Benefits Of DIM
- Supports healthy oestrogen balance
- Promotes a healthy 2/16 ratio – increases the more protective 2-hydroxyestrone and reduces the more genotoxic 16-hydroxyestrone
- Supports immune system health
DIM® Enhanced Delivery System contains BioResponse DIM™, a unique and dynamic formulation containing pure diindolylmethane, an indole. Indoles are plant compounds that contain health-promoting properties and are found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
Indoles support good health and are being studied in the prevention of various types of cancers, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer.
Patented BioResponse DIM™ is ten times more powerful than indole-3-carbinole (I3C). I3C is highly unstable, and actually has no biologic activity until it is converted into DIM. The conversion of I3C happens once it has reached the stomach, and requires a healthy acidic environment. On the other hand, DIM is highly stable, requires no conversion in the stomach, and is known to be the most active cruciferous phytonutrient in promoting beneficial oestrogen metabolism.
Diindolylmethane, or DIM®, has been found to help regulate and promote a more efficient metabolism of oestrogen, by helping the body to metabolise oestrogen into the more protective 2-hydroxyestrone, rather than the proliferative 16-hydroxyestrone.
This is known as the 2/16 ratio. To summarise, oestrone (a type of oestrogen), can be metabolised into two different oestrogens that have opposing biological properties – 2-hydroxyestrone, known as a good oestrogen and 16-hydroxyestrone, known as a bad oestrogen. DIM promotes the ratio of good (2-hydroxyestrone) to bad (16-hydroxyestrone) oestrogen metabolites, which helps restore and/or maintain a positive 2/16 ratio. The optimal ratio (as measured in urine samples) for 2/16 is 2:1, twice as much “good” oestrogen to “bad” oestrogen.
WHY TAKE A DIM SUPPLEMENT TO ENHANCE FEMALE HORMONE BALANCE?
In today’s world, even the healthiest of diets will not contain enough active ingredients to impact the beneficial effects on the metabolism of 2-hydroxyestrone and 16-hydroxyestrone.This superior supplement has been shown to have a measurable beneficial impact on the 2/16 ratio, thereby helping to reduce oestrogen-related health risks and/or improving symptoms.
Consume a wholefood diet of fresh foods; minimise all forms of refined sugar together with carbohydrates.
Drink plenty of fresh, filtered water
Get plenty of fresh air
Control stress levels (high, continual stress impacts hormone function and degrades the immune system)
Remember to laugh at least once a day
Relax and listen to music to help boost your mood
Sleep is the bedrock to good health – make sure you get plenty of consistently peaceful sleep
Exercise is an integral part of your immune-supportive programme