So, I’ve taken the next step into this experiment with blackstrap molasses.
I’m now 7 months in. (Still no flu/cold/etc.)
Since I noticed that my body has adapted to it, it’s time to put some more theories to the test.
I signed up for Anytime Fitness and started going to the gym at 5:30am every other day to do 5×5’s.
I haven’t gone to the gym for so long so I expected to get a fever or something from the intense first week of strength training.
Well, I did get something and it was PAIN. Excruciating pain all over my body. The kind of pain that won’t let you move and would make you wish you didn’t have to sit on a chair to work or drive.
One of the “theories” out there for blackstrap was that it can soothe your aches and pains. My excruciating pain lasted for 4 days and by the 5th day, I felt amazing.
I don’t think it was the molasses at all. It was just my body recovering normally.
I started taking creatine (monohydrate) with it on the second week and I literally felt it the first 2 days. I can’t explain it but I really felt it in my body.
Taking creatine with something sweet was the “norm” so what the heck, I just decided to take it with the molasses since the bottle I have was nearing it’s expiry date.
After 3 weeks of workouts, I think I can clearly debunk all the “magical instant effects” it has to people.
We should look at it differently and not look at it as a magic pill.
Treat it as a supplement because our daily diets clearly lack the nutrition we need to take in daily.
It’s rich in iron, calcium, magnesium and other minerals out bodies need. Those that are into body building or doing strength training know how important those are! They will need certainly more nutrients out of their food intakes so adding just 1 tablespoon of anything with that much in it will always be a welcome addition.
For me, the big bonus of taking molasses is that it took off a LOT of the extra supplements that are usually sold separately. Supplements that I had to buy and force myself to ingest. That’s one less thing to worry about. 🙂
Someone once told me that “doctors” will never recommend this to anyone because it destroys their industry. Less people will get sick, people will get healthier through better nutrition and nobody will really need their drugs.
I think that’s exaggerating it a bit but I do see the good benefits it has.
Treat it as a supplement, not a magic pill. Make it part of your daily diet, not the sole source of your nutrition. It’s just being smart.
PS. Don’t be stupid and exaggerate it by just guzzling it down (yuck) because you’ll bloat like a pig or even die from it. Stick to 1 tbsp per day. You can eventually increase it to 2 if you want.