Diindolylmethane (DIM)

Discussion in 'Anything and Everything about dietary supplements' started by Bulldog, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

  2. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    No one? Really? [​IMG]
     
  3. MicroBerto

    MicroBerto New Member

    Hey, looks like HST's site was down for a bit.  I also haven't posted for a while.

    You can find the Wikipedia page here for a ton of studies:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diindolylmethane

    It looks like there's some great anti-cancer agents in there, which doesn't surprise me as it's found in broccoli, but what benefit do you think this would cause a bodybuilder?  Or are you just interested in the general health aspect?  My only concern is that it's still relatively new on the scene.
     
  4. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    <div>
    (MicroBerto @ Sep. 03 2008,1:45)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Hey, looks like HST's site was down for a bit.  I also haven't posted for a while.

    You can find the Wikipedia page here for a ton of studies:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diindolylmethane

    It looks like there's some great anti-cancer agents in there, which doesn't surprise me as it's found in broccoli, but what benefit do you think this would cause a bodybuilder?  Or are you just interested in the general health aspect?  My only concern is that it's still relatively new on the scene.</div>
    I was mostly curious about the possible beneficial estrogen metabolism affects it may have.


    How does DIM help promote hormonal balance?

    DIM stimulates more efficient metabolism for estrogen. Supplementing the diet with DIM and eating cruciferous vegetables increases the specific aerobic metabolism for estrogen, multiplying the chance for estrogen to be broken down into its beneficial or “good” estrogen metabolites. Many of the benefits that are attributed to estrogen, including its ability to protect the heart and brain with its antioxidant activity, are now known to come from these “good” metabolites.

    When DIM increases the “good” estrogen metabolites, there is a simultaneous reduction in the levels of undesirable, or ”bad”, estrogen metabolites. In women, these unfavorable metabolites are responsible for many of estrogen’s undesirable actions, including further unwanted weight gain, breast cancer, and uterine cancer. In men, these metabolites contribute to weight gain and prostate cancer. A slow metabolism of estrogen, leaving too much unmetabolized, active estrogen (also called estradiol), can be a problem in women and men. Elevated estradiol causes moodiness and breast pain in women and loss of sex drive in men. By promoting a healthy estrogen metabolism, DIM adjusts the balance of estradiol to its “good” metabolites

    From http://www.bioresponse.com/Access-FAQ.asp?FAQID=14
     
  5. techdraw

    techdraw New Member

    Hi All:

    I was curious about this as well.  I came across this supp after reading an old article by Bryan that said if you were going to try Tribulus, then you should use an anit-aromatase supp like Chrysin.  When searching for Chrysin and other anti-a's, I ran across DIM.  Here's a link with lot's of info.

    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/160970.html

    If anyone has tried this since then, give us a holler.
    Bulldog: Have you tried it since your post?

    Thanks.

    techdraw.
     
  6. JackBauer

    JackBauer New Member

    I've used it recently, taking 500 mg/day for 6 wks.
    Saw absolutely no results in terms of  body composition.
    I noticed also a slight decrease in libido, dont' know if this is normal or not.
    Of course i've dismissed it.
     

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