Diindolylmethane is a very useful component of cruciferous vegetables. The term “cruciferous vegetables” include a wide variety of vegetables like the broccoli, cabbage, turnip greens, kale etc. These vegetables release Diindolylmethane in the human body when they are digested. Scientists discovered that these vegetables are a treasure trove of nutrients and can prove to be highly useful to fight against fatal dieses like cancer. This discovery was due to the scientist’s observation of nations and communities which consumed vegetables that released Diindolymethane on a habitual basis. These nations and communities were found to have lesser cases of both breast and prostate gland cancer.
DIM has been found to be an active component with anti carcinogenic properties. In addition to playing an active role in preventing the occurrence of cancer DIM is said to have a potent anti-carcinogenic activity which in lay mans terms means that it could actually kill cancer cells.
This particular component has shown encouraging results and can be clearly stated as a natural immune booster. Considering the high occurrence of cancer especially in developed countries this discovery could save millions of lives if this compound could be used to prevent the occurrence of cancer. The DIM has also been linked to prevention of unnatural proliferation or multiplication of the cells within the prostate gland found in the male sex. Prostatic hypertrophy is a very common disorder in men over the age of 50 which can lead to prostatic cancer. These discoveries have made the study of DIM very important in the medical community.