DIM supports healthy hormonal balance and promotes healthy estrogen levels
Diindolylmethane is formed in the body from plant substances contained in “cruciferous” vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. Scientists think these vegetables may help to protect the body against cancer because they contain diindolylmethane and a related chemical called indole-3-carbinol.
Like estrogen, DIM can be metabolised only by a special class of cytochrome enzymes that reside in cell membranes in the non-water part of cells. This special metabolic pathway for DIM, and the enzymes involved, precisely overlap with the pathway needed for healthy estrogen metabolism.