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Is DIM 200 Right For You? Do you need to Detox?

A lot of people are looking for new, natural ways to support their health.* If you’re one of those people, you may have heard of Diindolylmethane, or DIM. DIM is a phytochemical that’s a natural metabolite of certain compounds found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage. We’ve included calcium-D-glucarate to help support a process called glucuronidation, an important mechanism of detoxification that aids in the elimination of certain environmental toxins from the body.*

But what does that mean for you? In this blog post, we’ll break down what DIM is, how it works, and what the research says about its potential benefits.* By the end, you should have a better understanding of whether DIM 200 is right for you.

What is DIM?

DIM is short for diindolylmethane. It’s a phytochemical—a naturally occurring compound found in plants—that’s a metabolite of certain compounds found in cruciferous vegetables.* Cruciferous vegetables are a type of plant in the Brassica family that includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale.

DIM is created when your body breaks down these compounds in cruciferous vegetables.* It’s thought to have beneficial effects because it can modulate (or regulate) estrogen metabolism.* This may be why it’s sometimes referred to as “the estrogen regulator.”*

How Does It Work?

DIM works by supporting your body’s normal detoxification processes.* Detoxification is when your body breaks down and eliminates toxins.* Your liver is your body’s main detox organ; it filters out toxins and waste products so they can be eliminated from your body through urine or stool.

One way your liver helps with detoxification is by adding molecules called glucuronides to toxins so they can be more easily eliminated from your body.* Glucuronidation is an important part of detoxification because it helps make sure toxins are eliminated before they can do any damage.*

We’ve included calcium-D-glucarate in NOW® DIM 200 because it’s thought to support glucuronidation and therefore may aid in toxin elimination from the body.*

What Does the Research Say?

The jury is still out on whether DIM actually works as advertised. The research on DIM is limited, and most of the studies that have been done are on animals rather than humans. * That said, there are a few human studies that suggest DIM may offer some benefits.

A 12-week study in 80 postmenopausal women showed that taking 100 mg of DIM per day significantly reduced hot flashes compared to placebo.* Another study found that taking 150 mg of DIM per day for 12 weeks improved quality of life in women with breast cancer who were undergoing hormone therapy.* However, larger and more well-designed studies are needed to confirm these findings. *

In Summary:

Investing in your health is always a good idea—and if you’re looking for natural ways to do so, diindolylmethane (DIM) may be worth considering. limited research suggests that taking DIM could potentially reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women* and improve quality of life in breast cancer patients undergoing hormone therapy.* While more research is needed to confirm these findings, adding a DIM supplement like NOW® DIm 200 to your daily routine might help you feel your best.*

Suggested Usage: Take 1 capsule daily with a meal.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule

Servings Per Container: 90

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Calcium (from Calcium D-Glucarate) 12 mg 1%

DIM (3,3’-Diindolylmethane) 200 mg

†Daily Value not established.

Calcium D-Glucarate (Tetrahydrate Form) 100 mg

†Daily Value not established.

Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin (Chlorophyll) 20 mg

†Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose capsule), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and Silicon Dioxide.

Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

Caution: For adults only. Do not take this product if you are pregnant, may become pregnant or nursing. Consult physician if taking medication or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

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