DIM - Di-indolemethane is a natural substance that is high in cruciferous vegetables (like kale, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, collards, mustard greens, radishes, watercress, boy chow, and turnips), that has been shown to decrease rates of female cancers like breast cancer and ovarian cancer. It is also associated with lower rates of colon cancer.
If you think about DIM, it is best to think about it as an "Adaptagen."
Adaptagens have the ability to BALANCE metabolic disturbances. This is what DIM does - DEPENDING on the dosage used.
For instance, At LOW doses (50-100mg), DIM can BALANCE Estrogens. If you have a low Estrogen level, DIM will actually. help your body convert Testosterone to Estrogen through the Aromatase enzyme.
If you have a HIGH Estrogen level, DIM will actually help your body DECREASE the conversion of Testosterone to Estradiol. And if you have LOW Estrogen levels, DIM will help your body INCREASE the conversion of Testosterone to Estradiol!
In addition to this amazing balancing act that DIM has on the Hormone Cascade, DIM ALSO helps your body move your Estrogens through the Hormone Cascade to SAFE Estrogen metabolites instead of converting Estrogen to the most dangerous Estrogens (called Quinone Estrogens), known to be high in women with breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
That all sounds great, doesn't it?! So what about HIGHER doses of DIM?
Well, too much of a good thing is not always good! HIGH doses of DIM actually worsen the balance of Estrogens. At high doses, DIM actually ACTS as an Estrogen STIMULATOR, instead of a balancer.
So who benefits most from DIM?
Actually most ALL women can benefit as long as doses range between 50-100mg! We ALL can use the help of balancing Estrogens and moving Estrogen through the Hormone Cascade to Safe, non toxic Estrogens INSTEAD of producing Toxigenic Estrogens (known as the Quinone Estrogens!)
This is especially important for women with high levels of Estrone (E1), women with Leaky Gut or Liver disease (thus facing inhibited ability to detoxify Estrogens and Xenoestrogens), women with poor diet, inadequate nutrients and women who have a high exposure to toxins.