DIM® Enhanced, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a microencapsulated form of diindolylmethane, with curcumin, green tea, and wasabia designed to support healthy hormone balance and immune health. Microencapsulated DIM by BioResponse® is a patented, absorption-enhancing formulation to ensure proper assimilation by the body.
DIM® Enhanced may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals wishing to support healthy estrogen detoxification, hormone balance and immune support.
During the body’s natural detoxification processes, potentially detrimental molecules such as hormone metabolites, alcohol, drugs and air pollutants are removed from the blood stream via the liver. Healthy hormone detoxification is a crucial part of the normal functioning of the immune system.
Scientists have identified numerous phytochemicals including polyphenols, methylxanthines, flavonoids, and triterpenoid saponins in green tea. The polyphenols contained in tea, specifically the catechins, appear to provide the primary health promoting benefits associated with green tea consumption. Catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin (EGC), and most notably EGCG, epigallo-catechin gallate act as antioxidants and support immune function and liver detoxification. Addi-tionally, in vitro, these nutrients have been shown to support healthy cell growth and division.
Studies have shown that curcumin, a naturally occurring biologically active group of compounds from Curcuma longa (turmeric), can function as efficient antioxidants and can help regulate the body’s normal response to inflammatory processes. Curcumin can also play an important role in maintaining healthy angiogenic balance and help to support the body’s detoxification processes. † Since curcumin exhibits poor oral absorption in the body, Douglas Labs has chosen a highly bioavailable curcumin called MERIVA®. Pharmacokinetic comparison studies have shown MERIVA® to have up to a 20-fold improvement in bioavailability versus the standard 95% tur-meric extracts due to proprietary PHYTOSOME technology which increases hydrolytic stability.
Wasabia, a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, contains long chain isothiocyanates (ITCs). These ITCs are believed to be 10-25 times more potent in the detoxification process than most ITCs found in cruciferous vegetables. These long chain ITCs are unique to wasabia and are not commonly found in other cruciferous vegetables.
• MERIVA® Curcumin Phytosome 125 mg
(Curcuma longa extract, rhizome/Phosphatidylcholine (soy) complex)
• Green tea extract (leaf) 200 mg
(standardized to 95% polyphenols and 45% EGCG)
• BioResponse DIM® complex 125 mg
(complex of starch, diindolylmethane,d-alpha tocopheryl succinate, phosphatidylcholine [soy] and silica), (standardized to contain 25% diindolylmethane)
• Wasabia japonica (rhizome) 50 mg
(containing at least 1,200 mcg of isothiocyantes as
allyl ITC, 3-butenyl ITC, and 4-pentyl ITC)
Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule