For this weeks blog we wanted to re-visit DHM (dihydromyrecetin) one of the powerful anti-hangover ingredients in Rebound!
How DHM (Dihydromyricetin) Can Help with Hangovers
Dihydromyricetin, abbreviated to DHM, is a plant compound widely used in alternative medicine circles. It is known in particular for its special ability to bind alcohol. It also has a very positive effect on the liver.
Moreover, another special feature of the phytochemical is the fact that it can alleviate a variety of behaviors that are directly related to high alcohol consumption. These include confusion, slurred speech and reduced body balance.
What is Dihydromyricetin?
DHM comes from the Japanese raisin tree (Hovenia dulcis) and is very common in Eastern and Southeast Asia.
Doctors in Eastern Asia have been using DHM as a remedy for various diseases for centuries.
How does Dihydromyricetin work?
To understand the function of DHM, it is essential that you first understand how alcohol works on the body.
Upon ingesting alcohol, it passes through your digestive system including the stomach and intestines. Eventually it will reach the liver which is our main “filtration” system if you will. This is why this organ is susceptible to the most damage with high alcohol consumption.
Inside the liver, the alcohol transforms into various chemicals. One of these chemicals is known as acetaldehyde and is 20-30 times more toxic than alcohol itself.
Acetaldehyde is believed to be the substance that is significantly responsible for hangover symptoms.
DHM is well-known by the fact that it improves the digestive enzymes of the liver. In other words; Dihydromyricetin speeds up the process of separating alcohol into its chemical components.
How DHM Helps A Hangover
DHM effectively weakens the after-effects that occur due to alcohol consumption. In addition, it also reduces the desire for another glass, so that the alcohol craving also decreases.
Moreover it has a powerful detoxifying effect! This is possible because of its special ability to amplify two specific enzymes that are responsible for the degradation of toxins in the human body.
According to a study by scientists at the University of California in Los Angeles, dihydromyricetin inhibited drunkenness when ingested and reduces the hangover known from alcohol consumption.
The study is based on the use of rats as test objects. They were split into two groups; one group was administered only a certain amount of alcohol while the other one received additional dihydromyricetin.
The amount of alcohol was equivalent to the content of 2 ½ liters of wine. The animals were also laid on the back by the researchers. The reason for that was the question of whether the animals would be able to rear themselves up.
The first group stayed on their backs for about 70 minutes before they could straighten themselves up, while the second group managed to do so within a few minutes.
The dose of DHM was one milligram per kilogram of body weight.
Among other things, the scientists concluded that DHM is also suitable to support alcohol withdrawal.
While there are many different drinks , powders, and oils with DHM you must remember they must first pass through your GI tract before having any effect. So even if a certain DHM oral product purports to have certain strength you’re actually only receiving a fraction of the full benefit.
With Rebound you get far more effective delivery of DHM right through your skin. Instead of a large spike then sudden drop off you might experience with an oral hangover relief aid, Rebound provides almost day-long delivery of DHM to your body as you drink making sure you feel your best the next day!