Blackstrap Molasses: A Nutrient-Dense Superfood & Its Health Benefits

Posted by Kim (Philadelphia, PA) on 11/24/2007
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About 6 months ago I found out I had very low iron levels (they were at a 7 and I think normal is a 12) The DR. put me on iron pills twice daily which did help. Than I read about the BSM and started taking it about a week or so ago instead of the iron pills. At first I thought it made me feel better and energized but now I am starting to notice some of my old symtoms coming back again like dizzy spells at night and just an overall strange feeling. I'm kind of concerned too because I read on another site that BSM really has no benefits at all and that was on I was just wondering if anyone knows if there is any truth to the article or not. I will be getting my iron levels checked soon and will find out if it is actually working or not.

Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 02/28/2009 509 posts

Haven't found anything on this yet, but if sorghum and corn are closely related it is possible, I guess. At least heavy corn consumption is listed is one of the causes of B3 deficiency. It seems that alcoholism is one of the major causes. Wonder if that is because a lot of booze is made from corn or because the alcoholic usually drinks too many of his calories instead of eating nutritious foods

Skin Rashes
Posted by Stonfieldsian (Auckland, New Zealand) on 03/14/2012

Hi, do you take BSM internally or apply topically? And how much?

Posted by Nadine (Brisbane, Australia) on 12/28/2014

Magnesium chloride would help a lot too.

Posted by Jlynn (Broken Arrow, Ok) on 01/23/2012

I crave mints too!! I started about a year ago and could never figure it out. I also have been having very heavy periods...... I'm wondering if I'm low on iron. I have just started taking BSM. I hope it works. I would love NOT to crave mints!

Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 01/15/2014

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Posted by SHARON (LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA) on 03/21/2007
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One night I was up very late looking online for help and praying to god for a cure.that's when i found your web site. I wanted to thank earth clinic for your service to help at no cost . I also want to thank sharon from sonora, ca. I had the same symptoms as she , tried the molasses and it helped the 1st month. Now 5 months later i no longer crave ice and all the fibroids have shrunk but one. My flow of blood has stopped and my need to urinate all the time has gone away. Thanks again, sharon, from la

Posted by Bonnie (PA) on 04/01/2021

I remember getting BSM as a child in milk for constipation and anemia. I think this is my answer for malabsorption of iron and constipation. I drink dairy free (no soy) and put it in almond milk. I hope this does the trick!

Posted by Nihsbell (Brooklyn, NY) on 02/15/2007
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My friend and I just find out about the website today as well as about the Molasses and how it can help with Fibroids. My main concern is that I am about 15 weeks pregnant and I'm not sure if this will affect my baby in any way, on the other hand the fibroid is causing me lots of pain with very little for me to do about it because I'm pregnant. Can someone please tell me if the Molasses is safe for me to take while pregnant?

Posted by Linda (Brooklyn, NY) on 08/24/2006
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The blackstrap/ACV has reduced the incidence of flatulence after eating dairy (lactose intolerance). I still have some but not as much as before starting on 8/14/06. Curious, how long before hair starts to darken again?

Posted by Cassandra (CA) on 01/27/2021

Never knew blackstrap molasses helps with gas. Good to know.

Posted by Red7587 (Brooklyn, Ny) on 08/05/2009

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Posted by Ricoh (Manila, Philippines) on 05/07/2015

Can I put blackstrap molasses to a cup of chanca piedra tea/decoction??? Recently I always have a low blood pressure, 90/60, but I don't know if it's because I have iron deficiency anemia or what. Is it safe to take BSM even if I'm not sure if my blood pressure is due to lack of iron in my system. Please answer my questions.

Gray Hair
Posted by Patty (USA) on 04/10/2006
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I do AT LEAST 3 TBS of each per day. Also, I do ABSOLUTELY NO REFINED SUGAR, FLOUR OR OTHER MAN-MADE JUNK! Eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, seafood, plain yogurt, organic eggs and flax seed oil. It takes time, and the hair that is already gray WILL NOT recolor. It must be cut off as new, colored hair replaces it. Hope this is helpful. GOOD LUCK!