Today I’ll be sharing the two mandatory supplements for Estrogen Dominance.  These are proven to help you detoxify your body of those dangerous excess Estrogens to get you back in balance.Two Mandatory Supplements for Estrogen Dominance

Two Mandatory Supplements for Estrogen Dominance

These supplements have really helped my extreme Estrogen Dominance and PCOS the most.  Should I forget to take them, I feel awful.  I may experience acne, inflammation, depression, etc. coming back in full force. Sometimes I get migraines once I start back on my supplements.

The migraines may be a result of the detoxing process.  Either way, stick with the supplements.  You need them if you have too much Estrogen.   Should you do a quick Amazon review search, you’ll find photos of acne going away and some complaints of pains and migraines.  Don’t let the initial discomfort make you stop.  Most people will not experience any discomfort.

Symptoms of estrogen dominance:

Women:

  • PMS
  • Weight gain (particularly in hips, midsection, thighs)
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal menstruation
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood swings
  • Brain fog
  • Insomnia

Men (Yes! Men get it too):

  • Enlarged breasts (gynecomastia or man boobs)
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Infertility

Possible Causes for Estrogen Dominance

  • Hormonal Birth Control
  • Personal Care Products
    • Parabens
    • Phthalates
    • Benzophenones
    • Products with “fragrance” on the ingredients list
  • Food
    • Glyphosate
    • Hormones given to animals
    • GMOs
    • Processed packaged foods
  • Water
    • The Environmental Working Group identified 45 hormone-disrupting chemicals in public drinking water.
    • Estrogenic chemicals in plastic bottles leaches out into the water.[1]Canned drinks lined with BPA
  • Sluggish Digestion
    • Low stomach acid (Acid is too low or comes after food has passed leading to reflux)
      • Functional or integrative medicine doctors are trained better to deal with stomach acid. Conventional medicine doctors will prescribe you things that will make the problem worse, if your acid is too low, as they don’t have the time or training to know the difference (both can cause reflux!)
    • Gut bacteria imbalance (see post on VIOME)
      • SIBO
  • Toxic Environment
    • Heavy Metals
    • Mold
    • Plastics
    • Cleaning Products
    • Fragrance

DIM (diindolylmethane) For Estrogen Dominance

DIM stands for diindolylmethane (pronounced: dye-in-dollmethane).  It is a natural plant nutrient found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. It shifts estrogen metabolism to the 2-hydroxy pathway, resulting in healthier estrogen metabolites and restored hormonal balance. Inside your body, DIM acts like a “traffic cop,” guiding used estrogen down the 2-hydroxy pathway.

Calcium D-Glucarate (a form of D-glucaric acid complexed with calcium) for Estrogen Dominance

There are two crucial components you need to focus on, which are your digestive and liver health. Exposure to chemicals in our food, water, and air, along with a diet high in saturated fats, carbs, and sugar, can cause interference with digestive health and fat metabolism. Calcium D-Glucarate is a form of D-glucaric acid complexed with calcium. It’s detoxifying and immune support properties are attributed to its ability to eliminate toxins from our liver and intestines.  Calcium D-Glucarate metabolizes estrogen as well as tamoxifen (a prescription medication for excess estrogen)!

My Recommendations

  • 2 capsules of Calcium D-Glucarate (I use Designs For Health Calcium D-Glucarate) twice a day for Estrogen Dominance and only once a day for high Estrogen | Check your bottle as amounts are different depending on the brand
  • 2 capsules of Hormone Protect (DIM from Xymogen) twice a day for Estrogen Dominance and only once a day for high Estrogen | Check your bottle as amounts are different depending on the brand

Other options:

Have you taken these supplements for Estrogen Dominance?

Get to the comments and help us all out. Let us know what amounts worked for you and your experiences taking these supplements.

 

 

I’m not a medical professional, this is purely informational. I do not promise anything will treat or cure any disease.  Yadda, Yadda.  Always do your own research on PubMed studies.