Bottle size: 120 capsules
Suggested adult usage: 2-4 capsules, three times a day, with food.
Approximate supply: 10-20 days
Our Apricot Seed is the raw seed of the apricot fruit, and is one of the richest sources of a glycoside known as amygdalin, sometimes called laetrile or “vitamin” B17. This nutrient encourages healthy cell growth, enhances immune response, and strengthens the cardiovascular system. Also known as bitter almonds, they provide abundant nutrition and support for the immune system! Our Apricot Seed is air-dried at low temperatures to preserve the many health benefits and to keep all the nutrients intact. A 100% raw product!!
- Weight: 4.10 Ounces
Fact: According to the nutrient database compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Apricot Seed (also called apricot kernel) contains:
Omega-6 Fatty Acids • Plant Sterols • Vitamins E, B15, & B17
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. Meaning, they are necessary for human health, but the body can’t make them – you have to get them through food. Along with omega-3s, omega-6s play a crucial role in brain function, normal growth and development, and help the immune system recognize healthy tissue versus non- healthy tissue and foreign invaders (which is particularly important for people dealing with auto-immune responses, where the immune system is malfunctioning and attacks healthy tissue). Essential fatty acids are also needed by the immune system to help manufacture anti-inflammatory prostaglandins, which kill germs and invaders. As invaluable nutrients, essential fatty acids also:
- Stimulate healthy skin and hair growth
- Maintain bone health
- Regulate metabolism
- Reduce aches and pains
- Protect the nervous system
- Maintain a healthy reproductive system
Plant sterols are healthy cholesterol-like compounds found in plant-based foods best known for their ability to help regulate healthy cholesterol levels. However, they provide a host of other benefits, including: bolstering the immune system, supporting healthy lung function, and helping to relieve menopausal symptoms.
- According to scientific studies, a synergistic relationship seems to exist between plant sterols and the immune system, meaning they complement each other and work together for enhanced performance.
- Important immune system cells, called T-Cells, exhibit increased effectiveness in the presence of plant sterols.
- Sterols may help normalize the immune system and reduce the likelihood of autoimmune responses.
- Plant sterols have shown to improve immune cell activity.
This important antioxidant and immune booster doesn’t get as much press as vitamin C, yet it’s critical for a healthy immune system! Vitamin E stimulates the production of the immune cells that seek out and destroy germs and unhealthy cells. It also enhances the production of immune cell antibodies that protect against foreign invaders. Maintaining a proper level of vitamin E may help reverse some of the decline in immune response commonly seen in aging and also help protect from free radicals that damage the body and lead to chronic illness. In addition, it is particularly important for keeping your skin, heart, brain, nerves, muscles, and red blood cells healthy!
Another nutrient found in abundance in Apricot Seed is commonly called vitamin B15, although the proper names are dimethylglycine and pangamic acid. It has been proven to help a variety of health issues and/or bodily functions, including:
Promoting normal cholesterol levels
- Stimulating growth of healthy cells & tissues
- Improving blood circulation and oxygenation
- Enhancing immune response
- Reducing cravings
- Aiding hair growth/regrowth
- Absorbing and utilizing protein
Apricot kernels contain a glycoside known as vitamin B17, which is also known by the names laetrile and amygladin. It is found in the seeds of apples, peaches, cherries, grapes, and apricots (among many other foods), however it appears that Apricot Seed has one of the highest levels found naturally on earth! But ‘vitamin’ B17 isn’t really a vitamin at all. It’s a compound of healthy substances that occur in nature and are beneficial to the human body (so you can see why it’s referred to as a ‘vitamin’).
Studies have shown that B17 helps to increase the body’s ability to fight illness and unwanted or unhealthy cells. One of the exciting things about this nutrient is it seems to target the unhealthy cells for destruction while actually nourishing the normal and healthy cells!
It may also help to balance the pH of the body. Abnormal pH levels, caused by poor diet, stress, or a number of other factors, can result in a toxic internal environment, ultimately paving the way for a variety of health conditions. According to “Foundations and Clinical Applications of Nutrition,” consuming adequate levels of B17 assists the body in regulating the pH level, which is vitally important in maintaining health.
Did you know? Apricot Seed may also help expel mucus from the lungs and relieve coughing. For this reason, it is a popular natural solution for chest and lung ailments.