Survivor works by accelerating the breakdown of alcohol’s most toxic byproduct, by replenishing nutrients, and improving sleep quality.
Backed by science
Acetaldehyde results when alcohol is broken down by the liver.
Acetaldehyde is nasty stuff, it is vastly more toxic than alcohol itself. It causes inflammation throughout the body, causing headaches, nausea, and much of the long-term damage associated with alcohol consumption.
Survivor’s key ingredients are two natural extracts: Ampelopsis grossedentata (a significant source of Vine Tea Extract) 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.
Improves quality of sleep
Drinking alcohol can leave you feeling exhausted the following morning.
Alcohol dramatically impacts your sleep: from 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.