DIM stands for diindolylmethane. It is a fairly new supplement derived from crusiferous vegetables which is used to balance hormones for men and women. Men tend to like it because it frees up testosterone and women seem to like it because it regulates menstrual cycles and menopause. Here is a site that gives some good info, but you should also look it up online and read other reviews on sites that sell it.
I have been reading a lot of great reviews online about DIM (Diindolylmethane) and thought that it would be a good addition for the Supplements category.
EC: Hmm, this one is new to us but looks like a great addition, Tim. Thanks very much for suggesting it! Some very promising research here (we had been hearing more about the benefits of cruciferous vegetables), especially for women's health and estrogen balancing. Also, we like saying the word "cruciferous". Any first-hand accounts on DIM supplements out there among ECers?
(Modesto, Ca/ Usa)
I had started lifting weights since someone said it would help insomnia and I was telling them that it had not helped me at all and then someone else recommended DIM. I am postmenopausal, a few pounds over ideal weight, take pure food multivitamin, D3, K2, niacin, zinc, AREDs, and 20 mg melatonin (10 instant, 10 time release) daily. Do you think DIM will help with my sleep? Will it give me diarrhea (I have IBSd. Please do not suggest magnesium, as it triggers my diarrhea). I also read that DIM helps with energy and weight loss, so that would be good. Thanks.
I was suffering terribly with hot flashes, low sex drive, insomnia, night sweats and mood swings since going through menopause. With all of the scary news in the press about chemical hormone replacement therapy, I decided that synthetic HRT is not for me. A friend of mine told me about DIM (diindolylmethane) and I did some reseach on it. I decided to give it a try and I'm glad that I did because the results have been fabulous. I've had fewer and less severe hot flashes, increased sex drive and I sleep much better. My boyfriend is grateful that I have found a solution.
I initially bought DIM for weight control; however, I also noticed several reviews which stated that it helped with menstrual pain. While I'm not sure about the weight control benefits, I can say that after decades of dealing with menstrual pain every month, this product is nothing short of a miracle in alleviating the pain! I only wish I had discovered it years ago.