DIM or (Diindolylmethane) is the primary metabolite of indole3 Carbinol, a compound found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, radishes, and cauliflower. It has potent effects on oestrogen metabolism and is able to keep the body relatively balanced, it achieves this by preventing drastic increases or decreases in oestrogen levels.

Oestrogen is a class of steroid that acts as a hormone (a steroid hormone) that serves as the primary female sex hormone. It has many effects on the body, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, breast development, and the formation of secondary female characteristics, such as reduced height and muscle mass. Oestrogen is also present in the male, where it regulates several factors pertaining to the reproductive system.

What science appears to have found, however, is that oestrogen dominance, due to an imbalance between oestrogen and progesterone levels in the body, can give rise to increased weight, and even obesity, in women. It can also lead to uterine, ovarian, and breast cancers, as well as cervical dysplasia which, while not cancer, can give rise to cervical cancer if not treated.

DIM also has numerous anti-carcinogenic (anti-cancer) effects in the body and one of the reasons these vegetables are often highly recommended in one’s overall nutrition. It also acts as a powerful anti-oxidant. Epidemiological studies have shown that a diet rich in fruits and cruciferous vegetables is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and its dimeric product, 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM), have been shown to exhibit anti-tumour activity both in-vitro and in-vivo.

As always, it is recommended that you seek the advice of your doctor or registered dietician before adding any supplementation to your regimen and if it has any contraindications with other current medication. The above information does not constitute medical advice.

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