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    Indole-3-Carbinol

    Indole-3-Carbinol

    Uses

    How It Works

    How to Use It

    Based upon preliminary studies it is estimated that the minimum amount required for the prevention of breast cancer is 300 to 400 mg daily.4

    Where to Find It

    Indole-3-carbinol is found in highest concentrations in broccoli, but is also found in other cruciferous vegetables, such as cauliflower, cabbage, and kale.

    Possible Deficiencies

    As indole-3-carbinol is not an essential nutrient, no deficiency state exists.

    Interactions

    Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds

    At the time of writing, there were no well-known supplement or food interactions with this supplement.

    Interactions with Medicines

    As of the last update, we found no reported interactions between this supplement and medicines. It is possible that unknown interactions exist. If you take medication, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.
    The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers? package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

    Side Effects

    Side Effects

    At the time of writing, there were no well-known side effects caused by this supplement.

    References

    1. Stoewsand GS. Bioactive organosulfur phytochemicals in Brassica oleracea vegetables?a review. Food Chem Toxicol 1995;33:537?43.

    2. Broadbent TA, Broadbent HS. The chemistry and pharmacology of indole-3-carbinol (indole-3-methanol) and 3-(methoxymethyl)indole. [Part I]. Curr Med Chem 1998;5:337?52.

    3. Broadbent TA, Broadbent HS. The chemistry and pharmacology of indole-3-carbinol (indole-3-methanol) and 3-(methoxymethyl)indole. [Part II]. Curr Med Chem 1998;5:469?91.

    4. Wong GY, Bradlow L, Sepkovic D, et al. Dose-ranging study of indole-3-carbinol for breast cancer prevention. J Cell Biochem Suppl 1997;28?29:111?6.

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