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The Benefits Of Vitamin B17
Vitamin B17?: Since the early 1950s, a modified form of amygdalin has been promoted under the names laetrile and "vitamin b17" as a cancer cure. In reality, laetrile is not a vitamin, and studies have found it to be ineffective, dangerously toxic due to its cyanide content, and potentially lethal. Medical experts issue a strong warning against its use. ...Read more
No: Amygdalin is sold under this name but it's not a vitamin. This is the laetrile fraud -- the most vicious of all the historic cancer quack regimens, and the most profitable to its proponents. Sadly, it's still around. There's nothing spiritual about "keeping an open mind" about a proven, vicious scan. Simply shun these people and don't reward them with even a little of your money. ...Read more
It's fake: B17 is a fictitious vitamin. It was the basis of the most vicious of all cancer scams -- laetrile -- which created over 100 new millionaires during the 1970s. Everything you read about it being beneficial to your health is a cynical lie. Please be discerning, Anton. Don't reward these people's deceiving you with even a small amount of your honestly-earned money. ...Read more
Rotten health fraud: Of all the quack cancer schemes, the b17 / laetrile fraud is at the bottom of the barrel. During its heyday, it generated over 100 new millionaires and continues to enrich those who perfectly well that it is fake by preying on your desperation. These people are utterly cynical, present themselves as persecuted humanitarians, and specifically target church people. Don't reward their evil. ...Read more
No: Vitamin b17 is not a vitamin, but an utterly cynical scam from the 1970's with rich right-wingers ripping off poor right-wingers. You are being targeted for a sucker. Examine the court transcripts in the laetrile rutherford case and decide if you want these people do do your thinking. It's still sold as "apricots from god", but failed every basic test. ...Read more
This is a scam: There is no such thing as vitamin b17. "laetrile" was the most lucrative of all the cancer frauds, went to the us supreme court, and made over 100 new millionaires off desperate people. It's still being peddled among "social conservatives." you need to shun anybody who has told you that this vitamin exists / prevents/ treats cancer; they are sophisticated criminals. ...Read more
No: There is no medically recognized vitamin b 17. It is one of the treatments touted by charlatans and has been going on for years. ...Read more
Wishful thinking: Jg, all of us -- myself included -- want to believe disinformation campaigns offering false hope. Yes, real medicine has problems. But think -- no conspiracy could be this vast. Real science is the most cutthroat of all human activities. If mms (industrial-strength bleach to drink), "vitamin b17" (usually amygdalin) or dichloroacetate worked, a real scientist would prove it & win the nobel prize. ...Read more
The Hunzas eat 200x the amount of Vitamin B17 that we eat - yet they are cancer free & NO incidences of cyanide poisoning! How do you explain that?
Explanation: Numbers is looking scary, but the problem is that remedies what is under name of Vitamin B 17 not really vitamin. Cyanide, what is part of this remedy, in extremely small amount, and no real knowledge about maximum dose and safety. You can call 1-800-222-1222 for Poison Help. ...Read more
It's worthless: Laetrile / "vitamin B17" (there is no such vitamin) was the most elaborate, cruel, and cynical of all the historic cancer frauds. There was over 100 new millionaires and not a single case demonstrating benefit. Cancer patients are vulnerable and thus are easy marks. Don't let someone pretending to be a "humanitarian" or "exposing a conspiracy" get money by deceiving you. ...Read more
What happens if you take vitamin B12 alongside laetrile will you survive cancer and cyanide intoxication?
Not sure: However, hydroxocobalamin is the form of b12 used to combat cyanide poisoning. ...Read more
Iodine: You are paying to eat dried green-brown seaweed. Kelp is not a vitamin, but it's got plenty of iodine in it, which is good especially if you life in a country where they don't iodize salt or you don't get iodine for whatever reason. Don't spend too much money on this or any other supplement; you're better off especially at your age building physical fitness. ...Read more
Yes: Our food is not as nutritious as it used to be because of how it its grown, when it is picked and how long it is stored before we eat it. Processed foods are often even less nutritious. A good quality multivitamin can help to make up for some of those deficiences, but does not take the place of a good diet of whole foods, lots of vegetables and fruits with bright colors. ...Read more
B12: B12 is involved with metabolism and cell replication. If you are low (you don't eat any meat (including fish) or you have a disease that prevents absorption then a supplement can help. Usually you will urinate out any excess of what your bodies needs. Like everything it can be harmful in excess, so take it only if you need it. You can get a blood test to find if you are low. ...Read more
Can your body become resistant to vitamins, minerals herbs, etc? Could I build up a tolerance to the helath benefits of say garlic? Thanks.
Forgive me...: My sense is that you are beginning to realize that the supplements you have taken are no longer -- or never have -- done all you've been told they will do. Truth is that the health benefits of garlic are minimal -- if they were real, we doctors (who aren't conspirators) would use it. If at your age you are starting to feel well, get a good h&p & basic labs to look for something we can help. ...Read more
Take only if needed: If you are vitamin B12 defecient, then a B12 supplement can help with anemia and nerve function. If you are not B12 defecient, the it will not help. Overdosing of Vitamin B12 can cause nerve dysfunction, diarrhea, and other side effects. My general advice is that if you do not have a vitamin defeciency, the a general multivitamin once daily is all that you need. ...Read more
Benefits unclear: There is evidence vit e might prevent heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration & dementia but research has given mixed & conflicting results. One problem is many of the studies use synthetic e or just Alpha tocopherol, but only natural mixed tocopherols are likely beneficial. Better evidence for benefits of eating e-rich foods. See http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-e/ & my comment:. ...Read more
If possible, please go to a nearby Library and see the benefits or otherwise. If you have the opportunity to read the benefits from home, that would be easier.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more
Skin, membranes, more: Vitamin a, a fat-soluble vitamin, important for healthy teeth, bones, skin, mucous membranes. 2 forms, retinol, yellow pigment in animal foods (butter, eggs, cheese); carotenes, orange pigment in plant foods. A deficiency can cause difficulty seeing in low light conditions; increased susceptibility to infections in children + retarded growth. Too much vit a, anorexia, dry skin, insomnia, anemia. ...Read more
Your B12 is certainly on the low side.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html. ...Read more
Antioxidant: Vit a is essential to vision processing, gene transcription, immune function. Current percent daily value for vitamin a is 5000 international units (iu). Best foods with it: pate, dark green leafy veggies, cayenne, paprika, red pepper, chili powder, sweet potatoes, carrots, dried herbs, lettuce, dried apricots, butternut squash. ...Read more
Are just vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are just vitamins. If a woman is in good health with good nutrition, the added vitamins from prenatal vitamins are not noticeable to her body. The vitamins do not help a woman get pregnant. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins does help decrease the chance of a certain type of serious birth defect (called a neural tube defect). ...Read more