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B17 Laetrile – Cancer Treatment

B17, also known as Laetrile or Amygdalin, is naturally found in apricot kennels and almond seeds. It is also a highly controversial cancer treatment, with some claiming B17 to cause cyanide poisoning, resulting it being banned in the US. The way I overcame the fear that my mum would be poisoned by cyanide was to understand how B17 would work against cancer cells.

How B17 kills cancer cells. Source:

How B17 kills cancer cells. Source:

When a Laetrile or B17 molecule meets a cancer cell, it is broken down into 2 molecules of glucose, 1 molecule of hydrogen cyanide and 1 molecule of benzaldehyde. This reaction occurs much more readily with cancer cells rather than non-cancer cells because:

  • B17 molecule can only be broken down by glucosidase, which is 3000 times more abundant in cancer cells than normal cells.
  • B17 has 2 glucose molecules, and cancer cells have 10-19x more insulin receptors, making B17 molecules attractive to cancer cells. FYI – a PET scan works  on the same principle – Radioactive glucose is first injected, and is taken up first by cancer cells, which cause any area with cancer cells to light up

After the reaction, the free cyanide molecule reacts with Rhodanese (an enzyme in our bodies) to derive Thiocyanate, which aids our body in regulating our blood pressure and also promotes the production of vitamin B-12 by our liver. My mum’s original B17 protocol was to have 21 days of B17 IV (Day 1 – 3g, Day 2 – 6g, Day 3 onwards – 9g) and transit to B17 oral tablets. But because she was on her 24 days vegetable juice fast when we reached Day 21, the doctors extended her B17 IV to 29 days before switching her to oral tablets to not tax her digestive system. They also tested her blood periodically for Thiocyanate level to ensure the B17 level was sufficient but not toxic. B17 is not a magic bullet on its own, but it has worked alongside my mum’s other treatment to bring her cancer markers down to normal range in 9 weeks. I don’t know about you but I am going to introduce some apricot kernels and bitter almonds into my family’s diet for cancer prevention! The other complementary treatments (I will slowly write about each one as mum recovers!):

  1. Raw DietVegan Diet and Juice Fast
  2. Electro Lymphatic Therapy (ELT)
  3. Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonics)
  4. Nefful Negative Ion Clothings from Japan
  5. Saline Flush, Coffee Enema, Wheatgrass Implant, Probiotic Implant
  6. Vitamin C High Dose IV
  7. Vitamin B17
  8. Ozone Therapy
  9. Insulin Potentiated Therapy (IPT)
  10. Exercise with Oxygen Therapy (EWOT)
  11. Breathing and Pilates Classes



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  15. Gladys says

    Hi Beatrice,

    I read about your fantastic sharing with much appreciation.

    My hubby has just diagnosed with appendix cancer (very rare one) stage 4.

    May I have your treatment details at Bangkok?
    (if you don’t mind to share more on the expenses too)

    Thank you.

    I look forward to your reply.

    Best regards

    • Beatrice says

      Hi Gladys, I wrote back to you in private but didn’t get a response. I hope ur husband is well! Take care

  16. Nur hazirah says

    Hi may I know which clinic in Singapore did you go to for all the treatments? And how much does it cost?

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  18. Meng Sing says

    Glad to have found your website. Your website is very informative. Do you have any recommended clinics or places to do these IV vitamin infusions?

    • Beatrice says

      Hi Meng Sing, have replied to you privately as it depends on your specific needs. Let me know if you didn’t get the email. take care.

      <3, Bea

      • Thank u Beatrice,
        Your info is much appreciated, will forward to my Friend and try to Google search for doctor based in Bangkok using the info.

        Jeffrey Lim

  19. Hi Beatrice, my friend got Stage 4 stomachs cancer, can help to recommend any doctor in Singapore, hope to hear u soon,
    Cheers and Regards

    Jeffrey Lim

    • Beatrice says

      Hi Jeffrey, have replied to your email. Pls let me know if you don’t receive. Take care

      <3, Bea

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