- Diindolyllmethane, or DIM, is a phytochemical produced during the digestion of vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower. Research indicates DIM to be beneficial for estrogen metabolism and a powerful modulator for the immune response system.
DIM, helps reduce the side effects and risks of estrogen hormone replacement therapy.
- According to the DIM Resource Center, affiliated with the University of California at Berkeley, DIM shows potential as a therapy for viral infections, including the human papillomavirus, known as HPV; the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV; hepatitis and influenza.
- DIM also may be helpful against bacteria and skin disorders as acne.
- According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, or (MSKCC), DIM shows beneficial effects on estrogen metabolism. Dim could have beneficial effects for several health conditions, such as treating endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome and chronic breast pain in women, and preventing benign enlarged prostate in men.
- Dim might also reduce side effects and risks of estrogen hormone replacement therapy.