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Old 04-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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how long will it take for blackstrap molasses to build your iron levels up

how long will it take for blackstrap molasses to build your iron levels up and how long does it take for hair to stop thinning and breaking off?

Old 04-13-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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Re: how long will it take for blackstrap molasses to build your iron levels up

Caroline222--Although black strap molasses is high in iron, I am not sure that it is enough alone to bring your levels up to where they need to be. It is always a good idea to add iron rich foods, but it's hard using diet alone as a way of raising levels.

As far as your hair goes, when my serum iron was really low my hair was shedding a lot. By the time my ferritin hit 20 it slowed way down, and my serum iron was much higher by then. This is also different for each person. I think that the hair is mostly related to low iron, but that is just my opinion from my own personal experience. Best of luck to you. FLFG
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:48 AM   #3
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Re: how long will it take for blackstrap molasses to build your iron levels up

I agree with flowergirl if your numbers are low you need to take iron and eat iron rich foods

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