In recent years, more people than ever are carefully choosing exactly what goes into their bodies, and diet-friendly dishes appear on nearly every menu. Even cocktails have gone vegan. Regardless of how many wine spritzers we ingest, Survivor believes in transparency. Our unique formulation targets and supports metabolic functions affected by alcohol consumption, and our ingredients include natural extracts, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. Overall, Survivor seeks to complement the body’s natural processes.
We are excited to provide an in-depth look into each of our ingredients in our new spotlight series, beginning with the marvelous magnesium:
Magnesium is likely familiar to many people. It can be found in foods such as spinach, quinoa, dark chocolate and avocados, all of which have a place in the health-conscious diet. A vital mineral, magnesium contributes to; reduction of tiredness and fatigue, electrolyte balance, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal muscle function and normal psychological function. Magnesium lives inside our bones and cells, and while it is difficult to measure its exact level, a deficiency would quickly become apparent to the body.
Excessive alcohol use is a direct cause of magnesium deficiency, which can be provoked by poor diet, vomiting, and increased urination – among other alcohol-related symptoms. Low magnesium levels result in muscle soreness, depression, and fatigue, not to mention general grumpiness and unattractive levels of bloating. Above all, insomnia is a common symptom of magnesium deficiency. This could manifest itself in the inability to sleep, or sleeping restlessly, or simply not sleeping in an efficient way.
Many drinkers are familiar with the paradox of passing out for 10 hours, only to wake up feeling as if they’ve been hit by a train. Although alcohol has the power to send the body to sleep, it also serves as a roadblock to the restorative REM (Rapid Eye Movement) portion of the night that is responsible for a suitably refreshing slumber. Even a single glass of wine can affect the body’s ability to reach REM sleep, the deepest cycle of rest. One of the central reasons for this is the magnesium depletion caused by alcohol consumption.
Survivor seeks to mitigate this effect by replenishing the body’s stores of magnesium in advance of sleep. With the help of magnesium, but also L-Theanine, and even L-Taurine, our formulation seeks to improve your quality of sleep, as well as replenish depleted mineral and vitamin stores by delivering the ideal combination of nutrients that alcohol takes from us. Essentially, magnesium in its own right would not be enough to control the damage. Survivor is specifically intended to address every deficiency caused by alcohol – from magnesium to our reserves of B vitamins.
Of course, the surest method of getting a good night’s sleep is not drinking before bedtime. That said, a Thursday-night social should not make Friday morning a write-off. Combining moderate alcohol usage with Survivor’s formulation may be the ideal happy medium in the quest to drink responsibly.