Using blackstrap molasses, along with brewer's yeast and wheat germ, completely reversed the graying that had took hold of my dark brown hair. You could actually see individual strands that were gray/white turning brown again! My comment is to Wanda and everyone else who wanted to know how much molasses, brewer's yeast and wheat germ to use to reverse gray hair.
Have just finished reading an old book on molasses and it contains not only most minerals our body needs but also all Vit.B complex properties and it is B2 to stop graying hair. Extremely beneficial for good health.
For approx 20 years I have been taking Blackstrap Molasses - 1 Tablespoon daily in warm water. Sometimes if I need more energy I will take a second Tablespoon. How did I find out about Blackstrap Molasses? I purchased a book many years ago about the positives on the product. Today I am 55 years and do not take any medications from a doctor. The great reason I loved the book was about gray hair. My hair today has very little gray hair compared to other people my age.
P. S. I do also take other natural products along with Blackstrap - so I would not state that Blackstrap is the only reason for good health.
If you take a tablespoon of Black Strap Molasses after a night of drinks and then one in the morning, the effects don't seem as bad. I'm thinking it's the potassium that is the helper. This molasses has a lot of potassium. My husband tried it and he agreed that he felt much better in the morning. I at first recommended the molasses to my mother who was iron low and had a hard time with iron pills. Her iron was normal a few weeks later at her scheduled doctor apptmt. I read the bottle and noticed the potassium percentage and decided to try it after a cocktail party and was amazed!
Well, it was that time of the month and I had the mother of all headaches. I tried apple cider vinegar in apple juice and it got a little better. 2 hours later I gave up and took a tablespoon of molasses (don't particularly like that stuff). 10 minutes later my headache was completely gone!
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.
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
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?
I just wanted to mention that mixing Blackstrap Molasses with milk or other dairy products will inhibit the absorption of iron. Additionally, foods that contain phytic acid (nuts and legumes, such as in almond and soy milk) inhibit iron absorption to some degree, as well, but not as much as dairy does. Adding vitamin C will help its absorption, though! Just some things to keep in mind.
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.
Thank you for posting the various ways to 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 stirred all till dissolved. Wonderful and tasty. Thanks again.
Here are some delicious ways to add Blackstrap Molasses to your diet:
1. Drizzle on Baked/boiled Sweet Potatoes
2. Stir into a bowl of oatmeal (you could add a tsp of sugar to give it more sweetness).
3. Molasses cookies (there is a recipe on the internet that includes BSM; the only other sweetner in the cookies is a banana)
4. Molasses Latte (Molasses added to hot milk - this was mentioned by others here- I think it tastes good)
If molasses makes you think "Yuck", think gingerbread, molasses cookies, get creative. Molasses milk, +1 spoonful in a cup of warm milk is hard not to like. But if the bitterness really gets to you, try cutting it half/half with honey. This is the combo I put in my coffee, and it is good.
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.
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.