Our body functions, even our thoughts, and feelings are greatly affected by hormones. Most women struggle with unexplained weight loss, acne, fatigue, mood swings, hair loss, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), and occasional headaches due to the dominance of the hormone estrogen. One solution for such hormonal imbalance is taking a supplement called DIM.
What is DIM?
Diindolylmethane or commonly referred to as DIM is a natural plant-based chemical that is formed in the digestive tract through consuming “cruciferous” vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts, which contains a substance called glucobrassicin. Studies claim that nourishing the body with DIM regulates estrogen imbalance through metabolizing it, alleviates the bad effects of estrogen dominance in the body and could even lead to preventing certain types of cancer such as breasts, uterine, and colorectal.
Which is a better way to obtain DIM?
Since DIM occurs naturally in certain types of vegetables, one can acquire some amounts of this chemical, but the way these veggies are cooked can alter its chemical build-up. Experts suggest taking DIM supplements is better to fully obtain the appropriate amount, which is between 100-200 mg that cannot be achieved through eating vegetables alone.
However, is it advisable to seek medical consultation before adding DIM supplements in your routine, as it may aggravate hormone-related conditions when taken incorrectly.
Why take DIM Supplements?
Here are some of the proven health benefits of taking DIM Supplements:
Cancer Prevention Properties
Last 2009 the National Cancer Institute has started its clinical trials on using Diindolylmethane to prevent cancer from developing among patients, which shown positive outcomes in averting the progress of the disease. Cancer is a group of illness where cells grow abnormally and invade healthy tissues. These abnormal cells grow into tumors, metastasize, and spread to different body parts when left undetected or untreated. DIM has properties that hinder cell division, inhibit malignant cells to invade of healthy tissue, and suppress the growth of blood vessels in cancerous tumors.
DIM helps in stimulating the enzyme activated protein kinase, or AMPK, which is an essential substance that breaks down glucose for energy. Furthermore, it acts as a natural antioxidant through aiding the oxygen delivery through the bloodstream preventing inflammation due to infection or other illnesses.
The hormone estrogen acts as a natural steroid responsible for maintaining and developing the female reproductive system. However, its production is vulnerable to imbalance and when the ratio of estrogen increases compared to other hormones in the body symptoms of estrogen dominance manifest like PMS, depression or anxiety, hair loss, fatigue and stress, headaches, thyroid issues, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), low libido and cramps. Taking DIM as prescribed by physicians help alleviate these discomforting symptoms by balancing its production.
Alleviates Menopause Symptoms
Menopausal symptoms worsen due to estrogen insufficiency, DIM supplements help in metabolizing estrogen that converts the hormone into healthy metabolites resulting in a well-balanced and natural estrogen levels in the body. Such equilibrium leads to relief from menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, chronic breast pain, and night sweats.
Helps with Weight Loss
Taking DIM supplements promotes the fast burning of fats and maintaining a healthy weight through aiding the process of fat breakdown called lipolysis. Another explanation for DIM’s fat burning effects is how it regulates and balances out hormones that significantly affects the capability of the body to metabolize and use fats as energy.
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