Dietary indole compounds found in broccoli, cabbage, and other cruciferous vegetables exert a strong protective effect on tissues such as breast, cervix, and prostate that are most susceptible to the effects of undesirable estrogen metabolites, such as 16-alpha hydroxy-estrone. Indole compounds favorably influence steroid hormone metabolism and help rebalance estrogen in favor of 2-hydroxyestrone, a protective estrogen metabolite. Dietary indoles also stimulate liver detoxification enzymes, inhibit DNA damage, and regulate cell cycle progression.
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Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), the most prominent dietary indole, readily breaks down in the presence of stomach acid into diindolylmethane (DIM) and other associated indole compounds that are subsequently absorbed. Although diindolylmethane has been claimed to be the preferred form for dietary supplementation, we find the available published evidence does not adequately support this conclusion. The bulk of scientific data reports benefits from taking I3C. Data in direct support of taking DIM alone is suggestive but still inconclusive. Rather, it appears that the total content of dietary indoles is most relevant. Our Healthy Estrogen Support contains I3C, DIM, and other indoles for more complete protection. Increased indole intake may be especially important for women or men with estrogen-dominant health conditions.
Cost Per Serving: $0.58
Brand: Seeking Health
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Made In: Canada
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 60
|Total Dietary Indoles (Proprietary blend containing indole-3-carbinol, diindolylmethane, and related indole compounds)||400 mg||**|
Vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), silicon dioxide, L-leucine, and cellulose.
Take 1 to 2 capsules daily with food.
Do not use if full-bottle shrink wrap is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place (59-85 degrees) away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
I reduced my "bad estrogen" in just a few weeks taking this supplement. I've recommended to several other woman, that have ordered from you site. Great supplement! (Posted on 10/17/12)
Great product and a wonderful, prompt and courteous company! I highly recommend!!!
Order # 145952 (Posted on 10/17/12)
I have been using this product, along with Myomin, for three months now, and have noticed a big, positive improvement in my Endometrial and Adenomyosis pain score and symptoms. It is all natural, so I have no side effects at all; I am a very sensitive person, so I am delighted! (Posted on 10/17/12)
Hi Tom -
It is hard to say which one to take first. I would actually not start out with lowering your estrogen levels; I'd rather focus on dietary changes, exercise, and supporting your adrenal glands.
Consider eating smaller but more frequent meals throughout the day with some form of protein along with taking 1 capsule of B Complex Plus with breakfast and 1 with lunch.
These suggestions are more suitable for long term success.
Hi Linda -
DIM + I3C and Myomin may be taken together if your estrogen levels are elevated.
You must have you doctor monitor your estrogen levels as they should not get too low.
There are many reasons why fibroids and irregular menses may be prevelant. Without knowing more information, it is difficult to make additional recommendations.
I can give more general recommendations:
For more one on one help and to establish a plan, a consult may be useful for you. If you'd like to schedule a consult, please call 800-689-8221 and RSVP.
I look forward to hearing how your fibroids are reducing ;)
DIM + I3C is very effective at helping lower estrogen levels.
I highly recommend you have your estrogen and progesterone levels tested as directed by your doctor.
It is not good to lower them too much so please check what your estrogen levels are now. If they are still elevated, then continue to take DIM + I3C as directed by your doctor.
I wish I was able to assist you, but I am not a doctor or NP. Because your question is outside the scope of practice of a Registered Dietitian, I am unable to give you any advice. Hopefully your doctor can steer you in the right direction, or consider looking for a naturopath in your location. Here are a few websites for help in locating one:
Health and Happiness,
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian for Healthy Goods