What Is “DIM”? The Most AMAZING Estrogen Supplement

What Is “DIM”? The Most AMAZING Estrogen Supplement

DIM (Diindolylmethane) has become increasingly popular as a supplement.

This isn’t due to some fantastic new marketing scheme on tv, either!

As more and more and more research comes out it’s easy to see how amazing DIM truly is.

Whether you take it for estrogen management, improvements for liver health, or even cancer protection, i’m sure you’ll find out something new by the end of this post.

What is DIM?

Vegetables that break down into I3C and DIM

DIM is a plant nutrient that comes from vegetables.

More specifically it comes from “Cruciferous” vegetables, like Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts,and Cauliflower.

When eating those foods we break them down into something called I3C (Indole-3-carbinol)

I3C has the ability to affect estrogens as well!

Infact, it does a significant job of affecting a lot of the same pathways as DIM too!

However; a LARGE majority of these benefits we see in research come from the breakdown of I3C into DIM.

This is due to DIM’s longer “shelf-life” in your body.

It will be degraded a LOT slower while circulating in your body compared to I3C, meaning you get longer lasting benefits.

If you’re wondering “How does DIM benefit me and why would I use it?”

Then read ahead!

How Does DIM Work?

Estrogen Management

Too much or or little of ANYTHING is terrible for your health.

Whether it’s testosterone or estrogen.

Fellas, If you didn’t know, our body will convert testosterone INTO estrogen.

This conversion of estrogen could be a problem if you have to much “bad” estrogen.

“Bad” is in quotation marks because you usually see that there are some forms that provide more benefits than others/ are less detrimental to your health.

(Assuming you don’t have an excessive amounts in your body)

Essentially, DIM is able to prevent your body from producing TOO much estrogen.

This may be more interesting for women as well as men:

DIM has been found to convert “bad estrogen” into “GOOD” estrogen.

Meaning it also keeps estrogen in a favorable balance for long term health.

I have a decent bit of info on a video I did about half a year ago.

The video is around 9 minutes long and PACKED full of info.

DIM and It’s benefits

I would say now though, i’m not entirely opposed to calling it “A Natural AI” as a way to briefly get the idea of what it does across to someone.

It’s largely better to imagine it as something to promote a FAVORABLE balance of estrogen.

Not something to prevent your body from producing estrogen totally though.

Liver Health

DIM also does an impressive job in reducing stress/inflammation in the liver!

The numerous articles cited in the video above, as well as each of these studies show how outstanding DIM is!

To summarize them all though, DIM is an amazing activator for a lot of properties that prevent cancer growth and spread.

It does this by reducing the amount of inflammation and the dangerous levels of stress that follows in those areas.

Alongside of this it affects the way our genes code specific outcomes, some of these lead to a reduced load of stress for our liver.

Considering how hard our liver works all of the time, the protection is incredibly important.

(though there are certainly MANY MORE supplements and ways to protect your liver, this is just one side benefit DIM has )

Chemoprotective? (Thyroid Diseases & Lower Cancer Risk)

Like mentioned above, there are so many benefits from the reduced inflammation.

Alongside of this, the gene expression is VERY important for the protect of cancer.

The growth and spread of cells that are damaged or wrongly encoded by genes can literally lead to death.

That’s literally how cancer forms and circulates in the body.

This article does a great job covering its ability to prevent Thyroid Proliferative Disease from spreading.

While a majority of benefits come from reducing the damage done from improper ratios of estrogen, i think it’s important to point out its role in gene expression.

The previous articles also cover a LOT of ground this topic and to make this section brief,

DIM has been shown to prevent estrogenic cancers from metastasizing and regulate favorable cell death for damaged or cancerous dells.

How Much Dim To Take?

Scale weighing out powder
Photo by Klaus Nielsen

When taking supplemental DIM the most common dose you’ll find is 200mg, which is great.

The dose I found in studies to provide the most beneficial outcomes is 300mg.

Though the amount you take may vary depending on your goals.

For Example:

If you are taking 300mg of DIM, each day just for general health and aren’t taking supraphysiological doses of testosterone (or even doing a therapeutic replacement dose in a single weekly bolus injection)

you may not need that much.

like I mention in a lot of conversations, start low and work up to find your sweet spot.

Although there are a lot of supplements ranging from 100-400mg, there’s one thing I’d l like to mention.

It’s actually pretty important when examining the labels too.

Some DIM supplements also will contain additional ingredients, one common addition is “Bioperine.”

Bioperine is a trademarked extract of black pepper that helps the body absorb supplements taken by mouth.

It’s not uncommon to see Bioperine in a whole list of other supplements either!

Sometimes you’ll see Bioperine standardized to 5-10mg, but a little amount can go a LONG way!

For people taking a lower amount of DIM (around 100mg) they might notice a dramatic change by swapping to a DIM + Bioperine combination!

Lastly, you don’t need to get the MOST expensive or a specific brand of DIM.

I find no reason to spend $30 a month on a formula when there are others that do the SAME thing for $5/mo

I personally go with what’s vegan friendly, cheapest, has at least 200mg per single capsule in it.
(hopefully bioperine too, that is massively beneficial)

(You can find a fast and easily affordable version on amazon here)

It’s usually between Nutricost or NOW, whichever is on sale at Amazon when I have about 2 weeks left.

If you have any questions, comment down below or send me an email here.

Until Next Time, Toodles!

Disclaimer: The information included in this article is intended for entertainment and informational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

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