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.
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Posted by Annie (Warkworth, New Zealand) on 03/30/2010
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
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
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.
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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.
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Posted by Caroline (Nairobi, Kenya) on 03/01/2007
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
Posted by Joseph (Detroit, MI) on 09/29/2008
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)
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.
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
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.