Laetrile

Overview

Also known as amygdalin, laetrile is a very strong compound; it was once believed to be a cancer preventative and cure but now it is illegal to be used to treat cancer in the United States.


Function


Forms Available


Recommended Intake


Deficiency


Sources in the Diet

Kernels of apricots, plums, peaches, cherries, peaches, and apples are good sources of laetrile.  Almonds and mung bean sprouts have laetrile as well.

 


Recent Studies and Articles

Laetrile investigation

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/laetrile/patient/page2

Laetrile and cancer

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/pharmacologicalandbiologicaltreatment/laetrile


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/laetrile/patient
  2. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs