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 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 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
10/28/2012: Wilma from Dayton, Ohio: "Is it okay to to tak Blackstrap Molasses with ..."
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Restless Leg Syndrome
[YEA] 09/10/2007: Su Su from Sacramento, CA: "Blackstrap Molasses which I was taking for something else, cured my RLS. I had been drinking warm soymilk with one tablespoon of molasses every morning and when I ran out my RLS came back. I then read about a new study that said iron might cure some RLS. The day I started back on molasses, my symptoms disappeared."
[YEA] 02/28/2007: Jennifer from Greenfield, WI: "I went to the health food store to ask about what I could give my 15 month-old son for constipation. They suggested 1-2 tsp. of blackstrap molasses in his bottle. I bought the bottle, came home, came to this website and discovered all different things this stuff is good for. I am 8 months pregnant. I was having a lot of trouble sleeping and developing symptoms of restless leg syndrome (common in pregnancy). I decided to give it a shot. Long story short, my son is pooping like a champ and I started sleeping through the night without any jerking limbs ON THE FIRST DAY! I ran out for one day, and I had a horrible night sleep. I am amazed and delighted."
10/28/2012: Wilma from Dayton, Ohio: "Is it okay to to tak Blackstrap Molasses with coumadin?"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/05/2010: Jesse from Holmdel, Nj: "Question....I have just started to use 3 teaspoons of Black Strap Molasses with 1 tablespoon ACV in water. In half an hour I will have diaherrea for a few hours. Is this normal or I am allegic to BSM? When I drink ACV, I don't have that problem."
EC: Blackstrap molasses is known to be a very effective cure for constipation!
Conversion: 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/07/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Hi Jesse, I did the same for the past two days and I had bad diarrhea. Before I went on holidays I would take a teaspoon of molasses every morning, sometimes one in the evening and it wasn't this bad. Now I will stop for a few days and start with a lower dose. I had no idea that molasses was used for constipation...... A pity because now instead of getting all the good stuff in molasses I am loosing all the nutrients of anything else I eat."
04/07/2010: Candy from Fort Madison, Ia replies: "i had that problem too until i used it after eating. in other words, if i took it on an empty stomach, i would get d.
but, i found a wonderful way to enjoy it if you like coffee. i put a tbls. in a cup of warm coffee, then set it aside.
later in the day i pour it over ice for ice coffee. tastes almost like one of those wonderful mocha coffees everybody likes.
well, i mean if you like coffee. hope this helps somebody."
07/02/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I have to say that this surprises me..... a lady in a health food shop told me a while ago that she lived somewhere in an exotic place (I don't remember where) and that the population which is very poor used to get molasses as kind of a food suplement as it wasn't used for anything else. A lorry would come along and distribute it. Then a lot of people would surely be feeling ill...... I have to say that other than diarrhea if I take it first thing in the morning I never felt any other side effect."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 07/02/2010: Charlotte from Seattle, Washington, Usa replies: "I agree with Pamm! Beware the spike in blood sugar from blackstrap molasses! I don't have anything to check my blood sugar readings, but I had the same side effects after taking blackstrap molasses in my hot tea a while back when we ran out of our usual sweetener (organic brown sugar). I felt dizzy and faint (but not right away, a few hours later). I stopped taking honey for this same reason.
Very good idea to be able to check your blood sugar, thanks for the reminder Pamm!"
[WARNING!] 07/02/2010: Pamm from Birmingham, Alabama replies: "Beware, I don't have Diabetes. However, after taking this Black strap molasses I started feeling bad and started urinating alot! I checked my blood sugar (I do this for optimal health) and it was 223!! Only after 5 minutes of taking 1 teaspoon of Black Strap Molasses. So Be Careful Especially If You Have High Sugar issues.. I felt Faint, dizzy, and the more you urinate the more potassium and sodium your urinating out. So then you end up being dehydrated. So to me it wasn't worth it..Good Luck!@If you have low blood sugar still be careful.."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/27/2009: Eva Alvarez from Orlando, Florida: "I was wondering if any one who has been taking molases has experience weigh gain. The reason why i ask is because i have a friend who was drinking molases and gained over 12 pounds in about 30 days. is this typical?"Replies
02/12/2009: Donna Hyde from Lincoln, NE replies: "hello, tell your friend to take 2 tab.spoons of _____s Apple citer vinegar with her black strap.vinegar burns fat cells. vinegar and black strap together is packed with energy."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/11/2009: Dianna from Austin, Tx: "ok - this sucks. i had just started taking molasses and i thought i was onto something wonderful. i actually craved it - and i am diabetic so i never even took an entire tablespoon at once - but even on doses as small as one teaspoon once per day my blood sugar skyrocketed. now this doesn't make sense because there is only 10-14 grams of sugar in one tablespoon - so one teaspoon would be like 4 grams which is nothing in the scheme of things. well, my body didn't react well. i even got diahrreah and abdomen pains and very high blood sugar.... and i still feel weird today even though i haven't taken it since yesterday. magnesium is supposed to lower blood sugar i thought. what is going on? any ideas? could it be the iron? how could this be too big a dose for me? i was also taking epsom salts 1/2 teaspoon a day and soaking in epsom salt baths which i still do - i have however discontinued the oral epsom salts. could it be too much magnesium?
my tree of life brand has 10 per tablespoon of magnesium - which seems like not much.
01/10/2011: Karl from Digby, N.s. Canada replies: "Dianna from Texas are you perchance on any HBP meds or Diabetes meds, remember that these meds and certain foods can do strange things to your Sugars and BP, of course the Doctors don't tell you that, they just want you to blindly follow their words."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/17/2008: Arsie from Los Angeles, California: "I started taking one teaspoon of blackstrap molasses about four days ago and noticed the second day that about 3 hours after taking it I got a throbbing headache. I also feel a slight tingling all over my body a few hours after I take it? Is this normal? Do you think someone can develop diabetes from taking molasses first thing in the morning for long periods of time?"Replies
09/18/2008: Bret from Phoenix, AZ replies: "Yes, yes, yes. I have heard of this before. Used to be a vitamin product by sold by multilevel organization. The key component in the supplement was molasses. In fact the potassium concentration was identical to blackstrap molasses. Some people reported head aches if they took too much. I would definately cut back and take it with tons of water. Bret"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/19/2007: Gloria from Weslaco, TX: "I am a 53 yr. woman that has been using ACV and oil pulling for about two months now. One of my problems had been swelling of my ankles wrists, & lymph nodes. Since I have been oil pulling, and using ACV the swelling has decreased alot even when I sit long periods of time. One thing that happened while I was taking blkstrap molasses 1 tbs. a.m. and one before bedtime. I gained weight because of the rich vitamins so I cut down to just 1 tbs. before bed. Oh! and the spider veins are fading around my ankles and legs. Where do I get colorless iodine?"
[YEA] 05/07/2010: Kristen from St. Peters, Mo: "Organic BlackStrap Molasses
(2 Tbl's per day - one in coffee, one with EARTH CLINIC'S ICED MOLASSES RECIPE)
37 years old, have been plagued with oily, cloggable skin my entire adult life, antibiotics make me feel sick so I won't take them. Within 2 hours of first tbl spoon I percieved changing skin (flushed, drier) within 2 days (4 Tbls)no new acne and quickly healing. I think I can go without any makeup already! IS AMAZING!!"
[NAY] 03/05/2008: Annie from Melbourne, Australia: "hi all, i have been takin 2tbls of bsm and have just stopped as my skin on my face looked like it was aging and dry i no it has a lot of sugar in it and i was just wonderin if anyone sle had same problem, im a bit dissapointed as i really liked it, would love to hear if anyone else had similar problems, cheers"Replies
03/23/2010: Lulu from Roswell, Ga replies: "Are you using the unsulphured blackstrap? It only has 11 grams of sugar. I would say be mindful of what else you are using in conjuction with BSM. I have no side effects at all. Also remember body chemical is different for everyone. I am sure the benefits differ with individuals"
06/26/2011: Sdl from Calgary, Canada replies: "To the gal who says her skin became drier using blackstrap molasses, have you considered mixing it with coconut oil or coconut milk? I've been using coconut products (the organic extra virgin or virgin unrefined kind) and find my skin is nicely improving and after just 5 days is already better than it has ever been in four decades!! Smooth, nicely toned, etc. Cleared up blackheads on my nose and tightened pores. The list goes on. I will be trying molasses soon and possible Apple Cider Vinegar as well, but one thing at a time. So far, I'm a coconut oil convert for life. ;) Lots of water is a good thing for skin too, I've found. 2-3L a day works wonders."
[YEA] 11/24/2007: Nini from Los Angeles, CA: "Drinking atleast 3 cups of African Red tea, commonly called Rooibos is not only beneficial to your immune system but it also helps your skin stay clear. Also applying blackstrap molasses every night for about an hour after washing your face helps smooth your skin and gives you a glow due to all the vitamins and minerals it contains, and don't forget to take atleast 2 tbspns of it daily to keep regular. I like to put it in my red tea or in some warm almond milk along with some coconut oil, yum yum! Hope this helps all of you."
[YEA] 11/02/2007: Annie from Kingston, Jamaica: "2 Tbsp black strap molasses daily and up my intake of h2o to ten cups Gorgeous skin all over, no acne outburst befor my period and did not have any PMS, the period showed up unannounced. I've only been using the molasses for 3 weeks. Thanks a lot. I found simplicity lasts longer."
[YEA] 06/25/2007: Vickie from Toronto, Canada: "Hello everyone, I hope you're all taking your BSM religiously. I have been taking it for the last 4 months and sometimes I mix it with ACV. I'm happy to announce that my nails and skin are looking very healthy. My nails have not been that bad but I have seen such a great improvement; they're not breaking or chipping like they used to before. They're growing very strongly and there're no white spots on them anymore. I read from the BSM book by Cyril Scott that BSM gets rid of the black spots and that's when I realised that they were gone. People are complimenting me on my skin, even men! I started taking BSM for something else but it seems to be doing a lot more. This stuff really works! V"
[YEA] Michelle from London, UK: "Blackstrap Molasses works for me! After the first fortnight of drinking a cup each morning with the juice of half a lemon, my skin felt really soft and had lost its dryness and my nails are growing stronger and more uniform. This is in addition to having a lot more energy, I have also managed to stop smoking and not experience the side effect of constipation. This remedy is the cheapest but most effective way of taking varied supplementary vitamins."
[YEA] 07/10/2007: Nikisha from New Brunswick, NJ: "I was so surprised to hear that blackstrap molasses is actually good for your health. When I was a small child we ate it as a treat with warm biscuits. I used to love it. After I read this I decided to try it on warm rye crisp bread today. It tastes great. And amazingly, a few hours after eating it I noticed that this ugly skin rash I had is completely cleared up and my skin looks great."Replies
[YEA] 03/13/2012: Cat from Tauranga, New Zealand replies: "YEA I thought it was worth mentioning that BSM has virtually eliminated my rosacea on my nose. I had a red (sometimes VERY red) nose for years now but to be honest, I'd never noticed it creeping up on me till someone asked me why my nose was always red!! I have never been so humiliated in my life but it made me very conscious of course and before trying anything natural, went through a stage of using makeup - FAIL - to try and cover redness. About 6 months ago I started using BSM morning and night and noticed my nose had returned to normal skin colour almost immediately!! It has been years since I've been this confident about not using makeup and going out, now the only time I notice it come back (only slightly) is if I drink certain wines which I believe is quite common, but it doesn't happen all the time - only with certain brands.
It never really occured to me that it was the BSM but if I run out and don't take it for a few days, it slowly creeps back but not as severe as before. I'm sure of course this is due to the high content of copper in this brand, it's also reasonably high in sulphur which is great for skin issues!"
03/14/2012: Stonfieldsian from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "Hi, do you take BSM internally or apply topically? And how much?"
03/15/2012: Cat from Papamoa, New Zealand replies: "I have been taking the BSM internally. I'm a firm believer that we heal from the inside - out. One tbsp in the morning and one tbsp before bed."