Dihydromyricetin is an herb that has antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. DHM has been shown to help the body metabolize alcohol faster. Alcohol use is one of the leading causes of liver failure. Alcohol is metabolized in the liver, and causes damage to liver cells and inflammation.
Studies have shown that DHM triggers the liver to release alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH); these two enzymes help breakdown ethanol so the body can eliminate it easier. DHM also helps reduce fat accumulation and inflammation in the liver. Studies have been conducted on how DHM helps when it comes to alcohol consumption, but other studies are in the process of proving how much dihydromyricetin may help protect against liver disease such as cirrhosis.