For anyone wishing to effectively reduce their pain and move along a bit further on the recovery from cancer, you should know that taking 15 seeds (apricot kernels) every other day is the MINIMUM for a HEALTHY PERSON. The improvement on anything less than that is very little and very slow. For a cancer patient they need to take much more.
The amount for each dose is important as well as the total for the whole day. The voice of experience on this is Ernest G. Krebs, Sc.D.,(- I think that means doctor of science) along with his famous father discovered and developed this method through research. And he states that for a healthy person the 15 seeds should be taken all at once, to help prevent cancer.
Too many times cancer patients are really not well enough informed to make a more knowledgeable decision of whether to include this treatment with what they are doing or not.
For those people who believe that the apricot kernel, which is inside the stony-like pit, cannot be broken down into smaller components then they won't believe the rest of this post, either.
If they think the kernel itself is not made up of other smaller ingredients that come together to form the kernel, then they won't be able to understand how they can eat apricot kernels without being killed off by its cyanide component. Hence, they will be unduly afraid of the toxicity, not take the right amount or often enough and complain that it's not working, or about the pain or something else. It's human nature that if you are frightened about something you will stay away from it. Or you will start to use it less to the point where it can't produce any good results for you.
If you had a basic high school education you will have heard about how tiny bits of matter like atoms come together to form larger bits of matter called molecules, which come together to form the different components or substances which the apricot kernel is made of, and that give it its flavor. One of these substances (composed of millions of molecules) in the kernel is amygdalin. Amygdalin is made of a sugar, a cyanide and a benzaldehyde. Cancer is attracted to the sugar, the cyanide kills the cancer cell and the benzaldehyde's analgesic effect kills the PAIN.
The individual will say to himself, the cyanide gets into the cancer cell and kills it. Good. But what about when the cyanide gets into my regular, healthy cells won't it kill them and me also? No. The amygdalin is a "smart bomb," it is smart enough to kill only cancer cells. It only "explodes" in cancer cells destroying them. The explaination can't be made any simpler.
So when the amygdalin from the apricot kernel enters the healthy cells (carrying along with it the sugar, the cyanide and the belzaldehyde) how does it know not to "explode" in the healthy cells? Because healthy cells are much, much, more complicated and have more "equipment" inside them to use than the simple cancer cells, the healthy cells use their "equipment" to dismantle the "smart bomb." When the amygdalin enters the healthy cells the enzyme called rhodanese links up with the cyanide part and converts the cyanide to the NONTOXIC COMPOUND neocyanate. In this manner the amygdalin is PREVENTED from "exploding" in any healthy cells and releasing the toxic cyanide anywhere in the body. Since the cyanide is hooked up to a compound it is neutral or inactive and becomes harmless. Thus there isn't any damage done to healthy cells. The damage would happen if the cyanide roamed freely inside the healthy cells wrecking the "equipment." But in healthy cells the cyanide is "all tied up," electrically, with another chemical compound.
The cancer cells let the amygdalin in because they want to use the Sugar component in amygdalin. But since they are not "equiped" with the rhodanese enzyme, their only use for the Sugar is to enable them to perform their ony function, reproduction. The rhodanese enzyme is not needed for their massive reproduction. So cancer cells don't have rhodanese.
If you want to reduce your fear of dying from apricot kernels, recognize that you have a real emotional barrier not a factual one due to some lack of brain power. Anyone could have looked up the above information on the internet like I did. But the barrier is logical to have, however, based on everyone's background and training, from childhood to perceive cyanide and alternative treatments as something to stay away from forever. Try increasing your understanding by taking a small amount of the kernels in the begining and increase it by one more each time until you get to the correct amount.
Remember while we may take 50-75 milligrams a day, a gorilla eats 100-125 milligrams a day from the kernels of the whole fruits they eat. In the wild gorillas don't get cancer.
And you don't see them scattered throughout the jungle floor passed out and paralyzed from cyanide, either. Evidently the theory holds true for them too.