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DIM and calcium d- glucarate triggers hair loss

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by zzz0r, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. zzz0r

    zzz0r Senior Member

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    I have been supplementing for two weeks with DIM and calcium d-glucarate in order to balance my estrogen dominance, however I noticed after those two weeks severe increase in my hair loss. This is possibly due to the increase of testosterone because of the decrease in estrogen and the conversion of estrogen to DHT that is causing the hair loss.

    Is anyone else that have noticed that? Does any know herbs that decrease DHT?
     
  2. adreno

    adreno on the beach

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    Saw Palmetto. But I would not recommend blocking DHT if you are male.

    Try stopping the DIM instead, it's estrogenic in some males.
     
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    I have almost no hormones but what I do have I'm estrogen dominant. I use OTC progesterone for that. I do have a small amount of hair loss in the front but that could be from my general lack of all hormones.
     
  4. zzz0r

    zzz0r Senior Member

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    @adreno how is DIM estrogenic ?. Is supposed to break down estrogen instead
     
  5. adreno

    adreno on the beach

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    No, it increases some estrogens and reduces others. So it depends on your estrogen profile whether this is good for you or not.
     
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    Hi adreno, How about calcium d- glucarate? can that increase estrogen? or contribute to hair loss? The reason I ask is I just found out that I have the CYP1B1 +/+ mutation and was considering taking calcium d- glucarate... Your thoughts are appreciated.
     
  7. adreno

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    No, calcium d glucarate will only break down estrogen. I tolerate it fine, whereas I don't tolerate DIM or I3C.
     
  8. Peyt

    Peyt Senior Member

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    okay great... may I ask what brand calcium d glucarate you use? I have noticed the price is all over the place from $20 a bottle to $60
     
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