Black strap molasses is different from traditional molasses in that traditional molasses is the result of boiling cane sugar syrum once or twice, while black strap molasses is the result of boiling it three times. (The level of iron in the molasses is substantially boosted by boiling it for a third time.) Many people have reported numerous black strap molasses health benefits, but there are some health warnings associated with it as well. Read on for more specific information.

If, after reading this article (and additional articles) about black strap molasses health benefits, you decide you want to try it, you can consume a serving of it (one tablespoon) along with water, or you can prepare it using any one of a number of different black strap molasses recipes.

Some of the health benefits reported by faithful users of black strap molasses include help with anemia, PMS, menstrual problems, menstrual cramping, menstrual mood swings, hot flashes, cravings for sweets, and other health issues related to the menstrual cycle. Many women also report that it has reduced the size of their fibroid tumors.

A single serving of black strap molasses typically contains potassium, calcium, iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, carbohydrates, and sugars.

To gain the maximum black strap molasses health benefits, you may also want to drink plenty of pure water and eat a healthy diet, including (but not limited to) fruits, vegetables, whole grains, organic yogurt, fish, and other nutritious foods.

Other people report that consuming black strap molasses on a regular basis decreases their anxiety, insomnia, "foggy brain," and fatigue symptoms and boosts their energy levels.

Some people even report that they have reversed the graying of their hair! (It's hard to say if this is true or not, but you might be surprised at the number of people who claim it has happened to them.)

A fair number of people say that for them, black strap molasses health benefits include relief from the symptoms of arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

And some people report experiencing relief from various digestive problems like acid reflux, constipation and diarrhea.

Note that no natural remedy is the right choice for every individual. Always consult your doctor before trying any new natural remedy, including black strap molasses. For instance, not all forms of anemia are caused by iron deficiency, and it is possible to consume too much iron. Also, people with diabetes and lupus and other health conditions are not advised to consume black strap molasses. Note also that all of the black strap molasses health benefits reported in this article are anecdotal in nature, rather than being based on clinical research.