Estrogen metabolism formula for women and menDIMTM is a naturally occurring phytonutrient that is found in cruciferous vegetables. It acts as an estrogen balancer in both women and men. Dr. Wong recommends its use for those addressing estrogen dominance problems and seeking to reduce conditions such as uterine fibroid tumors, fibrocystic breasts, other women's fibrosis related conditions, and the symptoms of hormonal imbalance, in both men and women.
How DIM Works
DIM works by increasing the body's production of healthy estrogen and decreasing the undesirable forms, therefore protecting cells and inhibiting the growth of tumors.
Estrone, estradiol, and estriol are the three important estrogens to females. Research involving DIM only has identified two good estrogens, 2-hydroxy estradiol and 2-hydroxy estrone. These are the antioxidants of the estrogen world and induce the self-destruction of tumor cells. When these two estrogen metabolites are low, tumor growth is more likely to occur. DIM increases the body's production of these healthy estrogens.
Additionally, DIM lowers two forms of bad estrogen, 16-hydroxy estrone and 4-hydroxy estrone, which are linked to tumor growth. It can be said that DIM interferes with cells which are prone to divide and grow.
In short, DIM increases the good estrogens, and decreases the bad estrogens. Research suggests DIM may reduce the risk of breast, uterine, and cervical cancers. These cancers are estrogen related, and that is why it is so important to reduce estrogen dominance.
Other uses for DIM
Dim is not only beneficial in reducing symptoms of estrogen dominance in women such as, uterine fibroid tumors, fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis, breast pain, moodiness, and loss of sex drive, it can also benefit men by improving estrogen-dominance related health issues such as hair loss, atherosclerosis, prostrate problems, lowered libido and impotency.
DIM also promotes a more desirable action from testosterone in both men and women. According to Michael A. Zeligs, MD "testosterone exerts its actions differently depending on whether it is free or bound to carrier proteins in the blood." When estrogen is metabolized into the good hydroxyl forms as mentioned above, it has the ability to set the testosterone free from the carrier proteins. This free form of testosterone improves mood, fights depression, boosts libido, improves cardiovascular health, improves memory, and supports muscular development.
Furthermore when studied, the combination of "good" estrogen metabolites combined with an increase in free testosterone promoted by DIM, is responsible for a more active release of fat cells that have been stored in the body by increasing metabolism