When indole-3-carbinol-containing foods are digested by your body, a substance known as diindolylmethane, or DIM, is created. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts contain indole-3-carbinol.
USA (Aug 18, 2022) – Indole-3-carbinol, a phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, is converted to by the acids in the stomach. DIM is an active component that, after being taken into the body, affects estrogen activity and, in some cases, controls gene activity. According to sources, it may have this role in preventing or reducing the progression of various hormone-sensitive diseases, such as breast, cervical, uterine, and prostatic diseases.
While the precise mechanism of action is unknown, some advantages are probably caused by the fact that DIM serves to regulate the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. Scientists claim that DIM aids the body in metabolizing estrogen into a healthy form because estrogen can be broken down in the body to produce either good or detrimental estrogen metabolites.
Experts say, ‘The protective estrogen metabolites work as antioxidants to prevent free radical damage to the heart and brain. Additionally, simultaneously lowers toxic estrogen metabolite levels, which is advantageous as they are linked to a higher risk of obesity, breast diseases, and uterine diseases. In addition, moodiness and breast soreness in women, as well as loss of sex drive in men, are issues linked to an excess of toxic estrogen metabolites.’
Additionally, seems to support the body’s natural testosterone levels. Testosterone helps to maintain a healthy sex desire, supports energy, and encourages a good mood. Some researchers add that ‘DIM might also promote lean body mass and have an anti-aging impact. It can boost muscular mass when used in conjunction with exercise. However, these advantages are hypothetical, and more study is required to verify their efficiency.’
DIM has been demonstrated to treat and prevent both breast and prostate diseases. DIM has been shown in animal experiments to halt the growth and division of disease cells. Although the precise processes underlying DIM’s capacity to treat and prevent diseases are unknown, it does reduce angiogenesis or the development of new blood vessels.
Experts say, ‘New blood vessels develop inside the tumor to supply the nutrients required for tumors to thrive. DIM’s ability to prevent the growth of new blood vessels may one day help in the treatment of tumors. Unfortunately, there have only been a few studies on DIM, and additional research is needed to confirm its effectiveness as a supplement for disease prevention.’
Despite the fact that eating cruciferous vegetables causes the body to simulate DIM, eating a lot of raw veggies every day would be necessary to reap the alleged benefits of DIM. As a result, pure DIM is now available in absorbable forms and is offered as a dietary supplement. Up to 200 mg of DIM supplements have not been associated with any negative side effects; however, doses of 300 mg have been associated with mild headache and nausea. Additionally, there could be drug interactions with diindolylmethane. Before taking DIM supplements, one should see a healthcare professional.
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