Ok, I figured out why some people break out initially (and some not so initially) from DIM, and I think I'm on the right track with taking CDG at first to help the liver. I checked some old posts on here, and also read this, from a nutritionist on The Love Vitamin Website. It's about both Estroblock and DIM:
In order to effectively clear the “bad estrogen” from the body, a Phase II liver support is required such as the Liv-tox supplement. Phase II nutrients include amino acids such as cysteine and methionine, herbal remedies such as milk thistle.
And Phase III detoxification (as it’s now termed) needs to be supported through bowel clearance. So eating plenty of organic fruits and vegetable with the skin, exercising, pure water, having psyllium husk and slippery elm can aid with this.
Using Estroblock alone, ‘ramps’ up Phase I which can cause headaches and a re-circulation of toxins into the blood stream, if this is not supported by Phase II.
So basically if detoxification pathways are not working properly, then DIM/ Estroblock can do more harm than good. Hearts, you probably didn't have this problem since you didn't have an IB, but I'm guessing I might. I'm hoping CDG will be ok, and if I need DIM as well then I will take them together. But does anyone else know what other Phase III supplements can be used for bowel clearance? I'm trying to avoid herbs (like with Phase II, I don't want to take milk thistle due to an allergic reaction I had before). My multi has selenium, and I have another supplement with l-glutathione, but the less stuff I take the better.
I also have another question about DIM...I want to be certain it's for me before I start it,and I think my doctor will just tell me "try it and see" so she probably won't be much help in this department. I read that it enhances libido, but mine is already high most days of the month and I want to decrease it....does it mean that DIM might not be 100% right for me bc my testosterone might already be too high (free or not)? Sorry for all the qs. I want to be sure bc vitex cleared my skin but at a price (facial & body hair), so this time I will find a better combination of supplements to make sure all angles are covered.
Edited by WishClean, 19 November 2013 - 01:59 PM.