Origin: Derived from the hard stone or pit found inside apricot (Prunus armeniaca)
Also Known As:
Apricot Kernel Oil
Bitter Apricot Kernel
Overview: Apricot kernel extract is derived from the kernel or seed of apricots. It contains the chemical called amygdalin or vitamin B17 which is thought to have anticancer properties. This compound, however, has been the subject of debate over the years since it is transformed into cyanide inside the body.
Common Dosage: Currently, there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for apricot kernel.