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Posted by Jehnet (Belgrade, MT) on 02/08/2009

So if you have high levels of iron bordering hemochromotosis, would there be a problem taking Black Strap Molases? I have acid reflux, asthma, COPD, and borderline diabetes.

Replied by Dianna
Austin, TX
all i can tell you is that molasses made me sick. i have diabetes type 1 and also am hep C positive (with good liver enzyme readings) and was also borderline anemic (b12 not iron) when i was younger. molasses sounded wonderful to me.

when i tried it (1 teaspoon) i loved the taste. luckily i didn't take more. i only took it 2 or 3 times and over the next few days my blood sugar skyrocketed. i felt dizzy had the runs and just felt horrible. finally i felt better and my blood sugar went down - but it took about a week.

i stupidly decided that it must be a concidence and decided to try it again with an even smaller dose - 1/2 teaspoon. same thing happened.

from what i read - iron is not good for a hep c positive person - and i may also have too much iron in my body. i'm not sure - but my skin always has a greenish tint to it (olive skin) and i remember having a similar feeling after taking some vitamins with iron.

i would be careful if you try molasses - make sure you get organic unsulfured - and try a small dose and see how you feel. also i have heard that molasses has naturally occuring sulfites and this may have been what bothered me.

oh - i must say that after taking only 1/2 teaspoon a couple of times - even though it made me sick - that when my period came a couple of weeks later - i had absolutely NO cramping and only a couple of clots at the end.

i wish i could tolerate molasses :( hope you can!

good luck
Replied by Marcelle
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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WARNING Do not take Black Strap Molasses if you suffer from Haemochromotosis. This is a disease in which your iron levels are too high. Seeing that BSM is a huge source of iron you would then be seriously overloading.


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Posted by LuAnn (Newcastle, CA) on 05/27/2008
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Black Strap molasses in water for horses! Amazing results.

EC: What kind of results? Please share!

Replied by Annette
Orwell, United States
Black Strap Molasses I would like to know how it helps horses? I have a horse that may benefit from it.
Replied by Carolyn
Novato, Ca
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I use a smear of molassas on my horse's bits to get them to want to get bridled and it works great!! Most sweet feeds for horses (grain mixtures) contains molassas and there's a mix called A & M that we feed to fatten up skinny horses. It's ground up alfalfa and molasses and smells so good! Horses who are on sweet feeds or A & M usually look and feel great... sometimes too good and get frisky when you're riding them. I'm not aware of any specific ailments in horses that molasses fixes. I know that Apple Cider Vinegar helps keep stones from forming in their stomachs... (enteroliths).
Replied by Jennifer
Sacramento, Ca
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Molasses is commonly used to help horses, cattle, pigs, etc. get used to new water. If you move to a new location and find that your animals aren't drinking the water because it tastes different, try adding a couple tablespoons of molasses to the water. It helps to mask the new tast of the water with someone sweet that they like. Particularly helpful if your horses are familiar with the smell and taste of molasses.
Replied by Judith
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We fed milk cows molasses with their feed in winter. Kept their condition and milk up. Also gave it to a very old horse together with fish oil. The result on his condition was amazing.
North Carolina
Tractor supply has hay bales with molasses in it for feed that I am going to use with my living soil mix for planting veggies in. there are a lot of people that use it as a foliar feeding for plants too. It will also kill leaf fungus on your squash and cucumber plants and get rid of aphids and keep fire ants away from your grow...This stuff is totally amazing. There is a lot of other uses, too many to list. I thank the good Lord for His excellency in creating such a plant for us to derive such a potent medicating juice from. Amen!
Replied by Suseeq
Sydney, Australia
Hi Judith, what was the dosages you gave your horse .......thanks.

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Posted by Annie (Warkworth, New Zealand) on 03/30/2010
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Hi I am looking after a man with Parkinsons and he has had problems with night sweats and also hot flashes during the day. A few years ago a lady told me Blackstrap Molasses helped with hot flashes so he tried it. He was amazed as it really worked and he and his wife are getting better sleeps. I have heard that it helps with alot of other illnesses also.

Posted by Joyce (Atlanta, GA) on 07/29/2008
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Purchased some blackstrap molasses 5 days ago for the first time and I cant believe after only taking 2 teaspoons for 3 days, I am no longer having hot flashes. I am shocked and will continue to take this for my usual low blood count. I feel so enegetic. I shared information with co-worker and picked her up a bottle too. Lets keep sharing this information so others will know the benefits of BSM. Joyce

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Posted by Rose (Toronto, Canada) on 05/09/2016

I take a good spoonful of BSM every morning. Often I will just take it straight, alternating with sips of coffee. But a trick to make it a little easier to take is to freeze it.

This won't work with all brands for some reason- some will freeze too solidly to get a spoon into the container. But some brands will just freeze hard enough to be able to scoop out a nice, chewy chunk which is easier to eat, and to my mind, tastes a little less strong. It reminds me of the molasses candy I used to get at Halloween.

Now, what I don't know is if freezing changes the nutritional value of the BSM or not. Does anyone know about that?

Posted by Aine (Seattle, Wa) on 06/05/2012

I like mixing a banana, almond or coconut milk, and a tablespoon or two of Blackstrap Molasses in a blender. If I have grated coconut, that adds a nice flavor, too. Easy and delicious!

Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia) on 04/08/2011

I have been taking molassess mixed with organic coconut oil - delicious. My son even will eat it this way.

Posted by Tasha (East Coast, Usa) on 08/27/2010

I like my BSM as follows, 2 tablespoons in approx 8 oz of hot(microwaved 3 min)water with either 2 heaping tbsp of vanilla instant coffee or with a tea bag. Im not a lover of coffee but the coffee combo is delicious. You can barely taste it in the hot tea, however.

Replied by Kim
Melbourne, Australia
I believe the tannins in tea stop the absorbtion of iron so you may want to be careful of that. Also I wonder if having the BSM in a very hot drink would reduce or destroy some of the nutrients. Anyone have research on this?

Posted by Maria (Mt. Laurel, Nj) on 07/07/2010

I drink black strap molasses in hot water with the juice of half a lemon. From my research Vitamin C helps with the absorption of iron. Before I started the bsm I would start my day with a glass of hot water and lemon... Now I just add the tablespoon of blm. I want to try it in warm almond milk next as suggested on this site. I'm drinking bsm for the myriad of heath benefits. Thanks for all the great tips here.

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 04/13/2010

Molasses and diarrhea: I followed the advice given here a few days ago to take molasses during the day, not on an empty stomach and it worked, my intestines are working fine now! And now I know, if I am constipated I will take it first thing in the morning. A pity I don't drink coffee, molasses seems to taste well in the coffee but I don't like it in the tea.

Replied by Kaio
Sofia, Bulgaria
My concern about molasses is exactly their high content of iron. There are many health issues associated with iron building up in men and menopause women, damaging their organs. That is because for most people, iron overload has no symptoms. Some people with iron overload may experience symptoms. They may feel tired, have a low sex drive, see changes in skin color, and have pain in their joints. People may think these symptoms are caused by another disease, aging, or lack of sleep.

The only way to know if you have iron overload is to get tested for it. An iron level that continues to be over 1000 mcg/L (micrograms per liter) means you have iron overload. A simple blood test called a serum ferritin test can tell you your iron level. Too often, people with iron overload don't know they have it until they have serious health problems, such as heart failure, diabetes, or liver disease. Learn more about the impact of iron overload.

I also do not trust the soy product. No nation in far east use this tipe of soy product - they use fermented soy (like natto). Soy milk is devastating to be a part of the babies formulas.

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
Hi Kaio, After learning how much some sugarcane is aerial sprayed nowadays with pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers my concern is the use of non organic molasses for those with Fibromyalgia or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Your idea of having a simple blood test is excellent. There have been some Drs who even prescribe iron tablets without doing this test.

A few years ago I had a chat with an hematologist regarding the use of Vit C to help with the absorption of iron. Not only to help get enough for those anemic in iron but also for those with levels that are to high and the use of Vit C to help in not absorbing too much. He agreed that Vit C can do both of these, BUT it would be worth getting it checked more often if it is in the high bracket. I have seen firsthand the results of someone who is a hematomacrosis carrier, whose iron levels were at the borderline of needing to be bleed, who had a large serving of Lambs-fry (liver) for their evening meal and also ate some the following morning for breakfast. They took Vit C with each meal and had their blood tested that afternoon. The results were iron in the normal range albeit on the higher end. Also a friend had low iron levels in her pregnancy but would not take iron tablets, she got her test results into the normal range (lower end) by having Vit C or orange juice with her meals.

Replied by Angeldivine
Bedford Hts, Oh
I read about the benefits of blackstrap molasses years ago and have been taking it off and on ever since. More recently, I have been using the organic blackstrap molasses consistently. I have a "molasses coffee, " which is BSM mixed w/ vanilla almond milk and and them warmed; a "molasses milkshake, " which is BSM mixed w/ cold vanilla almond milk and ice cubes or in a blender w/ ice cubes; and any kind of fruit smoothie w/ about a tbls of BSM. Every now and then, I'll make gingerbread using the BSM, ginger, and a little agave nectar for a little extra sweetness. You can look up recipes and tweak them if you're vegan. Overall, the greatest benefit so far is curing the dizziness or lightheadedness I would get as a result of taking an herbal diuretic. Diuretics can deplete the body of potassium and BSM rectifies these symptoms.
Replied by Dianew
Fresno, Ca, United States
I am trying to take BSM but finding it very heavy to consume all at once. This evening I took 1 TBS of it, and blended it with some almond milk and a banana. It helped to make a smoothie out of it but it still felt like "too much". Will I get the same benfits if I take less... perhaps a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon? diane
Replied by Nolan
New Orleans, La
I started taking Blackstrap Molasses about 4weeks ago. Just started sprinkling a little sugar over the Blackstrap Molasses on the tablespoon and let sink in. This helps a lot.
Replied by Immich
Las Vegas, Nv, Usa
I've taken 1tbsp, once per day, for 3 days and I'm noticing that it's giving me something like heart palpitations just after taking it, I think this is odd because I've seen it mentioned that it prevents this. Not sure that I will stop taking it just yet, I'm very healthy overall and not too alarmed by this... Has anyone else experienced this???
Replied by G-ma
Cincinnati, Oh 45039, Usa
Plantation unsulphurated BlkStr. I love the flavor, (reminds me of Goodn'Plenty my favorite candy), so I take 1 T. in a.m., for 3 days now, today I was having a slight pounding in the center of my back, I thought it might be my heart too! I am 57, good health, active w/3 new grandbabies??
Replied by Shelly
Springdale, Arkansas
That strange feeling in your chest (and back) could be acid reflux.
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Brisbane, Australia


Replied by Swampash
Colorado Springs, Colorado
I would not use soy milk with BSM as soy is 99% GMO, so chances are you are drinking GMO soy milk. Try it with Almond milk or some other suitable juice/drink. As the report on most apple juices containing high levels of arsenic just came out - give apple juice a miss also.
Replied by Margaret
Asheville, Nc
Mix molasses with some butter or margarine with a fork and put on whole grain toast or on a biscuit. Marvelous! I have eaten this since I was a youngster.
Replied by Claudia
Orange, Ca/usa
Don't try this at home, but... Back in the early '80's I was expecting my 5th and 6th children (twins). In my fourth month my blood work came back with the iron a little low. My ob-gyn gave me a RX for some iron pills. I went home and started a regimen of 4-6 tbl. of unsulphered black strap molasses and didn't fill the RX. The next week the doc said, "Boy, those iron pills really work! " My iron levels were good throughout my pregnancy (had healthy babies) and I kept up the daily dose of molasses.
Replied by Javschloggit
Wise, Virginia
I absolutely love BSM! For all you with a green thumb out there, your plants do too! Look it up. But the way, I usually consume my BSM in a smoothie for breakfast. I use BSM, fruit(usually berries), vanilla extract, milk kefir, and avocado to thicken it.
Replied by Arn
Kenmore, Wa
I'd like to clarify some things about molasses. It is indeed one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

Think about it, they harvest a field of sugar cane, remove as much water, fiber, and sugar as possible. What's left? Concentrated organic minerals! If you found such a supplement at the health store it would be very expensive. Yet here it is, dirt cheap and delicious.

Organic minerals have been taken up from the soil by the plants and changed into a form that is easily absorbed and utilized by all living things. The mineral supplements you might find at a drugstore, you may notice, are very heavy. That's because they are made from ground up rock. The minerals are in inorganic form and hard for the body to absorb. Most of it winds up in the toilet.

The iron in drugstore vitamins and processed food is often, literally, iron filings. Nasty and toxic. The organic iron in molasses, on the other hand, will do you no harm. Very good for you.

Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Ky, Usa
Arn: Well said. If I might add, I read an article where studies were being done on known toxic lead laden soil. To prove the power of plant metabolism in even toxic metal contaminated soil, tomato plants were grown to maturity and fruited nice tomatoes which tested at almost undetectable levels of lead.

This finding may very well further verify the theory of the energy vibration of plant blood (chlorophyll), what Leonard Harowitz termed Love 528. Not only chlorophyll vibrating at 528 hz, but also the source of life on Earth, the Sun, as well as the very heart of creator God. Again, it appears that the energy vibration of Love 528 may very well catalyze (directly or indirectly) all the miraculous healing powers found in our plant kingdom.

Replied by Trudyg
Waynesboro, Va, Usa
While I agree that blackstrap molasses is very good for you, I do not at all think it is delicious. Yuck.
Replied by Tamara
Fort Collins, Colorado, Usa
Hi Trudyg, while I agree that Blackstrap Molasses can be rough to take by itself or with water, it is delicious with full milk or even half-n-half. For everyone (and I know there's a lot of you out there) that have tried putting BSM in your tea and thought that it was never gonna be something you would WANT to drink, try this. A guy I know calls this "Half-asses" as a play on the combination of half-n-half and molasses. The fat really helps to cut the bitterness and brings out the caramel sweetness, and I'm sure it helps with the absorption of the vitamins and minerals even further. It needs to be warmed up (I use the stovetop) to help dissolve the molasses and then you can drink it, cool it down, add it to smoothies or (my favorite) to make your oatmeal. I make my own version of chai tea using BSM as the sweetner and it really lends itself to spices. You need the creaminess of milk or coconut milk or half-n-half (or even heavy cream! Yum! ) to really appreciate it. It really does turn into a caramely, rich, and flavorful drink.
Replied by Kt
The Usa
I have to add that I too love BSM in some warm milk and/or in my oatmeal. It's great to add to your spaghetti sauce or baked beans too! It's the only way I can get it into my husband... Sneaky, huh?
Replied by Dm
Mesa, Az
I had trouble with the taste but adding it to coffee seems to work. The bitterness of the coffee leaves just a light slightly sweetened flavor. Your mileage may vary but worth a try.
Replied by Kt
Some, Where, The USA
Hi Dm, I like BSM in warm water or milk... You could add a little Vanilla extract. I sometimes have BSM in my coffee but I think it tastes worse... Just another opinion.
Replied by Kelvin
Africa Zambia
Where can I get this organic molasses?
Replied by Regina Bailey
Hi Kelvin, I bought some yesterday at Link Pharmacy at Kafubu Mall in Ndola. I will post my experiences with it!
Replied by Ashley
Fort Wayne, In
For our first week of supplementing with BSM I used what I had in the pantry (House of Herbs, not organic, or unsulphured) and I noticed that the iron content was 70% of DV. When I switched to the organic, unsulphured, BSM (Plantation) the DV for iron was only 20%! Why? I also noticed that the Wholesome Sweeteners organic molasses (not blackstrap) had almost the same nutrient profile as the plantation, just a slight difference in iron. Thoughts? Which one should I use?
Replied by Ctbrowneyes
Usa, Ct
Thank you for posting the various ways you drink BSM. I just heated whole milk but not boiled just to when you see the bubbles on the sides of small pan and added 2 tsp of BSM to coffee mug that had about 1 cup of coffee and stired all till dissolved. Wonderful and tasty. Thanks again.
Replied by Dallas
Amesbury, Ma
To those who experience heart palpitations when using bsm, you could have the same problem as me. I had heart palpitations, and my blood pressure, which is normally low normal, shot up so that I could feel a pounding in my head. My cheeks got very red (I thought it was the iron making me healthy). Turns out, I am allergic to cane sugar. When I quit the bsm, everything normalized withing a few weeks.
Replied by Jeff
Michigan, US
Black-Strap Molasses and 1-2 Tablespoon Baking Soda. Known to cure cancer.
Replied by Kt
WOW, it seems like 1-2 TBSP of BS is too much...would you please post the ratio of BSM and BS? Thank-you
Replied by Stormie
one tablespoon BSM in rose-hip tea. I think is one of the best ways of drinking BSM.

The first thing in the morning I drink 1 litter of body temp water quite quickly to flush the organs and hydrate the colon. Then BSM in rose-hip tea which I made and let cool a little. The tea is a nice way of having BSM and it is full of vitamin c which helps with the absorption and balancing out of BSM. Sometimes I will have have BSM and tea between breakfast and lunch. I was told that it takes all day for BSM to process this is why its best taken in the morning.

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This in Reply to Kt

The recipe I know is with Maple Syrup though I am sure you could substitute it with BSM. As it is another very good sugar.

A cure for Cancer? Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) and Maple Syrup


A good recipe for this is to mix 3 parts organic maple syrup with 1 part baking soda, stir over very low heat for 5-10 minutes and take 3 tsp per day for 1 to 2 months.

It is very important use Allergy free baking soda also, Aluminum free Baking soda.

Because cancer cells are so hungry for sugars, when the baking soda is mixed with maple syrup, the mixture will go straight to the site of the tumor. Where the bicarbonate will quickly work as a weapon against disease.

Cancer cells thrive in a low-oxygen environment. The body cannot retain oxygen cells if the blood ph is highly acidic. Sodium Bicarbonate is a substance that neutralizes acid.

Because cancer cells are so hungry for sugars, when the baking soda is mixed with maple syrup, the mixture, will go straight to the site of the tumor, where the bicarbonate will quickly work as a weapon against disease.

Replied by Bee
New York
Hi Rick.

I use BSM but it hasn't helped with my gray hair. I guess I don't use enough.. I kind of live my live and eat and take things by intuition. Like if I think that day my body says okay take a teaspoon of BSM then I do... I am mostly vegetarian with fish and probably don't get enough iron and I also take it to get iron to my heart.. Not everyday but when my body thinks its necessary.. Good Luck with your choice..

Replied by Earthling
There are no countries that ban microwave use. Not a one.

I'm not advocating their use, but I also don't advocate sharing false or intentionally misleading information as a scare tactic.

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Ten Mile, Tn
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Posted by Caroline (Nairobi, Kenya) on 03/01/2007
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Hi people, This is another plus for blackstrup molasses!Theres been a flu virus going around over here and usually im one of the first poeple to get it.This time for the first time I escaped.Unbelievable.Please try it,try it,try it any cynic out there and decide for yourself!Carol


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Posted by Joseph (Detroit, MI) on 09/29/2008
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Starting using Blackstrap Molasses for Insomnia. Worked the very first night and then after. I take one-two tablespoons right before bedtime. I now get a full night sleep, no waking up in the middle of the night.

Posted by Francis (Detroit, MI)
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It gave me the rest that I really needed. I was just recovering from a bad sinus infection. I was unable to sleep due to antihistamine D. Finally, I realized that Black Strap Molasses had loads of minerals. Therefore, I took 1 tablespoon in the morning and 1 tablespoon at night. I slept so well that night, the next day,I was almost late for work.


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Posted by Lokismum (England) on 03/02/2015

A question about the iron in Blackstrap Molasses. I read that non heme iron from plants is used by the body if needed and rejected if not, whereas heme iron found in meat cannot be rejected by the body. Is this incorrect?

Posted by Arn (Kenmore, Wa.) on 01/29/2013
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We need to understand the difference between elemental iron and organic iron. The reduced iron in your breakfast cereal and enriched flour is nothing more than iron filings. An anemic friend got a prescription from her doc that was nothing more than powdered rust in glycerine. Elemental iron actually causes pernicious anemia, according to the PDR. It's the inorganic iron that builds up in your system and acts as a free radical.

In contrast, the iron compounds in molasses are in an organic form compounded by the plant to be useful to living things, and safe. I wouldn't worry about overdosing on molasses.

By the way, molasses is a superfood indeed. They start with a field of plants, remove the water, fiber, sugar, and what's left is concentrated organic minerals! If such a thing were formulated in a lab it would be ridiculously expensive. But here it is, dirt cheap and delicious.