WHAT IS BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES?
Blackstrap molasses is the dark, viscous molasses that remains after maximum extraction of sugar from raw sugar cane. It has the consistency of a thick syrup, as the third boiling of sugar syrup yields blackstrap molasses. This concentrated byproduct is left over after the sugar’s sucrose has been crystallized. It has a robust flavour described as bittersweet. Unlike refined sugar, blackstrap molasses contains essential vitamins and minerals; boasting a number of powerful health benefits.
HOW IS IT GOOD FOR MY DOG?
As mentioned before, blackstrap molasses contains a number of essential vitamins and minerals. Some of the key benefits of molasses is that it helps with arthritis, promotes healthy and strong bones, and also helps lower cholesterol.
Arthritis is a joint disease that causes swelling and pain in the joints. It’s either classified as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage between joints wears down, causing inflammation and pain, and rheumatoid arthritis is caused by an autoimmune dysfunction where the white blood cells destroy the cartilage. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties in blackstrap molasses, it relieves swelling and joint pain, working as a natural arthritis treatment.
Just two teaspoons of this, rich all-natural syrup contains 10 percent of the daily recommended amount of potassium. Potassium-rich foods help lower systolic blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and support a healthy cardiovascular system, in addition to helping cleanse the liver. Potassium also plays an important role in keeping the body hydrated and works with sodium to support cellular function with your dog's sodium-potassium pump.
Because blackstrap molasses serves as a high source of calcium, it promotes strong and healthy bones. The calcium, plus the iron and copper levels, in blackstrap molasses undoubtedly improves bone health, helps heal broken bones, and reduces the risk of weak and brittle bones.