DIM: Is It Really An Aromatase Inhibitor?
Where Is Diindolylmethane (DIM) Found?
DIM is a compound most commonly found in broccoli, kale, and cauliflower.
What Are The Benefits?
It is known for its anti-cancer and anti-aromatase benefits.
Is It Really An Aromatase Inhibitor?
Aromatase is an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen.
So the less aromatase you have, the more testosterone is allowed to remain in its free form.
Let’s take a look at the lone human study:
- Men and women supplementing with 6-7mg of DIM per kg of bodyweight significantly increased urinary estrogen excretion (1).
Other sources have said that DIM is a powerful component in estrogen metabolism and it also helps your body convert more potent forms of estrogen into less potent forms,
thus decreasing the overall effect of estrogen on your body.