Blackstrap Molasses with Iron
too big says wife
The size of this looks like 1000g, so what ... only 3% of that is iron (29mg).
- Rice flour
- Microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber)
...these all precede the the blackstrap molasses powder in the ingredient list. My wife was having a hard enough time with swallowing the other supplements ... will be switching to something smaller to get her the 29mg she needs.
April 28, 2014
I don't like the taste of Molasses so having in caps with the same effect without the taste is great. I enjoy how fast it arrives and I have been taking for years and feeling so much better and healthier.
February 16, 2014
I bought this because I read online on different sites that this product will stop the growth of grey hair thereby replacing hair with the original color. I have seen no difference in my hair and will probably not buy this again.
January 11, 2014
Great Iron Product!
It gives you the iron you need and other vitamins and minerals for a great price, great value.
December 24, 2013
Really like this product. It is an alternative for me to other supplements that cause constipation and GI problems. Take this EVERY DAY...works like a charm for me.
December 13, 2013
been using this product for many years an does very well
December 2, 2013
Ok- but not the best
I've taken these for about 3 weeks now and although I have felt a slight pick up in energy, this type of iron is constipating to me. I will go back to using iron bisglycinate (Item# SLG228) which is a wonderful product.
August 15, 2013
I have a low iron count, so along with my multi-vitamin I have to take extra iron. Since this is in powder form, it dissolves better and I don't have to take as high of mg of iron as a result. The low price is nice benefit as well.
June 16, 2013
IF YOU HAVE TO
Ordinarily, I'm not a big fan of taking iron. However, if you need it and have to take iron, I believe this is the one to take. Right source of iron: Ferrous Fumarate. Mild and easy on the body to digest and utilize effectively. Right potency: 29 mg., neither too high nor too low. Nice with the supporting blackstrap molasses.
Vegetarians often need to take some iron if their diet is not supplying enough. This is a nice product that, while everyone is different and there are no guarantees, in my opinion should be tolerated well by a vegetarian. If one is an absolutely strict, strict vegetarian, the capsule itself for this product is animal source, so you would want to pull the capsule apart and dump out the ingredients into a Tblsp, or so, of something you like. . . . perhaps applesauce or non-dairy yogurt, or ?? Of course, it's lots easier if one is a lacto, or lacto-ovo vegetarian, but then you already know that. You have no doubt read that, along with iron, taking folic acid and B-12 to team up with the iron is good. Swanson has the best, best, best B-12!!! Methylcobalamin 5 mg. sublingual tablet. Check it out on their website. And Swanson's price is a fraction of others. Personally, I take this winning team together.
Whatever one's dietary preferences are, I believe this is a good (I think it is the best) and effective iron supplement that is easy on your gastrointestinal tract and easy on your wallet. I can strongly recommend Swanson's Premium Blackstrap Molasses with Iron.
June 7, 2013
This product help me keep my iron level under control and does not cause constipation as other iron pills do. The price is great, the produce it effective and Swanson Customer Service is always there for advice.
April 20, 2013
Glad to find a natural iron
So glad to find a natural iron supplement! Others I've taken - not natural - make my nose bleed. This one does not. I take it three times a week and it does great. Love it!
March 7, 2013
Have used for several months. Works as expected.
Would recommend to others
November 16, 2012
Easy to swallow
No tummy issues with this so that's an A+ in my book.
November 4, 2012
Effective, easy on your stomach, inexpensive
My iron level was very low for several months after extensive period of perimenopausal bleeding. After I took Blackstrap Molasses for 5 weeks my iron level bounced back to normal and I was told to stop taking iron supplements. I just wanted to mention that since I am a strict vegetarian I also take Bee Pollen supplement from Swanson as a natural source of B-12 for iron absorption.
October 5, 2012
I bought this as my ferritin level was low and had tried the bottled blackstrap molasses which is hard to find and messy. So finding it in a pill is great!
August 12, 2012
With 29 mg of All-natural Elemental Iron
I want my iron from plants, not iron filings, liver, or any untraceable product. Swanson's has standardized this product to 29mg from molasses, which takes the guessing out of the mix. To, ensure maximum absorption, I take with some Vit. C--lime/lemon/orange juice or other high-C foods.
March 13, 2012
A Great Source of Iron
I actually got these supplements for a friend who needed to add iron to her diet. I've known for a long time that fresh blackstrap molasses is an excellent source of iron, but she didn't like the taste, so I got these for her to try. She's thrilled with them! After taking them for almost a month, she's decided to start getting them for herself and to take them for as long as she still needs added iron. Before now, she wasn't convinced of the superiority of food-based supplements over those produced in laboratories, but has absolutely changed her opinion. A new convert!!!!
December 23, 2011
I have been using this for many years and very pleased
December 16, 2011
Feel better since starting this,
I have had more energy since starting to take this Blackstrap Molasses with Iron.
October 6, 2011
Better for the body
The first time I used this product I felt energized so much I could hardly sleep. I did not take it with enough food. However, I can tell that I am able to go a little further taking this supplement than when I was just taking other store bought brands. I will definitely stick with this one!!! Thanks Swanson's!!!
August 18, 2011
Good Vegetarian-Friendly Source of Iron
As a vegetarian, I like having a plant-based source of iron like this. I have had no problems digesting it.
June 9, 2011
good suppliment for iron
I take this suppliment to increase and maintain normal iron levels. Great value. I have not noticed any unwelcome side effects that sometimes come from other types of iron suppliments. I like that the iron content comes from a natural food.
June 7, 2011
Natural Bio-Available Iron
I've never had much success with straight Iron supplements. They can be difficult to digest and therefore difficult for the body to pick up and utilize.
This supplement makes the iron naturally bio-available to my body.
Great supplement. I'm very pleased.
December 30, 2010
My daughter takes this and she says it is a really good pill cause she has less side effects with this than the ones with more iron. she needs the extra iron.
February 4, 2010
The iron with blackstrap molasses is wonderful since I do not tolerate iron well. This does not irritate my stomach.
September 26, 2009