Dihydromyricetin is the active ingredient of “Hovenia Dulcis" which is the Latin name for the oriental raisin tree. DHM is a flavonoid compound, which means it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, it may reduce the effects of hangovers and may assist the body in alcohol metabolism.
May decrease acetaldehyde (the toxic metabolite of alcohol) in humans
- May improve lipid metabolism
- May lessen the effects of alcohol consumption
- May reduce oxidative stress on the liver after alcohol consumption
- Counteracts alcohol intoxication
- Hepatoprotection (liver protection) properties
- Reduces alcohol addiction and withdrawal symptoms
Although used for many years traditionally as Chinese medicine, scientific research on DHM and humans is scarce. The most conclusive scientific research about DHM and alcohol has been studied in animals and has shown promise in the capability of reducing the oxidative stress alcohol puts on the body and may be able to lessen the effects of acute alcohol consumption.
Dihydromyricetin (DHM) is believed to involve GABAa R receptors and reduces oxidative stress through its high superoxide radical scavenging ability, as well as inhibiting lipid peroxidation.
Alcohol is metabolized after consumption into two enzymes: alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). Alcohol must be broken down into these enzymes for the body to eliminate it. ADH then breaks down alcohol to acetaldehyde, which is a highly toxic substance. Then acetaldehyde is broken down into acetate, which is broken down into water and carbon dioxide, and eliminated from the body.
(DHM) may decrease the amount of acetaldehyde in the human body. Acetaldehyde is the most toxic, carcinogenic byproduct of alcohol breakdown in the body. Alcohol is metabolized mostly in the liver but also in the pancreas, brain and, gastrointestinal tract. Acetaldehyde damages tissues in these areas while it waits to be broken down into acetate.
The body and liver can only metabolize alcohol at a certain rate, regardless of how much alcohol a person consumes. Body mass, liver size, and genetic variations regarding how efficiently the enzymes ADH and ALDH function, impact how fast alcohol can be metabolized.
DHM Dihydromyricetin Capsules Dosage
Pure Nootropics’ DHM Dihydromyricetin provides 300 mg per 1 capsule. Suggested use for adults is 1 capsule by mouth in the morning after consuming alcohol, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
DHM Dihydromyricetin Capsules Side Effects
Generally speaking, dihydromyricetin is regarded as safe to take at the doses available from reputable brands. That said, everyone is different and could potentially develop side effects.
If you’re on any medication, it’s always best to discuss with your doctor before taking dihydromyricetin because drug interactions are as yet unknown.