Bites from the Bench™: DHM is making a splash in the nutraceutical and functional food industries. TruClear™ is currently being used to erase the bitter taste of this potent supplement.
Dihydromyricetin (DHM) is a flavonoid compound derived from Hovenia Dulcis, also known as the oriental raisin tree. It is used as a supplement for various health benefits.\
DHM has proven effective in treating symptoms of alcohol intoxication and reducing the symptoms of alcohol intoxication such as dizziness, nausea, headache, and confusion. It helps to reduce the urge for alcohol and also reduces the amount of alcohol consumed. The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of DHM can help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, and this can help improve liver function. In addition, DHM has been found to have positive effects on cognitive function, such as increased memory and concentration.
DHM also has sleep-promoting properties, helping to reduce nighttime awakenings and improve sleep quality. Additionally, DHM has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation and improve joint health. It may also help to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Besides its potential health benefits, DHM also has no known side effects. It is generally considered to be safe for human consumption. However, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any health conditions, it is important to speak to a healthcare professional before taking DHM.
We are seeing a dramatic increase in the sales of supplements and food and beverage products with DHM as an ingredient. The issue and hindrance to more success in the functional foods and functional beverage markets is that DHM has a bitter taste.
Our bench work shows that DHM’s bitter taste (tested using pure powder in water) was eliminated using TruClear™ at a user rate of .2%. The taste profile before was astringent and what one colleague stated “the worst.” After the addition of TruClear, we tasted more botanical notes and actually enjoyed the improved taste profile!