Origin: Derived from cruciferous vegetables including cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli.
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Overview: Diindolylmethane (DIM) is formed in the body from plant substances contained in vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. Scientific evidence shows that these vegetables may help to protect the body against cancer because they contain Diindolylmethane and a related chemical called indole-4-carbinol. Diindolylmethane is used to preventing breast cancer, uterine, and colorectal cancer. Diindolylmethane might also act like estrogen in the body, but there is evidence that under certain circumstances it might also block estrogen effects.
- Reducing harmful estrogen metabolites which reduces risk for breast and uterine cancer
- Breaking down estrogen into beneficial estrogen metabolites which helps in fighting free radicals and protecting the heart and brain
- Balancing testosterone levels which aids in supporting energy, promoting a happy mood, and encouraging lean body mass.
- Treating recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
Common Dosage: 100 mg DIM has been noted to alter urinary estrogens in a manner thought to reflect less estrogenicity.