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Who's been cured by DIM Thread

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Just wanted to make this thread, and see how many people have actually been cured of their acne by supplementing with DIM (Or a dramatic Improvement), as i thought the other thread, is just becoming the research thread for DIM.

So post your results!

Alex

(Me personally, i'm waiting for my DIM (Cancelled order with YoungAgain, and bought the DIM Plus from DiscountVitaminsandherbs.com, for quicker delivery)

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lol are you sure? How comes you didn't report that in the other DIM thread, and how long was you using it?

Alex

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Oh ok :) gt_stang you can't just say it broke you out without giving us any information on how long you were using it, dosage etc.

Alex

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Cured me as far as I'm concerned.

What DIM are you using, DIM Plus from Natures Way or another one, and in what length of time did you see changes.

Alex

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awhile back when i was researching mushrooms the term dim came up. Apparantly it prevents testosterone from converting into dht. So it may be helpful for some people. It's probably best to get dim from raw food sources.

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I am using dim-plus from natures way is that a good one? ive used it for 5 days now so far nothing . :(

Give it time!! Five days is NOTHING in the grand scheme of things. I would give it at least two weeks before getting discouraged.


Topicals:

Aspirin mask

Paula's Choice 8% AHA Gel (glycolic acid)

Diet:

Paleo-inspired diet with a good bit of slacking. Very little dairy. NO GRAINS except for rice and corn. Absolutely no gluten! Lots of green vegetable juice.

Supplements:

Bioidentical progesterone - 75 mg oral micronized, once daily (prescription).

Been slacking on my other supps lately but I should be taking probiotics, Vitamin D, magnesium (transdermal), and iodine.

Status:

Mostly clear with a great, lasting improvement in my overall health and wellbeing. My skin still gets a bit congested when I'm not careful with my diet, but I don't have active acne anymore. I'm now addressing red marks, some minor scarring, and overall skin texture.


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I am using dim-plus from natures way is that a good one? ive used it for 5 days now so far nothing . :(

Give it time!! Five days is NOTHING in the grand scheme of things. I would give it at least two weeks before getting discouraged.

Thanks i def will give it time . Just wanna make sure the brand/type i have is ok.? thanks for your encouragement .

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Started on DIM from yesterday. Shall keep everyone posted on the updates.

By the way, I got my stock from Nature's Way.


Pretty Plain

Current Regime:

Dermalogica anti-bac skin wash

Diacneal / Estee Laude Idealist

10% Glycolic Acid Moisturiser / 15% Glycolic Acid Night Moisturiser (at night)

Jojoba Oil / Vaseline / Eucerin 10% (depending on how dry my skin is)

SPF 25

Supplements

HRI Clear Skin

Seven Seas Hormone Balance

Triphala - Ayurvedic Tablet

Guluchyadi Kwath - Ayurvedic Concoction

DIM - from 02/03/2008

BCP - Dianette

Antibiotics - Oxytertracycline

(I had a wonderfully clear face till I reached 37 and then it started - cystic acne on both my cheeks. Forehead, nose and chin are still clear!! I refuse to let a doctor tell me what to do and this forum has just been very informative for me. Only problem is that I am trying out everything)


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Cured me as far as I'm concerned.

What DIM are you using, DIM Plus from Natures Way or another one, and in what length of time did you see changes.

Alex

I have the nature's way one. I saw them within the first 2-3 days, they were dramatic.

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So I've been reading all the DIM threads for the past few days. Friday, I went to Vitamin Shoppe and purchased a bottle. First, let me give you a little info about my acne. I'm 21 and I've suffered from acne since around 16 years of age. I feel like I've tried EVERYTHING...Neutrogena, Proactiv, Clinique's Acne Solutions, changed my makeup and face cleansers a million times..etc. Anyways, I came upon the threads about DIM and I pray this works for me. I took two pills Friday night, two yesterday, and I've had my first dose today. So far, I haven't really noticed much of a difference. I'm also taking 800IU's of vitamin E and 50mg of Zinc. I've also changed my diet since Friday. I had a piece of chocolate yesterday and BAM...I had a zit this morning! So, I guess chocolate is what does it for me! However, I do have a TERRIBLE thing that happened to me today....

So, I've been using Clinique's clarifying skin makeup since January. However, it has given me SEVERELY dry skin..I mean, we're talking like my skin would crack open if I smiled...ouch! :cry: So, I went into Clinique today to get my money back for the crappy makeup they gave me. I didn't think it'd be that big of a deal and then next thing I know, I'm sitting in a chair and she starts taking off my makeup without asking! I was MORTIFIED!! I've never been more humiliated in my entire life. I'm one of those girls that WILL NOT leave the house without makeup because my acne is so embarrassing. So there I am...no makeup...and this dumbass girl is taking off my makeup! Anyways, I just bought the stuff she suggested and got the heck out of there! I cried the whole way home! When I got home, my boyfriend didn't know WHAT to think because I was such an emotional WRECK! He of course told me I was beautiful and I have nothing to worry about. However, it's hard for him to understand because he's never had acne and I don't think he realizes the embarrassment I go through everyday. I've been crying all afternoon!

I hope DIM works... :confused:

Oh, I've also gone to the dermatologist and been on an antibiotic, used differin, and clindomycin (sp?)...no results


Regimen

Wash with Cetaphil

Finacea in the AM

Benzaclin at night

Aveeno Ultra Calming Moisturizer with SPF 15

Clarifying foundation by Clinique

Superpowder Double Face Powder by Clinique

100 mg Spironolactone


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DIM or Diindolylmethane does work for Acne because of three important biological properties: 1) it is a potent anti-androgen 2) it modulates the immune system and 3) it has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

An authoratative scientific website regarding DIM is the Diindolylmethane Information Resource Center at UC Berkeley:

Diindolylmethane (DIM) Information Resource Center

The most efficacious DIM supplement in the market today that delivers the most bioavailable form of DIM along with other nutrients designed to enhance the effect of DIM is the one formulated by the original discoverers of DIM at UC Berkeley and it is called ActivaMune.

ActivaMune Diindolylmethane (DIM) Immune Support Formula

This is the formulation that is most used and recommended by dermatologists and it is the formulation that has the patents from UC Berkeley regarding DIM licensed by its manufacturer.

I hope that you find this information to be helpful.

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Today is my 4th day taking DIM and I think it's beginning to work! My skin looks A LOT better! I have only gotten 2 new zits since Saturday and they have not been like my zits normally are. They are much less painful and did not get as red or rise up as much. I really think the vitamin E and zinc are helping with making my skin tone much more even. My old acne is still very visible, but the redness has definately decreased. I'm being patient and trying not to stress out about it so much. Also, I think my mood has really changed as well since taking DIM. My boyfriend even noticed a difference. I'm not as uptight and I'm not getting angry real easy like usual. I have an VERY stressful life. I work part time and I'm in Nursing school, so stress has been a definate factor in my acne. I've also stuck to a pretty strict diet since last Thursday. I've eliminated sugar (especially chocolate...I'm about to go crazy without it), caffeine, crystal light (drank 2 per day), dairy, and anything that I know is bad for me (really fatty foods). I'm eating a ton of fruit and veggies. I've also gotten back into my workout routine. Monday, Wednesday, Friday I do 45 minutes of cardio and 45 minutes of weight lifting. Tuesday and Thursday I do cardio for 1 hour. My sleeping schedule has also changed. I used to have to take tylenol PM to help me sleep and night and now I'm in bed by 10:30 and asleep by 11:00. I wake up on my own @ 6:30 and feel really great! Oh, and I've also been drinking nothing but water. I think I'm going to try drinking green tea. Hope everyone finds this helpful.


Regimen

Wash with Cetaphil

Finacea in the AM

Benzaclin at night

Aveeno Ultra Calming Moisturizer with SPF 15

Clarifying foundation by Clinique

Superpowder Double Face Powder by Clinique

100 mg Spironolactone


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Day 3 of DIM

things are looking great so far, my skin is 90% less oily then usual (i usualy have to remove the oil a couple times while at work) i havn't had a single new zit, and the ones i had are fading fast. Even my chest acne is starting to dissapate which is like unheard of because it seems like it hasn't changed for like a year. I must also mention then ive been exfoliating with bha aswell so that could also be contributing. The other thing im taking is nutrasea fish liver oil 2 tsp daily but ive been doing that for some time now. The first day my brain felt a little strange, maybe it was all in my head but it felt a little diffrent and i think i have been less agrovated latley aswell. Anyways, so far so good, i'll update in a couple more days, but i just want to say im very pleased with the resaults so far.

I'm 21 male taking natures way DIM - plus 1 pill 2x daily with meal.

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Is that an improvement? because from the other thread it didn't sound like you were making any progress?

Hope its helping :)


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My DIM should be coming in the post today, how excited I am :P, Anyways i'm glad of all the result people are getting! Keep updating and posting, as it's great to hear people getting cleared/ improved by DIM!

Regards

Alex

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BUMP - found what I was looking for, hopefully this helps others too.


Please, use Retin-A. It has nearly eliminated my acne and continues to lighten my red marks.


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Murmur, I wanted to ask you this as just a message straight to you, and not public, but I couldn't figure out how.

I am in my 20's and since taking DIM my period has been really light, almost to the point that it concerns me. This is a big change, as it use to be heavy and very painful.

Have you experienced this with DIM?

How often do you take it: everyday or only the two weeks leading up to your period?

Thanks.

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