DIM: The Broccoli Supplement

Studies have shown that a higher intake of cruciferous vegetables (including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts) is associated with lower risk for certain cancers. This family of vegetables has been found to have tumor-suppressing effects, particularly with hormone-sensitive cancers (those that thrive on estrogen or other hormones).

In order to achieve the desired effect, however, you’d have to eat at least two pounds per day of raw or lightly cooked cruciferous vegetables. An easier way to get the same amount of the beneficial phytonutrient in question is to take a couple of capsules of a broccoli supplement called DIM (Diindolymethane). In the book All about DIM, by Michael A. Zeligs, M.D., and A. Scott Connelly, M.D., the suggested dose is 100 to 200 mg per day for women and 200 to 400 mg per day for men.

For years DIM has been studied and shown to be a cancer prevention agent. It also can assist in the following key areas of cancer care and cure:

It’s best to first consult with a doctor before starting DIM. Often a blood test is recommended before beginning the supplement to rule out issues with thyroid or iodine levels.

For Further Exploration:

DIM for Natural Protection from the Effects of Estrogen: Achieving a Healthier Estrogen Metabolism

DIM Could Protect Healthy Tissues during Radiation Treatments for Cancer

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