: Amigdalina. Copy and paste the next line into the Google search engine:
Amigdalina apricot Mexico
Supercharging This Treatment
DON'T FORGET THE ZINC, VITAMIN B15 AND OTHER NUTRIENTS LISTED ABOVE!!!!
See this large British website for more information about laetrile:
When you get to this website look on the left side of the page and look for the "Frequently Asked Questions." Then click on article 7Q. This is a key article to understand.
Unless you are using high doses of a quality source of laetrile, you should not DEPEND on laetrile as the core treatment in a cancer treatment program. Treat this as a supplemental treatment or a remission treatment.
However, you should also realize that many of the fast-acting cancer treatments do not directly kill cancer cells or even revert them into normal cells. What they do is provide super-nutrients to the non-cancerous cells and energize the cancer cells so they do not cause any damage. Some of these treatments do not actually kill the cancer cells. So in reality this protocol is a very important supplemental protocol for almost all of the absolutely critical super fast-acting protocols.
In any case, it is necessary to use one of the major treatment articles as a base of operations or as a supplement to high doses of laetrile:
Treatment For Stage I, II and III Cancer Patients
Treatment For Stage IV Cancer Patients
Apricot Answer Vendor of Apricot Kernels
Our Fathers Farm Vendor of Apricot Kernels - Canada - Will Sell in Shell on Request
Apricot Power Vendor of Apricot Kernels - U.S.A.
Vitamin B17 Vendor of Apricot Kernels - Bahamas
Philip E. Binzel, Jr., M.D. Laetrile - Book Alive and Well (Read or Buy It!!)
World Without Cancer - UK Laetrile - Book Vitamin B17 Metabolic Therapy (Read or Buy It!!)
WorldWithoutCancer - UK Laetrile - One of the Best in the World for laetrile therapy
Anti-Cancer Info Laetrile - Excellent Site
Robert Cathey Laetrile - Original Research - Magnificant Site
Credence Laetrile testimonials from World Without Cancer book
Credence Laetrile testimonials from the Richardson Clinic
laetrile.com.au Laetrile - Graphics How B17 Works
Smart Drugs Laetrile - Superb Scientific Article
First I am always surprised by fear mongers .. It is of course your responsibility to do research for your own health and how you deal with your individual circumstances. check this link regarding the politics of Cancer http://www.apricotsfromgod.info/politics.htm
I have seen a lot of posts that say because apricot seeds contain cyanide you will die. You will find cyanide in many of the fruits and vegetables you presently eat. Apple juice, almonds, lima beans, spinach and many seeds of stone fruits all contain cyanide.
The question of apricots containing cyanide is absolutely true, they do. Perhaps you should research the founder of the B17 vitamin Dr. Ernst Krebb, Jr or perhaps read the book "World Without Cancer" by Edward Griffin. There has been a great deal of research into Apricot Seeds
I see alot of the sites that have mis-info on the subject say things like that. I personall have eaten alomonds along with ny apricot kernels with NO side effects. This was also stated by some one who posted below! I'm sure the film world without cancer would have addressed any possible side effects as what you listed. Remember there are people with reason to scare people away from this.