This part is not designed to be entertaining. For the more academically-minded, here’s the rather more in-depth view into what constitutes a hangover, how Survivor works, and a detailed version of what is in it. Only read it if you want the full monty. 

Some light reading

[1] <http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/09/21/average-brit-spends-4-years-hungover_n_973924.html>

[2] <https://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/alcohol-statistics>

[3] Prat et al. (2009) ‘Alcohol hangover: a critical review of explanatory factors’. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. Vol. 24 (4), p. 259–267. 

[4] Main hangover symptoms, cited in <http://www.zmescience.com/research/sprite-and-soda-water-best-cures-against-hangover/>

[5] Ibid. 

[6] Orange named most popular flavour by 57% of respondents <https://aytm.com/blog/daily-survey-results/juice-survey/#sthash.52MHQ7hI.dpbs>

[7] <http://www.biomed.cas.cz/physiolres/pdf/1998/47_137.pdf>

[8] Li et al. (2014) ‘Effects of herbal infusions, tea and carbonated beverages on alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase activity.’ Food and Function. Vol. 5 (1), p. 42-49.

[9] ‘1-1.5 grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea.’ <https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger/>; see <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10793599> for the actual study.

[10] ‘Vitamin replacement as a hangover ameliorative’. (2005) Patent. US20050238710 A1.

[11] ‘Vitamin replacement as a hangover ameliorative’. (2005) Patent. US20050238710 A1.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Ibid.

[14] Khan, Jensen, & Krogh (1973), ‘Study on the effectiveness of Pyritinol (vitamin B6) in preventing hangovers’, <http://healthpsych.psy.vanderbilt.edu/2009/HangoverTreatment.htm>

[15] ‘Vitamin replacement as a hangover ameliorative’. (2005) Patent. US20050238710 A1.

[16] <http://www.biomed.cas.cz/physiolres/pdf/1998/47_137.pdf>

[17] Magnesium, <http://www.nutritionalmagnesium.org/magnesium-and-hangovers/>.

[18] Does Potassium Help a Hangover? <http://www.livestrong.com/article/547985-does-potassium-help-a-hangover/>.

[19] Gupta et al. (2008) ‘Taurine as Drug and Functional Food Component’ in Gupta et al. (2008) Glutathione and Sulfur Amino Acids in Human Health and Disease. Wiley Online Library. C. 22.

[20] Gupta et al. (2008) ‘Taurine as Drug and Functional Food Component’ in Gupta et al. (2008) Glutathione and Sulfur Amino Acids in Human Health and Disease. Wiley Online Library. C. 22.

[21] ‘Pueraria flos, which enhances acetaldehyde removal, is the traditional hangover remedy’, <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17980785>

[22] Chen et al. (2006) ‘Influence of Hovenia dulcis on alcohol concentration in blood and activity of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) after drinking.’ China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica. 31(13). p. 1094-1096. Accessed online at <http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/17048612>.

[23] ‘Milk Thistle: Benefits and Side Effects’, <http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/milk-thistle-benefits-and-side-effects#1>

[24] Minnick, F. (2014) ‘In Search of a Cure for the Dreaded Hangover’. Scientific American Online.

[25] Park et al. (2012) ‘Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis) fermented by Lactobacillus fermentum Attenuates Alcohol-Induced Liver Damage’. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. Vol. 76.  No. 12. p. 2294-2300.

[26] ‘Ginseng Supplements’. WebMD. Accessed online at <http://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement-guide-ginseng#1>.