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Therapy with Vitamin B17 is very popular cancer treatment. It should be very effective if used in high enough doses combinated with vitamin C.
Theory says that Laetrile combined with vitamin C, can deplete glutathione and cysteine in tumor cells and make it possible to destroy the cancer with integrative cancer therapies.
Do someone have experience with B17?
There is a long history of treatment with Laetrile. Unfortunately Laetrile has no anticancer activity.
Here is a very good summary of Laetrile history and trials:
I started using this product approx. 8 years ago. We (my family of 7) mainly take them when we start feeling sick. It's hard to make yourself chew them because of the taste but it helps - for sure. I was convinced this help boost the immune system from the beginning when 2 of my children who had some warts on feet and hands were healed!-never to return! No kidding! Approx. 3-4 mo. after we started this regimen my oldest said, "hey Mom, you know those warts on my foot are gone!" Well, it makes sense. Warts are viral and they say many cancers start as viral (ie genital warts can lead to cervical or uterine ca). My #4 child (who'd secretly been discarding the seeds) then started truly taking hers and the warts on her hand dried up and fell off. I was convinced! I'm an RN and I'd love to find out if this has helped others in this way, especially if they have VD-warts. Women or men who have this have to go through painful burning- off process which, most of the time, comes back!
For the children, I would give them seeds based on their age: 3yrs-3seeds, 5yrs-5seeds, etc. to a max. of 7 seeds dly. Now my kids are almost all teens and it's diff. to make them take the seeds. One son, who's wrestler at school, got a very large cluster of warts on his knee this year and started taking them for a few months (sporadically) and the wart cluster is now gone.
I was just browsing the internet to find a good grinder. I thought mixing the seeds in yogurt or other foods would increase mine and my family's compliance in taking them regularly. I hope you all find this helps!!!
The bitter raw apricot seeds has saved my wife from esophageal cancer; there is no doubt. I recommend them highly for anyone who wants to kill their cancer, and for those who want to prevent cancer. She has ground up daily 20 seeds into a powder and adds the powder to her daily nutritional antioxidant shake.
(10-19-2015 05:36 AM)Christopher Wrote: [ -> ]There is a long history of treatment with Laetrile. Unfortunately Laetrile has no anticancer activity.
Here is a very good summary of Laetrile history and trials:
Christopher, try to search more and you can easily find studies which prove anticancer activity of laetrile
Or you can find this summary:

Laetrile, which achieved great notoriety during the 1970s and early 1980s, is the trade name for a synthetic relative of amygdalin, a chemical in the kernels of apricot pits, apple seeds, bitter almonds, and some other stone fruits and nuts. Many laetrile promoters have called it "vitamin B17" and falsely claimed that cancer is a vitamin deficiency disease that laetrile can cure. Claims for laetrile's efficacy have varied considerably [39]. First it was claimed to prevent and cure cancer. Then it was claimed not to cure, but to "control" cancer while giving patients an increased feeling of well being. More recently, laetrile has been claimed to be effective, not by itself, but as one component of "metabolic therapy" (described below).

Laetrile was first used to treat cancer patients in California in the 1950s. According to proponents, it kills tumor cells selectively while leaving normal cells alone. Although laetrile has been promoted as safe and effective, clinical evidence indicates that it is neither [40]. When subjected to enzymatic breakdown in the body, it forms glucose, benzaldehyde, and hydrogen cyanide [42]. Some cancer patients treated with laetrile have suffered nausea, vomiting, headache and dizziness, and a few have died from cyanide poisoning. Laetrile has been tested in at least 20 animal tumor models and found to have no benefit either alone or together with other substances. Several case reviews have found no benefit for the treatment of cancer in humans.

In response to political pressure, a clinical trial was begun in 1982 by the Mayo Clinic and three other U.S. cancer centers under NCI sponsorship. Laetrile and "metabolic therapy" were administered as recommended by their promoters. The patients had advanced cancer for which no proven treatment was known. Of 178 patients, not one was cured or stabilized, and none had any lessening of any cancer-related symptoms. The median survival rate was about five months from the start of therapy. In those still alive after seven months, tumor size had increased. Several patients experienced symptoms of cyanide toxicity or had blood levels of cyanide approaching the lethal range [43].

In 1975, a class action suit was filed to stop the FDA from interfering with the sale and distribution of laetrile. Early in the case, a federal district court judge in Oklahoma issued orders allowing cancer patients to import a six-month supply of laetrile for personal use if they could obtain a physician's affidavit that they were "terminal." In 1979, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is not possible to be certain who is terminal and that even if it were possible, both terminally ill patients and the general public deserve protection from fraudulent cures. In 1987, after further appeals were denied, the district judge (a strong proponent of laetrile) finally yielded to the higher courts and terminated the affidavit system [39]. Few sources of laetrile are now available within the United States, but it still is utilized at several Mexican clinics.
Take a look at this study:

Amygdalin Blocks Bladder Cancer Cell Growth In Vitro by Diminishing Cyclin A and cdk2

Exposing the tumor cells to amygdalin (single dose application) led to a concentration-dependent reduction in the tumor cell number, with the most prominent effect apparent in the TCCSUP cell line (fig. 1, 24 h application). No signs of toxicity were shown by the trypan blue exclusion test. Since the strongest cell reduction was seen with 10 mg/ml amygdalin, this concentration was employed for all following investigation. Long-term treatment consisting of 10 mg/ml amygdalin added to tumor cells three times a week over a 2 week period showed that cell growth was diminished to a similar extent as that encountered with the short-term treatment protocol (fig. 1, 2 weeks application).
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