How does Apricot Kernel work?
Apricot kernel contains a toxic chemical known as amygdalin. In the body this chemical is converted to cyanide which can cause serious side effects including death.
Are there safety concerns?
Apricot kernel is unsafe to take by mouth. It contains a toxic chemical known as amygdalin. In the body this chemical is converted to cyanide which can cause serious side effects including death.
Dosing considerations for Apricot Kernel.
The appropriate dose of apricot kernel depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for apricot kernel. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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