Morning Recovery’s liver superhero is dihydromyricetin (DHM), and no, that doesn’t stand for Dope Hangover Magic… but it could because it helps sidestep rough mornings after drinking.
We're laser focused on finding ways to alleviate rough mornings after drinking — by focusing on what's happening while you drink. Our formula uses a cocktail of proven ingredients to tackle or sidestep the myriad of symptoms triggered in our body when we drink alcohol. It's designed to set up for a massively productive day — almost as if the night before never happened. And that’s where DHM comes into play.
Where does DHM come from?
DHM is a liver-boosting flavonoid extracted from Hovenia dulcis — a Japanese raisin tree that’s pretty famous in the traditional medicine world. The genus, if you’re into that sort of thing, is “rhamnaceae” and it’s been used throughout Korea, Eastern China and Japan for centuries for its “hepatoprotective” properties (in other words, it’s like a wingman for your liver).
Like we said, this multitasker is a tree that bears a raisin-like fruit you can eat. The leaves and bark are also used dried, raw, cooked or even brewed into a tea, and have been used for a variety of remedies including dealing with symptoms of drinking too much. Fun fact: One of the earliest known medical documentations of hovenia dulcis’ liver prowess is the year 659 in Tang Materia Medica.
The science behind DHM.
Since the 600s, DHM has been known as a natural flavonoid —a.k.a. a plant-based wonder nutrient with antioxidant and liver-boosting properties. DHM helps support your body's natural detox processes after you drink your first sip of booze. It speeds up the breakdown of toxins, such as acetaldehyde, and helps minimize the “rebound effect” alcohol has on your brain.
Studies show it can assist in mitigating some of alcohol’s effects in your brain by preventing it from impacting your GABA-a receptors. That means you’re better equipped to say goodbye to headaches, sluggishness, fog, or other lingering effects of alcohol the next day!
The caveat? You just can't forget to drink it while you're having fun. Morning Recovery is designed to work while you’re drinking. All so you wake up and feel awesome (and productive) the next day!
Our extraction method and patent-pending DHM formula.
Like any super ingredient, not all are created equal. In fact, it’s not just the ingredient itself that matters, but the technology behind how you extract it, purify it, and control its efficacy. That’s why we worked with Dr. Liang and a team at the University of Southern California (USC) to develop a special extraction method. Sure, you can purchase and consume a DHM supplement off the shelf, but the results won’t be the same. Our method ensures that the DHM is as potent as you can get milligram for milligram.
Learn more about our new patent-pending manufacturing process here!
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