Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Molasses Tips
- Nutritional Comparison of Molasses Brands
- Acid Reflux
- Arthritic Pain
- Blackstrap Molasses And High Iron Levels
- Blackstrap Molasses Dosage
- Blackstrap Molasses in Capsules
- Blood Count Increase
- Canker Sores
- Carpal Tunnel
- Fruit Trees
- General Feedback
- Gray Hair
- Heart Health
- Hot Flashes
- Immune System
- Iron Content
- Low Iron Count
- Menstrual Issues
- Molasses Book Reviews
- Molasses Daily Dosages
- Molasses Recipes
- Molasses Side Effects
- Molasses Tips
- Molasses Vs. Demerara Sugar
- Multiple Cures
- Nose Bleeds
- Nutritional Value
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Side Effects
- Skin Rashes
- Sleep Issues
- Stomach Pain
- Sugar Cravings
- Sugar Substitute
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Uterine Polyp
- Weight Loss
- Where to Buy Molasses
[YEA] 02/04/2006: Alastair from NI: "I recommend molasses in porridge every morning. Not only does it flavour the porridge but it also sets me up for the day ahead. I have been an avid molasses fan for 9 years now and I ensure that it accompanies me on my many cycling trips as it gets me over the hills!!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 05/04/2013: Jefeflounder from Carmel, Ca: "HIVES! Blackstrap Molasses is giving me hives... I've been taking 1tbsp a day for about six weeks and I just started getting hives on my arm. Same thing happend once when I started taking Niacin. Does anyone know what the two substances have in common that would cause an allergic reaction?"
08/16/2013: Charles from Philadelphia: "Here are some delicious ways to add Blackstrap Molasses to your diet:
1. Drizzle on Baked/boiled Sweet Potatoes
2. Stir into a bowl of oatmeal (you could add a tsp of sugar to give it more sweetness).
3. Molasses cookies (there is a recipe on the internet that includes BSM; the only other sweetner in the cookies is a banana)
4. Molasses Latte (Molasses added to hot milk - this was mentioned by others here- I think it tastes good)"Replies
08/17/2013: Tastes Good from Australia replies: "Add organic coconut oil to molasses.. tastes great."
07/10/2013: Arn from Kenmore, Wa: "If molasses makes you think "Yuck", think gingerbread, molasses cookies, get creative. Molasses milk, +1 spoonful in a cup of warm milk is hard not to like. But if the bitterness really gets to you, try cutting it half/half with honey. This is the combo I put in my coffee, and it is good."
04/28/2009: Karina from Munich, Bavaria/Germany: "Could anyone tell me if Demerara Sugar has the same health supporting properties as blackstrap molasses? With regards to blackstrap molasses is it important if the molasses comes from sugar beet or sugar cane? If anybody has insights on it would be great. Especially I would like to know what molasses people to to remedy their hormonal balance and hair growth. Thanks for any insights!"
EC: From Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demerara_(sugar))
Nutritional Info here: http://everything2.com/title/brown%20sugar
[YEA] Donna from Yellow Springs, OH: "Years ago my mom gave me molasses when I was bead ridden with mono.I remember the doctor telling her I recovered in 1/2 the normal time! I am interested in giving it to my dog who has a non cancerous lipoma tumor.How much should an 85lb dog take without adverse effects?"Replies
09/05/2008: Jonna from Pittsburgh, PA replies: "As kids we had a chiropractor "prescribe" black strap to us. We were maybe 10 and 7 and we each took a Tablespoon 2x per day so I'm sure the 2 Tablespoon dosage per day for your puppy would work also. Good Luck!"
[YEA] 05/23/2011: Mary from Greensboro, Nc, Usa: "For one month, I have been taking 1 tbs of Blackstrap Molasses in warm almond milk each morning. I love the taste. My nails, skin, bowel movements have improved and I think I sleep better. Another benefit is that it curbs my appetite and my friends are telling me that I look like I've lost weight and I am losing weight. As for my hair, it may be getting darker and my husband's hair definitely looks darker. We looking forward to the next 3 months. We will keep doing this and making other nutritional adjustments."Replies
07/04/2012: Magic Dog from Norton, ohio, 44203 replies: "Thank you so much for this site. After a severe reaction to an iron supplement that sent me to the ER my OBGYN suggested BSM. I was also told to take 5000 vit d daily. I feel that I am on the right track. I had a period for 8 weeks and was going out of my mind. I read over your site over and over and was convinced this would help. I can't wait to have it every morning now- Thank you!"
[YEA] 01/05/2010: Erin from Lafayette, In: "Molasses Feedback
I've been taking molasses (about 1TBl/day split into 2 cups of green tea -- with a lot of milk... I don't really like the taste of this stuff LOL) for nearly 3 months now as an experiment. I originally tried it to see what would happen with the good ol' monthly (mom's peri-menopausal and occassionally bleeds longer than she should so I tested this on me) and here's what I've come up with.
I still have gray hair. In fact some of the hair near my temples is just plain ol' white. And apparently if L'Oreal can't fix it, neither can molasses. That's okay. Apparently 38 isn't considered premature graying ;-)
My periods are lighter. Kelp and molasses together seem to be an excellent combination to keep things at a dull roar. I've gone from a good 5 days of heavy flow with 2 days of annoyance added on, to about 1 1/2 days of heavier flow and 3 1/2 days of super light flow. So I've dropped about 2 days and I'm saving money on products left and right.
But the BIG one for me has been the surprising lack of joint pain. I was taking it for about 2 weeks before I realized that my left ankle, which I broke in beautiful ways about 2 1/2 years ago, was no longer stiff when I woke up, and I could now move it in the same ways that I can move my unviolated right ankle. I can even jog again without feeling every jarring impact on that ankle. For that reason alone I will continue torturing myself with the (blech) taste of this stuff on a twice daily basis.
Another strange, yet welcome, side-effect has been my fingernails. Normally, I only have fingernails this strong and happy in the middle of summer with high amounts of sunshine and a Biotin supplement -- even when I supplement with Vit. D in the winter months it's just not the same. I haven't taken my biotin supplement since I started the molasses, though I do keep up with the Vit. D and I have to actively work to break these things.
And for the joint thing, I've turned others onto this miracle syrup in a bottle and they've reported back with the same thing -- when they take it daily, they can tell a significant difference and when they forget they feel it. So for that alone, I'd say it's worth a shot."
06/24/2013: J from Uk replies: "Could you tell which brand of BSM you have used? I am confused as to which one is best."
09/23/2013: Myryh from Tampa, Fl replies: "I am interested in knowing Brand names of BSM and if it is Organic or not"
[YEA] 12/19/2009: Ravi S from Dallas, Texas: "Unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses.
I happened to read the feedbacks on Blackstrap Molasses. I have a self diagnosed Celiac's and went on Gluten free for a year. I had to switch to a low fiber food option because of this. Even though my stomach feels good, I have been experiencing constipation off and on with rare IBS. I have started BSM for a week or so, 2 tablespoons, one in AM coffee and one the night warm milk. Here are the immediate changes experienced by me. Constipation is gone totally. My eyesight is better and I have lots of energy. Hope to continue on this for a while."
[YEA] 12/06/2009: Shar from Milwaukee, Wisconsin: "hello all!
I am a 30 yr. old female who is overweight and recently had gall stones. I also have iron defienciency anemia. My family has started eating organic and all natural 3 yrs. ago. I recently started researching all natural cures as i don't believe in going to doctors unless its absolutly neccessary. I read about apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses. i started the blackstrap molasses first (2 tbs daily) and the numbness i was feeling in my fingertips and legs has went away. I am still waiting for my menstrual cycle to come to see if it will ease the heavy bleeding. but it has eliminated my stomach cramping (that felt like labor contractions) that I usually have monthly.
But this is about the apple cider vinegar. let me tell you it really works! started by taking 2 tsp. once a day in 8 oz. of water. 3 days later i had extreme pain in my ear and my jaw that has yet to go away. I also have extreme itching everywhere. That doesn't sound good does it? but it is good cause i know that it is my body getting rid of toxins. I have been peeing like crazy and having regular bowel movements without straining( which is the opposite of the consipation i was having from taking iron pills).
I think for all of you who are all sufferring from itching or jaw pain etc. should up your water intake. I started drinking a gallon of water a day and the itching is going away. I now take 2 tbs of acv chased by a 16 oz. glass of water in the morning,then proceed to drink water throughout the day and i feel great! I have more energy(no more sluggishness)and i know my 5 kids are happy to see that!
I plan to keep taking ACV despite the side effects(unless it brings more harm than good) to see if it will aid in my weightloss.
Also i have been using the ACV on my hair and it has smoothed the cuticle and made my hair less frizzy!"Replies
09/19/2013: Michelle from Wisconsin replies: "If you are using vinegar, it should be raw vinegar. Mother's milk. Also, vinegar is a roto router for your entire system. It cleans your arteries and blood vessels! Wonderful stuff. However, because it totally purges your system, you MUST use a good multivitamin, and also magnesium. I I recommend taking your supplement, 2 hour after your vinegar Additional magnesium other than what's in your multivitamin. Good thinking on upping your water intake, that's important, as well."
[YEA] 07/26/2009: George from Nairobi, Kenya: "been taking bsm now for slightly over two weeks now and it has surely worked graet. I started taking it for my hair which had started turning grey around ten years back when i was about 29yrs old. While searching for remedies Ilanded on this site and decided to give it a trial. I have not seen results on my grey hair since it is only about two weeks now but alot of other benefits already. My chronic fatigue is now completely gone. Iwas ever tired morning or evening with my lower back feeling like cut in two with alot of tension. My chest also had occasional sharp pains. I had seen doctors about it and after several analgisic trial i gave up. All these are fully gone. My wife that had acne is also taking it and says is working well for her.I also give my children one tsp twice daily daily my though with no health issues and they love it. I and my wife take one tbs morning and before going to bed. no mixture but take it whole from the spoon. not very sweet but we are comfortable."Replies
05/19/2010: Winnie from Kenya, Nairobi replies: "I want to ask George from Kenya to pls let me know where he bought blackstrap molasses. Get back to me George through email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. thanks"
05/14/2012: Yvonne from Nairobi replies: "Hi George please let me know also where to get the molasses I really need to start that diet :-)"
11/19/2013: Jolene from Albuquerque, Nm replies: "I have no trouble finding organic blackstrap molasses at just about any health food grocery store."
[YEA] 11/07/2008: Alice from Tiro, Ohio: "My brother -n- law had to have his speen taken out and the doctor told him to take 1 TBLS. of black molassa's a day. He is doing that and seems to be ok and recovery went fast."
[YEA] 11/06/2008: Judy from Cincinnati, Ohio: "I just turned 41 & have started feeling the grips of hormonal changes along with having a history of huge fibroids. I had 5 lbs of fibroids removed last yr in a robotic surgery that went terrifically & preserved my fertility :) I still want to have children & decided to take a natural, active involvement in my health. I have always worked out religiously since I was 15 so I've been in great shape & been able to tolerate the pain of those fibroids. But at age 41 I was finding that I no longer could run on the junk food that I liked to eat & was lacking energy along with not having a normal cycle. I wanted so much to have a normal cycle without the complications of a birth control pill. ACV gave me that :) But I was also dealing with more heart palpitations that I just couldn't control with my diet & vitamin taking. Yesterday, it was really getting in my way of life so I ran out & got the molasses. And I'm so happy to report that it made those nasty heart palpitations go away, gave me energy to go play tennis that evening ( in fact, I was burning the court with my energetic plays) & is helping my chronic constipation. I've gone to the bathroom 3 times since last evening to this morning and that's simply wonderful!!! I urge everyone to try ACV & molasses ~ they are TERRIFIC!!!!"Replies
10/10/2009: Avis from Indianapolis, In replies: "You talked about taking ACV with black strap molasses for fibriods. What is ACV?"
EC: ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar
[YEA] 09/03/2008: Lee from Madison, UK: "I had been wanting to find something - ANYTHING - to help with my lack of energy and pain throughout my body. A friend told me about your site, and I started reading about BSM. I rushed out and was able to buy some at Whole Foods. It is the Plantation Brand. I bought some for myself, my parents and my daughter. I started taking two tablespoons in the morning and one at night. Within 3 days, my energy levels are up and my body pain in nearly gone. The stiffness is subsiding. Throughout my life, I have been very active, but the past couple years have been very discouraging. After taking BSM for a mere 3 days (starting on my 4th) I cannot tell you how thankful I am.
My father, who just turned 77, was able to workout yesterday, felt energized along with feeling much less pain in his upper back. He also said that he felt very good when he got up yesterday morning. He's a weight-lifter and broke the world record at 75. Dead-lifted 500 lbs, so he would know if his energy level is up.
BSM is certainly a marvelous way to energize yourself and feel better. To Earth Clinic, thank you very much for the wonderful service you provide.
[YEA] 07/07/2010: Terrie from Cleveland, Ohio replies: "Was in alot of pain, could hardly take a few steps in the morning - could only sleep about 4 hrs before pain would wake me up - started blackstrap molasses 1 tablespoon am and pm. Severe pain has gone away - thanks to this site"
[YEA] 07/14/2008: Sunny from Raynham, MA: "This was a great info, thank you very much. I never knew that blacksttrap was good for gray hair. I take grandma's every morning with my oatmeal. I have improve my cholesterol by 20 points and tryglicerides by 135 points. great web site, Sunny."