Better Estrogen Levels for Men and Women
Both men and women in Western countries tend to have excessive estrogen (estradiol and estrone specifically) levels. Estrogen dominance is an important cause of various cancers, and many other diseases. How does one lower excessive estrogen levels?
DIM is a fine proven supplement to help normalize and improve estrogen metabolism, but you need diet, exercise, and other supplements to support its effectiveness. This is a very important supplement for both men and women over the age of 40.
It is a dangerous myth that Western women are deficient in estrogen, and need to take horse estrogen (Premarin®) to raise their levels, especially after menopause. Western women (and men) are generally up to their ears in estrogen due to gobbling down endless amounts of saturated fat, drinking alcohol, not getting any exercise, lack of fiber, and epidemic obesity. Why do you think 1 in 8 American women get breast cancer? One in eight women you know will end up with breast cancer! Why do you think 1 in 3 American will be be castrated? One in three! This is largely due to excess estradiol and estrone (the two most powerful estrogens).
It is also due to estriol deficiency. Estriol is the “good”, safe, protective estrogen. Excess estrogen is toxic! So, what does estrogen have to do with men?Men over 50 literally have higher estrogen levels than their post-menopausal wives! Frightening, huh? That's a basic reason men get fat, grow breasts, become impotent, suffer from prostate disease, and lose their hair. Hyper estrogen levels are due to the same causes- gobbling down animal fats, drinking alcohol, low fiber intake, laying on their dead butts watching TV, and being grossly overweight. All American men will end up with prostate cancer if they live long enough. Fact. All of them, unless they do something about it. Excess estradiol and estrone are the basic biological cause of this.
Read the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (1990 v. 82), and you just will be amazed. Real people were given I3C and lowered their estradiol (the most powerful and carcinogenic) levels 18% in a week! It also improved the entire metabolism of estrogens. This was 17 years ago, and now we have DIM. DIM will do the same thing with only half the amount. This is the direct digestive metabolite of I3C. The authors of this study concluded, "These results indicate that indole -3-carbinol strongly influences estradiol metabolism in humans, and may provide a new chemo-preventative agent". DIM is twice as good at half the price. It is easy to test your estrogen levels, whether you are a man or a woman.
Women should test their estradiol, estrone, and estriol. Men only need to test their estradiol and estrone. The ranges are given with your results. Women and men want LOW normal results, not normal results, for estradiol and estrone. Men should use the post-menopausal range for women. Women want HIGH normal results for estriol, not normal results. It is rare for women to be low in estradiol or estrone, but all too common for them to be low in estriol.
If you are too high in estradiol or estrone 200 mg of DIM daily is recommended.