Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli‚ cabbage‚ and Brussels sprouts provide a natural substance called indole-3-carbinol (I3C). You can also get this compound from a convenient supplement like Pure Encapsulations’ Indole-3-Carbinol.
I3C may benefit you by serving as an antioxidant. Antioxidants work to protect your cells by fighting off potentially harmful free radicals.
In addition‚ Indole-3-Carbinol might provide some support for breast‚ cervical‚ and prostate cells. Finally‚ I3C may have a mild detoxifying effect on the liver. During absorption‚ the small intestine converts I3C into diindolylmethane (DIM)‚ a compound that may work to stimulate your immune system by encouraging the healthy functioning of interferon-gamma receptors. Keep in mind that Indole-3-Carbinol should be refrigerated for best results.