Indole 3 Carbinol Information and Properties

Indole-3-carbinol, abbreviated I3C and also known as indole-3-glucosinolate, is a derivative of glucosinolate glucobrassicin. Glucosinates are primarily found in cruciferous vegetables including cabbage, broccoli sprouts, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, and kale.

Indole 3 Carbinol Health and Medicinal Benefits

Indole-3-carbinol and other glucosinolates (e.g., other indoles and isothiocyanates such as sulforaphane) are antioxidants that can stimulate natural detoxifying enzymes in the body. Indole-3-carbinol and similar glucosinolates are also believed to be responsible for the lowered risk of cancer in humans who consume regular amounts of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, and kale.

Dosage and Administration

Because of indeterminate information and inconclusive data, some medical researchers recommend proceeding with caution when using indole-3-carbinol as a nutritional supplement. While its use has been documented in humans findings are only preliminary, but the results are promising.