Dim Supplement Benefits and Side Effects

| Modified: Oct 07, 2018
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Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a promising health supplement derived from a chemical found in some vegetables. It is showing promise as an anticarcinogen and antiviral agent.

Diindolylmethane is an organic chemical compound produced in the digestion of a certain chemical found in cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and cabbage. These vegetables (which also include kale, Brussels sprouts, brocolli, collard greens, and others in the Brassica family) are rich in a compound called indole-3-carbinol, which becomes diindolylmethane when metabolized.

Home Remedies: Diindolylmethane has given positive indications in medical studies on cervical displasia, a cancerous respiratory condition, and as an antiviral that improves immune suppression of HPV. DIM seems particularly promising for women's health, including the prevention of breast cancer.

General Feedback

Posted by Poodlemom (Dallas, Tx) on 10/15/2012

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.


Posted by Tim (Cincinnati, Oh) on 10/03/2012

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.

Thanks, Tim

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?

Replied by Wayseeker
Modesto, Ca/ Usa

Since you asked for a response if have used DIM: My son uses it for "man boobs" or estrogen dominance, as it is in foods he eats, like meat, or fast food burgers. You know, estrogen puts those pounds on the cattle for auction! I like green grass-fed beef, rarely eaten. But I am leaning toward fish now, wild-caught. Soon, I may not care to kill any other being! Eat only food that has fallen to the ground! --T.

Replied by Carol

I am wondering if DIM would help for estrogen receptive (ER+) breast cancer. My tumor was tested and it scored 98 out of 100. I have since had a mastectomy but would like to take DIM just in case I have any other cancers in me. Thanks

Menopausal Issues

Posted by Lynn (Waterbury, Ct) on 11/02/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Menstrual Issues

Posted by Poodlemom (Dallas, Tx) on 10/14/2012

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.