Amygdalin-B17 is used in infusion therapies and in natural chemotherapies
Amygdalin, Laetrile or B17 is a natural substance, which can be found in apricot stones, but B17 is also present in stones from peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums or appels and is also present in buckwheat, broccoli, spinach, cauliflower or cashew nuts.
From a chemical point of view, B17 consistes of one molecule benzaldehyde (which is a painkiller) and one molecule hydrogen cyanide (cyanhydric acid).
Healthy cells are not affected by this process as they contain an enzyme called Rhodanese. The Rhodanese enzyme can convert cyanhydric acid (present within B17) into thiocyanate. Thiocyanate has positive effects on the organism as thiocyanate lowers the blood pressure and is a substance which the organism uses to produce the nerve nutrition B12. Benzaldehyde (present within B17) is transformed within healthy cells with the help of oxygen into the painkiller benzoic acid.
The characteristics of B17 lead to the conclusion that B17 can be seen as nutrition for healthy cells and a poison for cancer cells. As the therapy is adopted to the natural regulation of our metabolism, it can be seen as a “natural chemo therapy”.