Just mentioning consumption of bitter almonds, apricot seeds, cherry pits or apple seeds causes angry reactions or panic attacks in many people. The presence of cyanide is the reason for these reactions.
The reason people think cyanide is dangerous is because of a rumor that is based on little knowledge. If you google cyanide and some of the foods that have been previously mentioned, you will find a number of articles which say that cyanide is dangerous. According to some people, the human body detoxes the cyanide containing compounds very quickly. Moreover, other people claim that once the body metabolizes these compounds, free cyanide is released. Many people say that it would take a lot of bitter almonds, seeds, or pits to poison a person.
Nevertheless, there is a saying that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. To be more precise, there is no need to fear bitter almonds and fruit seeds. All of the rumors are based on incomplete data. Amygdalin is the compound which contains cyanide.
The complete amygdalin story for full knowledge
Many people have used apricot seed kernels to cure cancer by taking dozens on a daily basis for months. These people didn’t die from cyanide poisoning but eliminated cancer without any side effects instead.
Many will wonder how these people weren’t poisoned. Well, amygdalin has four molecules, two of which are glucose molecules, the third one is benzeldyhide, and the last one is cyanide. The last two are released by and into cancerous cells, otherwise they are passed through.
Cancerous cells attract amygdalin for their glucose content, but they are attacked when they metabolize the benzalldyhide and cyanide. Simply put, the glucose content is the sugar bait. Beta-glucosidase enzyme, which is found in cancer cells only, release toxic matter within the cancer cell. Rhodanese is an enzyme found in healthy cells and free cyanide bind to this enzyme, forming cyanates which are harmless and safely flushed out through the urine.
Unfortunately, the function of amygdalin is kept in the dark, due to the fact that B17 (laetrile), a concentrated form from apricot amygdalins, can cure cancer is taboo.
Suppressing a safe cancer cure
Laetrile or vitamin B17 was developed Dr. Ernst Krebb in 1952 by liquefying and purifying amygdalin from apricot seeds so it could be injected into cancer patients. Dr. Krebb injected himself to assure laetrile’s safety, and Dr. John Richardson proved its effectiveness by healing several cancer patients with laetrile.
In 1971, laetrile was banned. Dr. Richardson called on investigative journalist G. Edward Griffin to publicize the merits of laetrile or B17 derived from apricot seeds. Griffin discovered that the Sloane-Kettering Institute’s laetrile trials leading to the FDA ban were bogus.
Sloane-Kettering spokesperson Dr. Ralph Moss refused to lie about laetrile and left Sloane-Kettering in disgust. He slipped Griffin unpublicized papers scientifically proving laetrile actually worked. This led to Griffin’s book A World Without Cancer, where you can read much more about the amygdalin cancer curing story.
If not promoted as a cancer cure, apricot kernels, apple seeds, and bitter almonds aren’t banned. Avoid sugar while attempting to cure cancer with any method.