A bit of drama came with this vitamin. I wanted to know if it was a reliable brand, a vitamin that worked as well as the other brands I’ve got listed. So, I gave it a try. I took it the day it arrived, which was right around 4 in the afternoon on Tuesday. I took three 500mgs all at once because normally that amount would give me a slight upset stomach and a slight headache, and that would tell me it worked. But nothing happened. So, I took another three 500mg the next morning on Wednesday around 9. Still nothing. So ... to see if I'd have a reaction (slight stomach-ache and headache), I took my regular brand around 2 in the afternoon. Still nothing! This never happens to me. Normally I get a reaction, but nothing came from either of the brands.
BTW, during all this time I hadn't eaten much and had little water to drink, so I believe I was dehydrated, which didn't help the situation that follows because dehydration can cause low blood pressure.
It was after this that right around dinnertime, which was 5:00 in the evening, my blood pressure CRASHED! It really scared me. It dropped to as low as 90/57. I collapsed in my bed, realizing I'd done a stupid thing. I took (within a 24 hour period, really, closer to 12) NINE 500mg of B17. This was incredibly foolish because my blood pressure normally is very low. Anyway, I lay down and put my legs up so that they’d be above my heart because my feet and hands started tingling (blood wasn't reaching those parts, and they were cold). I knew if I put my legs up the beating of my heart wouldn't have to work as hard to reach my vital organs.
So … I slept it off for nearly 4 hours, and I woke up later in the day (about 9 at night). By then I was feeling better, and my blood pressure went back up (95/60). Yes, that's still low, but my BP is always on the low side. sigh You'd think I would have used my brain in regards to that. A healthy blood pressure should read about 120/80.
Anyway, normally just three of these at once would not have had such a severe effect on me, but nine ... that's another story. So, that tells me this vitamin works. Yes, it was stupid of me to take so much in such a short period of time, and I'll never do that again. I really feared I might die, just to be honest. I know B17 has never killed anyone (supposedly), but ... I was scared I might be its first victim. I share this as a cautionary tale for the rest of you. Watch your blood pressure! Vitamin B17 DOES lower the blood pressure!
In the meantime, I discovered a new brand that I trust. Plus, it’s affordable as long as their price stays at $75.00. Another positive, shipping is FREE for those of us who live in the USA. AND they ship internationally, which is also helpful for those of you who don't live in the US. Just click on the picture above to get to the website.