Vitamin B17, or laetrile, is called the anti-cancer vitamin. It is an alternative treatment for cancer. Vitamin B17 works to reduce tumors and prevent metastasis or the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body. It kills cancer cells, strengthens the immune system and prevents cancer cells from developing in the future, this according to Cancer Tutor. Foods with a high content of Vitamin B17 are called nitrilosides.
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Vitamin B17, also called amygdalin or laetrile, is a controversial natural compound because it contains molecules of cyanide. Cyanide gas is deadly in high doses, but the small amounts of cyanide found in B17-rich foods are essential for health. Vitamin B17 appears in abundance in nature but not in many foods commonly eaten by most people. B17 tastes bitter, so foods or parts of foods that are rich in B17 often are avoided or discarded. The amount of B17 in food varies quite a bit according ...