Indole-3-Carbinol is a substance found in vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, turnips, and rutabagas. It can be used for a range of health issues. Besides being taken to balance out hormonal levels it will also assist in detoxing and aid in boosting over all general health.
Keeping Hormones in Check
There are toxins such as bisphenol-A (BPA) found in many plastics and contain chemicals that can mimic estrogen. They raise estrogen levels, creating an imbalance and potentially increasing risk for hormone-related cancers, such as breast cancer. In women, toxin-triggered hormonal imbalance can accentuate PMS and contribute to thyroid disorders.
The same mechanism can also trigger or increase uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Perhaps the single most important mechanism of action of I3C is its ability to modulate estrogen metabolism and help counteract the negative side effects of Estrogen imbalance.