Pros & Cons
Company in business for less than 10 years
Effectiveness 4 of 5
Wide array of mainly positive reviews on Amazon (2,000+ in total)
/ Effective for pre-, peri-, and postmenopausal women. Results will vary.
No trace of clinical research on company's site proving product efficacy
Safety 3.8 of 5
Contains NO common allergens (soy, gluten, dairy, GMO) and is magnesium stearate- free as well as vegetarian
Some short-term side effects mentioned, but no information on long-term use
Not recommended for women who are pregnant, nursing, or have (unspecified) medical conditions
Cost-benefit 4.5 of 5
Great cost benefit: considering price, customer reviews, and overall product quality
Price less than $20 for 2-month supply (via Amazon)
Score: 4.1 out of 5.0
Smoky Mountain Naturals - the creators of DIM 250 Complex - is a relatively new company. According to the BBB, they launched in the early 2000s. However, despite its new arrival to the menopause supplement scene, there are surprisingly sturdy customer reviews of DIM 250 Complex. In my opinion, its low price in comparison to other menopause supplements and the fact that this supplement can also be used by men are giving it a crucial leg up in the market. I was not able to find information on long-term effects caused by continual usage, but in the short-term, DIM 250 Complex appears to be a practical answer for relieving menopause symptoms. Women with estrogen-dependent cancers be wary as it does introduce a large amount of phytoestrogens into the body through the ingredient dong quai.
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DIM 250 Complex Quick Fact Sheet
DIM 250 Complex Ingredients
Main: DIM (diindolylmethane), dong quai root powder, vitamin D, BioPerine®, organic broccoli powder, organic spinach powder, organic alfalfa powder, organic kale powder
Other: OrganiFlow (organic brown rice concentrate), vegetarian capsule (vegetable cellulose and water)
How DIM 250 Complex Works
DIM is a natural aromatase inhibitor found in cruciferous vegetables that promotes the metabolism - and subsequent elimination - of excess estrogen. BioPerine®, an extract obtained from black pepper fruits, is added to the proprietary blend in order to enhance the bioavailability of the nutritional compounds, allowing the body to absorb DIM more completely. Moreover, the dong quai root powder is attributed to helping combat hot flashes.
Take one capsule a day with food and a full glass of water. Do not take on an empty stomach. Taking the supplement with food is essential as it will help counteract many of the possible side effects that can occur with use.
Side Effects of DIM 250 Complex
For the first few days a woman uses this supplement, some side effects that can occur include headaches, change in urine color, and other detox-like feelings. If side effects continue or become more severe, discontinue use and consult with a trusted medical professional.
Where to Buy DIM 250 Complex
DIM 250 Complex can be bought directly from the company website (www.smokymountainnaturals.com) as well as through major online retailers, such as Amazon. The supplement is also available at Walmart.
By Anita Myers, Expert Reviewer | Updated Apr 25, 2018
I am truly passionate about helping others find the path to better health, wellness, and spirituality through yoga. I blog at Anita's Wellness Journey.
- Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Supplement-BioPerine-Broccoli-Menopause-Metabolism/dp/B074LW2DMG/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1520003766&sr=1-4&keywords=DIM%2B250mg%2BComplex&th=1
- Better Business Bureau. (n.d.). Smoky Mountain Naturals, LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2018, from https://www.bbb.org/nashville/business-reviews/vitamins-and-supplements/smoky-mountain-naturals-in-nashville-tn-37113598
- Smoky Mountain Naturals, https://smokymountainnaturals.com/products/dim-diindolylmethane-complex-250mg