Both benign prostatic hypertrophy as well as prostate cancer are influenced or caused by estrogen stimulation. The approach to both conditions involves a reduction of this estrogen effect. Supplementation with an absorbable form of one of these phytonutrients, called diindolymethane (DIM), helps promote healthier estrogen metabolism.
DIM is a phytonutrient (plant nutrient) found in cruciferous vegetables. These include cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga, and turnip. These plants have been cultivated for thousands of years and were initially used for their medicinal benefits. The connection between DIM and hormones like estrogen has to do with similar characteristics between them at the molecular level.
DIM is not an estrogen or a hormone, but like estrogen it shares the common characteristic of being poorly soluble in water. Like estrogen, DIM can be metabolized only by a special class of cytochrome enzymes that reside in cell membranes in the non-water part of cells. It turns out that DIM, when consumed in food or in absorbable formulations, encourages its own metabolism. This special metabolic pathway for DIM, and the enzymes involved, precisely overlaps with the pathway needed for healthy estrogen metabolism.
DIM supplementation is a nutritional approach to achieving a safer and healthier estrogen metabolism, or of protecting it. Many of the benefits traditionally ascribed to estrogen (protection from heart disease, healthy skin, bones, and brain) may actually reside with its beneficial metabolites, the 2-hydroxy estrogens. DIM supplementation is a natural promoter of this specific pathway of healthy estrogen metabolism.
For those men with high estradiol levels from taking testosterone or who have prostate cancer, it is recommended that EstLess be added as well.
Dim Plus will provide an additional 125 of BioResponse DIM, along with the following:
- Green Tea Extract 200 mg
- Meriva Curcumin 125 mg
- Sawa Wasaba japonica 50 mg
- Bioresponse DIM is a highly effective type of DIM especially useful for converting 16-hyroxy estradiol to the safe form 2-hydroxy estradiol.
Recommended use: one capsule of DIM Plus.