Diindolylmethane, also known as DIM, is a compound generated from cruciferous vegetables like kale, cabbage, Brussel sprouts and broccoli, which helps support healthy estrogen metabolism. DIM is also known to help fight off cancer, help with weight loss, and promote detoxification in the body.
Typically DIM is a supplement taken by women because it has been shown to reduce the estrogen based cancers such as breast and cervical, and by helping the body maintain a better balance of “good” and “bad” estrogen. Taking DIM is an effective and necessary addition to HRT treatments for women who have a hormonal imbalance.
However, men can benefit from DIM as well. Using DIM in men avoids accelerating testosterone metabolism, especially regarding unwanted conversion of testosterone to estrogens. DIM can also help lower the risk for prostate enlargement and cancer.
At Physician’s Age Management Centers, we suggest that our patients take DIM-Evail, which provides 100 mg per softgel. DIM-Avail, along with other supplements like DHEA, Multi-Vitamin, Saw Palmetto, Magnesium, Fish Oil, Zinc, and Melatonin are a great addition to Hormone Replacement Therapy to obtain a healthy balance of the minerals and vitamins we need to achieve optimal health. Ask us today about how DIM-Evail and other supplements can help you achieve an overall healthier lifestyle!