Is DIM a natural estrogen blocker?
DIM (Diindolylmethane) is NOT an Estrogen blocker.
Can DIM help with low estrogen?
Although research on DIM is still quite limited, it’s thought to help balance estrogen levels in your body ( 1 ). Specifically, DIM may stimulate the production of a less potent, more beneficial form of estrogen known as 2-hydroxyestrone ( 1 ).
Who should not take DIM?
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid taking a DIM supplement. There is a possibility DIM could affect how your liver breaks down certain medications. DIM may decrease the effectiveness of drugs metabolized by the liver like imipramine, propranolol, and olanzapine.
What happens when your estrogen is too low?
Low estrogen levels can interfere with sexual development and sexual functions. They can also increase your risk for obesity, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease.
How do you flush estrogen out of your body?
Exercise regularly. Research suggests that exercise can help to reduce high estrogen levels. Premenopausal women who engage in aerobic exercise for five hours a week or more saw their estrogen levels drop by nearly 19%. Cardio exercise helps the body break estrogen down and flush away any excess.
What does dim do to estrogen?
DIM supports estrogen balance by increasing beneficial 2-hydroxy estrogens and reducing the unwanted 16-hydroxy variety. This improves estrogen metabolism and helps resolve all three forms of estrogen dominance.
How can I naturally balance my estrogen dominance?
Five Steps To Reduce Oestrogen Excess
- Eat Phytoestrogen Rich Foods. Phytoestrogens found in soy and legumes provide a weaker form of oestrogen that down regulates your total oestrogen load.
- Reduce Your Alcohol Intake.
- Eat Magnesium Rich Foods or Supplement.
- Eat Cruciferous Vegetables Regularly.
- Aim for 30 g of fibre per day.
How long does it take DIM to work for estrogen dominance?
It usually takes about 30 days for DIM supplements to start balancing estrogen. And it may take a few tries to get you on the best possible dosage.