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Blackstrap Molasses

Last updated on April 6, 2006

I’ve recently been reading about the health benefits of blackstrap molasses and am pretty intrigued. Not only is it a great source of iron and calcium, but it’s also a source of potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Many people claim to have reversed their gray hair with it. I bet this is at least partly due to the copper content, as copper deficiency can lead to prematurely gray hair.




I found a page of blackstrap molasses testimonials at earthclinic.com. At first I thought that site was selling molasses because the testimonials were so amazing – people claim the molasses cured cancer, acne, arthritis, and everything in between. However, the site actually looks pretty useful – it allows readers to comment on natural remedies.

I’m going to buy some today and will report back. I’m not sure how I’m going to eat it – it looks like mixing it in water is the most popular method. Does anyone who’s tried it have any suggestions?

2013 update: Since writing this article seven years ago, I’ve been using Plantation Organic Blackstrap Molasses with great results.

Also see our article, 15 Health Benefits of Blackstrap Molasses.


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baldy
4 years 3 months ago

I get organic blackstrap molasses at Whole Foods and put it in my coffee every morning. I believe it is helping my baldness.

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4 years 3 months ago

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4 years 3 months ago

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4 years 4 months ago

I did not know about the blackstrap molasses possibly reversing gray hair, that’s another benefit that I did not know about, thanks!

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4 years 5 months ago

Even though BSM is good for regaining hair color, it is only if you are deficient in copper.
I’m surprised no one has mentioned Catalase. This enzyme breaks down hydrogen peroxide in your body into harmless h2o and o2. There are two enzymes which determine the pigment of your hair but as you get older, these enzymes are produces less and get over run by the increasing H2O2. catalase will help put things in balance again.

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4 years 6 months ago

The BSM on Sprouted Whole Grain Bread sounds good. (like Marmite on sprouted whole grain bread) SilverHillsBakery.com, although I prefer to just take BSM straight in a tbsp. I just donated blood, so I took 2 tbsp of it. A few weeks ago I took a tbsp of BSM so my iron was actually high when I donated blood. I’ve tried adding it to oats and cafe-lib/krakus or herbal tea though I don’t like it as a sweetener. “Silk for Coffee” and honey is better in cafe-lib/krakus.

It sounds like taking BSM is better than a pure “liquid iron” supplement b/c of the other minerals in BSM and the welcomed lack of refined sugar. WholisticApproaches.net

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Sandeep
4 years 10 months ago

Hello boss, are still supplying BSM in India. Im living in Mysore, Karnataka; Is there any possibilities for me to get BSM in south India??

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Sandeep
4 years 10 months ago

Hello bro, are u still supplying BSM???

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Leo
6 years 9 months ago

The best way to eat black strap molasses is to keep it in the fridge to thicken it. Then just dip a table knife into it and spread it onto a slice of whole grain bread. Black strap molasses & the wheat germ bread make you live so long . . . .

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Angel
6 years 9 months ago

Hi! I just started with the BSM yesterday,I discovered it off of the site earth clinic.com,wonderful site by the way 😉 I am praying that it helps me w/ alot of my health issues…mostly the pain I experience everyday all day. I have severe chronic pain from fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue, I have alot of headaches & an extreme amount of soreness all over body & stiffness,especially in my neck & back that radiates down my arms, hands & fingers & my legs. I also have irritable bowel w/ chronic constipation, extreme fatigue w/ hardly any energy. I could go on and on….needless to say I’m a mess.I just turned 38 & have had chronic pain & stomach & female problems pretty much my whole life, mostly since the age of 16 when I was in a near fatal car accident that broke my neck, shifted my spine about 2 in. & my head hit the windshield, breaking it & leaving a goose egg sized hematoma on the side of my head at my temple area.I haven’t tried downing the BSM by the spoonful cuz I don’t feel I can stomach it, I tried a tbsp in a cup of coffee yesterday & it was a bit strong for me but today I tried putting it in a large glass of hot milk with Hershey syrup w/ 1 tbsp BSM and this def. seems to be the way to go for me! Not so strong & bitter & alot more palatable =)more like hot chocolate! I have done lots & lots of reading & research on BSM over the past few days & am very hopeful that this will give me some much needed relief to some of my health issues as it has to so many others that I’ve read about! God Bless all those suffering as I am & good luck in your quests for relief & better health.