Important Information on DIM
There is not enough evidence to know for sure if it really works for any use (see Does DIM Work? for more information).
A safe and effective dose for the supplement has not yet been established.
(Click DIM Dosage for more information.)
Contrary to what many people believe, dietary supplements can cause side effects. However, at this point, little is known about the potential side effects of DIM in humans.
(Click DIM Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
DIM may potentially interact with some medications (see DIM Drug Interactions).
It is probably safe for many people at reasonable doses (such as the amounts normally found in foods). Some people may be more likely to experience problems due to the supplement. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking this supplement if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Cancer (or a history of cancer)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see DIM and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see DIM and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click DIM Safety for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)