Selective Toxicity of B17.
Now the question arises why about such an easily available natural product like B17 is not widely publicised? It is because of the propaganda by the associations like FDA that Vitamin B17 contains poisonous Cyanide. But the fact is that, each vitamin B17 molecule constitutes with one hydrogen Cyanide, one benzaldehyde and two glucose atoms in a compound form. It is known to all who know the chemistry of compounds that the individual constituents of a compound do not have their own properties so long they are in compound form. Simple example is common salt which is chemically a compound of Sodium and Chlorine. Though Sodium is one of the most toxic elements, when it combines with Chlorine it becomes common salt without having the toxicity of Sodium. Similar is the case with the Cyanide present in vitamin B17.