In 1950 the biochemist Ernest Krebs tried to discover what would be the best cure for cancer.
According to him, cancer is a metabolic response of poor diet, so he started researching more about the diet habits of the Hunza people. The Hunza are a nation located in northern Pakistan away from any kind of modern civilization. Ernest found that these people live lives of perfect harmony and lead a healthy lifestyle, physically and psychically. He also discovered that some of them reach the age of 135! Their big secret? Apricot seeds.
Ernest was intrigued why the Hunza consumes large quantities which led to his discovery that the seeds of apricots contain amygdalin, responsible for destroying the tumor. His further researches showed that Amygdalin can be found in over 1,200 consumable plants in nature, but apricot seeds held the highest concentration.
Because Amygdalin in nitriloside and its structure is like one of the vitamins of B complex, Krebs called it vitamin B17.
The molecules of amygdalin are consisted from one molecule benzaldehyde, one molecule hydrocyanide and two molecules of glucose. Now, we all know that cyanide is a powerful poison, but when it is connected with amygdaline acid it is inert and poses no danger to living tissues. Same goes for benzaldehyde.
The secret lies in in the enzyme beta- glycoside. Cancer cells have a similar metabolism like fungi and bacteria which contain larger quantities of these enzymes than normal cells. In the infected cells, these enzymes are present more than 3,000 times.
Furthermore, cancer cells need large amounts of glucose to feed their energy. When you are entering vitamin B17, cancer cells absorb the molecule of glucose from the vitamin B17 and with the enzyme beta- glycoside, benzaldehyde and cyanide of vitamin B17 are released and are destroying the infected cells. The high concentration of enzymes beta- glycoside makes vitamin B17 extremely deadly for cancer cells, but is completely safe for normal cells.