Indole-3-Carninol, or I3C, is a constituent of cruciferous vegetables. Some of these vegetables include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, rapessed, and root vegetables such as turnips and rutabagas. In the plant cells, I3C exists as 3-indolylmethyl glucosinolate which is converted to I3C when the plant is cut or chewed. I3C is mostly active when it comes into contact with stomach acid. It is then converted to active metabolites, diindoylmethane and indolylcarbazole.
Indole-3-Carbinol is being researched as a possible cancer preventive agent. It has been used for immune system support, to detoxify the liver and intestines, and to balance hormone levels.
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Products containing Indole-3-Carbinol
Cautions Pregnant and nursing women should avoid use.