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Blackstrap Molasses for Diabetes Type II Treatment

| Modified on Feb 18, 2024
Blackstrap molasses may be a helpful addition to a natural treatment plan for type II diabetes. Blackstrap molasses is concentrated with nutrients, thus making it helpful to many conditions.  Because blackstrap molasses contains sugar, it may cause sugar levels to rise. If you have diabetes and want to try blackstrap molasses, you should start with a small amount (1 teaspoon) and monitor how it affects your blood sugar levels. If you decide that it suits you and you wish to increase the amount that you take, increase the amount slowly and monitor your sugar levels until you understand how blackstrap molasses affects you.

4 User Reviews

Posted by Fatima (London, Uk) on 02/08/2010

When is it the best time in the day to take organic black strap molasses for greying hair? I have just started it & I take it just before lunch, but is this the best time? Also is the dose one tablespoon a day? Can a diabetic take this remedy?

Replied by Donald
(Muskegon, Michigan, U.s.)

This has been my experience using black strap molases. i take it three times daily. once in the morning, once at miday and once in the evening. i pour about one incn in a styrafoam regular size glass, mix well with warm water and down the whole thing. i am 56 and started graying in my early 20,s. i am pretty much all grey with some white. i have been on this regiment for over three months. i also take b vitamins. my hair now is getting some color at the top of my head and working downward. i visited my son the other day and he said that my hair was getting darker and was i using a hair dye. i assured him that i was not. then about one week later i visited a friend i had not seen in a long time. she looked at me and asked if i was dyeing my hair. and finaly when i went to get my hair cut my barber commented that my hair was getting darker. this change of my hair can only be the result of the unsulphered blackstrap molasses (ubsm). i use only unsulphered blackstrap molases which can only be bought at health food stores in my area.

also i have type II diabetes. because i am unemployed and uninsured i could not take my prescribed insulin. i just could not afford it. i googled natural cures for diabetes and found out that unsulphered molasses would cure and regulate blood sugar. it suggested using it twice daily would do the trick. recently i went and had blood work done for my diabetes and the results were that my blood sugar levels for the past three months very normal. again i contribute this to the ubsm. i am certainly not saying that one should not take their medication for diabetes but the addition of ubsm certainly cannot hurt as it is low in sugar. you would to talk to your doctor about it first. anyways usbm is working for me . i really believe that it works but in a very slow way. have patience and hang in there. have a good day. donald

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn Usa)


NAY, this is not my experience nor what I have researched. When I tried blackstrap molasses, my sugar went out the roof for several weeks. My doctor told me that iron can mess you up big time. It took awhile to get my glucose back reasonable.

I caution any diabetic about using blackstrap molasses.

Replied by Roy Nielsen

How much were you talking at a time, and did you monitor your sugars when you started and during the time as you increased SLOWLY?

I would not give up searching...manuka honey from new zealand has more than testimonials...it has science backed research...definitely worth your time to look into; research, this amazing product gifted to us via the honey bee. One precaution is start slowly and increase while checking your blood sugars regularly.

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Posted by P (San Diego, CA) on 08/28/2007

I don't which is working, but the the blackstrap molasses drink seems to have removed my sugar cravings. I tend to snack less, don't peruse the refrigerator as much (like every 20 min or so) to find something to eat. I used to snack on yoghurt a lot, and that's not happening anymore. I think the nutrients in the BSM are dense enough to keep me balanced and are probably filling my nutritional deficiencies. Also, I've been painting with iodine, I'm sure that's helping. I also started fenugreek two days ago, which I've read also helps with sugar imbalances. Diabetes is in my family, so I'm very happy about getting information from your website. What I thought may have been mostly hormonal imbalances may have been sugar imbalances. I feel so alert these days, I notice tiny details and make the bed much faster and neater - a chore that I was never really good at.

Replied by BOB SMITH

Blackstrap molasses is the residue of sugar production. It's the gunk at the bottom of the barrel so yes it cuts sugar cravings. Selenium will cut sugar cravings as well.

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Posted by Martha (Phoenix, AZ) on 12/15/2006

I have diabetes and have been taking blackstrap molasses since Dec 7. It is too soon to say that it has affected by sugar levels., I think it has. What it has done is provided me with so much more energy, I am so grateful to again have energy to do things that I like and even don't like. I was so tired I didn't even wash my dishes on a daily basis, I wash them, I garden, I don't take long daytime naps. My sugar cravings have been reduced, I recommend everyone take some, even just a little a day