We don’t need to wait until January 1st to start working on ourselves, in fact small adjustments could actually make the stress of the holidays easier on us! When we take care of ourselves we worry less about the small things, leaving more room to enjoy what’s around us!

They say “it’s the most wonderful time of the year”, and of course the holidays are SUPER exciting, but with Winter just around the corner you might be looking for additional ways to support your wellness during this often tricky transition!!

This year has been stressful to say the least, and with a direct correlation between stress and a lowered immunity of course we want to make sure we are supporting our bodies the best way we can during these tough times.

For many of us during the winter months we retreat indoors quite significantly, and of course even more this year as we work to reduce the impact of Covid-19. If you’re looking for some supplements that can help support your wellness during this time than I invite you to keep reading this post! We’ve pulled some of our favorites from Progressive to share with you today 🙂 that you may want to consider.

As a long time user of Progressive Products (I’m sure you’ve seen me rave about their Pineapple Coconut VegeGreens on IG Stories) I’m super excited to collaborate with the brand to bring you details on “4 Supplements to Help You Thrive This Winter”.

*Disclaimer this post is sponsored by Progressive; however, all opinions expressed are my own. It’s also important to mention I am not a doctor, or medical professional. You should always consult one you trust before starting any supplements to ensure they are right for you.

Halifax Blogger Kayla Short poses with vitamins to help you thrive this winter


In today’s post, I’d love to introduce you to some vitamins you might consider speaking to a health care professional about when considering your winter wellness routine. From probiotics that are tailored to your individual needs, to vitamins to help support your immune system, as well as a supplement designed to help manage stress.


Typically I try to do a round of probiotics at least twice a year (I take one probiotic daily until the pack is finished) just to make sure my gut health is on track, and honestly I always feel SO much better when I do: both physically and mentally. I like to take one a day, typically at night because (they can make you a little gassy at first) until the pack is gone, and then I do it all again in 6 months. It’s such and effortless way to get your gut health on track.

Perfect Probiotic™ products are designed to provide ongoing daily gut health support, for the entire digestive system. They are available in a variety of probiotic strengths and formulas to suit different digestive needs. Perfect Probiotic™ products are a foundational supplement designed to be taken on a daily basis to support optimal health.

Progressive probiotics are available in the following formulas:

• 30 Billion CFU

• 60 Billion CFU

• 120 Billion CFU

• Colon Support

• Women’s Formula

• Kid’s Formula


While the holidays are SUPER exciting, they can also be super stressful. November is typically my busiest month for work of the whole year, so by the time I reach Christmas, and I’ve done all the shopping, and all the traveling, and all the lugging of the gifts: I’m honestly already completely burnt out. However, I think preemptively taking steps to prevent stress is never a bad idea! AND did you know 5-HTP when taken regularly can help prevent migraines? I mean…. I always get migraines over the holidays. It’s like clockwork.

5-HTP increases serotonin levels in the body, and helps to promote healthy mood balance, to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia, to reduce severity of migraine headaches. The Progressive 5-HTP formula is designed with enteric coated capsules that are gentle on the stomach.


• Helps to promote a healthy mood balance

• Helps to reduce the severity and duration of migraine headaches when taken as a preventative

• Used as a sleep aid to promote a restful sleep


We all know vitamin is powerhouse for cold and flu season, and yet so many of us don’t supplement (myself included). What’s great about the Progressive Vitamin C Complex is that provides isolated sources of Vitamin C for increased potency as well as whole food sources for their natural balance and bioavailability. Plus, the plant-based digestive support of papaya and black pepper extract increase the absorption and maximize the health-promoting properties of the entire formula. It’s a win/win!

Vitamin C Benefits:

• Provides powerful antioxidant protection

• Supports cardiovascular health & immune function

• Promotes healthy bones, joints, teeth, and gums


Progressive Vitamin D3 spray is the perfect choice for anyone who doesn’t like taking pills (which is definitely me). It’s so easy you only need one spray, AND it tastes like Orange Creamsicle Popsicle! I actually look forward to taking it.

Vitamin D3 can help with the maintenance of good health. Vitamin D3 provides immune system support, and promotes:

• the development of healthy bones and teeth, and helps the body absorb calcium.

• Supports a healthy immune system and bone health

• Improves the body’s absorption of calcium and phosphorous

• Helps to maintain overall good health

• Helps prevent vitamin D deficiency

• Combined with MCT to aid absorption

As I mentioned above please consider speaking to a health care professional before starting any supplement routine; however, I do hope these Progressive supplement suggestions helps you feel like now you can ask the right questions, and perhaps this post gets you thinking of better ways to support your wellness journey. If you’re looking to purchase any of these items please visit their website www.progressivenutritional.com.

If you have any questions please feel free to comment below or reach out to me on social media @SHORTPRESENTS I’m always happy to chat wellness!!

I hope you found this helpful, and I wish you continued health and happiness.



This post was sponsored by Progressive; however, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting my sponsors.


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