What is DIM?
DIM (diindolylmethane) is a phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Studies have shown that these nutrients prevent certain kinds of cancer. One must eat large quantities of raw or slightly cooked cruciferous vegetables in order to get these benefits.
How Can I Get More DIM?
In order to gain the benefits of this nutrient without having to eat 10 cups of raw broccoli each day, a pure form of DIM has been developed – Hormone Protect by Xymogen.
Estrogen has three pathways of metabolism to get broken down and excreted from the body. One pathway is good and beneficial while the other two can cause dangerous metabolites.
These metabolites can potentially cause breast, uterine, or prostate cancer as well as contribute to weight gain.
How Does DIM Work in the Body?
DIM acts to push our estrogen metabolism down the good pathway. The good metabolites promote the active release of stored fat during exercise which provides more energy!
DIM also helps regulate cell growth by getting rid of damaged cells. Damaged cells that are not eliminated are potential sources of cancer.
Are There Any other Benefits of DIM?
DIM has been shown to boost immune function, control viral infections, and reduce inflammation.
The good metabolites of estrogen metabolism (promoted by DIM) have been shown to provide cardiovascular health and promote health blood vessels.