Grade B Maple Syrup

by Raylen on March 23, 2007

I’ve been reading through the comments and it looks like some of you are having trouble tracking down grade B maple syrup. It might not seem like a big deal to substitute regular commercial brand maple syrup, but it actually is. The refinement process for comercial syrup strips it of its minerals, and while you’re on the Master Cleanse it’s important that your body gets the vital nutrition that grade B maple syrup provides.

If you can’t find grade B maple syrup my advice would be to try your local health food store. You can also check your regular grocery store, but be sure to check the product labels yourself because most store employees probably won’t no the difference between grade B maple syrup and regular maple syrup.

If you still can’t find any grade B maple syrup you can always order some online. The link below will take you to Amazon.com which sells grade B maple syrup, and offers speedy shipping. You an also do a Google search for “grade B maple syrup” which turns up a few sites selling grade B maple syrup.

grade b maple syrup

PS. It looks like I’m going to go on a Spring Master Cleanse some time next week. I’m open to starting any time, if there’s a specific day you would like to kick this thing off let me know.

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Laurie Parks April 9, 2014 at 7:21 am

all of you who are confused. in Canada, grade C is our grade B. Grade C and B have the most minerals because it is the last and most concentrated of the syrup. Both allow the blood sugar to rise slowly. A will not do. You want your blood sugar controlled so you won’t be hungry. It will be 3 days before your appetite goes away. Turn off the TV and rent movies. Your lemon juice MUST be fresh. There is no lemon in reconstituted lemon juice. There are no vitamins in reconstituted lemon juice. Any syrup whether dark or amber or whatever if does not say b (or c in canada) then don’t use it. I went 21 days. It was killer. lost weight, had bright eyes. Loved it

Samantha December 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Im tried this last spring for five days n noticed results right away, even my mom noticed. For a big girl like me =) Super excited because im gonna start again tomorrow. Wish me luck

TCN August 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

For all of you people stressing out about grade B maple syrup, listen up….
All real maple syrup is heated to evaporate the water content, that is the only processing it goes through. Grade B syrup is simply collected later during the spring, and the only real difference is a slightly higher antioxidant content.

Raylen April 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Thanks for the tip!

mastercleansenewbie April 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

i just wanted to let you all know if you have a publix or whole foods in your area they carry grade b maple syrup i had to drive around alot but i found grade b spring tree maple syrup and organic lemon juice and lemonade at publix. i’m starting 4/26

Seri April 15, 2013 at 9:05 am

Hi.
I am in Cape Town South Africa and trying to source Trader Joe’s maple syrup, grade b.
Could anyone know?

namibian December 7, 2012 at 11:33 am

Hi everyone
I’m in namibia and would like to know if anyone can tell me where in namibia i can buy the Grade B Marple syrup. any Namibian who can help ?

Barbara Ingersoll August 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

Today is my 9th day of a 10 day master cleanse. I just read on a website from Vermont who sells maple syrup and they say the difference between the two grades of maple syrup is that Grade B has less sugar which is what we want if we are cleansing ourselves of such. I do a fast at least annually, try to do it twice a year but planning it can be difficult. This master cleanse is amazing; I have a sugar addiction and when I start with my cravings, this gets rid of them. Cravings are a symptom of being toxic.

savanna July 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

http://www.maplesyrupworld.com/

I hope this helps! from everything I’ve read, Grade B is just basically Organic, and to determine the real from the FAKE maple syrup, there are certain logos on the back of your bottle ( http://www.maplesyrupworld.com/pages/Quality.html) <— that page just lets you know if you got the real deal or not :)

Stephanie July 8, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Hi , im having such a hard time finding maple syrup grade b in hamilton ontario canada ,is there a canadian on this page who can tell me where to find this syrup please i wanna start my master cleanse asap but i need the syrup id apreciate ur help thnx God bless

Banks June 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

hello, everyone.. im on day one of the diet. i havent weighed myself only because i know where i want to see the change. i only have one question… can i use the reconstituted lemon juice?

Shannon January 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Hey guys,

I’m on day 5 of the cleanse, feeling great and tons of energy. But just curious I realized I’d done the first 5 days with normal grade B maple syrup as oppose to ‘organic’. Is that ok or am I screwed without the organic factor? Someone help, I hope I didn’t waste 5 days!!

JD December 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I am on the MR 10 day cleanse. Now on day seven and had a typical midnight carb craving and slept walk/ate a slice of pizza last night. So bummed!! Was using bathroom all AM and threw up about 3 times. Feeling better now, am I going to have to start cleanse over? Also I found I found GradeB All Natural Maple Syrup, but it does not say Organic. Will this work? Thanks

Kathleen December 5, 2011 at 11:14 am

I found an organic grade A maple syrup…can I use that?

cam November 30, 2011 at 5:30 am

I’m thinking of starting the 10 Day Master Cleanse, but the problem is that I live in China right now and ‘Grade B Maple Syrup’ sounds as foreign to the locals as the word pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Is there a substitute? I found Canadian Pure Maple Syrup in the Westerners’ market and a bottle for 250g costs $10 :/ Much appreciated.

annaon November 28, 2011 at 10:29 pm

can anyone tell me how much weight you lost after the cleanse?

Genevieve November 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Soup didn’t turn out as good as I’d hoped for. I made too much, used too much cayenne, 10 dashes, (should have stuck with 8), used too many peppercorns, 2 tsp., I should have just used ground pepper. It was pretty awful eating it and I ate alot of it. My stomach hurt and has been hurting for days, on and off. Plus my tounge and throat feel torn up.. :( Don’t make the same mistakes I did!

Genevieve November 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I ended up using a litttttle bit of agave, coconut nectar, and then blackstrap molasses when all the other yummier stuff ran out. I won’t be buying agave again for the cleanse, and the molasses was not very pleasant, so I’ll be sticking with maple (of course) and my new favorite, coconut nectar, which is a more nutritional *substitute for agave. On day 9 I ran out of lemons. I got very confused as to how many days it had been while shopping, plus I didn’t have money for the maple syrup, so I forgot to buy more ingredients! Oh well. The next day (easing-out) I drank only orange juice w/ water, and I had no adverse reaction (to those who have acid-reflux [GERD]). Today I started off with some soaked prunes in juice, which made my stomach hurt. It may have been the amt. I ate (around 15), still, I don’t reccomend anything even remotely squishy. Tonight, I plan on making soup broth with beans and lentils and seeing if it upsets my stomach again. I’ll get back to “y’all” on how it goes. :)

Genevieve November 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Hi, I had a question about subsituting Grade B Maple Syrup with Blackstrap Molasses, Is this an o.k. replacement? Maple Syrup is pretty expensive you know.. I calculated the amount of $$$ you need to do the whole 10 days and I would say the organic lemons add up to $40, the maple syrup roughly $60 (for two, 32 fl. oz. bottles).. and of course the extra $4 for the cayenne.. $100 dollars isn’t bad for 10 days.. but I would still like to know. Thanks! BTW: I’m on day 6! ;)

Becky November 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm

I’m thinking of trying the lemonade mix once a day, I’m scared to do the whole MC since I can’t lose any more weight but I really want to detox since I feel sick all the time. I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to do this without losing too much weight? Is taking the drink once a day a good idea? I’m hoping maybe it will help me detox just a little and maybe help me crave some healthy foods. Thanks for any advice.

"Clee" Hailey November 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm
"Clee" Hailey November 16, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Here’s the latest on Grade B Maple Syrup, and hopefully, it will also answer questions about whether or not it’s really better for you…There are links some may want to check out, too.
After reading some of the comments here, I can’t help but wonder if some companies are already changing the labels…

Sharee November 16, 2011 at 11:50 am

I’m on day 10 of the MC and I’m doing it for 14 days. I must say day 1-3 was not that bad for me (probably because I wasn’t completely flushed out due to not doing the salt water flush). Day 4 I started doing the flush and by day 5 I was starving! I’m a culinary student so I’m around food 24- 7. What gets me is the smell of food. I must say it does help to do the cleanse with a partner or friend because it gives you motivation and also competition. A classmate and I are doing it together and we can see the dramatic changes in each other!

MsJany November 6, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Mess is medicines. Spellcheck

MsJany November 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I have diabetes two. I do not do insulin but I do metformin and byetta. What about the other mess I take? Thanks, Jan

F&B Manager November 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Heath, they say not to take anything on this diet except the ingredients they give you… if you have organic maple syrup (the ingredients say only maple and nothing else) then you should be ok. The grade B is darker and a little more rich in nutrients but on a 10 day cleanse it won’t kill you…
Mike, holy crap 8 dollars for organic grade B that is amazing, I’m in Idaho and our cheapest is 23.00 for a jug of organic grade B. I miss all the cool stuff like trader Joes in California
Maria, same as heath, as long as the ingredients are just pure maple you should be fine on a 10 day cleanse…
I’m a Food and beverage manage, I work with food everyday 60 hours a week and I just completed the 10 day cleanse. It was crazy hard, but if you have the discipline and will power, and you see the goal at the end f the tunnel you can do it. Its crazy I feel better, have more energy, and my body doesn’t hurt after a 15 hour day like it use to. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself. Stay strong everyone its very much worth it

Maria October 25, 2011 at 11:27 am

Having a hard time finding grade B maple syrup I found Pure Maple Syrup at Walmart will it give the same result just started today and can anyone help ?

mike October 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm

the best price i have found for grade b maple syrup is at trader joes…big bottle $8.00….keep looking and keep us posted..so far, this is the cheapest i have found…

Heath October 2, 2011 at 9:45 pm

i was just curious to know, if i take a mineral multi vitamin and used grade A instead of B. if that would be okay?

Shannon September 30, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I have completed the cleanse and lost a total of 8 lbs. I feel great! I have weaned myself off the liquids and moved back to eating solid foods, and I am continuing to lose weight (another 2 lbs or so over the past week). Aside from the benefit of weight loss, I have noticed an increase in energy, softer and clearer skin, my body feels good (no pains, etc.), and my mood is constantly a happy one. I hope this encourages you to start the cleanse as well. I have found it to be very beneficial, and I will be doing another one in a few months.

Good luck to you!!

Shannon September 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Emmah – While you are on the cleanse, you don’t eat any food. You only drink the lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper mix. This is why it really helps to do an ease-in to prepare your body for the liquid cleanse, and an ease-out so your body can take its time adjusting to solid food again.

Good luck!

Shannon September 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I am on day 2 of the cleanse and I have lost 5 lbs. I did the “ease-in” portion for the three days prior to the cleanse. I had to purchase an electric citrus juicer to assist with this. Otherwise, hand juicing gets tiring! The ease-in includes the following:

Day 1 ease-in: Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables for the day and lots of water
Day 2 ease-in: Eat fruit in the morning and work into eating soup for the afternoon, including fresh squeezed orange juice (not the store bought kind) and lots of water
Day 3 ease-in: Nothing but lots of water and fresh squeezed orange juice and the maple syrup used on the cleanse – this will help with caloric intake

After these 3 days, I felt like my body was ready for the cleanse. At this point, I had already lost 1.5 lbs.

In regards to the ingredients, the syrup adds minerals and nutrients (along with calories) that the body needs to keep going throughout the day. Lemons are important as they have they also have nutrients the body needs and lemons have detoxifying properties to them. From what I have read, the most important ingredient is the cayenne pepper. According to themastercleanserecipe.org, “Cayenne Pepper has the ability to break down sticky mucus, and at the same time, dramatically aids in the flushing out of toxins from the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory system of the body. It is The Master Cleanse’s main detoxifying ingredient. Further more, due to a recent medical discovery, Cayenne Pepper has the ability to kill cancer cells, and prevents it from coming back.”

To help with doing the diet at work, I have told everyone around me that I am doing the cleanse. This way, I have their support to keep going (which is really important and helpful) and since they know I can’t eat solid food, I won’t be offered sweets or food (which is very common in my office). I make three 1 liter bottles of the lemon juice, maple syrup and water combination and keep them in the refrigerator at work as we have a break room, to make sure I always have access to nutrition if I become hungry. I carry the powdered cayenne pepper in my purse and use my mug to combine the juice mix and the cayenne when I am ready for my “meal” or when I’m hungry. Between the cayenne pepper shots, I drink lots of water and some of the juice mix to hold me over. I have heard that some people get sores in their mouth due to the lemon juice, so I have been drinking water to rinse my mouth after every drink of the lemon juice mix. At night I do the one cup of laxative tea (which actually doesn’t taste bad at all) with no sugar or cream added, and in the morning I start my day immediately (right when I wake up) with the salt water flush, which is one tablespoon of sea salt (non-iodized) and about half a liter of water. I tend to use the liter bottles a lot, so I gauge everything off of them.

Anyway, after 2 days of the cleanse I feel pretty good. I’m a little tired, but fatigue is part of the process. After the first 3 days or so, I should regain my energy. There are a couple of hard parts, but they are easy to get past. For example, drinking the cayenne pepper is a little difficult due to the heat it causes in my throat. But after about 2 minutes, the heat goes away. Besides, it’s a nice change to have the spicy flavor. Another hard thing is the salt water flush in the morning as well as the aftermath of it. Be prepared to be next to a restroom for a while with that one. Lastly, when I smell food that is being cooked or food that has been brought into the house, it kills me. It makes me so hungry. Luckily, I have a husband who understands greatly and is very supportive. He will eat his food quickly and clean everything up so I don’t have to worry about being tempted to break the cleanse. That helps a lot. I also have a bottle of lemon juice mix ready to go so I can down that quickly (with the cayenne pepper of course) to curb any hunger pangs.

In either case, I plan to do the cleanse for just 10 days. If I feel like I can go further after the 10 days, then I will take it to 14, but no longer than that. A couple of things I forgot to mention: When preparing your fresh lemon juice and maple syrup mix, this can hold for about 8 hours in the refrigerator. Do not add the cayenne pepper until you are ready to drink it. The cayenne doesn’t have the 8 hour staying power that the lemon juice has.

Hope my comments help! Good luck with your cleanse!

emmah September 14, 2011 at 4:34 am

Hi every1-im thinking of starting the diet but I’m unsure of things to eat whilst on the master clease-any info will be highly appreciated

Amy June 27, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Grade A is the first syrup of the season typically and is lighter in flavor.

Grade B is the later batches and is darker and tastes much like carmel. It also contains more nutrients then grade A due to being taken later in the year after the easy run off grade a syrup comes out.

Grade C syrup is the last of the last and is typically only used commercially in cooking. I’ve never tasted this strait but I’d imagine it tastes much like molasses if I had to guess.

lilrobez19 June 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Hi, i’m on the first day of the cleanse and i’ve had no bowel movements. I’m only peeing…is this normal?

Michelle June 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

I am starting day 4 of the master cleanse and feel much more energetic! Still having cravings, but looking at my end goals helps alot to curb the temptations. I could not find Grade B syrup either, so I am using Grade A. I lost 4 lbs the first day (water weight), 3 lbs the 2nd day, and 2 lbs the third day. Hoping to lose at least 20 lbs and rid my body of all the toxins!

andrea June 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm

i cant find grade b mayple syrup can i use grade a????

fritz June 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I found that cooking for my family helps. Cause cooking it it very close to eating it. They are getting some great meals. I think its just the smell of the food that makes it seem like you are eating it. Plus it gives me time to learn how I am going to and not going to cook after the MC.

Kara June 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

This is my first time to do this, I really hope I am happy with it); I couldn’t find gradeB syrup so I just grabbed the organic grade A. I guess I will have to see if the results are the same. I eat all the time, fighting the temptation around me is gonna be the worst part! Lol, wish me luck!

sasha April 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Note — The Whole Foods brand of Maple Syrup that’s marked “extra dark for cooking” is NOT grade B… The guy in the store assured me it was, and that they had just changed the label but it was the same thing. But after looking at it next to real grade B, it doesn’t look even half as dark..

sparks April 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm

there is a good definition of Grade B syrup and it appears that Grade B is the darkest and most rich of the syrups. it is a very low percentage of the overall yield so there must be a purpose to have the richest syrup for the diet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_syrup

Madi April 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

I do not believe there is actually any difference in “nutritional value” between Grade A and Grade B 100% pure maple syrup. I’m pretty sure this is a myth.

maplecream March 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I had the same issue in the U.K until i moved to Montreal.

ralph March 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I’m finding it difficult locating Grade B maple syrup where I live in the UK. Would a good quality honey possibly be a reasonable substitute?
Thanks

Doing in March 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm

JUST DO IT. as long as the ingredient list only says “maple syrup” then its genuine and thats fine. i’ve used grade a and it works fine jsut read the label and make sure it’s just maple syrup and no extra sugar and all that bs.

Rachel February 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

if you use reconstituted lemon juice will the diet not work at all??

windstorm February 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I had the same question as bananastrips. When I went to the store to purchase, I didn’t realize there was as big a difference. When I researched, it was written that Grade A was just a milder form of Grade B and the biggest distinction was that it was real maple syrup and not artificial. Is this true?

bananastrips February 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm

i was wondering if subsituting grade a dark amber maple syrup for grade b maple syrup is ok?

S & E November 10, 2010 at 2:18 am

Hey everyone,

This is our 2nd day of the master cleanse, we’re still getting hunger pangs but they are more bearable, doesn’t help tho when u see fast food ads on the tv late at nite!! This is our third time doing the master cleanse, we do it once a year and the first 3 days are always the worst. As the days go by it gets easier, you start to feel better because you see results. It definately gears you towards eating healthy food rather than fast food. Hard to do but worth it.

Ltlbee November 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I started the morning with the Swc and was in the bathroom on and off for 3 hours! I will admit an embarrasing fact in that I didn’t always make it to the bathroom. I’m tempted to eat but i want to lose the weight more. I can’t say I see the changes yet but I’m holding on. So far I’ve gone down 2.5 pounds. Nothing to scream about but i also haven’t had as much water with my lemonade cleanse. I’ll post update in a couple days.

Day 3

SW: 156.5
CW: 154
GW: 125

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