DIM (diindolylmethane) is a biologically active compound found in brocolli, kale and some other vegetables.
The Quick and Easy Benefits of Diindolylmethane
- It is well known that 1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. DIM has been trialled and has potential use for preventing breast, uterine, and colorectal cancer (1) (2) . This might explain why the supplement has become so popular in recent months.
- It may also reduce the risk of rare types of cancer such as Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC) (3).
"In summary, the results of the study confirmed that the DIM effectively induced apoptosis of Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC) cells, and had a curative and preventative role in the development, and progression of NPC. The drug was safe and had no toxic effects on normal tissues and organs." (3)
- In a double-blind placebo controlled study, cervical abnormalities (HPV) in women were reduced by 8% after supplementation of DIM (4). Although this is not statistically significant, it is notable.
- DIM helps to modulate estrogen metabolism. If you have too much estrogen, this is related to an overactive thyroid, and DIM can help with this (5).
How to Take Diindolylmethane (DIM)
- Scientific analysis has shown DIM to be present and active in the body after 2 weeks of supplementation (5). We recommend taking 200mg per day.
- You may want to combine DIM with a non-supplement product such as Cannabidiol (CBD), which has also been shown to have potential anti-cancer (including anti-cervical cancer) and pain relief properties (7).
Science trivia: Denial has been found to be more effective in reducing short-term stress after breast cancer diagnosis than a confrontational approach to the disease (8).
To conclude, DIM’s effects on cancer are known to be potentially anti-proliferative and anti-generative. It may be wise for women to take DIM, however, always consult a health specialist before starting any new supplement.
PS: You can find Diindolylmethane at our store here.
- (1) https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/18861
- (2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3481000/
- (3) https://academic.oup.com/carcin/article/34/8/1815/2463170
- (4) http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.654.7685
- (5) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048776
- (6) https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crim/2016/7527098/
- (7) https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-016-1280-0
- (8) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/1097-0142(19840501)53:9%3C2008::AID-CNCR2820530934%3E3.0.CO;2-B