Here is a basic outline of how B17 kills cancer, but first know that vitamin B17 is composed of two molecules of glucose (a sugar), one molecule of hydrocyanic acid (hydrogen cyanide), and one molecule of benzaldehyde (an analgesic/painkiller).
Our bodies use enzymes to perform a number of tasks. One of these enzymes is called rhodanese. It is found in large quantities throughout our entire bodies, except where cancer cells are present. When cancer is present, a new enzyme makes its presence known at the cancer site. It is called beta-glucosidase. Rhodanese is EVERYWHERE in our bodies, EXCEPT where cancer cells are present and beta-glucosidase, which is found NOWHERE in our bodies EXCEPT where cancer cells are found.
The enzyme rhodanese breaks down the vitamin B17 as soon as it enters the body. It converts it into two by-products known as thiocyanate and benzoic acid. Both of these by-products are helpful in the feeding of healthy cells. These by-products, if in excess, are eliminated by urination. When B17 enters your body, the rhodanese immediately begins to convert it. The B17’s lifespan in the body is approximately 80 minutes. Over 80% of the vitamin administered is excreted from the body in 4 hours. The usual metabolic approach to vitamin B17 therapy is to provide the patient with adequate nutritional support, with doses of vitamins and minerals, and other active natural substances.
When vitamin B17 meets the destructive cancer cell, there is no rhodanese to break it down. Beta-glucosidase is now the only enzyme present. As B17 and beta-glucosidase meet, they create a chemical reaction that synergistically combines the one hydrogen cyanide molecule and the one benzaldehyde molecule. This creates a poison that kills the cancer cell. Vitamin B17, in the presence of beta-glucosidase, targets cancer cells specifically and destroys them.
Cyanide-not as scary as you think
Now the word “cyanide” can be a little scary. I am sure you have read, as I have, that “cyanide” is a bad thing. However, not all cyanide compounds are poisonous. Humans are always in contact with cyanide, this compound is present in the food you eat, as there are more than 1,200 kinds of foods that have it, cyanide is in the air you breath because this chemical is released in the air when materials are burnt, like plastic and cigarette smoke, it is also in the chemical to develop photograph, it is used to make textiles, plastic and paper. In short, you are in contact with cyanide by breathing air, touching the soil, drinking water and eating food everyday.
Also there is no “free hydrogen cyanide” in vitamin B17. Hydrogen cyanide MUST BE FORMED. Remember when we discussed the enzyme beta-glucosidase? That enzyme is the ONLY ENZYME able to make and form hydrogen cyanide from vitamin B17. If there are no cancer cells present, there is no beta-glucosidase. If there is no beta-glucosidase, there is no hydrogen cyanide made from vitamin B17. Can there be another way to create the hydrogen cyanide? I don’t believe so, but if there were, the amount made would be so small, it would have little or no toxic effect whatsoever. The chemicals found in chemotherapy treatments are thousands of times more toxic than B17.
Vitamin B17 does, however, have the cyanide radical (CN-). Let me ask you this… Do you like strawberries? Have you ever eaten them? Well, if you have eaten them, you have ingested that very same cyanide radical. It is found in strawberries and also in vitamin B12. Have you ever heard of anyone getting cyanide poisoning from eating strawberries or taking vitamin B12? I have not.
Detoxification of cyanide can take place in all tissues of the body, but principally in the liver. The dosage levels and toxicity of vitamin B17(laetrile) in laboratory animals and humans is well established and documented. No evidence of acute or accumulative toxicity was observed in any animals giving doses in excess of 100 times the maximum intravenous dose usually given in humans.
These findings coincide with that mentioned by Otto Jacobsen in 1887, Davidson in 1944 and Dr. Dean Burk (National Cancer Institute) in 1968: “Amygdalin (vitamin B17) is impressively nontoxic from the pharmacological point of view”, and “non-hydrolyzed amygdalin is less toxic than glucose”. The oral toxicity of amygdalin was found to be 39 to 44 times greater than the intramuscular route, and more toxic than intravenous (parentenal) route.
Vitamin B17 is less tolerable by oral administration because of the hydrolysis of amygdalin by the gastric juices. On the other hand, amygdalin, in dosages of 20-40/mg/kg orally (for a 200 lb human this would translate to 16 – 500mg laetrile/B17 tablets, daily), used in humans, is 10 to 20 times less than the minimum toxic dosage in dogs. Vitamin B17 (laetrile) has been administered in dosages of up to 70 grams (70,000 milligrams-mg) per day in adult humans by combined oral and parentenal routes without adverse effects.
—Dr. Harold W. Manner
If you read the Bible, you will find it easy to understand how B17 kills cancer. The Bible tells us that God has provided for our every need. God has also made our bodies in his image. He created a perfectly balanced being. It only follows that if God provides EVERYTHING, then he has also provided a natural defence against disease including cancer. God has created perfect balance in us and for us.
In Genesis 1:29, God said:
“Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
So, if God has provided us with all we need, it therefore means we are risking cancer and other diseases by altering our diet from what God has provided. If we alter our diet the “natural balance” and “natural defence” are no longer working for us, giving diseases of all kinds a foothold in our bodies.