November 29, 2018

Diindolylmethane and Testosterone

how DIM affects testosterone

Sometimes on the internet, particularly when you are reading food blogs, they have an old adage that “if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it.” I’ve never subscribed to that line of thinking. It is way too simplistic.

And what if you refer to something as its chemical name? I remember someone trolling a food blogger one time, warning that certain foods contained “dihydrogen monoxide”. It caused a furor, all unjustified. They were talking about water, H2O.

In any case, what I’m getting at is even if there’s something on the label of a food or supplement that you don’t recognize, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a harmful chemical. Diindolylmethane (DIM) is one such item you will find on a testosterone booster, and it is one powerful ingredient.

What is Diindolylmethane (DIM)?

When it comes to testosterone boosting supplements, what you think you are getting is just that – a formula that increases the amount of this hormone in your body. However, not all ingredients go towards that cause.

In everyone’s body, there is testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone is a male hormone, while estrogen is feminine. Despite these gendered terms, both are found in both sexes. The difference between men and women is the balance between these two hormones.

This is where DIM comes into play and why it is great for t-boosting supplements. Rather than raise your t-levels, it inhibits the formation of excess estrogen. Not only does it slow down the production of estrogens, but it also can convert the more potent forms of estrogen into less potent forms.

Through the consumption of DIM in your diet or with supplementation, men can maintain a proper balance of these two hormones.

While it will not block all xenoestrogens in the body, getting a daily dose of 100 to 200 mg per day can do wonders for male health. 

food sources of diindolylmethane

This amount can easily be obtained through one to two capsules of a t-boosting supplement that contains this ingredient.

As for food sources, you can find DIM prevalent in the following foods, most of which are cruciferous vegetables:

  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Collard Greens
  • Mustard Greens
  • Watercress
  • Kohlrabi
  • Radish
  • Turnips
  • Rutabaga

Supplements with DIM

I am surprised that I don’t see this ingredient used more often in testosterone boosters. I review many different brands of test boosters on this page here, though the only one that comes to mind right away that contains this ingredient is EVL Test. I speak very highly of this brand in my EVL Test review and encourage you to check this supplement out if you are an adult male who may be suffering from low t-levels.


T.J. LaPanta is a Florida based aspiring comedian and health nut.
When he's not trying to hack his way through a post-graduate degree, he's slaving away in the kitchen, working out, or trying to score a date.

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