Madalina Laetrile Vitamin B17
Madalina Laetrile Vitamin B17 is a compound that has been used as a treatment for people with cancer. Laetrile is another name for amygdalin. Amygdalin is a bitter substance found in fruit pits, such as apricots, raw nuts, lima beans, clover, and sorghum. It makes hydrogen cyanide which is changed into cyanide when taken into the body. Hydrogen cyanide is thought to kill cancer cells.
Madalina Laetrile is also called Vitamin B-17, although it has not been approved as a vitamin by the American Institute of Nutrition Vitamins.
How is laetrile given?
Laetrile is given by mouth (orally) as a pill. It can also be given by injection into a vein (intravenous) or muscle (intramuscular). Laetrile is commonly given intravenously at first, then orally as maintenance therapy (treatment given to help extend the benefit of previous therapy).