Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How to Decrease Estrogen with DIM


As a middle aged man in my 50s, I am bound to experience changes in hormone production and metabolism resulting in excess estrogen action. On top of that, I am overweight, meaning that my body converts testosterone into estrogen. When that happens, I tend to accumulate fatty tissues around my chest, or I get what we call man boobs. Apart from the weight gain, this makes me have low energy levels, fatigue and difficulty in gaining lean muscle in my body. There are other problems that can arise, including the risk of caner. To negate this situation, I take a DIM supplement.

DIM Supplements and Complexes

There are a lot of different DIM complexes and supplements on the market but one that is growing faster than the rest is DIM-XT from VH Nutrition. DIM-XT uses more DIM than the other supplements and comes with a money back guarantee. Taking DIM as an estrogen blocker or aromatase inhibitor can improve testosterone levels by blocking the body's ability to absorb estrogen. DIM is found in cruciferous vegetables and is a potent estrogen blocker.

Cruciferous Vegetables for A Healthy Diet

Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, and cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, are especially rich in vitamins, minerals and several phytonutrients. One of these phytochemicals is then converted by the body into diindolylmethane (DIM), which is a compound that has some potential vital health benefits. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower contain a compound known as glucobrassicin. When I consume these foods, they are converted into indole-3-carbinol, which is eventually converted into DIM after undergoing additional chemical changes.

Reduced Risk of Cancer

According to experts, DIM is not your average molecule, which makes it a potentially vital compound that is able to boost the immune system as well as treat several kinds of cancer. This means that taking a DIM supplement will affect normal and cancerous cells. Normal cells are made to produce more enzymes, helping the body to eliminate toxins as well as latent carcinogenic compounds. This is what has the potential of lowering my risks of getting diseases. Cancer cells are stimulated to go through a process which eventually causes them to self destruct.

Hormonal Balance in the Body

In order to stay healthy, I need to consume vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, mustard, and turnip. When I consume these vegetables, or I take a supplement, the metabolism of DIM is encouraged. This means that the beneficial metabolism of estrogen can be promoted, leading to a healthy balance of hormones in the body. The problem is that if I would like to reap the benefits of consuming cruciferous vegetables, I have to take a minimum of two pounds per day. However, supplements can make my work easier since they provide me with my daily dose of DIM.

Recommended Dosage

In order for me to replace DIM that is available through consuming lots of vegetables, I need to take around 30 mg each day. For good metabolism and hormonal balance, I can increase the amount of DIM in my diet through supplements. This makes it easy for me to lose weight. Improved estrogen metabolism is another benefit. Perhaps the best thing about taking the supplement is that it ensures that I have a healthy prostrate.

People who should not Take DIM Supplements

I normally buy my DIM supplements in capsule form at my local health food store. The supplement is considered safe, even though the levels of estrogen can be lowered in women. DIM might act like estrogen in the body, but there is evidence that under certain circumstances, it might also block estrogen effects. This means that the supplement shouldn’t be taken by pregnant or lactating women. In addition, someone with a hormone sensitive disorder is not advised to take the supplement. The supplement can also react with some medications and so it is advisable to consult a doctor before you begin taking it.

Darriane Michaels will always love the stodginess of analyzing ancient philosophical texts, as she did in her undergraduate degree, she now focusing on more current and exciting areas as well as exploring the area of academic writing.


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