Trying Someting New – Organizationalize!

By on 05/19/2014
Age Astonish

Way back when, in another life, a young Anna took her first post-college job. She worked at an outreach center in a “rough area” of Orlando (Mickey Mouse doesn’t wander to those parts.)

On my first day I received an informational packet for new employees, and the moment I knew this job would be “special” was when I turned to the paged titled “Organizationalize!” It was their Organizational Chart. Only verb-ized. Wha….?

That was over 10 years ago, and it still sticks in my head. So I would like to pass this word blessing on to you: it is time for this blog to


I am still here, and I am still filling my brain full of healthy recipes, product research, ingredient studies, and more than my fair share of lolcats. I just find myself with less time to post, and more information to share. The scales are tipping in the wrong direction. There is so much I want to post. I am not a “real” blog in that I am not a business or a company or an LLC or anything. This is my personal diary – with a focus on health – that happens to be very public. And easily swayed by suggestion from its readers. And freely ignored. Often. Oops.

My point is, this blog will probably never be properly formatted or SEO optimized or all of that. So I need to push those ideas aside and just post content that way I want to.

So I am starting to ORGANIZATIONALIZE!

I am going to start posting about individual ingredients, products, research, etc. and try my best to sort it all using the categories function of WordPress. You can now see a fancy little “Supplements” category, and in time I hope to fill that up with ingredients that actually mean something on a label you may be reading.


I have a very easy example for this, as a product that smacked me across the face for being sure pure is actually what motivated me to try this new system out.



What do vitamins A, C, D, and E have in common?

Well, besides all being staple vitamins that we all need, they are also all well known for their anti-aging, and health promoting properties.

Vitamin A (Retinol) is important for bones, teeth, membranes and skin. A deficiency will also decrease your immune system.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is needed for formation of collagen, which helps to maintain skin, teeth, gums, tendons and ligaments. It also supports the immune system, is an excellent anti-oxidant and may even help fight cancer.

Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium and support strong bones, as well as boost the immune system, fight off heart disease and cancer, and reduce inflammation. It basically fights aging from the inside out.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) helps protect the cells and tissues from free radicals and breakdown and has been shown to reduce the aging process.

Clearly these are all essential. However, what about phytoceramides?

..phytocerwhaaat now?

Yeah, I wasn’t famliar either. Allow me to enlighten you.

Phytoceramides are the plant-derived equivalent of ceramides, a lipid that keeps your skin hydrated and plump. You start to lose ceramides as you age, and as a result, your skin beings to appear rough and wrinkled.

Taking phytoceramides orally restores the natural outer layer of the skin. Dr. Oz claims you can “fake a facelift” by taking these. I don’t know about all of that, but they do have some merit. They’ve been used in other countries for a long time, but our FDA just recently approved them (I guess someone saved up enough money to pay them off? Isn’t that how it works now?).

Anyway, they keep the outer barrier skin stronger, which allows the skin to hold on to moisture better and stay plump, preventing cellular death, greying, and wrinkling from dryness. The recommended dose is 350mg a day. Also, it works best and is absorbed best with vitamins C.


In an ideal world, these vitamins and supplements would be available cheaply, and purely, without a ton of other additives, non-pronounceable preservatives, and other crap filler. But that doesn’t happen in this world, does it?

I have good news!! I found a supplement that contains JUST THESE INGREDIENTS. Age Astonish. Nothing more… see:

Age Astonish Ingredients

Age Astonish

Here are my thoughts – we know these vitamins and supplements are safe, effective and needed. Whether or not this will “astonishingly” affect the aging of my face… I don’t know. But I know it wont hurt me as there are no other additives, and I know the science exists behind why these are considered powerful anti-aging allies. So I’m giving it a shot. I am being positive! I am not critical! Look at me being open minded!

I introduced my other daily “green smoothie” supplement ingredients to their new friend and so far they seem to be getting along swimmingly.

Green Smothie Added Supplements

About Anna

Hi there! This is my little blog project where I am trying to learn more about health, wellness and living a balanced life, while also sharing a bit of my silly side as well. By "silly" I mean sarcastic. And by "a bit" I mean way too much. Sorry about that.♥ - Anna

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