I believe one of the most beneficial ingredients to Bart’s cancer-fighting regimen lies within the Apricot Seed. It looks identical to the Almond and is rich in Vitamin B-17 or Laetril. B-17 is said to be a crucial missing element from our Western Diet, and of all food sources, it is found in the highest concentration inside the seed of the Apricot.
Some researchers believe that cancer might actually be a nutritional deficiency, and what most of us are deficient in is bitter foods. The more bitter the food, the higher the concentration of vitamin B-17, and we’ve all but eliminated these important foods from our diets here in the U.S. For example baking ingredients that used to be eaten often, like B-17 rich millet, were replaced by bleached white flour. As we became domesticated, so did our diets, and the human animal stopped eating the parts of food that gave us great sustenance, mainly because we experienced abundance in our food supply. If you didn’t know when you were going to eat again, you probably ate every last inch of the food before you, including the seeds. Now we just eat the best tasting parts, not aware of the dire consequences to being so selective.
I’ve had a few inquiries lately about how to dose your dog with these natural foods, and although I am not a doctor of any kind, I think it’s important to make these kinds of answers easier for people to access. So I looked up a page that offers a lot of good advice on how to introduce apricot seeds and Laetril aka Amygdalin into the cancer-fighting diet, how to keep them fresh, and so on. Below is from http://www.apricotpower.com
B17 & Apricot Kernel Common Questions
Q: How much B17 (Amygdalin) is in each apricot kernel?
A: Approximately 10mg of B17 (Amygdalin) is found in each apricot kernel.
Q: How many apricot kernels should I take each day?
A: You will need to determine the best amount for yourself. With that said most people find that one apricot kernel for every 10 pounds of body weight per day spread out throughout the day is a good amount. You should build up to this amount over a few days or even weeks. Start with one apricot kernel an hour and see how you do. If you notice any unwanted side effects like dizziness, headache or upset stomach, then you are consuming too many kernels too fast. Eating six to ten kernels daily is a very common amount. But remember to never over consume apricot kernels, always start with a small amount and slowly increase that amount if you feel you want to.
Q: Can I take apricot kernels and B17 together?
A: Yes, however they should be spread out at least one hour apart from each other. If you notice any unwanted side effects like dizziness, head ache or upset stomach then you’re consuming too much too fast.
Q: How much B17 should I take daily?
A: Quantities vary from person to person depending on their needs. Research all products before consumption. Consult your naturopath, homeopathic physician, kinesiologist or physician of choice. As with apricot kernels, always start with a small amount and slow move to a higher amount if desired.
Q: Can I freeze apricot kernels?
A: We recommend you do not freeze apricot kernels. They are better kept in a cool dry place like the refrigerator or pantry.
Q: How long can I store the apricot kernels?
A: Up to one year in the refrigerator.
Q: Isn’t B17/Amygdalin illegal in the United States?
A: No, however, making claims of any health benefit has been prohibited by the FDA.
Q: Can I give these products to my pets?
A: Many of our customers do and have had no problems. Keep in mind your pet’s body weight and adjust accordingly, and always check with your veterinarian.