by Melissa
(North Carolina)

I've been taking dim the last few days and have noticed the brain fog is better and I don't look as bloated. My hair has been getting really greasy though and I am getting some acne.

What's this from? I think it's from the body pulling out excess estrogen but I wasn't sure.

How much dim should you be taking a day and for how long?

I'm also taking the progesterone cream.


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Jun 04, 2010
by: Anonymous

I am on natural progesterone and also I take dim. It's in pill form and I take one a day - can't remember the dosage. I have not had greasy hair or acne - that is interesting.

Jun 05, 2010
by: Wray

Hi Melissa. DIM has partial oestrogen receptor agonist and antagonistic activity, and there is some evidence that it can inhibit the growth of breast and pancreatic cancer in animals. But why it would cause acne and your hair to become greasy I don't know. Acne and increased sebum production is a result of increased androgens, but I can find no evidence that DIM increases the level. It could be coincidence, or that your progesterone level has dropped, as progesterone suppresses testosterone. In women androstenedione is made in the thecal cells within the ovary. This is then converted into testosterone or oestrogen. Sorry I can't be of more help. Take care, Wray

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