How Vitamin B17 Treatment (Laetrile Therapy) Works
Also known as amygdalin, B17 is a compound most commonly found in the seeds or pits of fruits, including apples, apricots, plums, and red cherries, as well as in bitter almonds. Purified, partly synthetic forms of amygdalin known as laetrile have been used in alternative cancer treatment varieties since the 1800s.
Purified amygdalin is converted into hydrogen cyanide in the body, and hydrogen cyanide is believed to kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. Studies have found that laetrile cancer therapy may inhibit the growth of primary tumors, prevent metastasis, and destroy cancer cells as a result of its toxicity. Benzaldehyde, a product of amygdalin when it’s broken down in the body, has also been studied for its potential anticancer activity in targeting cancer cells, without harming normal, healthy cells.
How Vitamin B17 (Laetrile Therapy) is Administered
Laetrile treatment can be given by intravenous injection or through muscle tissue (intramuscularly). With most forms of B17 treatment for cancer patients, the vitamin is first administered intravenously, followed by oral ingestion as a form of maintenance therapy.
For most cancer patients, laetrile therapy is most often combined with a metabolic therapy program, which may include a high dose of vitamin supplements, a special diet, and pancreatic enzymes. The exact dosage of vitamin B17 can vary based on several factors, including the severity of the Cancer, the Cancer patient’s personal health, and the patient’s response to alternative cancer therapy.
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