Dihydromyricetin (DHM) is a flavonoid compound found high content in the plant Ampelopsis grossedentata. The Chinese ancestors made the Ampelopsis grossedentata into moyeam vine tea to cure disease.
For its high content of DHM, the vine tea moyeam has many health properties for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, hangover relief is one of these properties:
The liver is a vital organ in the human body. It helps to metabolize or break down poisons and toxins. Alcohol is a toxin as far as the liver is concerned and it works hard to destroy it. The liver produces an enzyme or chemical called ADH that metabolizes alcohol at a constant rate. Unfortunately, the liver is only human and it cannot handle an overabundance of alcohol. If you are drinking excessively, the alcohol is not being metabolized fast enough, it starts to circulate through your body and you will become intoxicated. The Dihydromyricetin give your liver a helping hand. It enhances the ADH chemical and allows your liver to get rid of alcohol faster. Secondly, the dihydromyricetin blocks the alcohol from traveling to your brain, which allows you to maintain your normal disposition when you drink a few alcoholic drinks.
DHM potently counteracts acute alcohol intoxication. DHM ameliorates alcohol exposure/withdrawal-induced behavioral changes including
a) tolerance to alcohol;
b) increase in basal anxiety
What’s the most important, the DHM does not cause any intoxication, sedation, anesthesia, nor hyperexcitability;