Written by Abbi Ryan

Abbi Ryan is a contributing author and a creative director at Dr. J's Natural with a passion for all things health and wellness. As a former college athlete and fellow health enthusiast, Abbi aims to share her thoughts and research about the important things that will help create a happier and healthier lifestyle. In her spare time, Abbi enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and painting new pieces of wall decor for her new home!

December 17, 2021

The winter season brings upon many new changes. Cold and dry months bring on dehydrated skin, holiday feasts and festive desserts may bring on a few extra pounds, and the chilly weather can even threaten your immune system. We’ve gathered our 5 best supplements you need to tackle this holiday season and start the new year on a healthy note!


The winter season is a very chilly and dry one…and when the weather is dry, so is your skin. As your skin dries out, it can be flaky, red, and easily irritated by exfoliants and skincare products with harsh ingredients. That is why we are recommending a supplement that rejuvenates and helps maintain pesky breakouts that often come with dehydrated skin. Essential Hair, Nails and Skin supplement is a daily supplement that is formulated to breathe life back into your skin & hair, help minimize hair loss and give your hair its natural glow while maintaining strong nails. Essential Hair, Nails, and Skin are formulated with the best ingredients in mind and it is in a gel capsule form so that you are able to absorb 95% of the nutrients in each gel capsule.  It is very important to invest in a science-based supplement that will give you the result you can both see and feel. In addition, it is always helpful to add a hydrating moisturizer to your skincare routine to give your face that extra radiance and hydration during the winter. It can be beneficial to deeply moisturize before bed so your skin can soak in all that hydration overnight.


The winter months come with an abundance of holidays celebrated with big feasts, lots of festive drinks, and loads of elaborate desserts. With all those calories, it’s easy to forget to take care of your gut which is absorbing much more than its usual intake. So give your gut some help with Essential Digestive Enzymes, to help prevent poor digestion of food leading to “bad” bacteria in your gut. This supplement is carefully formulated with extra digestive enzymes for each nutrient: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins that work as a catalyst for maintaining good bacteria and enhancing the absorption of vital nutrients in your body. It is best to incorporate this supplement into your daily routine throughout the winter months so you can go on feasting without an upset and bloated stomach.


Have trouble with bloating or irregular bowel movements and constipation, especially after a big meal? You need Simple Detox in your Winter Supplement Routine. Simple Detox is a fast-acting gut and colon supplement that works to get rid of harmful, residual toxins in the liver, kidneys, and colon. When used correctly and religiously, Simple Detox works to help keep necessary nutrients in your body while eliminating bad bacteria and extra fat with free radicals out of your gut.


With constant travel, colder weather, and lots of parties, the cold and flu season is at its peak during the holidays. You may not think that immunity begins in the gut, but it really does. The gut is the second brain for your overall health. Maintaining a healthy gut is crucial to support a strong immune system. That’s why Dr. J recommends Essential Advanced Probiotics, with 10 strains of Microflora which are designed to help boost your immunity by protecting the mucosal intestine and minimizing inflammation in the gut caused by bad bacteria. Probiotics have been extensively studied and are characterized as having broad GI and immune benefits. Probiotics are a must-have in your daily supplement routine, and they need to be precisely formulated and delivered to the intestinal tract to have maximum benefit.


For an overall daily supplement to maintain your general health and also help fight off germs that you may encounter, choose Total Wellness + PCA. Protocatechuic Acid (PCA) is a natural ingredient formulated to provide your body with potential health benefits including antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and broad-spectrum antibiotic properties with 18 US Patents. PCA has also been shown in medical literature to provide collagen production, anti-aging properties, and antibiotic properties to fight certain acne (US Patent #9,925,152 / #10,265,285). Boost immunity and maintain great health from the inside out with Total Wellness + PCA!


It is always important to keep in mind that beyond taking your daily supplements, in order to maintain the healthy lifestyle you want (especially in the winter)…you must be eating right, drink enough water, and practice good health habits. Be sure you are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet with plentiful portions of fruits and vegetables for healthy digestion. Holiday parties come with lots of festive drinks & cocktails, which can be dehydrating, so be sure to replenish your fluids with plenty of water. Lastly, be sure you are getting enough sleep because lack of sleep can also be a contributing factor to a weakened immune system. Practicing good health habits and a smart supplement routine will help you tackle those winter months and get back to being your healthiest self!