Agave and Molasses in the Master Cleanse

In most cases, Grade B Organic Maple Syrup is recommended for use with the Master Cleanse; however, Stanley Burroughs, the creator of the master cleanse diet, advises that Blackstrap Molasses be used in the event the cleanser has hyperglycemia or diabetes. Agave nectar is also commonly substituted by some, in such cases, as it boasts a low glycemic index.

Agave and Molasses are low on the glycemic index. That means the glucose and carbohydrates in these syrups are metabolized slowly, demanding less insulin production and stabilizing blood sugar.

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A sweet syrup derived from Mexico’s Blue Agave plant, Agave nectar is an all-natural, low-glycemic sweetener that is also very tasty. Many compare it’s flavor to that of honey. Unlike many other syrups and artificial sweeteners, agave syrup ranks very low on the glycemic index and is not known to spike blood sugar levels.


Molasses is a byproduct of sugar cane or sugar beats. You are probably familiar with molasses, as it is a common syrup used in baking recipes and beverages such as rum. In the days before white refined table sugar became a predominant household sweetener, molasses syrup was a primary sweetener found in most kitchens across the world.

(Only organic, chemical-free syrup is suggested to be used in conjunction with the master cleanse.)




* 1/2 lemon or 2 tbsp of lemon juice
* 1-2 tbsp of pure Agave/Molasses (1tbsp recommended for weight loss)
* 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper (red) or to taste
* 8 oz of purified water



* 4 lemons
* 8-16 tbsp of Agave/Molasses
* 1-2 tsp of cayenne pepper
* 2 Liters of purified water


For more information on doing the Master Cleanse with diabetes or hypoglycemia, click here:

Master Cleanse Diabetes

To purchase Master Cleanse Kits or Syrup for your cleanse, please visit:

Master Cleanse Kits
Maple Syrup & Alternatives

Always consult with your medical practitioner before embarking on any cleansing regimen. The information given here should not be replaced for medical advice.

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2 Responses to “Agave and Molasses in the Master Cleanse”

  1. Jules says:

    I wonder whether I’d have better results using molasses or agave… I have read that molasses has more nutrients.

  2. anna says:

    Lemon cleanse is a great natural way to aid in weight loss with the benefits of being more health conscience. It’ll make you feel great and look great as a bonus too! Just make sure you follow the plan according to your current health.

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