This powerful component found naturally in cruciferous vegetables balances estrogen metabolism which can be beneficial for breast, uterine, cervical, and prostate health. DIM also frees testosterone from binding agents in your blood, which helps balance your hormones and makes you feel great!
WHAT IS DIM?
Diindolylmethane is a plant indole- a plant compound with health-promoting properties found in cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. DIM is not a plant estrogen or an estrogen mimic, like the soy isoflavones, but rather an estrogen balancer.
DIM stimulates more efficient metabolism for estrogen. Supplementing the diet with DIM and eating cruciferous vegetables increases the specific aerobic metabolism for estrogen, multiplying the chance for estrogen to be broken down into its beneficial or “good” estrogen metabolites. Many of the benefits that are attributed to estrogen, including its ability to protect the heart and brain with its antioxidant activity, are now known to come from these “good” metabolites.
With DIM, there is a simultaneous reduction in the levels of undesirable, or “bad” estrogen metabolites. In women, these are responsible for many of estrogen’s undesirable actions, including further unwanted weight gain, breast cancer; and uterine cancer. In men, these metabolites contribute to weight gain and prostate cancer.