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DIM, Diindolylmethane


DIM (diindolylmethane) is a phytonutrient found in broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts.

Studies show that it works indirectly by changing the way estrogen is metabolized, from the Ôbad' pathway to the Ôgood' pathway. DIM boosts levels of good estrogens called 2-hydroxy estrogens and reduces levels of bad estrogens which are 16-hydroxy and 4-hydroxy estrones. Both forms of bad estrogen are carcinogens, and studies show that women with elevated levels of 16-hydroxy estrone have a high rate of breast cancer.

Dosage varies depending upon desired results. Recommended dosage: 75 mg to 300 mg per day with meals.

 

 

 

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