Estrogen / DIM

by LAURA
(AUSTRALIA)

Hello, I am taking DIM (Di-Indole Methane) because I have too many estrogens. I have been taking it twice daily as the directions say for 2 months, but haven't seen any difference...should I take more 3/4 daily?


Thank you,

Laura

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Mar 27, 2012
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DIM and Estrogen Balance
by: George Parigian Jr.

Laura,

I forgot to add that cruciferous vegetables such as:

Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower
Kale, Bok choy, and Collard Greens, contain a natural form of indoles, which have anti-estrogenic properties.

Eating these foods on a regular basis will help rid your body of excess estrogen and bring you toward a better estrogen balance.

Sometimes doing it with foods works even better than using supplementation, as foods have important nutritional co-factors that some supplements are not formulated with.

Once again though, it would be a good idea to seek the advice of an antiating doctor that can monitor your estrogen levels and tell you whether you are on the right track!

Best Regards,

George


Feb 21, 2012
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Vitex for estrogen control
by: Anonymous

My husband and I are using Vitex to help fight too much estrogen, also progesterone cream. Seems to be working, based on symptoms diminishing.

Feb 14, 2012
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DIM and Estrogen Balance
by: George Parigian Jr.

Hi Laura,

Thanks for the question. Truthfully, the only way to know how the DIM is affecting your estrogen balance is to have tests done.

Without testing performed by a physician you can't really tell whether the DIM is helping you or not. Any attempts to assess what your estrogen levels are by how you feel is inaccurate at best.

Ideally you would have had your levels tested to establish a baseline, and then follow up tests at 3 and 6 months to determine where your levels are. Without knowing the baseline, you can't really tell whether the DIM has helped or not.

As far as dosages, I would not exceed 200 mg per day.

Hormones are complicated issues, and although the DIM should ultimately be helpful, you should be coordinating your wellness efforts with a doctor who is knowledgeable about the endocrine system.

I would suggest consulting with an antiaging doctor if possible. They are knowledgeable about hormones and can guide you in your wellness efforts.

Of interest to you may also be Resveritrol, as it too has anti-estrogenic activity, but again, try and find a physician to help advise you. There is a list of antiaging doctgors for Australia at this link:

Australia Antiaging Doctors


Please let me know if you have other questions.

Regards,

George



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