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Laetrile and Information on Vitamin B17

Since Laetrile is not considered an approved treatment for cancer in the United States, websites that sell it as a cure for cancer are being shut down. These sites include David Arjona's and Jason Vale's To read our opinion out why laetrile and other natural substances used in alternative-cancer therapies are not readily available in the U.S., go to our "why these natural therapies haven't been approved by the FDA" page.

Recently we wrote a letter to the editor of the LA Times regarding an article in their newspaper on Laetrile. Click here to read it.

The Cancer Cure Foundation did an internet search and found some websites that sell apricot kernels (a natural source of B17) and laetrile. We do not have additional information about these companies, but if you do an internet search, you can research these companies and find additional information and sources. Be aware, however, that these companies will probably not be able to give you information about using these substances to treat cancer.

Suppliers of kernels include:

Suppliers of laetrile include:

If you hear of others sources, or if you find out these sources no longer make kernels or laetrile available, you can leave a message with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In addition, there are many foods that contain Vitamin B17. These include: Apple seeds, alfalfa sprouts, apricot kernels, bamboo shoots, barley, beet tops, bitter almond, blackberries, boysenberries, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, buckwheat, cashews, cherry kernels, cranberries, currants, fava beans, flax seeds, garbanzo beans, gooseberries, huckleberries, lentils, lima beans, linseed meat, loganberries, macadamia nuts, millet, millet seed, peach kernels, pecans, plum kernels, quince, raspberries, sorghum cane syrup, spinach, sprouts (alfalfa, lentil, mung bean, buckwheat, garbanzo), strawberries, walnuts, watercress, yams.

Keep in mind that Vitamin B17 helps prevent cancer, but if one already has cancer, a complete protocol is required including diet, enzymes, exercise, and supplementation, as prescribed by a physician. In addition, some conditions, such as some brain tumors and basal cell carcinomas may not be helped with laetrile protocol. It is best to work with an alternative physician to be sure you are using the best approach to treat your particular condition. Currently, our data shows that the following doctors and clinics are offering laetrile as part of their therapy:

We hope to have write ups on all of these clinics soon. If you know of any other clinics that offer laetrile as part of their protocol, be sure to let us know. In addition, an oncologist can prescribe laetrile. Lorraine Rosenthal of The Cancer Control Society tries to keep on top of doctors who use laetrile - 323-663-7801.

If you would like to read information on Laetrile and other metabolic therapies, see our list of books, audios, and videos. We recommend World Without Cancer, written by G. Edward Griffin, and Alive and Well, written by Philip E. Binzel, Jr., M.D.