Overview

Diindolylmethane is formed in the body from a chemical called indole-3-carbinol, which is found in "cruciferous" vegetables. These vegetables include cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli.

Diindolylmethane is used for breast cancer, prostate cancer, cancer of the uterus, cancer of the cervix, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Diindolylmethane might act like estrogen in the body, but there is evidence that under certain circumstances it might also block estrogen effects. Diindolylmethane also appears to help destroy cancer cells and reduce swelling.

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