DIM (diindolylmethane) is formed in the body when cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli are consumed. DIM is a key nutrient that promotes detoxification and benefits oestrogen metabolism. In essence, DIM reduces bad oestrogen and increases good oestrogen.
Sub-optimal oestrogen and testosterone homeostasis affects the metabolism and thus weight management, muscle cells and libido. There is very strong evidence that DIM protects the body against certain types of cancer such as breast, prostate, ovarian, colon as well as PMS.
Few diets contain the significant amount of cruciferous vegetables needed to synthesize enough DIM to protect the body, but more importantly, certain gene mutations prevent the body from synthesizing DIM even if there are enough cruciferous vegetables in the diet. An oral DIM supplement is convenient for deriving active dosages of this compound in the presence of gene mutations or deficient dietary intake.
How does DIM work?
DIM is indicated for estrogen dominance which may include heavy or long periods, short menstrual cycles, emotional PMS symptoms (e.g. major mood swings, irritability, severe fatigue and feelings of depression). In men, estrogen-dominant related health issues include hair loss, prostate problems, lowered libido, impotency and male breast growth.
DIM can assist in reducing excessive levels of androgens (male sex hormones). Symptoms of high androgens include excess facial or body hair, persistent acne and/or oily skin, insulin resistance, dark pigmented areas of skin, obesity around the abdomen, deep voice.
DIM works by promoting “free” testosterone that can help maximize the body’s response to weight training, muscle building and can influence the fat-burning ability.
An advantage of DIM supplementation over consumption of large amounts of raw cruciferous vegetables is avoidance of possible thyroid suppression. To obtain the benefits of 100mg DIM daily, it is estimated that the average person would have to consume 800g of the raw cabbage family vegetables per day. In addition, heat-treatment (cooking and microwaving) of vegetables reduce the oral bioavailability of DIM.
Together, Indole-3-carbinol and DIM help break down estrogens so that they can be eliminated from your body. Often they come packaged together.
DOES NOT CONTAIN: Trans fats, gluten, milk derivatives, artificial colourants or flavourings.
Take one capsule daily, or as prescribed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed 300mg.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS: Not recommended for use during pregnancy and when lactating. None of the ingredients in the antioxidant are contraindicated during pregnancy.
GENEWAY’s Antioxidant has not been studied during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
If you have conducted a genetic report, you may be highlighted to the fact that specific medications metabolised by the liver enzyme, CYP1A2 may interact with DIM.
Look out for gene mutations in ALDH2 COMT
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