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What are symptoms of cyanide poisoning in relation to amygdalin?

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Symptoms of cyanide poisoning include:

These problems are usually worse when you swallow amygdalin rather than injecting it.

  • Dizziness
  • Being queasy and throwing up
  • Headache
  • Blue skin
  • A droopy upper eyelid
  • Trouble walking
  • Confusion
  • Fever

SOURCES:

Food Chemistry : "Amygdalin Content of Seeds, Kernels and Food Products Commercially-available in the UK."

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry: "Quantification of amygdalin in nonbitter, semibitter, and bitter almonds (Prunus dulcis) by UHPLC-(ESI)QqQ MS/MS."

National Cancer Institute: "Laetrile/Amygdalin (PDQ®)–Patient Version: Overview," "Laetrile/Amygdalin (PDQ®)–Patient Version: Questions and Answers About Laetrile/Amygdalin."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Amygdalin."

Cancer Research UK: "Laetrile (amygdalin or vitamin B17)."

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians : "Laetrile: A Lesson in Cancer Quackery."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 15, 2017

SOURCES:

Food Chemistry : "Amygdalin Content of Seeds, Kernels and Food Products Commercially-available in the UK."

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry: "Quantification of amygdalin in nonbitter, semibitter, and bitter almonds (Prunus dulcis) by UHPLC-(ESI)QqQ MS/MS."

National Cancer Institute: "Laetrile/Amygdalin (PDQ®)–Patient Version: Overview," "Laetrile/Amygdalin (PDQ®)–Patient Version: Questions and Answers About Laetrile/Amygdalin."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "Amygdalin."

Cancer Research UK: "Laetrile (amygdalin or vitamin B17)."

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians : "Laetrile: A Lesson in Cancer Quackery."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 15, 2017

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