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Health Canada issues warning for Novodalin B17 pills

Health Canada is advising Canadians who purchased Novodalin B17,  an unauthorized natural health product claiming to treat cancer, to stop using the product and contact their doctor for appropriate follow-up.
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Novodalin B17 being sold online by cdnf.com poses serious health risk. It is labelled to contain apricot kernel extract. Apricot kernels may contain amygdalin, a compound that has the potential to release cyanide when ingested by humans. The concentration of amygdalin in Novodalin B17 is unknown at this time; however, ingesting low to moderate amounts of cyanide may lead to serious adverse health consequences. High doses may be lethal.

No health products containing B17 or amygdalin have been authorized by Health Canada to treat cancer, or any other condition. Health Canada does not permit cancer treatment claims for natural health products. You should speak with your oncologist regarding any cancer treatments.

For more information, please see the Health Canada advi​sory.
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