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How Sandi Rog Beat Cancer Using Vitamin B17 from Apricot Kernels

  • Published on: 01 April, 2015
  • Last update: 10 August, 2017

This is Sandi Rog. On November 22, 2012, she took to YouTube to tell the world that she beat her cancer, which came with 5 vicious tumors, using a simple vitamin: B17 (found in raw apricot kernels).

In the description of her video, she tells her story and history battling the disease.

“I’ve been a cancer patient for two years. If you want to save your life, you need to take the reins into your own hands. Do the research! You can start by looking up the book World Without Cancer by G. Edward Griffin. The first time I was on B17, my cancer went into remission. When I got off it because of the “cyanide scare,” my cancer came back. After discovering that B17 is a concentrated form of apricot kernels, I learned that it can’t be dangerous if taken in the appropriate doses. So, I refused chemo (which is FAR MORE DANGEROUS than B17, by the way). After two months passed with no conventional treatments at all, I got back on the B17. Within TEN weeks of taking 500 mg twice a day, the B17 wiped out FIVE tumors, and I am now CANCER FREE!”

The description of her video, viewable here, also lists the regimen of vitamins and minerals she took in conjunction. Please note that vitamins and dosages vary from person to person depending on age, weight, condition, and environment. This is not a recommendation or health advice – simply her own experience. For her particular case, she took “B17 (500mg 2 times a day), Zinc Citrate (30mg with B17, as this is the “driver” for the B17), B15, Pancreatic Enzymes (which help break down the protein in and around the cancer cell), Vitamin C, and Ginseng.” B17 lowers your blood pressure, so she took the Ginseng to keep her BP normalized. She also notes that if you can’t take all of those, she has heard of people only taking the B17 and Zinc Citrate.

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When telling her timeline of events, she mentioned that she stopped taking B17 for a period of time because of the “cyanide scare.” What does that mean?

Simple. Because the government and Big Pharma cannot patent or profit from the use of a plant seed vitamin, they have set out on a massive propaganda campaign claiming that the cyanide molecule that forms when B17 comes in contact with a cancer cell, is toxic to the entire body. They claim that ingesting B17 or apricot kernels will give you “cyanide poisoning.”

How Non-Toxic B17 actually works

In 1952, a biochemist named Dr. Ernst Krebb Jr. realized that Vitamin B17 (found in apricot kernels) kills cancer cells with no ill effects on the rest of the body. Dr. Krebb not only injected himself with laetrile to ensure there would be no toxic side effects, but also conducted lab animal experiments to assure its effectiveness in the treatment of cancer.

Here’s how it works… Cancer cells, no matter the type, are known as trophoblasts. These trophoblasts contain an enzyme called beta-glucosidase, also known as the unlocking enzyme. When Vitamin B17 (also called Laetrile) comes in contact with the enzyme beta-glucosidase, the B17 is broken down to form:

– two molecules of glucose,

– one molecule of benzaldehyde

– and one molecule of hydrogen cyanide (HCN).

Within the body, only cancer cells contain beta-glucosidase. No other cells contain it. The key word here is that the HCN must be formed as a reaction to cancer cells (and thus the enzyme) being present.

Cyanide is not floating around freely in the B17 and then released, causing harm to your body, as government propaganda claims. It must be manufactured in *response* to cancer. The enzyme beta-glucosidase, and ONLY that enzyme, is capable of manufacturing the HCN from B17, thereby affecting the cancer cell, and ONLY the cancer cell. If there are no cancer cells in the body, there is no beta-glucosidase. If there is no beta-glucosidase, no HCN will be formed from the B17.

The normal cells in our organism contain an enzyme called Rhodanese which “neutralizes” the B17. This enzyme does not allow the vitamin to release the cyanide in the first place. In this way, apricot kernels and the vitamins within only serve as glucose to healthy cells providing energy.

You can read several studies consolidated here that show effectiveness and safety.

Banned by the FDA

B17 is not FDA approved. Since they claim it’s ‘toxic,’ it’s illegal to sell in stores in the U.S.

Did you know that a man was put in jail for trying to share this cancer treatment with the world?

Jason Vale, 40, grew up in Whitestone, Queens.  Twice, doctors told him that he had fatal tumors – and twice, he survived. The second time, he refused radiation and chemotherapy and decided to consume apricot seeds as a rich source of B17. Vale used his platform as an athlete to promote the seeds as “the answer to cancer,” and also began selling them online. FDA officials accused him of profiting from desperate cancer victims, and in 2000 got a court injunction to stop him from selling the seeds as a cure. Vale changed his marketing and had relatives handle the seeds, but he was arrested and, in 2003, convicted of criminal contempt of the injunction and sentenced to five years at the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix in New Jersey.

This man was thrown in jail for making and selling the substance that he used to cure his own cancer successfully. He decided to make his career a meaningful one that would help others. That’s not something the FDA is very keen on, unless they’re getting a cut.

Why the FDA pasteurizes almonds

Raw bitter European almonds (not the sweet ones) are another amazing source of B17. When apricot kernels were outlawed, people started using bitter almonds to treat themselves instead. The FDA realized this and quickly took action. In September of 2007, the F.D.A. claimed that raw almonds had been linked to two salmonella outbreaks in five years, and that all almonds needed to be pasteurized, because they were suddenly a danger to the nation’s health. Salmonella and E.coli are present in our foods only because of irresponsible factory conditions, NOT because natural, organic foods are covered in deadly bacteria. If they really wanted to keep us safe from these pathogens, why not pasteurize all nuts? Well, because almond pasteurization would bring about only one significant change – neutralizing the vitamin B17. The highest source of B17, the bitter almond tree, was banned from the U.S. in 1995.


World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17

Laetrile and the Life Saving Substance Called Cyanide by Philip Binzel, Jr., M.D. –

The use of Amygdalin (Vitamin B-17) in Metabolic Cancer Therapy by Francisco Contreras, M.D. –

Summa, H.M., Amygdalin. A Physiological active therapeutic agent in malignancies. Krebsgechehen, a., Jossa-Arznei, Steinan, Germany, 1972.

Krebs, E., Gurchot, Ch., Biochemistry of Laetrile. Science 104: 132, 1946.

Navarro, M. et al. Mechanism of action and therapeutic effects of Laetrile in Cancer. J. Phillip. Med Assc. 33:620-627., 1957. 19. Burk, D., et al. Hyperthermy

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Hi Olivia. The b17 link you posted to get on amazon can no longer be found on there 🙁 you know anywhere else I can buy them?



Laura, I found this site, which sells B17 capsules, etc. I read that one apricot seed typically has no more than 5mg of B17 in it, so you’d have to eat a ton of seeds to get the same amount in one of the capsules, which is 500 mg. But it sounds like people aren’t having any problem with those doses. Here is the link


Do you think b17 can be taken as a preventative?


Hi Olivia! I need your opinion on something. My mother in law has recently been diagnosed with bone cancer; multiple myeloma; stage 3. It has effected her kidneys already and she has to do dialysis 3x’s a week. I would like her to start the B17 regiment but I was worried about it being too harsh on her kidneys. My question is, do you think B17 will be harsh on her kidneys? I really don’t want her to solely depend on chemo & dialysis. I want her to believe in the power of natural healing! I’m trying to come up with a regiment for her that’s simple but effective. Thanks for your advice!!!



I highly recommend reading the book A World Without Cancer, which will explain exactly how to take them and who can take them. The B17 extract on amazon may be more effective since that’s what Sandi took. I can’t give any medical advice due to legal reasons but definitely get that book and try contacting the author

Rachel McAlister

Don’t quote me on it, but I’m pretty sure b17 is legal in Georgia and Arizona. I have bought raw apricot kernels at whole foods in both of these states



That is awesome! I thought they were illegal all over the states, but this is great news. I usually get mine imported from Canada.

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