- What is DIM?
DIM (diindolylmethane) is a compound produced in our bodies when certain cruciferous vegetables are consumed. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are sources of indole compounds.
- How does DIM support women’s health?
Ingesting indoles supports the healthy metabolism of estrogen. Two forms of estrogen formed by competing pathways are 2-hydroxyestrone, sometimes referred to as “good estrogen,” and 16a-hydroxyestrone, sometimes referred to as “bad estrogen.” Human studies over the past 20 years show that lower levels of 16a-hydroxyestrone support breast, endrometrial and cervical health. DIM has been shown to lower 16a-hydroxyestrogens and increase 2-hydroxyestrogens levels.