DIM, Zinc, and PCOS
I just spent quite a bit of time researching Dim, Zinc, and then resistance exercise training, well further research, after hearing some news that concerned me. I overheard some guys at the gym talking abut how happy they are with their results since supplementing with DIM, the results being it has raised their testosterone levels. So I started looking into it in a few different formats. Does Dim raise testosterone, does it in women, what dosage does etc? Then I searched under natural ways to boost testosterone, DIM came up about 6/10 times. It's all over the bodybuilding forums, and "some" of these guys are very well versed in the supplement department. They won't waste their time on a products that doesn't give results. Two articles had lab results showing the testosterone increase.
The other natural ways that came up frequently to increase testosterone were zinc supplementation, and resistance/interval training. All three of these things are highly recommended for PCOS. DIM, I believe is highly popular right now in general, and I can see why in regards to harmful estrogens, zinc is advised for acne, and this type of exercise is advised for PCOS to aid in insulin resistance. Supposedly better than cardio for the metabolic issues us with PCOS have.
I'm hoping I haven't spent the last six months raising my testosterone, my acne and hair have definitely increased, other than a clear two weeks I had on an acne product regimen. I thought it was the estrogen wake up crisis, progesterone adjustment while attempting to make it dominant, or the cessation of oral birth control. The last thing I or I'm guessing anybody with PCOS want to hear is their testosterone is increasing, especially, unknowingly doing it with what they were advised would help.
Has anyone stopped using DIM because of this, or have any insight on the subject?