Overview

Indole-3-carbinol is formed from a substance called glucobrassicin found in vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, turnips, and rutabagas. Indole-3-carbinol is formed when these vegetables are cut, chewed or cooked. It can also be produced in the laboratory.

People use indole-3-carbinol for cancer prevention, to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and for many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

There is interest in indole-3-carbinol for cancer prevention, particularly breast, cervical, and colon cancer, because diets with higher amounts of fruits and vegetables are linked to a decreased risk of these cancers. Indole-3-carbinol is present in several vegetables and might help protect against cancer.

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