If Blackstrap Molasses has calcium in it, how does the body absorb the much needed iron?
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Posted by Arn (Kenmore, Wa.) on 09/23/2009
Molasses and iron.
Organic iron - good. Metallic iron - bad. Iron in its elemental state is what is used in most drugstore vitamins, and in most iron fortified cereals, flour etc. Read the label and it will say iron or reduced iron. Reduced means the iron filings are ground up very small. It is still like chewing on a nail, and elemental iron CAUSES pernicious anemia and a lot of other probs. It is toxic. Avoid iron fortified 'anything' like the plague.
But molasses is the right stuff. All the minerals therein have been filtered and processed through the plant and are in organic form. Just think. They get rid of the fiber, most of the water and sugar, and what is left is concentrated organic minerals. You would pay a premium price for it if it were in capsules and a fancy bottle at the health food store. But guess what! It is delicious and cheap and available most everywhere. This is the best health bargain there is.
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Posted by Judith (Namibia) on 02/11/2016
When my mother suffered from low iron and had to take many iron tablets they were not much help. We were told it was not anaemia. She had to have blood transfusions. She remembered an old chemist telling her that molasses ( Blackstrap) together with half an asprin was the best heart medicine. She started taking blackstrap ( not desulphered) raw molasses. It helped her more than anything. I guess you would have to be careful if you were diabetic though. We also noticed that's for her stress levels dropped then her iron count did not go down so fast. Maybe the vitamin B12 in the molasses also has something to do with that.
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Posted by Rhonda Nelson (Tallahassee, FL, USA) on 07/31/2007
I was just browsing through some of the information posted and wanted to add my "5 cents".
I should mention, if you do use blackstrap molasses to "blacken your hair" be careful that you do not develop a vitamin B3 deficiency, WHICH IS known as pellagra, which apparently is important for the diet for those with Lupus.
For the man who treated Lupus on a gluten free diet...take head, that this goes right back to a probable involvement of strep as this is the main bacteria that feeds on B-vitamins, as it is essential for them to live. This is especially true if you eat corn products because corn alone can induce pellagra if the corn has not been fortified (i.e.canned corn or corn on the cob, corn chips, or unfortunately for all its good intentions..organic corn producers that do not fortify their processed foods. If you have Lupus and you're going luten free and eating unfortified corn, you're inching closer to pellagra.This one instance where eating a wholesome food (corn) will give you disease (pellagra) if eaten in large quantities and it is not fortified.
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Posted by Bea (San Antonio, Tx) on 08/17/2012
Amazing for me and a friend of mine. Both of us had extremely heavy periods. I suffered two miscarriages and two DNC's. Horrible, my periods were never the same again for two years. I was anemic, losing a lot of blood, huge clots, flooding pads, staining clothes at work, wouldn't leave the house. Desperate I looked for a natural way to going under the knife.
This has been amazing. I bought organic, BSM at our health food store. Started taking it DAY OF and added a 1/4 tsp. Of baking soda just because I read how good it is for you, just so desperate I tried it. 2 tbs. In am. 1 at night in an 8oz. Glass of room temp. Water. First day, I could see a change not as many clots, flooding, cramping and I didn't have to go home from work! Continued this for the entire cycle and results kept getting better. For the first time in two years I had a regular 7 day period. I was so happy!
My friend suffered for 7 years. I gave her the recipe, she actually did it and she said she could really tell a difference, she did not go 20 days (I don't know how she lived that way, but women do??) bleeding straight and instead she had an 8 day cycle. She could not believe it either. I dont know how it works but it works and ever since I found this site I hope with all my heart more women find it. (p. S. I also read BSM is great against constipation ;)
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Posted by Sona (Ghaziabad, India) on 10/31/2011
Please let me know will it be ok if a person with a weak digestion can have BSM as I have a tendency for loose stool if I take any mineral rich diet... But at the same time heavy flow with bad cramps..... Still I want to try BSM.... What precautions to be taken?
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Posted by Cherryl (Ashburn, Va) on 05/05/2011
My daughter has been having terrible cramps and heavy periods. After taken blackstrap molases, she's been doing great. I also started taking it. I'm not as tired and my grey hair is not as grey.
Posted by Camilla H (Ridgebury, Ct Usa) on 12/15/2010
I had heavy spotting and a heavy period at age 60. It seemed to be a cyst (ovarian) from my symptoms. I was really scared as I had a high health insurance deductible and the thought of expensive tests was out of the question. This site has helped me so much and I thought I would share with you my strategy gleaned from other readers's comments. I rarely ate red meat and with the alarming bleeding lately, and the cyst; I must have been anemic on top of the cyst or fibroids.
I started Saturday with 2 TBSP Plantation Blackstrap Molasses three times that first day. Mixed with chocolate low fat milk. Then 2 tsp Apple Cider Vineger diluted in water with a small addition of fruit juice to flavor three times day. The second day, reduced to 2 tsp of BSM twice a day and same dose of ACV twice a day. Third day, 1 robust TBSP BSM and 2 tsp ACV each twice a day morning and night. At first, the bleeding changed in content. A darker red and not lightening up. I was scared but kept on. Taking an Advil helped to lighten it for a few hours. I kept up and onward believing in the other ladies who had gotten results. On the fourth day, a slight reduction in bleeding. On this the fifth day, less yet again. I will keep you posted. I am so relieved so far. I was always buying Kotex pads and was exhausted each day with the stress of why was the bleeding happening?
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Indianapolis, In, Usa
Posted by Tuesday (Indianapolis, In) on 06/01/2010
Blackstrap Molasses is my life saver. I had extremely heavy periods that would last 15-18 days. I take 1 tablespoon of bsm daily and 2 when my period comes. My periods have gone to 3-5 days. I have noticed a strong odor. anybody have any remedies for the odor??
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East Coast, Usa
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Jomarie (Kansas City, Mo) on 12/21/2009
On my last period I decided to try Blackstrap Molasses for my terrible cramps that put me down for atleast 1 day..I took 2 tbsp. in almond milk and was amazed how much it eased my cramps...enough that I was able to function that 1st day and not have to go to bed w/ the heating pad. Because of the BSM, I was able to cut way back on the Midol and Ibuprofen which are very hard on the stomach. Also the flow was not as heavy as well. I highly reccommend anyone to try BSM if you have the same menstrual related problems. I am so happy to have found this remedy.
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Posted by Rebecca (Sydney, Australia) on 01/31/2009
I stopped menstruating 2 years ago (I'm 47; my mother stopped at 46), and was pretty sure that I had gone through menopause. However, six months ago I started taking blackstrap molasses, and one month began bleeding. I stopped the molasses and the menstruation stopped too (it was very light). Now I have begun the molasses, the menstruation - very irregularly has begun again. I'm a bit worried why this is happening and whether it is normal. Anyone's informed feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted by Saundra (Cleveland, OH) on 12/07/2008
I purchased Organic Molasses manufactured by Wholesome Sweeteners from The Food Co-op in Cleveland(on sale $3.98/31 oz. bottle). This version is unsulphured. I have only been taking it for one week, but the first day I used it was 2 days before the start of my menses. I noticed that the flow decreased in duration from 6 days to 4 days. I am 47 years old, do not have fibroids or any other complaint other than some gray hair and ocassional stiff knees. I am in general good health. I swallow two tablespoons in the mornings straight down. I will take note of the duration of my cycle next month as well. I am not expecting to see any changes in my hair color for at least 4 months. Will keep you posted. Thanks to all who have shared their input. Peace, health, abundance & wealth to all!