Bioenergy Ribose makes the Mount Kilimanjaro climb with Dr. Maroon

February 13th, 2014
Mount Kilimanjaro

When renowned neurosurgeon and athlete Dr. Joseph Maroon began planning his climbing expedition of Mount Kilimanjaro, he was certain that his equipment must include Bioenergy Ribose. A sports fitness expert, Maroon knows that D-Ribose will help his muscles recover faster from the extreme exertion. It will also help to reduce stiffness and soreness. “D-Ribose will be in my water bottles,” he confirms.

Maroon is participating as the medical advisor for the first-ever climb of Mount Kilimanjaro by 11 amputees, organized by the Live Free Foundation. The climb will begin on February 20, and the group will attempt to reach the summit in five days. At 19,341 feet above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak.

Bioenergy Ribose has been Maroon’s ‘secret weapon’ during past athletic feats including his participation in Iron Man Triathlons.

 

Ribose helps neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon finish his fifth Ironman World Championship Triathlon

October 22nd, 2013
Iron man

Congratulations to neurosurgeon, nutrition and fitness expert Joseph Maroon, MD on completing his fifth Hawaiian Ironman World Championship Triathlon. Regarded as one of, if not the most, grueling athletic competitions in the world, it punishes competitors with a 2.4-mile open water swim, a 112-mile bike ride through the Hawaiian lava fields, and a full 26.2-mile marathon. Dr. Maroon’s time was 16:03:48.

As an experienced triathlete as well as team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers among many other professional achievements, Maroon knows how to prepare for an event of this magnitude. Before departing for Hawaii, he noted in his blog, “As usual I’ve included several turkey sandwiches and my specially formulated drink bottles. I plan to include D-ribose resveratrol … to help me get through the race.”

After the race Maroon commented, “I used (ribose) in my water bottles for the run and bike, and truly believe it made a difference in my endurance. My slow time in the marathon was due to a bad knee not my conditioning.”