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0:00 Intro: Hormone imbalances occur when a hormone is either deficient or overproduced. This could cause a slew of issues because hormones are essential in affecting change and development in our bodies. Estrogen hormone influences not only the reproductive system but also the brain, bones, and more. Because estrogen plays an important role in hormone health, having too much or too little can lead to problems for both men and women. In this video, we will talk about estrogen imbalance in women, the “good” and the “bad” estrogen metabolites, and how DIM helps manage them.
0:34 How estrogen works: First, let’s see how estrogen works in the body. The ovaries are the main source of estrogen in the female body, although the adrenal glands and fat cells also produce estrogen but in small amounts. Estrogen is converted to 3 metabolites: 2 hydrogen estrone (2OHE1), 4 hydrogen estrone (4OHE1), and 16 hydrogen estrone (16OHE1). 2 hydrogen estrone is the most favorable one, or known as the “good estrogen”. The others are considered as “bad estrogen” because they are associated with unfavorable estrogen effects and cancer.
1:07 Estrogen in the body: Estrogen hormone affects the following in the female body: regulating menstrual cycle, reproductive health, cardiovascular health, bone health, brain function, breast health, and sexual characteristics.
However, the following may happen in cases of estrogen imbalance:
- PMS symptoms
- Heavy period and cramps during menstrual cycle
- Perimenopause or menopause symptoms
- Estrogen-dependent cancer
1:40 DIM’s hormone-balancing properties: Now we’ll talk about how DIM can help with female hormone balance. DIM is short for diindolylmethane, a phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage. DIM aids in achieving a healthy hormonal balance by adjusting estrogen metabolism. DIM increases 2-hydrogen metabolites, leading to a reduction of “bad estrogen” metabolites. Thus, DIM helps in the healthy metabolization of hormones throughout the body.
2:10 DIM for PCOS: In the cases of women with PCOS, DIM is proven to have both estrogenic and antiandrogenic properties. PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is caused by excessive male hormone levels in the female body. It is often associated with hyperandrogenism that can cause irregular menstruation as well as increased facial and body hair. A study was conducted that demonstrated DIM is a strong natural androgen disruptor. This is how DIM may help with PCOS as it suppresses excessive androgen production and increases the amount of healthy estrogen in the system.
2:45 DIM for Menopause: Women entering perimenopause start to experience symptoms due to fluctuating hormone levels. Hormone metabolism gets slower therefore an increase in “bad estrogen” metabolites happens. DIM provides a steady hormone balance by regulating healthy estrogen metabolism.
3:02 Other ways in which DIM benefits women: With the effects of estrogen imbalance in women, DIM helps with alleviating symptoms and the prevention of further deterioration in the body, such as cancer. Endometrial cancer can be a result of estrogen dominance, making the uterus lining thicker and thicker and giving way for cancer cells to grow. DIM also aids in the treatment of few hormone-related issues like PMS symptoms, hormonal acne, and weight gain.
DIM150 by Whole Family Products is a natural hormone balancing supplement that aids in the regulation of a healthy balance of sex hormones in both men and women.
3:45 Ending: DIM has numerous benefits in terms of hormone balance in both men and women. In our previous video, we discussed how DIM helps Chrysin balance testosterone in men. For more information about DIM and women’s health, see our health blogs at Wholefamilyproducts.com.
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