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By the way, doctor: What does Indolplex do?

March 09, 2014

Q A preventive doctor told me to take Indolplex (bioavailable diindolylmethane or DIM) to aid estrogen metabolism. Is there any research available about this supplement?

A Indolplex is an over-the-counter supplement containing an extract of diindolylmethane (DIM), a chemical found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage. Its manufacturers promote DIM as an “aid to estrogen metabolism” because it appears to reduce the ratio of potent estrogens in the body to weaker ones.

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