How B17 works?
Dr. Ernst Krebs, dedicated researcher & biochemist isolated Vitamin B17 (Laetrile) in apricot seeds. After years of testing of study, he was convinced about therapeutic value of B17. In order to prove its non-toxicity, he injected it to himself. As he had predicted, there weren’t any distressing or harmful side effects. B17 was not harmful to normal cells but deadly when came in contact with cancer tissues.
Many take B17 or Laetrile in natural state (apricot seeds or bitter almonds) or in form of tablets. Here’s how B17 works:
Cyanide in apricot seeds is surrounded by something that cancer loves- Sugar! Cancer cell eats the sugar and in the process releases cyanide, which only attacks cancer cell. It is important that patients must drastically lower down their sugar consumption when undergoing B17 therapy.
Laetrile does not contain any ‘free’ HCN (Hydrogen Cyanide). When laetrile and the enzyme beta-glucosidase come in contact, laetrile breaks down in 1 molecule of HCN, 1 molecule of benzaldehyde & 2 molecules of glucose. Only the cancer cells in the body contain this enzyme.
The logic is simple- HCN must be manufactured and shouldn’t be freely floating around. If there are no cancer cells in the body, HCN will not be formed as there is no beta-glucosidase.
Some doctors also advise taking B17 tablets and seeds together, preferably with a gap of 2 hours between taking them. Few components present in the seeds aren’t present in tablet form of laetrile. These components contain other important nutrients which increase effectiveness of B17.