Indole 3 Carbinol
I3C is a naturally occurring phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables. I3C initiates a series of reactions in the body that culminates in the maintenance of healthy levels of estrogen. Researchers have observed that metabolism of estrogen occurs via one of two pathways: The first metabolic pathway, 16 alpha-hydroxylation, or the second ‘beneficial’ metabolic pathway, 2-hydroxylation. I3C encourages estrogen to take the beneficial path, a process that transforms estrogen into an anti-estrogen. Because testosterone converts to estrogen even in the male body, I3C may support balance in individuals who take testosterone precursors.
Indole 3 Carbinol Features
- I3C reduces the ability of Heterocyclic Aromatic Amines (HAAs) to affect the body’s endogenous Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA).
- I3C stimulates the endogenous production of Glutathione by Liver Cells (hepatocytes).
- I3C aids in the body’s response in detoxification.
We Also Recommend