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DIM (Diindolylmethane) is an extract of cruciferous vegetables that has traditionally been used to lower oestrogen levels in the body.
Integrative medicine practitioners use DIM to treat a variety of hormone related complaints like acne, menopausal symptoms and prostate issues in men.
When we eat cruciferous vegetables, a compound contained in them called Indole – 3 – carbinol is broken down into another compound DIM (Diindoylmethane) which balances out oestrogen.
Specifically, DIM may stimulate the production of a less potent, more beneficial form of oestrogen known as 2-hydroxyestrone.
It may also help reduce the effects of a stronger form called 16 alpha-hydroxyestrone, which has been linked to weight gain and an increased risk of some cancers, including breast and uterine cancer.
DIM in it’s concentrated extract form assists with balancing out estrogen metabolism and can assist with thyroid and endocrine health in men and women.