Does DIM need to be specially treated to be absorbed?
Scientific research clearly shows otherwise. Admittedly there are a handful of individuals with digestion problems who would benefit from a product with improved absorption. There are numerous ways this might be accomplished but one must always weigh the added cost with added value. The majority of early DIM literature extrapolates heavily from published I3C research. Significant levels of DIM are reported in the liver following the consumption of I3C. This DIM is clearly not specifically treated for absorption and is chemically indistinguishable from the pure form sold as a supplement. Furthermore, published studies clearly exist for pure unmodified DIM demonstrating physiological effects and/or positive clinical outcomes. Can absorption be improved? Absolutely! Is improved absorption necessary to benefit from DIM supplementation? Absolutely not!