Last Modified on Apr 04, 2016
Blackstrap Molasses is an inexpensive and popular home remedy, yet not without side effects for some. Earth Clinic readers report a variety of side effects from using blackstrap molasses including cramping and diarrhea, hives, increase in mucous, sugar cravings and increase in blood sugar. Sometimes taken to promote weight loss, some have found it caused weight gain instead. Some women find that it helps to regulate menstrual bleeding, yet at least one Earth Clinic reader reports that it increased menstrual bleeding.
Blackstrap molasses is a high nutrient food commonly taken to help with anemia, heart health, increase in energy, gray hair reduction, headaches, hot flashes and restless leg syndrome. Earth Clinic readers have also been delighted to find that it can be helpful for pets, too. Some readers report that it helps with their dogs' arthritis!
Avoiding Side Effects of Blackstrap Molasses
To reduce the risk of side effects, start with a small dose and increase slowly if it suits you. Purchase a high quality molasses. Some readers find that taking blackstrap molasses with food reduces side effects. Certainly discontinue the use of molasses if it causes you to have side effects.
If you experience side effects from blackstrap molasses, please be sure to let us know!
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i wanted to take blackstrap molasses and after trying a teaspoon of it in my morning coffee had very bad side effects that included high blood sugar, diaherrea, cramps and dizziness. so i stopped after 2 days. however that month when my period came i noticed that i had no cramping or clots at all. so i realized that the molasses (even taken that 2 times with the bad side effects) had a good effect on my period. so i tried taking it again with similar side effects and had to stop.
however, i realized that i could eat it in cookies. it doesn't have side effects when i make whole wheat gingerbread cookies sweetened with molasses. so i figured maybe just taking it directly in coffee was what was the problem. so i tried putting 1/2 a teaspoon in my daily smoothie! success! now i am taking a teaspoon a day in my daily smoothie!
i thought i would post this for other people who for whatever reason found they couldn't take blackstrap molasses straight. seems that when it is mixed with food that it doesn't have any of the side effects - which from what i've learned seem to be from the natural occuring sulfites.
[SIDE EFFECTS] ok, read this!! i'm one of these. Crazy about GOOD food!...I mean ALL NATURAL DIET most possible. So, I workout a lot (almost every day) since years. Eat extra lean proteins and #1 carbs and u know fruits, vegs ...etc. I'm the same size and weight sinse years but fit. Here's the things, I increased BLACK STRAP MOLLASSES in my daily diet lately....OUFF!!....AT LEAST 2 big spoons a day, the few first days was stable, but after like a week, I increased my weight almost at 70% more then use to be!!....I had way more endurance and all that!!....BUT!!!!....right after that week I felt very tired all the time and at the gym was very hard to be right on!!???....I was taking naps oftenly all the time??...not too much motivation...Then, I did search on that BLACK STRAP molasses and here I am doing....Wondering after all this reading then I did, if I did OVERDOSE the iron level or I don't know?????....Now I stopped since 2 days, and still don't know??...what do you all think??...let me know, thank. ?molasses is good or not???small dose or not at all???