Scientific Advisory Board

Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS

Joseph Maroon is a board-certified neurosurgeon, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and team physician of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dr. Maroon is the Chairman of the Medical Advisor Board of GNC. Honored as one of America’s Best Neurosurgeons for 8 consecutive years, he has published over 250 scientific papers, 8 books, and 40 book chapters. His other research has focused on the prevention and treatment of injuries and disease.

In his most recently published book, The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine can Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life, Dr. Maroon relates the new science of genetic activation and the ability of food choices, supplements and lifestyle choices to activate human genes, to better health. He has also authored Fish Oil: The Natural Anti-inflammatory, which discusses the wide range of conditions for which omega-3 fish oil has been found helpful.

As a world-famous neurosurgeon, he has been honored by various national and international neurological societies for his contributions to neurosurgery. Despite his busy professional schedule, he is an Ironman™ athlete, completing 50 Olympic distance triathlons since 1980, and was inducted in Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame in 1999 for his athletics and sports medicine.


Jeff Bost, PAC

Jeff Bost, PAC, has been a Neurosurgical Physician Assistant, clinical instructor in neurosurgery and an associate of neurosurgeon, sports medicine specialist and nutritional expert Dr. Joseph Maroon since 1987.

Mr. Bost and Dr. Maroon have a special interest in minimally invasive spine and brain surgery and have collaborated on many scientific and medical papers and books in these areas.

In 2007, after meeting David Sinclair, PhD and head of the Anti-Aging Laboratory at Harvard Medical School, both Dr. Maroon and Mr. Bost became intrigued with how newly discovered longevity genes could be activated to maintain health and prolong life. Specifically, they learned about the natural supplement, Resveratrol, found in red grape skins, its gene activation and health benefits. In 2009, Mr. Bost was the lead researcher for Dr. Maroon’s book, The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life (Published by Simon & Schuster).

Dr. Maroon and Mr. Bost also co-authored the book, Fish Oil: The Natural Anti-Inflammatory. The book is currently in its fourth printing with over 75,000 copies sold.

Mr. Bost has lectured on natural products and its treatment for pain and inflammation at medical organizations and public forums around the world. He has given over 100 invited lectures, 24 national posters and oral presentations, 33 coordinated research projects, five workshops presentations, 23 scientific articles and has co-written two books.

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