Why the bodybuilding community likes DIM
Everyone has testosterone — both men and women need it for cardiovascular health, bone density, skin quality, mental health, and more. By your mid-forties your testosterone typically drops low enough that some of your body processes aren’t working properly, and you’ll need to supplement.
We all have an enzyme called aromatase which converts a portion of our testosterone, whether we produce it naturally or supplement.
Aromatase will convert a portion of testosterone into estrogen,which comes with all the effects that natural estrogen has. Some people have a gene that causes them to convert testosterone to estrogen more readily than others.
Many men and women have imbalances of estrogen and testosterone and of specific estrogen's in both blood and fatty tissues. Too much of specific estrogen's in your blood and tissue cause fat gains, slow loss of muscle and the reduction of both sexual performance and drive.
Of course, bodybuilders have known about the need to manage estrogen for years. But what they have not realized is that they do not need synthetic drugs to do it!
Estrogen blocking supplements that also acts as a natural aromatase inhibitor; blocking excess estrogen production while providing testosterone boosting support. Hormone balance is key to preventing the unwanted effects of heightened estrogen production in the body.
Diindolylmethane also dramatically decreases the "bad" estrogen 16-hydroxyestrone by 50%. This product is for athletes and bodybuilders or men taking testosterone who are interested in the best possible control of estrogen to obtain the maximally lean, hard strong body.
DIM works naturally with your body to help keep hormones like estrogen and testosterone in the proper balance for optimal performance.
Stamina & Strength
Our natural potent DIM formula will allow you to get more from workouts and push yourself to get better results.
Health & Vitality
Adaptogens in DIM help the body cope with stress and can boost immunity and overall health and well being.
Better energy levels can mean a more consistent positive mood through-out the day - feeling better is always a good thing.
Too much testosterone can lead to an excess of estrogen, which can cause all kinds of problems. Gyecomastia (man boobs, known to bodybuilders as “gyno”) is one of the more undesirable effects of too much estrogen that results from too much testosterone, especially for men who want to get into competition shape.
Men develop extra fatty tissue in the breast and a palpable mammary gland behind the nipple. A large portion of competitive bodybuilders who develop gyno will opt for corrective surgery.
DIM inhibits aromatase, so that more testosterone is freely available in your system to benefit your heart, bones, skin, and brain. Plus, when aromatase isn’t able to convert testosterone into harmful estrogen metabolites, you have fewer symptoms of estrogen dominance like acne and mood swings.
Fat cells are loaded with aromatase, storing large quantities of estrogen. The higher your percentage of body fat, the more estrogen you can produce and the fatter you will be unless you control your diet and use supplements and exercise to lower estrogen production. As you reduce stored body fat, your estrogen conversion will be reduced and symptoms of male menopause and female disorders associated with high estrogen will be greatly reduced.
It will actually become easier for you to lose weight with proper hormone balance, correct eating, supplementation and exercise. When taking DIM we also recommend to eat Fish at-least once per week. Fish is high in L-Dopa and helps release dopamine and enhance testosterone levels. And certain forms of fatty fish are high in the favorable omega fish for good heart health. You should eat only small amounts of fatty fish though, as even fish can have undesirable effects on your cholesterol and coronary circulation.
Typically, DIM will come in 100-200mg capsules. Since you could have detox effects, it’s best to start slow, with 150mg every day or every other day until you no longer have detox symptoms. Depending on your goals, you might stay at that dose, or work up to more.
Bodybuilders who use DIM to counteract the effects of testosterone supplementation converting to estrogen tend to take up to 400mg a day.
HOW DO I TAKE DIM?
Number of servings: 60 Servings
Serving size: 1 Capsule
Supplement timing: 1 capsule with a meal.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS?
Diindolylmethane, abbreviated as DIM, is a supplementary compound that is extracted from cruciferous vegetables and has been known to help deal with estrogen imbalance.
BioPerine is a kind of black pepper that enhances the body’s absorption rate.
Calcium D-Glucarate offers the liver support in breaking down xenoestrogens present in estrogen dominant bodies.
Broccoli extracts are broken down by the body to produce indole-3-carbinol, thus, naturally producing Diindolylmethane.