by Melissa
(North Carolina )

Hello Wray, I have a question... I would like to know the safety and effectiveness of Dim to help get rid of excess estrogen?

And also since it is made out of crufercious vegetables and soy can it suppress thyroid function?

Thank you!

Comments for DIM

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 21, 2010
by: Wray

Hi Melissa. DIM appears to be safe, and according to studies can be effective against some cancers, see these papers...
Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
I haven't found a study showing it actually reduces oestrogen. It appears to act on the oestrogen receptors by blocking them. Although it's found in cruciferous vegetables, it's the actual molecule that's extracted, there is nothing left from the plant to affect the thyroid. But I think you'll find it's now synthesised in a lab, see this and this.

The only hormone/bio-chemical that I do know that suppresses oestrogen safely is progesterone. Which to my mind is far better than allowing oestrogen to reach excessive levels, and then having to get rid of it! Take care, Wray

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Blog contributions.

Share this page:
Find this page helpful? Please tell others. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Search over 8,400 pages on this site...