What is DIM and where is it found?
DIM (DIINDOLYLMETHANE) is a phytonutrient derived from cruciferous vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. It is thought to have cancer-protecting properties and promote a healthier estrogen metabolism.
.What are the benefits?
DIM if often take to prevent colorectal, breast, and uterine cancer. Some use it to treat PMS and to prevent BPH (enlarged prostate).
Are there interactions with food or medications?
A doctor should be consulted before starting DIM if you are taking estrogens, diuretics or CYPA12. There is conflicting evidence if DIM acts like an estrogen or block estrogen, so it should be avoided with hormone-sensitive conditions.
Are there side effects?