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Default Apricot kernel poisoning

Beware, this story is mostly about a man who went too far. Makes it bad for the rest of us.

You probably already know that apricot kernels contain vitamin b17, similar to laetrile.

Laetrile is a partly man made (synthetic) form of the natural substance amygdalin. Amygdalin is a plant substance found in raw nuts and the pips of many fruits, particularly apricot pips or kernels. It is also found in plants like lima beans, clover and sorghum.

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A 67 year old man developed cyanide poisoning from apricot kernel extract, reveal doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

The issue came to light after they noticed that he had abnormally low levels of oxygen (hypoxia) in his body when he was under anaesthetic for routine surgery. Blood tests showed that he had high levels of cyanide in his body.

The man explained that he had been taking two teaspoons of home-made apricot kernel extract every day for the past five years in addition to three tablets of Novodalin -- a herbal fruit kernel supplement.



Apricot kernels contain cyanide, and along with the herbal supplement, the man was taking nearly 17.32 milligrams of cyanide every day, which is enough to raise blood cyanide to around 25 times above acceptable levels, say the authors.

The doctors made the man aware of their concerns about his fruit kernel diet, but he nevertheless opted to continue with it.

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Journal Reference:

Alex Konstantatos, Malini Shiv Kumar, Aidan Burrell, Joel Smith. An unusual presentation of chronic cyanide toxicity from self-prescribed apricot kernel extract. BMJ Case Reports, 2017; bcr-2017-220814 DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2017-220814
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Beware, this story is mostly about a man who went too far. Makes it bad for the rest of us.

You probably already know that apricot kernels contain vitamin b17, similar to laetrile.

Laetrile is a partly man made (synthetic) form of the natural substance amygdalin. Amygdalin is a plant substance found in raw nuts and the pips of many fruits, particularly apricot pips or kernels. It is also found in plants like lima beans, clover and sorghum.

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A 67 year old man developed cyanide poisoning from apricot kernel extract, reveal doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

The issue came to light after they noticed that he had abnormally low levels of oxygen (hypoxia) in his body when he was under anaesthetic for routine surgery. Blood tests showed that he had high levels of cyanide in his body.

The man explained that he had been taking two teaspoons of home-made apricot kernel extract every day for the past five years in addition to three tablets of Novodalin -- a herbal fruit kernel supplement.

Apricot kernels contain cyanide, and along with the herbal supplement, the man was taking nearly 17.32 milligrams of cyanide every day, which is enough to raise blood cyanide to around 25 times above acceptable levels, say the authors.

The doctors made the man aware of their concerns about his fruit kernel diet, but he nevertheless opted to continue with it.

Story Source:

Materials provided by BMJ. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.

Journal Reference:

Alex Konstantatos, Malini Shiv Kumar, Aidan Burrell, Joel Smith. An unusual presentation of chronic cyanide toxicity from self-prescribed apricot kernel extract. BMJ Case Reports, 2017; bcr-2017-220814 DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2017-220814
16 of the top 24 grown foods on this planet contain cyanide, humans are the only animal with the ability to denature cyanide so our foods are not eaten by other animals.
wheat and rice are high in cyanide and look how many people eat those foods, yes some of us do die from cyanide poisoning but they will never tell you this,
rice is also high in arsenic
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