1.Reducing alcohol intoxication levels
Although Dihydromyricetin is not recommended as a quick fix for dangerous levels of alcohol toxicity in the bloodstream, it has shown to be effective in treating impairment of motor coordination, slurred or disoriented speech and confusion brought on the result by consuming alcohol.
The key explanation of DHM being so effective on most alcohol-related symptoms is due to its effect on acetaldehyde. The majority of negative reactions to alcohol intake are sourced from the body’s accumulation of acetaldehyde, a toxic byproduct of alcohol. The body’s process of breaking down acetaldehyde is expedited by the influence of DHM.
“Dihydromyricetin or DHM appears to reduce circulating levels of alcohol in the blood when taken before drinking. This works somewhat when taken during or after alchohol consumption, but is most effective when taken 30 minutes prior to drinking.”
2.Dihydromyricetin as a hangover cure
Most people have hangovers after they drink to the point of intoxication. The unpleasant feelings from a hangover are generally attributed to a combination of toxic byproducts of alcohol metabolism (acetaldehyde), dehydration, and toxic impurities found in some alcoholic beverages (congeners).
Typically, hangovers begin when the alcohol concentration in your blood begins to fall. Your hangover peaks when your blood alcohol level reaches zero. For many people, this hangover peak happens at right about the time they wake up in the morning.
Two enzymes — alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) — help your body break down alcohol. Studies suggest  that DHM increases the activity of these enzymes, which means it could help you metabolize alcohol faster. Theoretically, the sooner your blood alcohol level reaches zero, the more quickly your hangover can pass.
3.Preventing alcohol-related liver damage
In addition to DHM’s anti-intoxication and hangover effects, many studies have found that DHM also protects against (and helps repair) liver damage. Dihydromyricetin has been used for hundreds of years in Chinese medicine to treat diseases of the liver.
Your liver metabolizes alcohol at a constant rate. Any excess alcohol which your liver is unable to metabolize right away circulates through your blood stream until your liver can process it. The process of breaking down alcohol is extremely demanding on your liver. Your liver identifies alcohol as a toxin and makes breaking down alcohol its top priority. This leads to the accumulation of fat deposits and tissue damage.
Because DHM helps the liver process alcohol faster, it allows the liver to resume its normal tasks quicker. In other words, DHM has hepatoprotective qualities.
4.Treating alcohol withdrawal syndrome
Scientists believe that hangovers are partially caused by a sort of mini-withdrawal from alcohol. For people with alcoholism, however, alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a serious, even life-threatening condition. There are currently no prescription medications without significant side effects that can be used to treat alcohol withdrawal.
Research suggests that Dihydromyricetin (or DHM) has the potential to treat alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Research found a reduction in withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, tolerance, and seizures. The study also suggested that DHM may also reduce alcohol cravings.