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What is DIM and How Can It Improve Your Health

What is DIM and How Can It Improve Your Health

  • Kayla Riffle

Word is getting out, and Optimal DIM has started to pick up steam as the supplement of choice for hormone-related health. Hormones play an essential role in our health and well-being by controlling our most vital bodily functions. Still, hormones must remain in balance to help keep us in tip-top shape. 

Enter DIM. Diindolylmethane, or DIM, is a compound created when your body digests cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli or brussels sprouts. But before you load up your grocery cart full of broccoli or supplements, it is essential to know what DIM is and how it can improve your health.

 

What is DIM?

DIM is a natural substance produced when stomach acid breaks down the compound called indole-3-carbinol. Indole-3-carbinol is a compound in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. 

DIM supports a beneficial change in the balance of sex hormones. Specifically, DIM stimulates the production of a less potent and healthier form of estrogen, often referred to as ‘good estrogen.’ It also prevents an enzyme called aromatase, which converts the male sex hormone into estrogen. In addition, DIM reduces the effects of 16-alpha-hydroxyestrone, also known as ‘bad estrogen,’ linked to weight gain and hormone-related cancers. 

While DIM has several hormone-related health benefits, you would need to eat close to 2 pounds of cruciferous vegetables every day to reap its benefits. Luckily, you can get this powerhouse nutrient in the form of a dietary supplement such as Supplement Studio’s Optimal DIM.

 

Benefits of DIM Supplements

DIM helps to maintain and support the balance of our sex hormones, which can significantly impact our health, including premenstrual syndrome and menopause, preventing hormone-dependent cancers, boosting weight loss, and hormonal acne breakouts. 

 

1. Balances Hormones

Our environment consistently exposes us to many things such as chlorine, plastics, and pesticides, all of which form estrogenic toxins in our bodies. Estrogenic toxins mimic estrogen taking the place of healthy estrogen, causing estrogen dominance within the body. Although we associate estrogen as only affecting women, men and women have estrogen within their bodies and are exposed to estrogenic toxins. DIM can restore a healthy balance by converting estrogenic toxins into ‘good’ estrogen. In addition, DIM helps to block the male sex hormone from being converted into estrogen, also known as aromatase. Therefore, aromatase will continue if hormones in men are out of balance due to an already present increase of estrogen.

 

2. Premenstrual Syndrome & Menopause

Premenstrual syndrome, commonly known as PMS, is a combination of symptoms many women experiences in the days or weeks leading up to their period due to a change in estrogen levels. Healthy balanced levels of the male sex hormone and estrogen in women may help reduce PMS symptoms.  

DIM can also help with the roller coaster ride of emotions, hot flashes, night sweats, and slowed metabolism brought on by the physical changes linked to menopause. In addition, higher than normal estrogen levels and a deficiency of “good” estrogen occurs in women during menopause. DIM’s hormone balance and metabolism actions can help dimension these effects by giving women a boost to regulate estrogen. 

 

3. Prevent Hormone-Dependent Cancers

DIM can help prevent sex hormone cancers such as breast, prostate, uterus, and ovary. Stimulating ‘good’ estrogen production causes a simultaneous reduction of ‘bad’ estrogen production which can damage cells and potentially cause hormone-based cancers. ‘Good’ estrogen reduces the division of abnormal cells and eliminates precancerous cells. In addition, ‘good estrogen acts as an antioxidant protecting the body from damaging free radicals that damage parts of cells such as proteins, DNA, and cell membranes. 

 

4. Boost Weight Loss

While Optimal DIM is predominately known for its hormone support benefits, it has received notice for its metabolic benefits. Estrogen plays an essential role in regulating fat accumulation. DIM aids in weight loss and helps support metabolic function by stimulating fat breakdown and inhibiting fat cell formation. In addition, ‘bad’ estrogens signal your body to hold onto weight, especially in the hips and thighs. DIM can help balance estrogen metabolites to reduce and help prevent future unnecessary body fat. 

 

5. Hormonal Acne Breakouts

Hormonal fluctuations can lead to excess oil production from the sebaceous glands, which can trigger acne breakouts. DIM prevents ‘bad’ estrogen and strengthens ‘good’ estrogens and testosterone. When your hormones are balanced, your skin will have the proper support to stay clear and healthy. 

 

The Optimal DIM Difference

Having balanced estrogen levels can benefit everyone from premenstrual syndrome and menopause, hormone-dependent cancers, weight loss to hormonal acne breakouts. Suppose you consider adding DIM into your daily supplement routine. In that case, it’s important to remember that not all DIM supplements are created equal. Most DIM supplements only offer a dose of 100mg, requiring you to take multiple supplements to meet your maximum daily requirement. Supplements Studio’s Optimal Dim gives you our powerful natural solution for hormonal balance in just one 200mg capsule. But what makes our DIM supplement different is our all-natural ingredients. 

Our Optimal DIM supplement is fortified with an organic whole food blend and sunflower lecithin/ BioPerine proprietary absorption complex. Formulated in DRcaps to help protect our potent ingredients from stomach acid, you receive the maximum benefits. In addition, our capsules are enriched with organic garlic and lemongrass to enhance antioxidant benefits. So, experience the difference and invest in your health with Supplement Studio’s Optimal DIM.

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