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DIM Solo?


#1

Just wondering what a natural trainer might expect from DIM use only (gains, effects) if not using any other supplements, prohormones etc. (i.e. not for PCT)?


#2

Probably almost nothing.

IF you have messed up estrogen balance your MIGHT see a decrease in fat storage from the glutes, quads, chest and arms. but probably not to a degree that’s overly noticeable.


#3

I have never read an article where DIM had an effect on “gains” is you are talking about hypertrophy.

On the other hand I have seen articles where DIM was linked to prostate health and reproductive health (mostly in women). It is also seen as an antioxidant and estrogen balancer. I say balancer instead of reducer as estrogen is a vital hormone in both men and women so the idea isn’t to eliminate it, rather you want the optimum ratio of estrogen to testosterone. Something that is seemingly difficult now a days due to the xenoestrogen boogy-man lurking within every grocery product.

Last time I looked into DIM the standard dose was between 100-200mg, 1 or 2 times per day. Basically it will boil down to about $10 a month to supplement with it and it is seen as “safe” unless you are taking other prescription drugs, or pregnant, or nursing.

And as with all my advice; don’t take my word for it ask your doctor if said product is right for you :slight_smile:


#4

Thanks for the info. I had understood DIM to “compete” with estrogen receptors in the body. I thought if this was the case that maybe it shifted the testosterone/estrogen ratio to the “T” side possibly making one’s internal environment more anabolic. The more I learn about DIM, the more it seems to be useful as a PCT tool…at best.

Thanks again.

-Pike


#5

Thanks for the information.