Vitamin B17 – Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms And Food Sources

Vitamin B17

Other names :: Nitrilosides, amygdalin, laetrile

Amygdalin was first isolated in 1830 and was used as an anticancer agent in Russia as early as 1845. Very little is known regarding this Vitamin and therefore our information is very sketchy.

Actions and benefits of vitamin B17

  • Preventive and anti-cancer effect.
  • Laetrile may however help with reducing blood pressure and the pain associated with arthritis.

Best food sources of vitamin B15


Raspberries, cranberries, apricots and especially apricot pits, blackberries, mung beans, lima beans, garbanzo beans, flax seed, peach or plum pits.

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