what a laetrile Therapy ?

A question please.
Is laetrile / amygdalin / B17 / apricot kernels a serious therapy or is the
only fraud from sick people.

Thank you for answers Kim from Germany

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I suggest you do a bit of your own research first. I spent weeks pouring over research papers and working out how it works. I came to conclusion that theoretically it can work. However, there is no clear indication if it works in people or the needed dose... My dad is having 10-15 kernels per day. Can't be any worse than chemo. Good luck, and if you come across some new/interesting info, please do share.
Felix

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Funny you should ask. Back in 1966 (my mom was 30 years old) and got breast cancer. At that time there wasn't any chemo, just horrible radiation treatments. My dad drove down to Mexico and purchased bags and bags of laetrile. I'm not saying the laetrile did it, but mom passed away in 2008 at the age of 74. I'd forgotten all about that till I saw your post. I'm going to look into this.

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First, there is no vitamin B17. The b vitamins are :
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
Vitamin B3 (niacin or niacinamide)
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, or pyridoxamine, or pyridoxine hydrochloride)
Vitamin B7 (biotin)
Vitamin B9 (folic acid)
Vitamin B12 (various cobalamins; commonly cyanocobalamin in vitamin supplements)

And as far as the so called treatment, this is the best explanation I could find:

"Since the early 1950s, a modified form of amygdalin has been promoted under the names laetrile and "Vitamin B17" as a cancer cure. In reality, neither amygdalin nor any derivative such as laetrile is in any sense a vitamin. Studies have found such compounds to be dangerously toxic as well as being clinically ineffective in the treatment of cancer. Taken by mouth they are potentially lethal because certain enzymes (in particular, glucosidases that occur in the gut and in various kinds of seeds, edible or inedible) act on them to produce cyanide. The promotion of laetrile to treat cancer has been described in the medical literature as a canonical example of quackery."

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Thank you for your answer.
Kim from Germany

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Don't do it! If it was a cure, none of us would be here on inspire...It's been around a long time...Pick your poison, that's what it is... Chemo or B-17.. xoxoxoxo, NDM

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Fraud, sadly .. yet people have been tumbling down that path for many years. Wishing you all the best.

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there is NOTHING more toxic then Chemo ( Mustard Gas)..... so Apricot kernels are better option ...it worked for me for last 10 years and still using 15 to 20 a day with out ANY side effects ...all my tests are PERFECT

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adoman77

I think it depends how serious it was. In my impression, if it really works , the patients must be strong enough and the cancer is not developped too far.
And it looks it only work for breast cancer from what I read during past, and no metastatics at all.
It does not work for brain met at all.

However , my wife tried, it does not work for her in all cases.

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@adoman, Hydrogen Cyanide=B 17 or Chemo, Like I said, pick your poison..and none of us would be here. Have you ever been checked for cyanide toxicity? Just curious. NDM

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You are wrong ...You should know that since laetrile is derived directly from a food substance in nature and not chemically developed in a laboratory, it is impossible to patent. And of course it's not toxic. In other words, just as with all natural healing substances, Big Pharma and the AMA can't make a fortune from the substance and from the remedies for the long term side effects. There have been several testimonies from cancer victims who cured themselves by chewing large quantities of the apricot seeds alone.

The seeds are more available to consumers now than laetrile because in 1971 the FDA banned laetrile. Laetrile is difficult, but not impossible, to purchase. The seeds are actually the soft almond shaped, bitter tasting kernels from inside the pits. A few users prefer extracting those soft kernels from the pits themselves. But the soft kernels are available and inexpensive.

So How Does It Work?

Amagdylin contains four substances. Two are glucose; one is benzaldyhide, and one is cyanide. Yes, cyanide and benzaldyhide are poisons if they are released or freed as pure molecules and not bound within other molecular formations. Many foods containing cyanide are safe because the cyanide remains bound and locked as part of another molecule and therefore cannot cause harm.

There is even an enzyme in normal cells to catch any free cyanide molecules and to render them harmless by combining them with sulfur. That enzyme is rhodanese, which catalyzes the reaction and binds any free cyanide to sulfur. By binding the cyanide to sulfur, it is converted to a cyanate which is a neutral substance. Then it is easily passed through the urine with no harm to the normal cells.

But cancer cells are not normal. They contain an enzyme that other cells do not share, beta-glucosidase. This enzyme, virtually exclusive to cancer cells, is considered the "unlocking enzyme" for amagdylin molecules. It releases both the benzaldyhide and the cyanide, creating a toxic synergy beyond their uncombined sum. This is what the cancer cell's beta-glucosidase enzyme does to self destruct cancer cells.

Amagdylin or laetrile in conjunction with the protective enzymes in healthy cells and the unlocking enzymes in cancer cells is thus able to destroy cancer cells without jeopardizing healthy cells. Chemotherapy, on the other hand, kills a lot of other cells and diminishes one's immune system while killing an undetermined amount of cancer cells.

Those cancer cells tend to return elsewhere because the patient's general health was reduced from the pervasive chemo toxins. The cancer industry has declared the bench mark for curing cancer as being cancer free for 5 years. It's estimated that of those who undergo the AMA big three for curing cancer, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, no more than 3% make the 5 year cancer free mark. Besides the treatments' debilitating effects, they are much more expensive!

But for someone with cancer, it takes a considerable amount of daily B17 consumption to enable the amagdylin to reach the cancer cells with beta-glucosidase. That's because some of the amagdylin molecules will be neutralized by the normal cells containing rhodanese.

Many practitioners who use laetrile have an 85% cure rate among cancer victims who did not undergo much of the standard cut, burn, and poison that is main-stream - while the cure rate for those who come to laetrile therapy as a last resort after all that conventional medicine could only have a 15% recovery rate. There is a clinic in Mexico that claims a 100 percent cure rate!
Very IMPORTANT ....you CAN NOT use Chemo and Apricot seeds together ...

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Hmmmm...Mexico? Just because someone put it on the internet does not mean it's true... . To each his own..Nuff said, I wish you well...NDM

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Yes, I think we need real thing to verify this , not story.

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I am not to exited about Mexico claim but rest is from research on Amagdylin from study from US medical trials from 2 University's ...

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its already verified that Chemo (Mustard Gas) kills people with 97% effectiveness within 5 years ..... and NO deaths from Apricot seeds ...zero

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adoman77

I am not meaning to doubt your claim, just want to see more proof. You said university in US has research on it. But from what I knew, no academic support for B17 curing cancer. MSKCC has formal report said it is scam. I do not believe MSKCC at beginning, but my wife trial the therapy for 60 days, it proved not working for her. Maybe others works, but I did not see real people, only stories/

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I am taking 20 bitter apricot kernels per day, one of a multitude of other natural treatments I am taking to try and cure or stop the growth of my stage 4 lung cancer.

I do not know if the Vitamin B17 (aka laetrile - amygdalin) is helping but because it's so cheap I decided to add it to my protocol. I am experiencing no side effects at all.

Apricots from God currently has a 2 for 1 sale - two bags of bitter kernels for $19.99.

Fred25

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go to apricotpower.com ...best prices ever...even lower then yours ...

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10 years ago diagnosed with stage III L.C and liver problems (N.A.F.L.D) ... I did Not went with standard medical program but chose alternative treatment regimen: for a first month I did coplete detox of my system ..every day started with Organic coffie enema and implemented Dr.Berger regiment ( juicing , vegetarian, organic food only, wild salomon -grilled or stemed , etc ..NO SUGAR , Sea Salt ONLY ) , Dr Budwig (Flax seed oil & organic cottage cheese )2Xday.....plus mega doses (3000mg 2xday Vit.C) ...apricot kernels 20-25 a day ,2 lbs wild blubbery with little organic cottage cheese a day ....in 6 months lung cancer was completely gone and till today (still on the same regiment daily) no problem at all ...PERFECT HEALTH ...I also work out daily, running, weight lifting ...my level of energy (and testosterone) is like I am 20 again (and I am 58).... I have not taken any medication for years and my check ups are PERFECT.....Good Luck

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Do you know G??? HE has done it without the cyanide. 12yrs, stage 4...Mind over matter I guess..Best , NDM

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Apricot seeds have free cyanide ... poisonous have to be sodium or hydrogen cyanide ... There is enzyme in normal cells to catch any free cyanide molecules and to render them harmless by combining them with sulfur. That enzyme is rhodanese, which catalyzes the reaction and binds any free cyanide to sulfur. By binding the cyanide to sulfur, it is converted to a cyanate which is a neutral substance. Then it is easily passed through the urine with no harm to the normal cells...I even did experimented with Apricot kernels (seeds) and did take 50 a day for a week ...no problem at all did not even feel any change or side effect , proof ??? I am still here and ,feel GREAT and plan to be for many more years ..10, 20,30 or what God has me in His calendar to call me up ....Best ...Adoman

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