Diindolylmethane is formed as a byproduct when the body metabolizes broccoli, kale, Brussels spouts, cauliflower, and other cruciferous vegetables. Technically, the body breaks down a compound called indole-3-carbinol to form this substance, which, according to promising lines of research, can promote health. Let’s take a look at some of these benefits and the scientfic evidence supporting them.
Diindolylmethane As an Anti-Cancer Agent?
Laboratory analysis (in a few clinical studies) hints at the potential cancer-fighting properties of diindolylmethane. However, more research is needed. For instance, a 2004 study in Nutrition and Cancer showed that supplements altered estrogen metabolism in a positive way in women with breast cancer. However, a 2015 follow up study in Familial Cancer did not replicate these changes in estrogen ratio—changes which typically correlate with improved cancer outcomes. Animal and lab research, though, both suggest applications for diindolylmethane, but human clinical trials need to be done. Diindolylmethane may also be linked with reduced risk for colorectal cancer and enlarged prostate.
Concentrated Power of Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables are extremely healthy. In fact, they fit in with practically every eating plan, from vegan to paleo to keto. Could one of the reasons for their health-giving effects be diindolylmethane? A concentrated, potent version of this substance may have anti-cancer effects; and that’s why Xjus has included it in our special formula.