Indole-3-carbinol (I-3-C) is a phytonutrient found in Brassica vegetables such as broccoli, kale and cabbage, and is one of the key health-promoting compounds in these foods. Many studies have had phenomenal success using I-3-C to shift the balance of metabolic enzymes that process estrogens thereby reducing the formation of “bad” estrogens and increasing the formation of “good” estrogens. Human studies in women taking I-3-C have shown a favourable shift in estrogen metabolism, and I-3-C has been shown to be protective against estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance has been linked to fibroids, breast tenderness, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis and other women’s health concerns.
Women who are concerned with safer estrogen metabolism, who have a family history or increased risk of estrogen-dependent cancers, or those that have a higher ratio of bad to good estrogens can benefit from this product. I-3-C may also be a beneficial supplement for those who want to reap some of the benefits of Brassica vegetables but have difficulty eating them raw.
AOR’s I-3-C provides a safe and effective dose of this natural ingredient.
Take one capsule one to two times daily with or without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Cautions & Warnings
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use to exclude the diagnosis of a serious cause of hormonal imbalance, if you are taking any medications or natural health products, if you are attempting to conceive, if you have a liver disorder, or symptoms of low estrogen (such as joint pain, mood changes, changes in libido, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness or irregular menstruations). Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you develop liver-related symptoms (e.g., abdominal pain, jaundice) or symptoms of low estrogen. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.