EstroBlock has now become widely known on the Internet as one of the better treatments of hormonal acne, and it has helped many of my clients. However, EstroBlock and other brands of Diindolylmethane (DIM) are not recommended supplements for all women with acne to take.
Two of the active ingredients in EstroBlock are Diindolylmethane (DIM) and Indole-3-Carbinal (IC3). Both DIM and IC3 are aromatase inhibitors, which means they block the enzyme aromatase which usually turns androgens into estrogens. The result is higher levels of androgens (testosterone) and lower levels of estrogens.
EstroBlock and similar DIM supplements are an excellent option for women with acne who have high estrogen and low testosterone. These women are typically estrogen dominant. One example is women on synthetic birth control. DIM supplements will work at reducing side effects of the birth control, and getting your libido back.
Estroblock and DIM supplements are not recommended for women with high androgens (testosterone) and low estrogens. In these cases, EstroBlock and DIM can potentially make the acne worse. Keep in mind that if you are already taking a DIM supplement and you get a hormone test done, your results may show slightly elevated testosterone levels. This may be the case for women who typically have high estrogen and normal testosterone levels – which DIM and EstroBlock can be helpful for at clearing acne.
Whilst EstroBlock and DIM supplements can be excellent choices for women, please ensure that it’s the right choice for you before you begin taking it. If you can’t get a hormone test done then I recommend first working on your acne with diet and basic supplementation. Book in for an acne treatment plan and I can tailor make the best treatment plan for you.