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Amygdalin, also known in the health world as "Vitamin B17", has been popularized as a health suppliment and a cure for cancer by some unscrupulous individuals.

Amygdalin is usually found in the seeds of the almond tree. Once it is consumed, it breaks down in the body and produced hydrogen cyanide which is extremely lethal. Because of the variation in body chemistry of different individuals, a true toxic dose cannot be established.

The cancer curing properties of Amygdalin have been studied numerous times with almost all studies resulting in no discernable positive effect on cancer.

The use of B17 has been endorsed by several public figures, including Kent Hovind [1].