Doctor's Corner

The GNC Medical Advisory Board Discusses Hot Health Issues

In this edition of the Doctor's Corner, GNC Medical Advisory Board members share valuable information and tips for helping you Live Well.

The members of our Medical Advisory Board are dedicated to using their in-depth knowledge and experience not only to partner with GNC on the development of products and new innovations, but also to serve you, the GNC customer, by acting as a trusted resource for information, education and recommendations. Get to know them, interact with them and turn to them as a go-to resource for your health and wellness needs.

Top Tips For Starting 2015 Strong by Joseph C. Maroon, M.D.

Start the New Year strong with a positive attitude, healthy goals and the right approach. Here are some simple tips that can help you better commit to your health goals and ultimately succeed. ...
arrowRead More

arrow Back To Top

Helpful Tools
Vitamin Guide

Vitamin Guide

Use this interactive tool to get an expertly designed supplement plan customized to your needs.
arrowRead More

Vitapak® Programs

GNC Vitapak® Programs

Check out all of our Vitapak® Programs to find the one that’s right for your needs and lifestyle.
arrowRead More

Find Your Fish Oil

GNC Fish Oils

Which Fish Oil is right for you? Use our interactive tool to find the product best suited to your needs.
arrowRead More

Find Your Probiotic

GNC Probiotics

Learn more about Probiotics, see our full product line and pick the one that’s right for you.
arrowRead More

What's Your Protein Number

Protein Number

Determine your body’s protein needs for maximum health and performance using our interactive calculator.
arrowRead More

Ask The Experts

Thanks so much to our visitors for their submissions to the “Ask the Experts” section of our MAB website. We receive a ton of questions about diet and fitness tips, so here is a collection of our most frequently asked questions.

Q. from Natalie: I am a busy mom of three and find it really difficult to find the time to eat healthy, balanced meals when I am running around all the time. Any tips to help me stay on track with my diet, while also considering convenience?

A. from Dr. Prisk:

Your hectic life not only makes it difficult to eat well but can affect your health through added stress. First, make time for yourself and relieve some stress. Second, try to prepare meals ahead of time if you can to help you out during the week. Consider meals with a veggie, fish or lean meat and a complex carb like yams, rice, quinoa, etc. Third, try to organize a healthy breakfast with the family as it really is the most important meal of the day and can set the tone for the rest of your day. Fourth, consider having a ready-to-drink meal replacement or protein bar handy for between meals. I love the GNC Total Lean™ items and use them myself when on the go or craving a snack. Finally, add a multivitamin with antioxidant support to cover the bases and help protect your body from free-radical stress.

Q. from Aleighna: I'm trying to eat healthier and work out, but the vending machine at work seems to suck me in every afternoon after lunch because I get so hungry! I've heard a lot about products that help to control your appetite. Do they work?

A. from Dr. Prisk:

Many products contain fiber to control your appetite as they work, but it is important that you get balanced nutrition throughout the day as well. I would recommend a high-fiber snack such as a small veggie, plus some protein, which is great for appetite control. I eat salmon and a veggie at lunch because it has healthy fat, protein and fiber that help you feel full longer. Also, by avoiding simple sugars at lunch, I don't get the blood sugar crash that often sends you to the vending machine.

Some appetite-control supplements have a stimulant effect to improve metabolism. I would take them at lunchtime so you avoid the afternoon crash of taking them too early in the day. Sometimes I even split my dose into the morning and afternoon to keep a steady boost during the day. Some days I also turn to an alternative fiber and protein combo in the afternoon. I like GNC Total Lean™ Fiber Gummies and enjoy a GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™, which come in a variety of great-tasting, ready-to-drink flavors that I can grab and go.



Q. from Ed: I live an active and healthy lifestyle and enjoy working out, but am looking to take my gym efforts to the next level. Do you recommend anything to help me strive for better results?

A. from Dr. Prisk:

Harness your competitive spirit. Push yourself against your personal best and your friends in the gym. Healthy competition will help take you to that next level. If you haven't already, using pre-workout supplements with caffeine and other nutrients like arginine and beta-alanine will also support your drive and performance. Products such as GNC GenetixHD® Pro-Sculpt™ and GNC GenetixHD® Meta-Ignite™ will rev up your metabolism and your workouts. Push your mind to the next level with the competitive spirit and push your body to the next level with the right supplements.

arrow Back To Top

Blog Feed

Stay up to date on the latest posts from the GNC Medical Advisory Board as they cover a wide variety of health
related topics.

Protein Spiking: How Does It Affect You?

arrowRead More

Vitality–Live a Successful Life

arrowRead More

Double Duty with Fiber and Probiotics

arrowRead More

Doctor’s Orders on Getting Your Daily Dose

arrowRead More

arrow Back To Top

Doctor's Corner

Ask The Experts
The GNC Medical Advisory Board is wondering … what do you want to know about sports and wellness nutrition? Submit your suggested topics and questions here and check back each month to see what the doctors are talking about. Check out this month’s content!














Follow Us
Stay up to date on everything involving
the GNC Medical Advisory Board, including blog posts, events, news
and more.

Facebook /GNCLiveWell

Twitter @GNCLiveWell

Pinterest /GNCLiveWell

GNC Livewell Blog LiveWell Blog

Recommended Products
GNC Vitapak® Programs or GNC Multivitamins