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What is Amygdalin / Vitamin B17?

Amygdalin / Vitamin B17, also known as laetrile, is isolated from the seeds of Prunus armeniacawhich is found naturally in fruits and vegetables, particularly in the apricot pits and bitter almonds.

 

Source:

Bitter Apricot kernel extract Amygdalin/Vitamin B17 is a glycoside initially from the seeds of the tree Prunus dulcis, also known as bitter almonds. Several other related speciesin the genus of Prunus, including apricot (Prunus or meniaca) and black cherry (Prunus serotina), also contain amygdalin. Since the early 1950s, a modidied form of amygdalin has been promoted under the names laetrile and " Vitamin B17 " as a cancer cure. 

 

 

Application:

 

1.When in health food field, Bitter Apricot kernel extract is widely used in food additives industry, which can be added into the dairy, beverage health care products, pastries, cold drinks, jelly, bread, milk and so on;

2.When in cosmetic field, Amygdalin is a kind of treatment for anti-skin cancer;

3.Vitamin B17 can also be used in pharmaceutical field.