by Sima Chapchian
(4487 Colbath Sherman Oaks, ca. 91423)

Hi, Can I take Dim along with progesterone?

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Mar 08, 2011
DIM & Progesterone

DIM affects estrogens, so you should be fine taking DIM with either Progesterone or Estrogens.

Why are you taking the DIM?

Mar 11, 2011
by: Wray

Hi Sima Oestrogen is broken down into 2 principle metabolites, 2-hydroxyestrone (2-OHE1) and 16-alpha hydroxyestrone (16alpha-OHE1). 16alpha-OHE1 is regarded as a potent oestrogen, whereas 2-OHE1 is a weak oestrogen. DIM increases levels of 2-OHE1, by doing so it also increases the ratio of 2-OHE1:16alpha-OHE1. This increased ratio is associated with a lower risk for breast cancer, see here. Other studies have found a protective role too. Any natural substance which reduces the potency of oestrogen is to my mind worth taking. Take care Wray

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