DIM supports healthy hormonal balance and promotes healthy estrogen levels
The substances found in "cruciferous" vegetables like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli give rise to the body's production of diindolylmethane. They contain indole-3-carbinol, a chemical related to diindolylmethane; scientists believe these vegetables may help the body protect itself from cancer.
Like estrogen, DIM can be metabolised only by a particular class of cytochrome enzymes that reside in cell membranes in the non-water part of cells. This unique metabolic pathway for DIM and the enzymes involved overlap with the path needed for healthy estrogen metabolism.
People commonly use diindolylmethane for breast cancer, prostate cancer, and numerous other conditions, but there is insufficient scientific evidence to support these applications.
The DIM compound may have several effects on your body that are related to estrogen:
- Assists in preventing estrogen's effects on cells.
- It slows some cancer cells
- Lowers toxins produced by your body's natural metabolism
- Boosts antioxidants
- Promotes weight loss
- Enhances memory
- Improves mood
- Reduces symptoms of PMS
- Supports cardiovascular health
- Promotes good muscle development
- Improves prostate health for men