Can Vitamins Kill Parasites? Vitamin B17 Can.

DISCLAIMER: Always consult a doctor before undergoing treatment of any kind. 

Vitamin B17, which is present in high levels in raw, bitter, organic apricot kernels, is one of just a few nutrients that release Reactive Oxygen Species. Certain Reactive Oxygen Species, like those in vitamin B17, function a lot like extremely broad spectrum anti-parasitics and antibiotic medicines. The vast majority of Americans are deficient in vitamin B17 because this vitamin has been systematically removed from the food supply, making the population susceptible to degenerative diseases like parasite infection.

So you’ve never heard of vitamin B17 (which is also known as Amygdalin, Laetrile, or sometimes “nitrilosides”). That’s not surprising since this substance is one of the most powerful cancer cures on the planet. If it were widely known, the Cancer Industry would fold up and go away, leaving a lot of very rich people in a state of average wealth. But in addition to curing cancer, Vitamin B17 / Amygdalin / Laetrile is a vitamin that has an anti-degenerative-disease effect on the body. 

Parasite Infection and Vitamin Deficiency Disease 


You see, all vitamins become dubbed “vitamins” when having too little of the vitamin causes the human to develop a Vitamin Deficiency Disease. Scurvy is an excellent example of a vitamin deficiency disease. Scurvy is caused by a deficiency of vitamin C. A person who develops scurvy could develop any number of symptoms first. Below is a list of vitamin C deficiency disease symptoms:


  • Weakness
  • Exhaustion
  • Irritability
  • Depression or sadness
  • Swollen, bleeding gums
  • Teeth may fall out
  • Red or blue spots on the skin, usually at the shins
  • Easily bruised skin


A person with a deficiency of vitamin C may have a MILD deficiency or they may have a more SEVERE deficiency of the vitamin. The number and type of symptoms that the person with a vitamin C deficiency disease develops depends on other nutrient deficiencies that that person may have at the same time. It will depend on the period of time within which the person has been deficient. And it will depend on the severity of the deficiency or rather, on the extent to which the body has been deprived of vitamin C over time.


In other words, if your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, there’s a good chance that you have at least a mild vitamin C deficiency. But if you go to your dentist, he’ll probably tell you that you have “gingivitis” or “periodontal disease”. Doctors and dentists don’t acknowledge vitamin C deficiency as a problem and its rare for patients to be counseled to take more vitamin C if their gums are bleeding. But maybe your gums don’t bleed but you experience weakness and a sense of total exhaustion on a regular basis. Your doctor will probably diagnose you with something like chronic fatigue syndrome or some other scary disease rather than recommend that you eat more oranges. 

To learn more about the history of vitamin B17 and how and why information about this substance has been covered up, follow this link.

Amygdalin / Vitamin B17 Deficiency: Beyond the Parasite Cleanse

A lot of people with parasites aim to kill the parasites without ever considering the immune system or physical tissue weaknesses that made their bodies infect-able by parasites in the first place. This is where vitamin B17 deficiency comes in. Vitamin B17 / Amygdalin is found in certain types of seeds like:


  • Grape Seeds
  • Raw, Bitter, Organic Apricot Kernels (the seed inside the apricot pit)
  • Plum Kernels
  • Peach Kernels
  • Apple Seeds
  • Pear Seeds
  • Watermelon Seeds


In the U.S., watermelons and grapes have been hybridized to become “seedless” which has led to widespread deficiency of vitamin B17. And a deficiency of vitamin B17 ultimately makes the body susceptible to a wide array of degenerative diseases including:



Most people don’t snack on raw, bitter, organic apricot kernels because they taste pretty terrible, so the U.S. food industry has set up a system that promotes the development of degenerative diseases that might otherwise be prevented by the natural consumption of grapeseeds or watermelon seeds. Degenerative diseases often last for years and people literally waste away, needing more and more care (drugs and surgeries) over time. So it’s extremely profitable for Big Pharma to work with Big Food to hybridize these foods so that people unknowingly become deficient in vitamin B17.


If you’ve ever wondered “why do I have a parasite infection while my neighbors and friends are totally fine?” then consider the possibility that your diet differs slightly from theirs and that vitamin B17 deficiency could be a contributing factor that has made your tissues and immune system more susceptible to infection.

Using Vitamin B17 / Amygdalin to Treat Parasites Naturally

Do I need vitamin B17?

If you live in the United States, you need vitamin B17 / Amygdalin. But if you have a degenerative disease or any kind of chronic health problem, you should definitely supplement with this vitamin in a serious and dedicated way. 


Be aware that vitamin deficiency symptoms can sometimes get worse before they get better as the body changes its survival methods when it starts to receive the nutrients it needs. Let me explain. Let’s say that a healthy body is made of brick and mortar, but you’ve been consuming foods that contain only toothpicks and dental floss. Your body will do what it can to make tissues and enzymes out of the toothpicks and dental floss. Our bodies are amazingly resilient and truly a miracle of creation, but a body made of toothpicks and dental floss will be harder to protect and to maintain than a body made of brick and mortar. Nonetheless, if your toothpicks + dental floss body starts to receive bricks and mortar as a part of the daily diet, it may initially reject these materials for a period of time, not recognizing them. Once the body then recognizes the materials, it will then need to get rid of all those toothpicks and the dental floss. This is called a “detoxification reaction” and often, people feel sick as their bodies reconstruct with the new materials. 


Vitamin deficiency diseases don’t heal overnight because your body has basically been building itself with the wrong materials. If you bought a condemned building, you’d expect to have to clean the site before you could build on the land where the building sits, wouldn’t you? So you have to give vitamin B17 treatment a period of time to really start working. I usually tell people that, if they take the proper supporting nutrients with the vitamin B17 that they’ll look back a year later and wonder how they ever lived without this substance. It will be obvious how their health has changed.  But the changes on a day to day basis might be subtle. Don’t expect a healing agent that cures major diseases like cancer to work overnight. 

How does vitamin B17 work?

It’s likely that vitamin B17 works through several mechanisms of action, but some people have proposed that a specific, non-bioavailable form of cyanide in the seeds is what’s actually responsible for the anti-parasitic and anti-degenerative effects of vitamin B17. The cyanide causes the body to release natural Reactive Oxygen Species that are identical to those released by our bodies in response to a pathogen. So, when you take vitamin B17 in food or in supplement form, it essentially stimulates the immune system with a natural and very powerful broad spectrum antibiotic that keeps cells and tissues throughout the body from becoming vulnerable to parasites.


In theory, vitamin B17 can also function as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals and toxins out of the body, but unfortunately, this substance has been shunned scientifically. Though it was discovered by the same doctor who developed chemotherapy at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, and though it was able to cure cancer in 100% of lab rats, one of the ways in which Big Pharma keeps scientists and the general public from learning about this substance is by not funding research into how it works. Nonetheless though, Reactive Oxygen Species like Chlorine Dioxide Solution / Miracle Mineral Supplement and also Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide work through very similar mechanisms of action as vitamin B17, except that vitamin B17 is present in food and thus, it could be considered an essential nutrient. Chlorine Dioxide Solution and Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide can be used to boost the body’s natural immune defenses for a period of time, but generally speaking, you wouldn’t want to take them long-term. Vitamin B17, in contrast, is the kind of nutrient/supplement that should be taken every day of your life to promote good health.


When and How to Take Vitamin B17 / Amygdalin: Dosage

To get the most out of vitamin B17 in food or as a supplement, you should take it separately from other foods because the Reactive Oxygen Species which are also known as OXIDANTS that function as antibiotics and as chelating agents can be easily destroyed by certain ANTIOXIDANTS like vitamin C. Essentially, under certain circumstances, vitamin C and vitamin B17 can cancel each other out, so it’s good to separate your antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin A from your vitamin B17 dosage by at least an hour or more.


Note that vitamin C, when administered via IV and at high doses, actually forms a Reactive Oxygen Species as well (hydrogen peroxide), but even an oxidant medicine like hydrogen peroxide can combine chemically with the Reactive Oxygen Species in vitamin B17 to cancel out its effects. So while Reactive Oxygen Species medicines are very powerful and broad spectrum medicines, they are also very delicate because they’re easily neutralized. It’s hard to predict, even as a chemist, how Reactive Oxygen Species will combine or change in the presence of other oxidants or antioxidants, so as a general rule, simply avoid other foods and supplements for at least an hour before and after you take your vitamin B17. 


NOTE: A number of foods that contain vitamin B17 also contain high levels of vitamin C (grapes, blueberries, etc.) which simply shows how much we have to learn about the field of Reactive Oxygen Species medicine.

Vitamin B17 / Amygdalin Dosage:  

Oral Administration:

If you have a parasite infection of any kind, you could take vitamin B17 orally either as raw, bitter, organic apricot kernels or in supplement form. Take at least four doses of 500 mg per day at least 30 minutes before meals. In other words, you’ll take a total of 2000 mg per day. 

Some people are afraid of taking apricot kernels. For those people, we recommend grape seed extract as a suitable alternative at 2000 mg per day in five divided doses.

If you are taking raw, bitter, organic apricot kernels, eat 20 to 40 per day, but divide up your dose or else it’s likely that the bitterness (which is the medicinal part of the kernels) will upset your stomach. Take 4 to 5 apricot kernels at a time, up to 10 times per day.


Also consider adding high vitamin B17 foods to your diet.

Foods That Contain Vitamin B17 :

There are about 1500 foods that contain vitamin B17, but below are some of the most common foods that contain this substance:


  • Raw, bitter, organic apricot kernels
  • Grape seeds or grapeseed oil
  • Bitter almonds
  • Apple seeds
  • Strawberries
  • Plums
  • Bean sprouts
  • Spinach
  • Lima beans
  • Raspberries
  • Cranberries
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat flour
  • Millet grain


Topical Administration

Some of our clients who have parasite infections prefer to administer vitamin B17 topically through the skin. If you have stomach upset, a poor appetite, or other symptoms associated with digestive parasites, then topical administration may be the best way to administer this medicine. Use either raw, cold-pressed, hexane-free apricot kernel oil or raw, organic, cold-pressed grapeseed oil. Either administer the oil by itself or combine it with Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), an FDA-approved medicine that’s derived from trees and that makes human cells and pathogens as well as parasites, more permeable. DMSO has the amazing ability to seek out and locate parasites in the body because it can easily pass through human tissues to go where other medicines simply can’t. But don’t use DMSO if you’re on a prescription medication because DMSO also has the ability to strengthen prescription meds in unpredictable ways. 

Note that administering apricot kernel oil or grapeseed oil with DMSO all over the body is roughly equivalent to giving intravenous injections of this substance because DMSO makes it very easy for the vitamin B17 in the oils to go into the blood stream. However, oils are naturally absorbed by the skin, so topical administration of JUST the oils will also result in a good dose of vitamin B17 if you spread it all over the body twice daily.


Laetrile and IV Administration of Vitamin B17

Laetrile is a brand name. At no-chemo, no-radiation cancer facilities where doctors regularly cure cancer, Laetrile or vitamin B17 IVs are a core treatment. Typically, patients receive 3 to 12 grams of Laetrile daily for 6 to 7 days. 


Essential Supporting Nutrients

Dr. Philip Binzel created a supporting protocol for vitamin B17 that addresses each patient’s need for certain essential supporting nutrients. If we go back to our analogy about brick and mortar vs. toothpicks and dental floss, you can imagine how much easier it would be for you to build a brick and mortar house if you have the proper tools. I mean, you could still build a brick and mortar house with nothing but your hands, but having a trowel would make things infinitely easier. Essential supporting nutrients are like the trowel. They make it easier for the body to use vitamin B17 in the most effective way. 


Below are the most important vitamin B17 supporting nutrients for the treatment of any type of parasite infection:


  1. Take vitamin B17 / amygdalin twice daily at a time separate from other foods and supplements – 500 mg per dose (1000 mg total). 
  2. Take a Moringa supplement as a multivitamin once daily – 5000 mg
  3. Take vitamin C twice daily at a time separate from vitamin B17 doses – 1000 mg (2000 mg total)
    1. Increase the dose of vitamin C up to 3000 mg twice daily after 2 weeks (6000 mg total)
  4. Take vitamin E twice daily – 400 IU (800 mg total)
  5. Do Enzyme Therapy
  6. Take Vitamin B15 / Pangamic Acid three time per day– 100 mg (300 mg total)
  7. Take vitamin A / Pro-A-Mulsion 5 drops once daily at 25,000 IU per drop

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Other Important Links:

The Vitamin B17 – Laetrile – Amygdalin Cancer Cure

ADHD or Maybe Parasites?

Lugol’s Iodine Therapy as a Cure for Parasite Infections, Lyme Disease, and Autoimmune Disease

How to Use Enzyme Therapy for Better Digestion, to Prevent Cancer, Cure Autoimmune Disease and Reclaim Your Health

Vitamin D: The Harmful Effects of Supplementing without Vitamin K2

Menstruation Problems and Parasites

Chlorine Dioxide Solution and Reactive Oxygen Species Medicine: Basic Overview

Treatment of Parasites for Humans

What is a Healing Crisis? (aka Herxheimer Reaction, Detox Reaction, or Die-Off Reaction)

Index of Lupus Erythematosus Cures and Treatments

Why Your Doctor Never Told You about Parasites

How to Safely Administer DMSO to the Skin


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