DIM has exhibited its capabilities in preventing some forms of cancer and also it can maintain healthy levels of estrogen and metabolism. DIM is a naturally occurring substance that can be found in cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbages etc. It is synthesized in our digestive tract from I3C.
Research suggests that if you eat more cruciferous vegetables then you should take minimum 2 pounds of vegetables per day in order to experience the benefit of DIM. Instead of that consuming any oral capsule or tablet of DIM you can derive more benefits.
Besides reducing the risks of hormone related cancers, DIM is also useful for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and preventing the condition of prostate enlargement. Though the results about DIM are found to be quite promising, there are few contradictory results being reported. Therefore, much more research is needed in order to understand the working of DIM in much more detail.
In number of clinical trials, DIM has shown very promising health improvement properties. They are as follows –
- Anti-inflammatory property
- Anti-arthritic property
- Anti-cancer property
Therefore, in National Cancer Institute of The USA is busy in large scale human trials of the DIM supplement.
The major effect of DIM is its ability to control the levels of estrogen in our body as the estrogen level equilibrium disturbances can cause number of health problems for both men as well as women. Breast, prostate, uterine cancers are linked to hormone imbalance as it was found that excessive level of estrogen is linked to this type of cancer. DIM is a hormone supplement and it has shown remarkable improvement in balancing the estrogen level and also it helps in supporting detoxification.
Certain side effects and warnings
For any healthy adults, DIM is considered to be very safe supplement however you need to limit your dosage within 2 to 24 mg in a day. This much DIM can also be found in our regular diet too.
If it is used as per the therapeutic dosage then within the period of 12 weeks it is considered safe. However, if you use dosage of 300 mg per day for longer period of time then you are likely to encounter headaches and gastrointestinal problems.
DIM should also not be combined with any diurectic medications like Diamox, Lasix, Microzide, Thalitone and Diuril. Few group of people should not take DIM without consulting any doctor, particularly if you are taking any medication.