Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a promising health supplement derived from a chemical found in some vegetables. It is showing promise as an anticarcinogen and antiviral agent.
Diindolylmethane is an organic chemical compound produced in the digestion of a certain chemical found in cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and cabbage. These vegetables (which also include kale, Brussels sprouts, brocolli, collard greens, and others in the Brassica family) are rich in a compound called indole-3-carbinol, which becomes diindolylmethane when metabolized.
DIM Health Benefits
Diindolylmethane has given positive indications in medical studies on cervical displasia, a cancerous respiratory condition, and as an antiviral that improves immune suppression of HPV. DIM seems particularly promising for women’s health, including the prevention of breast cancer.