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Dim-plus side effects

Updated February 21, 2017

DIM is a nutritional supplement that is beneficial for hormone and immune system health. As a supplement that is based on natural ingredients, DIM is easily absorbed by the body. The gentle reaction that this supplement has on the body does not reflect the overall impact. Several studies have been shown that DIM is highly effective at supporting hormone health without side effects.

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What is DIM

DIM is the absorbable form of diindolylmethane that is abbreviated as DIM. Found in several vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower, DIM is an extract of these vegetables and is sold over the counter as a nutritional supplement. DIM Plus is the market name for this product.


DIM Plus is used to help the body to stimulate natural detoxification enzymes and support hormone metabolism. This is a product that claims benefits for both men and women because it is an extract from vegetables and not a chemically made prescription. DIM encourages oestrogen in the body to move along specific enzymatic pathways which will result in the breakdown of excessive hormones and aid in restoring healthy hormone levels.

Side Effects

Several studies have been done on the use of DIM and all show that DIM produces no noticeable side effects. The lack of side effects is a large reason why the use of DIM is being encouraged by physicians for assisting with hormonal detoxification.

Side Effects of Similar Medications

The side effects of the older I3C treatments that were used prior to the development of DIM can be substantial. The side effects of this medication include nausea, dizziness, and unsteadiness while walking. If a larger dose of the medication is needed these side effects will become more severe. However, if a larger dose of DIM is taken there remain to be no notable side effects.

Dosage and Storage

The suggested beginning dose of DIM is 2 capsules taken daily. Larger doses can be taken as directed by a doctor. DIM should be stored in a dry and cool place. DIM should not be placed in window sills or left in direct light. Caution should be used to keep DIM and all other medications out of the reach of children.

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About the Author

Lynn Rademacher

Lynn Rademacher started writing in 2001, covering technology, family and finance topics. Her writing has appeared in "Unique Magazine" and the "Ortonville Independent," among other publications. Rademacher holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from South Dakota State University.

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