Survivor works by accelerating the breakdown of alcohol’s most toxic byproduct, by replenishing nutrients depleted through alcohol consumption, and improving sleep quality.
Accelerates acetaldehyde breakdown.
Acetaldehyde results when alcohol is broken down by the liver.
Acetaldehyde is nasty stuff, it is vastly more toxic than alcohol itself. I causes inflammation throughout the body, causing headaches, nausea, and much of the long-term damage associated with alcohol consumption. The faster you remove acetaldehyde from your body, the less damage it can do - the main goal behind our formulation.
Survivor’s key ingredients are two natural extracts: Ampelopsis grossedentata (a significant source of dihydromyricetin or DHM) and the flower of Pueraria Lobata - used for thousands of years in traditional remedies, and now coming to the attention of Western medicine for their ability to boost the function of ALDH - the enzyme responsible for breaking down acetaldehyde.
Replenishes lost nutrients.
Drinking alcohol can leave your body in short supply of essential nutrients.
Survivor is formulated to replenish nutrients depleted through alcohol consumption and support normal liver, brain, and metabolic functions. We have a number of European Food Safety Authority-approved health claims in this regard (see them all in our FAQ).
Some of these include protecting against oxidative stress (which leads to inflammation in the body), helping your body maintain normal cognitive function and supporting a normal energy yielding metabolism – as well as replenishing your reserves of various vitamins, minerals and electrolytes - some of which can be depleted when consuming alcohol - and a host of amino acids, the basic building blocks in cellular regeneration.
Improves quality of sleep.
Alcohol consumption can leave you feeling exhausted the following morning.
Alcohol and the decisions you make when drinking dramatically impact your sleep: lack of sleep, sleep displacement by going to bed later than usual, to poor sleep quality. Nothing can be done about the first two, however Survivor is formulated to maximise the quality of your sleep. It does so by counteracting the glutamate rebound effect.
Alcohol - a physiological depressant (makes you sleepy) - suppresses your body’s release of a stimulant neurotransmitter - glutamate. When you stop drinking, your body overcompensates by releasing lots of this chemical, blocking you from achieving deep sleep. This leaves you exhausted the next day, even after ‘sufficient’ sleep. Survivor includes ingredients shown to improve sleep quality to counteract this effect, such as L-Taurine, L-Theanine, and Magnesium.