In simple terms, Survivor wants to help your body. In official terms, Survivor is a dietary supplement containing a unique formulation designed specifically to target and support metabolic functions affected by alcohol consumption. In case we haven’t made that clear yet, we’d like to elaborate on our three-pronged approach to alcohol-related health.
Many people claim that a glass of wine helps them nod off in the evening. Others boast of downing whiskey until they pass out. Regardless of your personal beliefs, science says that alcohol does not, in fact, function as an effective sleep aid. It may help you nod into a quick slumber, but it will prevent your body from achieving the restorative REM stage. This stage is the reason you wake up feeling refreshed in the morning.
Several ingredients in Survivor target sleep quality. L-Taurine, Magnesium and L-Theanine all contribute to good quality sleep. Waking up refreshed in the morning can ensure that one night at the pub will not require writing off the entire ensuing day. Alcohol, specifically, leads to fewer hours of sleep, decreased sleep quality due to the glutamate rebound effect, and sleep displacement (or, inconsistent sleep patterns).
As a depressant, alcohol contributes to depleted serotonin levels, particularly when combined with long-term use. It is also linked to anxiety disorders.
On one hand, the sedative property of alcohol can lead to increased feelings of relaxation during social encounters. On the other hand, this sensation peaks after your first drink. As the brain’s balance of chemicals and processes become disrupted, the depressive effects of alcohol become evident. Not only can you become reliant on alcohol in order to socialise, but its long-term effects may only worsen your existing anxiety. 20% of people with social anxiety disorder also abuse alcohol. Alcohol effectively rewires the brain, making it more susceptible to anxiety.
Cognitive and Metabolic Functions
Alcohol abuse can change the way your body functions for the rest of your life. In the immediate term, excess consumption can cause memory impairment, poor decision making, slurred speech and clumsiness. In the longer term, it can impact the grey matter in your brain, your ability to think and your attention span. Regular heavy drinking can lead to atrophy of nerve cells and brain shrinkage, as well as other irreversible damage.
Unsurprisingly, alcohol has similarly harmful effects on your vital organs. It damages the liver and changes the way your body metabolises things like carbohydrates and fats. It can also damage your body’s ability to lose weight, in both the short and long term.
Survivor contains multiple vitamins and nutrients that contribute to normal cognitive function and normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Iodine helps the body make thyroid hormones, which control the metabolism. It contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and a normal thyroid function.
Taurine is a pseudo-amino acid that has been shown to have a calming effect. It contributes to the maintenance of normal cardiac function and normal muscle function, in addition to having a range of liver-related benefits.
Although Survivor’s formulation cannot fully erase the negative effects of alcohol, it can address them and leave the body better-off than it might be without a supplement.