Blackstrap Molasses is an inexpensive and popular home remedy, yet not without side effects for some. Earth Clinic readers report a variety of side effects from using blackstrap molasses including cramping and diarrhea, hives, increase in mucous, sugar cravings and increase in blood sugar. Sometimes taken to promote weight loss, some have found it caused weight gain instead. Some women find that it helps to regulate menstrual bleeding, yet at least one Earth Clinic reader reports that it increased menstrual bleeding.
Blackstrap molasses is a high nutrient food commonly taken to help with anemia, heart health, increase in energy, gray hair reduction, headaches, hot flashes and restless leg syndrome. Earth Clinic readers have also been delighted to find that it can be helpful for pets, too. Some readers report that it helps with their dogs’ arthritis!
Avoiding Side Effects of Blackstrap Molasses
To reduce the risk of side effects, start with a small dose and increase slowly if it suits you. Purchase a high quality molasses. Some readers find that taking blackstrap molasses with food reduces side effects. Certainly discontinue the use of molasses if it causes you to have side effects.
If you experience side effects from blackstrap molasses, please be sure to let us know! Continue reading below for feedback from Earth Clinic readers have reported side effects from BSM.