Is B 17 legal?

Vitamin B-17, more commonly known as laetrile, is not a vitamin, but rather a substance found naturally in the pits of apricots and other fruits. In the 1970s, vitamin B-17 was proposed as a treatment for cancer. This chemical compound is not readily available in the United States for several reasons, however.



Although natural healing advocates touted the benefits of vitamin B-17 for cancer treatment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the importation and interstate transfer of this substance in 1977.



Although vitamin B-17 cannot be legally imported or transported across state lines in the United States, it is legal in Mexico.


Vitamin B-17 was the subject of great controversy 18 years ago when some of the world’s top scientists claimed that nutrients in certain seeds make it 100 % impossible to developed cancer and can kill off existing cancer cells in a matter of days to months. This is true yesterday, today and tomorrow.