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Dr. J's Natural Supplements
It has long been shown that most humans do not get enough out of their daily food intake to get the essential vitamins and nutrients to help maintain a vital balance in their bodies for optimal nutritional health. That is why supplements were invented. Supplements come in all forms and can be synthesized or natural. I have taken many supplements over the years and found that they have great effect on the body if taken wisely and well. Dr. J's Natural Supplements come in three categories: Essential, Simple and Energy. Today I am going to discuss the supplements that I was sent to try out and let you know how well they worked for me. 

Essential Collection

60 Softgels $59.99
Dr.Js Natural Essential Hair, Nails, & Skin Vitamin contains a high dose of biotin and calcium which helps to promote efficient collagen production and assimilation of protein and minerals necessary for stronger and thicker hair, skin and nails’ health. Dr.Js Natural Essential Hair, Nails, & Skin Vitamin has total 25 vitamins and mineral, in which are known to play a key role in the thickness and health of hair, skin and nails. In addition, Vitamin C is included for its collagen enhancing properties. Each capsule of Dr.Js Natural Essential Hair, Nails, & Skin Vitamin contains: Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, biotin, magnesium, manganese, chromium, Inositol, Royal Jelly, Green Tea Leaves Extract, Guarana Seed Extract, Rhodiola Roses Root, Panax and Eleuthero Ginseng Extract as added support from vitamin D3, K1, folic acid, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, biotin, copper, selenium and zinc to provide a full spectrum of skin, hair and nails support. Take 1 capsule twice daily with food. 
  • Complete Multivitamin for hair, nails & skin*
  • Promotes healthy hair and clear skin*
  • Repairs and revitalizes damaged hair follicles*



I definitely noticed a difference with this one. My hair grew faster and longer, my nails grew a lot faster. In fact they grew so fast that I was cutting them twice as often. The only thing is I have very soft nails and this product does not strengthen them. Biotin is touted as strengthening the nails but it had no effect on mine. It also helps make the skin look more luminous and beautiful. I will continue to take these vitamins daily.

60 Vegetarian Capsules/$69.99
Dr.Js Natural Essential Advanced Probiotics capsule provides 10 proven probiotic strains and 25 Billions bacterial culture chosen for their ability to survive the harsh GI environment to deliver superior results. Dr.Js Natural Essential Advanced Probiotics is going beyond the threshold of traditional probiotic support, high-dose probiotics influence GI health and immunity in ways lower-dose probiotics cannot. Shown to activate over 1,700 genes involved in immune and inflammatory signaling, high-dose probiotics improve immune function, strengthen the gut-immune barrier, and promote inflammatory balance. Dr.Js Natural Essential Advanced Probiotics capsule provides 10 proven probiotic strains and 25 Billions bacterial culture chosen for their ability to survive the harsh GI environment to deliver superior results. The GI tract is a finely balanced environment where roughly 500 different strains of bacteria compete for space and nutrients. When there is a healthy balance (eubiosis), few symptoms exist and minimal downtime or sickness occur. However, dysbiosis can occur when an overabundance of potentially harmful organisms prevail. The natural microflora balance can be upset by medications (such as antibiotics, oral contraceptives, etc.), excessive alcohol consumption, or poor dietary intake. Probiotics have been extensively studied and are characterized as having broad GI and immune benefits, including:
(1) increasing the population of healthy bacteria following microflora imbalance;
(2) supporting healthy bowel function;
(3) increasing the production of short-chain fatty acids, which provide energy to the cells of the intestinal lining;
(4) strengthening the gut-immune barrier by promoting a healthy gut mucosa;
(5) aiding in the digestion of difficult-to-breakdown like lactose and casein; and
(6) enhancing detoxification of harmful compounds.
Probiotics are live organisms, there are many challenges associated with manufacturing and distributing probiotic supplements. For a probiotic to be effective, it must be shelf-stable through the expiration date and precisely delivered to the intestinal tract, where it can have maximum benefit. The microorganisms in Dr.Js Natural Essential Advanced Probiotics are protected, sealed and freeze dried away from moisture, heat, light and oxygen. This allows the bacteria to remain dormant until they are exposed to moisture in the GI tract. The probiotic organisms are preserved and released on-target for maximum benefit in each vegetarian capsule.Take 1 capsule twice a day with food. Do not take this supplement within one hour of taking medication. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
These supplements are also equally nice, as I tend to get yeast infections (or thrush) because I often have to take antibiotics. These supplements help hold off the thrush because they help keep the good bacteria in the body that the antibiotics destroy. I take these daily, usually during the midday as I have already taken my meds so as not to interfere with them. I also try and eat as much yogurt as possible. 


60 Tablets/$39.99
Dr.Js Natural Essential Joint Health cartilage formation, the ingredients in Essential Joint Health provide full support for joint integrity and movement and reduces inflammation. Dr.Js Natural Essential Joint Health provides the key precursors to cartilage formation, the ingredients in Essential Joint Health provide full support for joint integrity and movement and a decrease normal inflammatory response pathway. Dr.Js Natural Essential Joint Health combines proprietary formula Joint 1 Inflamax Complex and Joint Rebuild Complex such as glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, collagen type II, and MSM, Boswella extract, White Willow Extract and Hyaluronic acid from Joint 1 Inflamax Complex along with Boron and Manganeseall of which have a long history of use and a large body of research highlighting their role in supporting joint health. As the key precursors to cartilage formation, the ingredients in Dr.Js Natural Essential Joint Health provides full support for joint integrity and movement and a normal inflammatory response.
The formula also includes hyaluronic acid to lubricate the joint between joint in aiding the overall function of joint movement and support. Cartilage is composed of collagen fibers that impart tensile strength, and proteoglycan molecules (especially chondroitin) that serve as a cushion for joint impact. Proteoglycan molecules are made of a linear core protein with several hundred molecules of glycosaminoglycans and the protein’s core molecules are attached to a hyaluronic acid framework. Lifestyle factors and age can both contribute to a breakdown of healthy cartilage and lead to discomfort, which can lead to nutrient and fluid deprivation of the affected articular cartilage. While most current therapies simply block the pain of joint discomfort, they also inhibit the regeneration and elongation of chondroitin sulfate polymers that maintain joint health. The ingredients in Dr.Js Natural Essential Joint Health address the root cause of joint discomfort and provide the precursors that enhance cartilage synthesis for healthy joints and connective tissue.
  • Helps Lubricates and Protects Joints*
  • May Stimulate Cartilage Health*
  • Helps Improve Flexibility*
This is my favorite supplement by far. Why? Because I have severe osteoarthritis in both my knees and it really helps the pain. Actually, these last three supplements are all my favorite and ones that I have seen the best results with. I love how well they work. The joint health tablets took about one week to really kick in but once they did if I missed a day or two I could feel it. I could barely walk. I highly recommend these if you have arthritis in any joint. 

60 Capsules/$39.99
Dr.Js Natural Essential Digestive Enzymes provides a comprehensive, multi-enzyme formula to help support normal vessel function and promote recovery from exercise and physical stress. Dr.Js Natural Essential Digestive Enzymes provides comprehensive, multi-enzyme formula in a capsule form for easier absorption. The enzymes in Dr.Js Natural Essential Digestive Enzymes line help support normal vessel function and promote recovery from exercise and physical stress. In addition, the enzymes in this formula provides all the necessary enzymes to help break-down all the carbohydrates and protein for your body to use as fuel and NOT store as fat if the breakdown is prohibited or limited without the necessary enzymes in your gut. By supporting the breakdown of unwanted proteins generated during injury and tissue damage for a normal recovery process, Dr.Js Natural Essential Digestive Enzymes has 15 enzymes blend / ingredients in the formula and numerous applications for a broad range of health needs. 
Dr.Js Natural Essential Digestive Enzymes blend includes lactase, protease, amylase, cellulase, glucoamylase, beta gluconase, phytase, papain, lipase, serrapeptidase and bromelain, along with lactobacillus acidophilus, bioperbioperine and fructooligosaccharides, which are working synergistically to help with digestion for each meals. Enzymes are complex proteins that catalyze metabolic reactions throughout the body and sufficient levels are required for optimizing many of the body’s functions. Although the body produces its own supply of enzymes, the amount produced can vary from person to person and is affected by age, diet, biochemistry and stress. Enzymes fall into three broad categories: metabolic enzymes, manufactured by cells to carry out various functions; digestive enzymes, primarily manufactured by the pancreas to digest foods and absorb nutrients and food enzymes; and exogenous (from outside the body) enzymes from plants and animals, also necessary for aiding and accelerating digestion. Dr.Js Natural Essential Digestive Enzymes supports the breakdown of unneeded proteins, which research has shown to be an important component of cardiovascular health and supporting optimal blood vessel function. In cases of soft tissue discomfort and exercise recovery, Dr.Js Natural Essential Digestive Enzymes helps to break down fibrin to support areas of inflammation and reduce recovery times. Research has shown that proteolytic enzymes are well-absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract (GI) tract into the systemic circulation. Studies have highlighted the efficacy of systemic enzyme therapy for a variety of uses, including supporting a normal inflammatory response, nasal passage health, bronchial health, musculoskeletal health and exercise-related recovery. In vitro, animal and human data show that enzyme therapies are capable of cleaving immune complexes, which are known inflammatory mediators. Enzyme therapy has also been shown to reduce swelling. In addition, enzyme therapy supports improvements in discomfort, stiffness and mobility among those with musculoskeletal challenges. Take 1 capsule twice a day before meals. Do not take this supplement within one hour of taking medication.
  • Breaks down, fats, carbs and protein*
  • Optimizes nutrient intake*
  • Promotes intestinal microbial balance*
I used the Digestive Enzymes but I didn't really notice much difference. I think they might have helped me not get heartburn. There is bacteria in these capsules, so they are good for helping to keep the good bacteria in your gut. The papain and bromelain are from pineapples and are good for breaking down foods. 

60 softgels/$59.99
Dr.Js Natural Essential Liver Health provides a comprehensive formula designed to help support and detox the liver and the complex function of liver cells. The formula with all the ingredients synergistically work to boost detoxification pathways for the liver. Dr.Js Natural Essential Liver Health provides a comprehensive formula designed to help support and detox the liver and its complex function from liver cell. The formula with all the ingredients synergistically work well to boost detoxification pathways for the liver.
This specialized blend of 21 nutrients / ingredients in Dr.Js Natural Essential Liver Health has been shown to stimulate Phase I and II biotransformation and support the body’s natural liver cleansing function during detoxification. Each capsule includes 300mg Silymarin (milk thistle seed extract), Artichoke leaf extract, Turmeric root extract, Vitamin C, Beet Leaf, Black Radish Fruit, Bladderwrack leaves powder, Raspberry leaves powder, Pancreatin powder, Cleavers leaf powder, L-Glutathione, N-acetyl-L-cysteine, L-Methionine, Barberry root extract, Dandelion root extract, Schizandra fruit, Pueraria, Bupleurum Chinese Root, Cleavers leaf powder, and Grape Seed Extract. These botanicals and plant extracts contain phytonutrients, antioxidants and other compounds shown to increase cellular defenses, up-regulate detoxification, and protect DNA of the liver. 
Silymarin (Milk Thistle Seed Extract) or (Silybum marianum) is an annual plant indigenous to Europe and the United States and has been used for centuries as an herbal medicine to support liver health. The extract of milk thistle has silymarin, the biologically active component found in the seeds and leaves of this plant. Silymarin provides liver protective effects via several mechanisms of action, including inhibiting lipid peroxidation; supporting liver detoxification through enhancement of the liver’s glucuronidation pathways; and protection against glutathione depletion. Silymarin has been shown to increase hepatocyte protein synthesis resulting in hepatic tissue function. Artichoke is one of the oldest cultivated plants. The ancient Greeks and Romans considered artichoke to be a valuable digestive aid. In traditional European medicine, the leaves of the artichoke were used as a diuretic to stimulate the kidneys and as a choleretic to stimulate the flow of bile from the liver and gallbladder. Artichoke leaf extracts have been shown to provide antioxidant and liver support, including the maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels and the prevention of lipid oxidation.
Beet Leaf (Beta vulgaris) has been used traditionally to help support liver function. Research has shown that beets are an excellent source of the nutrient betaine. Betaine acts as a methyl donor and supports the methylation detoxification pathway. Betaine assists in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine as well as increasing s-adenosylmethione (SAMe) levels. This prevents fat infiltration in the liver and protects against the free radical stress generated by toxic chemicals.
Curcumin, the active compound in Turmeric, an orange-colored spice used for thousands of years in cooking and medicine, has been shown to support the body’s antioxidant and detoxification pathways. Curcumin elevates cellular levels of glutathione, one of the body’s major antioxidants that protects cells against free radical damage. Curcumin has been shown to increase glutathione S-transferase (a phase II detoxification enzyme), as well as the enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase which results in a significant increase in a variety of antioxidant defenses. In a study examining the effects of curcumin on cells loaded with arsenic, curcumin effectively counteracted the effects of arsenic by increasing the activity of the primary detoxification enzymes SOD, catalase and glutathione peroxidase. 
Dandelion Root Extract (Taraxacum officinale) is a native plant to the United States and Europe, where the leaves and roots have been used as food and herbal medicine. The German Commission E and European Scientific Cooperative for Phytotherapy have approved the use of dandelion root to support hepatic and biliary function. Studies conducted in animals, have shown that dandelion root increases bile secretion as well as glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase and SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) enzymes in the liver.
Methionine and Choline– Several studies have shown that the nutrients methionine and choline play a significant role in supporting normal liver cell function. Methionine and choline act as lipotropic agents which aid in fat metabolism as well as mobilization of fat out of the liver. Studies using mice fed a diet deficient in methionine and choline were found to have increased fatty acid uptake and decreased very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) secretion. These are just a few keys ingredients that will support and detox your liver in order to work at optimum level.
The human body is exposed to a wide variety of toxins on a daily basis, including chemicals found in foods, environmental toxins and pharmaceuticals drugs. The liver is the body’s main detoxification organ, and provides enzyme systems that safely process and remove xenobiotics and unhealthy hormone metabolites out of the body. These detoxification systems are very complex and require a variety of nutrients for optimal function. There are two main pathways of detoxification in the liver, known as Phase I and Phase II. Phase I, composed mainly of cytochrome P450 enzymes, involves non-reactive compounds undergo specific reactions which use oxygen to form a reactive site on the compound. Most pharmaceuticals are metabolized through Phase I biotransformation. This prepares the metabolite for the next step of detoxification, known as Phase II. Phase II is a crucial step- if molecules from Phase I are not fully metabolized by Phase II conjugation, they may cause free radical damage to proteins, RNA and DNA within the cell. Phase II reactions result in the biotransformation of fat-soluble compounds into water-soluble compounds that can then be excreted in the urine, bile or stool.
Dr.Js Natural Essential Liver Health’s botanicals and plant extracts contain phytonutrients, antioxidants and other compounds that naturally protect the liver from environmental challenges including exposure to radiation, toxins and infectious agents. In humans, these biologically active compounds have been shown to increase cellular defenses, up-regulate liver detoxification pathways and protect DNA. Take 2 softgels once a day with food and do not take this supplement within one hour of taking medication.  The softgel formulation and unique technique help pack all 21 nutrients and ingredients and deliver the nutrients to the liver and works effectively at the liver cell level.
  • Promotes Liver Detoxification*
  • Natural Antioxidant Source*
  • Supports Immune System*
This supplement is especially good for anyone that has had anything causing liver damage such as excessive drinking, diseases like hepatitis, etc. It is not really something you notice a difference with, but more like something you take and hope for the best. But that is okay, it is essential to have supplements like this around so that you can have good results if you do have any sort of liver damage. The liver is the like the skin, it regenerates itself. 
SIMPLE COLLECTION

90 Capsules/$39.99
Dr.Js Natural Simple Slim creates with 4 amazing blend ingredients with high dose of Garcinia cambogia fruit extract in order to control craving and break down fats. Dr.Js Natural Simple Slim is a proprietary formula contains Irvinga gabonesis seed extract (African Mango), Garcinia cambogia fruit extract, Green tea leaf extract and Chromium picolinate synergistically works together to create a powerful weight loss formula, decrease appetite and body fat within a month. Thus, overall the formula will improves energy, mood, focus and metabolism.  Many weight loss formula on the market just have one ingredient and often it doesn’t work or the ingredient is not effective and potent.  Dr. J feels the pain and struggles of her patients and she makes sure to search out the best raw ingredients and willing to pay for more in order to make the best supplements.
Ingredient Benefits:
Irvingia gabonensis (IG) is the Latin name of the tree grown in Central and West Africa that produces a fruit similar to a mango and nicknamed African mango, wild mango, dika nut, or bush mango.  In areas where IG grows, its flesh is widely eaten. But it’s the seed or nut (fresh or dried) that contains the supposedly powerful ingredients.  This weight-loss ingredient made from extracts of the seeds of the fleshy West African fruit Irvingia gabonensis (also known as African mango), is being praised for its ability to help reduce body fat, weight, and even cholesterol and leptin levels in overweight subjects.  The high soluble fiber content of IG seed can melt away belly fat and trim waistlines. It’s often combined with other ingredients such as green tea and marketed as a fat-burning supplement. “African mango was a staple for many tribes in Cameroon and Nigeria, and one characteristic of these tribes is their slim build, as well as low incidence of cardiovascular disease,” says Julius Oben, PhD., one of the primary researchers in the study and an associate professor of nutritional biochemistry at University of Yaoundé in Cameroon.  According to the study, subjects who took 150mg of this African mango seed extract twice a day showed “significant improvements” in their body weight, body fat, and waist circumference, as well as a slew of numbers that indicate better heart health, including plasma total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, blood glucose, C-reactive protein, adiponectin, and leptin levels—all without changing their diet or exercise routine. Additional studies have shown similar results, with subjects losing weight (about 8-10 pounds) without making other lifestyle changes.
Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit also known as the Malabar tamarind, is a popular weight loss supplement. People say it blocks your body’s ability to make fat and it puts the brakes on your appetite. It could help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, too. The active ingredient in the fruit’s rind, hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, has boosted fat-burning and cut back appetite in studies. It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry.  Garcinia cambogia may make it easier for your body to use glucose, the sugar your cells need for energy. Mice that got garcinia cambogia in one study had lower insulin levels than mice that didn’t. That’s another reason, besides weight loss, that people with diabetes are interested in it.  Dr Oz praises that Garcinia Cambogia is the holy grail of weight loss supplement; however, you need to take the right amount of Garcinia Cambogia in order to be effective such as over 1500mg.
Green tea is so good for you that it’s even got some researchers raving.  “It’s the healthiest thing I can think of to drink,” says Christopher Ochner, PhD. He’s a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.  It’s all about the catechin content in Green tea.  Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea is not processed much before it’s poured in your cup, so it’s rich in catechins.  Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol.   A 2013 review of many studies found green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure.  Some evidence suggests that the active ingredient in green tea, EGCG, may help you drop a few pounds.
Chromium picolinate is a nutritional supplement. The “picolinate” part of the compound is thought to enhance the body’s ability to absorb chromium. Chromium is a necessary mineral. The typical Western diet barely contains an adequate amount of chromium, this chromium supplements are quite popular. It’s the second most popular mineral supplement in the U.S. All kinds of claims have been made about chromium picolinate. Few of them are proven. One known effect is the supplement’s ability to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin, helping it work better to control blood sugars. It’s not clear whether the supplement provides significant help to people with diabetes. A recent analysis of well-designed studies showed that it does not significantly affect blood sugar or insulin levels in people who do not have diabetes. 
Take 2 capsules Dr. JsNatural Simple Slim in the morning 30 minutes before breakfast.  Take 1 capsule before lunch with food.   You will notice that you are not as hungry BUT still have to eat healthy to nourish your body.  May combine 1 capsule Dr. Js Natural Simple Detox at night in order to effectively lose the weight.  May expect to shed at least 5-10 pounds a month.   May get different result from each person body type, lifestyle changes and eating habits.
  • Powerful Weight Loss Formula*
  • Decrease Appetite and Body Fat*
  • Improve Energy, Mood, Focus and Metabolism*
I honestly did not think I was going to lose any weight using this. I have used weight supplements before and have not had any luck. But, I did end up losing 10 lbs. in one month. That is not a huge amount of weight but it is a start. Considering I cannot exercise due to my back and leftover neuropathy from a tumor, I think those are very good results indeed. So I wold actually recommend this product. The ingredients in this capsule do seem to help lose weight when taken as directed and with a proper diet. I did lose the recommend amount of weight that was specified on the container. 

30 Capsules/$34.99
Dr. Js Natural Simple Detox is an amazing specialized blend of nutrients proven to stimulate and support the body’s natural kidney, gut and liver cleansing function during detoxification.
Each capsule of Dr.Js Natural Simple Detox includes silymarin (milk thistle seed extract), artichoke leaf extract, senna leaf extract, casanthranol USP, sarsaparilla root and dandelion root extract. These six botanicals and plant extracts contain phytonutrients, antioxidants and other compounds shown to increase cellular defenses, up-regulate detoxification, and detoxify the liver, kidney and colon to rid of all gut waste and toxin in these three important organs.
The human body is exposed to a wide variety of toxins on a daily basis, including chemicals found in foods and drinks, environmental toxins and pharmaceuticals drugs. The liver is the body’s main detoxification organ and provides enzyme systems that safely process and remove xenobiotics and unhealthy hormone metabolites out of the body. These detoxification systems are very complex and require a variety of nutrients for optimal function. There are two main pathways of detoxification in the liver, known as Phase I and Phase II. Phase I, composed mainly of cytochrome P450 enzymes, involves non-reactive compounds undergo specific reactions which use oxygen to form a reactive site on the compound. Most pharmaceuticals are metabolized through Phase I biotransformation. This prepares the metabolite for the next step of detoxification, known as Phase II. Phase II is a crucial step- if molecules from Phase I are not fully metabolized by Phase II conjugation, they may cause free radical damage to proteins, RNA and DNA within the cell. Phase II reactions result in the biotransformation of fat-soluble compounds into water-soluble compounds that can then be excreted in the urine, bile or stool. Dr.Js Natural Simple Detox botanicals and plant extracts contain phytonutrients, antioxidants and other compounds that naturally protect plants from environmental challenges including exposure to radiation, toxins and infectious agents. In humans, these biologically active compounds have been shown to increase cellular defenses, up-regulate liver detoxification pathways and protect DNA.
Ingredient Benefits:
Silymarin (Milk Thistle Seed Extract) or Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is an annual plant indigenous to Europe and the United States and has been used for centuries as a botanical medicine to support liver health. Silybum marianum contains silymarin, the biologically active component found in the seeds and leaves of this plant. Silymarin provides liver protective effects via several mechanisms of action including inhibiting lipid peroxidation, supporting liver detoxification through enhancement of the liver’s glucuronidation pathways, and protection against glutathione depletion. Silymarin has been shown to increase hepatocyte protein synthesis resulting in enhanced detoxification function.
Dandelion Root Extract– Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a native plant to the United States and Europe, where the leaves and roots have been used as food and herbal medicine. The German Commission E and European Scientific Cooperative for Phytotherapy have approved the use of dandelion root to support hepatic and biliary function. Studies conducted in animals, have shown that dandelion root increases bile secretion as well as glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase and SOD (superoxide dismutase).
Artichoke Root– studies have shown that artichoke, categorized as a choleretic, stimulates the body’s natural production of bile, which is responsible for emulsifying fats in our diets. Artichoke also increases the surface area of fats, which allows enzymes to more efficiently break them down. Artichoke provides an excellent vegetarian alternative to detox bile, which is traditionally used in digestive supplements to support bile production. Artichoke Leaf Extract is one of the oldest cultivated plants. The ancient Greeks and Romans considered artichoke to be a valuable digestive aid. In traditional European medicine, the leaves of the artichoke were used as a diuretic to stimulate the kidneys and as a choleretic to stimulate the flow of bile from the liver and gallbladder. Artichoke leaf extracts have been shown to provide antioxidant and liver support, including the maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels and the prevention of lipid oxidation.
Senna Leaf extract- the leaves and the fruit of the plant are used to make medicine. Senna is an FDA-approved nonprescription laxative. It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy. Senna is also used for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids, and weight loss.
Casanthranol USP (Cascara Sagrada bark extract)- Casanthranol is a stimulant type of laxative. The ingredient irritates the lining of the bowel to secrete fluid and so produce softer or more liquid bowel movements. Docusate or casanthranol is basically a detergent that is not absorbed by the body. It encourages the mixture of water and dietary fat within the stool, making the stool softer. It does not hold water like some bulking agents nor does it stimulate the bowel like true laxatives.
Sarsaparilla is a plant. The root is used to make medicine. Sarsaparilla is used for treating psoriasis and other skin diseases, rheumatoid arthritis(RA), and kidney disease; for increasing urination to reduce fluid retention; and for increasing sweating. Mexican and Honduran sarsaparillas are used for treating gonorrhea, fevers, and digestive disorders. In manufacturing, sarsaparilla is used as a flavoring agent in foods, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. Chemicals in sarsaparilla might help decrease joint pain and itching, and might also reduce bacteria. Other chemicals might combat pain and swelling (inflammation), and also protect the liver against toxins.
  • Powerful Detox for Liver. Kidney and Colon*
  • Decreases Bloating and Body Fat*
  • Enhance Absorption of Nutrients*
This product is used in conjunction with the Slim to help detoxify the body and rid it of agents that the body holds onto such as toxins like medications, chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, etc. I like it because it really helps to rid the body of anything that makes it feel sluggish. I noticed increased energy when using it and my body felt less bloated and less 'down'. 



30 Capsules/$34.99
Dr.Js Natural Simple Cleanse is a proprietary specialized blend of nutrients which consists of 5 ingredients that works synergistically to clean out your small and large intestine whilst supporting the body’s natural kidney, gut and liver cleansing function during detoxification. 
Each capsule of Dr.Js Natural Simple Cleanse includes fennel seed, aloe vera leaf extract, senna leaf extract, casanthranol USP (cascara sagrada bark extract) and dandelion root extract. These five botanical's and plant extracts contain phytonutrients, antioxidants and other compounds shown to increase cellular defenses, up-regulate detoxification, and detoxify the liver, kidney and colon to rid of all gut waste and toxin in these organs.
The human body is exposed to a wide variety of toxins on a daily basis, including chemicals found in foods and drinks, environmental toxins and pharmaceuticals drugs. The liver is the body’s main detoxification organ and provides enzyme systems that safely process and remove xenobiotics and unhealthy hormone metabolites out of the body. These detoxification systems are very complex and require a variety of nutrients for optimal function. There are two main pathways of detoxification in the liver, known as Phase I and Phase II. Phase I, composed mainly of cytochrome P450 enzymes, involves non-reactive compounds undergo specific reactions which use oxygen to form a reactive site on the compound. Most pharmaceuticals are metabolized through Phase I biotransformation. This prepares the metabolite for the next step of detoxification, known as Phase II. Phase II is a crucial step- if molecules from Phase I are not fully metabolized by Phase II conjugation, they may cause free radical damage to proteins, RNA and DNA within the cell. Phase II reactions result in the biotransformation of fat-soluble compounds into water-soluble compounds that can then be excreted in the urine, bile or stool. Dr. Js Natural Simple Cleanse botanicals and plant extracts contain phytonutrients, antioxidants and other compounds that naturally protect plants from environmental challenges including exposure to radiation, toxins and infectious agents. In humans, these biologically active compounds have been shown to increase cellular defenses, up-regulate liver detoxification pathways and protect DNA.
Ingredient Benefits:
Fennel seed– fennel is a perennial herb belonging to the parsley (Umbelliferae) family; a large family of herbs and spices which also includes some of other common members such as caraway, dill, anise, cumin…etc. Scientific name of fennel is Foeniculum vulgare var, Dulce. It is a perennial, pleasant-smelling herb with yellow flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean, but is now found throughout the world. Fennel is an excellent source of vitamin C. It is also a very good of dietary fiber, potassium, molybdenum, manganese, copper, phosphorus and folate. In addition,fennel is a good source of calcium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, iron and niacin. Fennel seeds indeed contain numerous flavonoid anti-oxidants like kaempferol and quercetin. These compounds function as powerful antioxidants by removing harmful free radicals from the body thus offer protection from cancers, infection, aging and degenerative neurological diseases. Fennel seeds also are a rich source of dietary fiber for example, 100 g seeds provide 39.8 g of fiber. Much of this roughage is metabolically inert insoluble fiber, which helps increase the bulk of the food by absorbing water throughout the digestive system and easing constipation problems.
Further, dietary fibers bind to bile salts (produced from cholesterol) and decrease their re-absorption in the colon. It thus helps lower serum LDL cholesterol levels. Together with flavonoid anti-oxidants, fiber composition of fennel helps protect the colon mucosa from cancers. Fennel seeds concentrated source of minerals like copper, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and magnesium. Copper is essential for the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Zinc is a co-factor in many enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. The human body uses manganese as a cofactor for the important antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Furthermore, fennel seeds indeed are the storehouse for many vital vitamins. Vitamin-A, vitamin-E, vitamin-C as well as many B-complex vitamins like thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and niacin particularly are concentrated in these seeds.
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) or lily of the desert- Aloe vera’s use can be traced back 6,000 years to early Egypt, where the plant was depicted on stone carvings. Known as the “plant of immortality,” aloe was presented as a funeral gift to pharaohs. Historically, aloe vera has been used for a variety of purposes, including treatment of wounds, hair loss, and hemorrhoids; it has also been used as a laxative. Two substances from aloe vera, the clear gel and the yellow latex, are used in health products today. Aloe gel is primarily used topically (applied to the skin) as a remedy for skin conditions such as burns, frostbite, psoriasis, and cold sores, but it may also be taken orally (by mouth) for conditions including osteoarthritis, bowel diseases, and fever. Aloe latex is taken orally, usually for constipation. Aloe latex contains strong laxative compounds. Products made with aloe were at one time regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as over-the-counter (OTC) laxatives. 
Dandelion Root Extract– Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a native plant to the United States and Europe, where the leaves and roots have been used as food and herbal medicine. The German Commission E and European Scientific Cooperative for Phytotherapy have approved the use of dandelion root to support hepatic and biliary function. Studies conducted in animals, have shown that dandelion root increases bile secretion as well as glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase and SOD (superoxide dismutase).
Senna Leaf extract– the leaves and the fruit of the plant are used to make medicine. Senna is an FDA-approved nonprescription laxative. It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy. Senna is also used for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids, and weight loss.
Casanthranol USP (Cascara Sagrada bark extract)- Casanthranol is a stimulant type of laxative. The ingredient irritates the lining of the bowel to secrete fluid and so produce softer or more liquid bowel movements. Docusate or casanthranol is basically a detergent that is not absorbed by the body. It encourages the mixture of water and dietary fat within the stool, making the stool softer. It does not hold water like some bulking agents nor does it stimulate the bowel like true laxatives.
Take 1-2 capsules Dr.Js Natural Simple Cleanse on first night. Then 1 capsule each night for 4 more nights. STOP for 1 week then repeat the same 5 days process.  
May take 1 capsules daily at bedtime for chronic constipation condition.   Will experience a normal bowel movement and recommend to drink lots of water during  the detox, gut waste process and cleansing of the colon. May combine 1 capsule Dr.Js Natural Simple Detox and 1 capsule Dr.Js Natural Simple Cleanse to speed up the process for effectively and powerful detoxification process when nothing works for your body.
  • Powerful Cleanse to Support Healthier Gut*
  • Decrease Gut Waste*
  • Regulate Gut Digestion and Bowel Movement*

I take pain meds, so I use the cleanse primarily as a laxative agent. For me I need something natural and easy that doesn't cause gas and bloating, and is easy to digest. Senna is one of those things that is easy on the body. Besides, when you do a cleanse such as the one recommended here, you don't want to become dehydrated. In fact, this product is recommended for chronic constipation. It works very well when combined with the Detox product. 

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Dr.Js Natural Energy Booster capsules are created with 5 powerful ingredients that supply key mitochondrial micronutrients in a smart combination to boost cellular energy production. Dr.Js Natural Energy Booster works to increase mitochondrial energy output. There must be adequate fuel supply for combustion and abundant antioxidants to scavenge free radical by-products. Preserving our energy reserves and increasing energy output is a critical part of maintaining optimal health.
There are many things that can drain energy reserves. Lack of sleep, too much stress, poor nutrition, and prescription medications can draw on our energy reserves using them up faster than they can be replenished. Even the vital biologic systems relied on to maintain health can create an energy deficit that needs to be restored.
Ingredient Benefits:
Ginseng is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world. There are two main types of ginseng such as Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). Studies have found that the different types have different benefits. In traditional Chinese medicine, American ginseng is considered less stimulating than the Asian variety. Both of these ginseng contain active compound called ginsenosides. Although many other herbs are called ginseng, like eleuthero, or Siberian ginseng, they do not contain the active ingredient of ginsenosides. Some studies have found that ginseng may boost the immune system. There is some evidence that one particular type of American ginseng extract might decrease the number and severity of colds in adults. Several studies in people have also shown that ginseng may lower blood sugar levels.Ginseng has also been studied as a way to improve mood and boost endurance as well as treat cancer, heart disease, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, hepatitis C, high blood pressure, menopausal symptoms, and other conditions. Ginseng may affect blood sugar levels, people taking drugs for diabetes should not use ginseng without talking to their doctor first. Ginseng can interact with warfarin and with some medicines for depression.
Green coffee beans are raw, unroasted coffee beans. The roasting process seems to destroy some of the healthy, natural chemicals in the beans. Because of media attention, green coffee has become a popular supplement for weight loss and increase energy with better overall performance. Many people experience little or no side effects on cardiovascular symptoms when using natural green coffee rather than straight caffeine.
Yohimbe Bark Extract is a tree native to Western Africa, where its bark has long been thought to boost libido. The active ingredient from the bark of yohimbe — yohimbine — is used in some prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction. However, yohimbe is also widely used in formulation with other ingredients to boost up energy and stamina. Thus, it is very effective in Dr. Js Natural Energy Booster where you will experience 6-8 hours of energy and overall burst of performance where you will not get the crash from other energy sugary drink. Yohimbine comes from the yohimbe bark, it’s concentrated and standardized. Yohimbe has been used traditionally for many conditions, such as fatigue, high blood pressure, and heart problems. Some people take it hoping that it will improve their athletic performance or help them lose weight.
Take 1-2 capsules DrJsNatural Energy Boost in the morning 30 minutes after breakfast.  May take another capsule after lunch with food. DO NOT take after 2pm since may keep you awake at night due to burst of energy from the supplement.
  • Powerful All Day Energy Boost*
  • Improve Overall Performance*
  • Increase Focus, Mood and Metabolism*


These energy booster capsules are definitely something I needed. And they work, without the nastiness of a Red Bull crash and hangover. Or without the shakes of too much caffeine. They do have natural caffeine from coffee beans but it's not like drinking coffee and getting that coffee high that you normally get. This is a slow, nice release of energy throughout the day that is tolerable and doesn't make me feel anxious. I like how these capsules make me feel: confident. That is all I am asking for....

Dr.Js Naturals makes more supplements and I did not get to test those out but hopefully I will in the future. These products are available online at www.drjsnatural.com, www.amazon.com and www.bulubox.com. Like Dr. Js Natural on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjsnatural; Follow Dr. Js Natural on Twitter: @/DRJSNATURAL; Follow Dr. Js Natural on Instagram: http://instagram.com/drjsnatural; Subscribe to Dr. Js Natural on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/drjsnatural?sub_confirmation=1 and Add Dr. Js Natural on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/drjsnatural.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

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