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MusclePharm Corp. (MSLP) Is “One To Watch”

MusclePharm is a healthy lifestyle company that lists on the OTC Bulletin Board. The company develops and manufactures a full line of NSF International and Informed Choice approved nutritional supplements that are free of banned substances. Their products address all categories of an active lifestyle, including muscle building, weight loss, and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. Founded in 2008, MusclePharm has their headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

The company (based on years of research at the MusclePharm Sports Science Center) creates their products through an advanced six-stage research protocol involving the expertise of top nutritional scientists and field-tested by more than one hundred elite professional athletes from various professional sports leagues. These include the National Football League, Mixed Martial Arts, and Major League Baseball.

MusclePharm sells in more than 120 countries and is available in more than 10,000 U.S. retail outlets. These include Dick's Sporting Goods, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, and Wal-Mart. In addition, MusclePharm products sell through more than 100 online stores, including bodybuilding.com, Amazon.com, and Vitacost.com.

The company provides a line of nutritional supplements comprising of amino acids, herbs, and proteins to address various categories of an active lifestyle. Their products include Assault, which combines natural ergogenic agents to promote endurance, ramp up training intensity, and sharpen mental focus.

The company's Battle Fuel combines assorted natural compounds to influence the body's hormonal, recovery, and immune pathways. Their Bullet Proof product is a combination of various natural components to support the most restful state of sleep possible, and to optimize the recovery and repair through specific hormonal modulation and nutrient delivery. In addition, their Combat Powder is a timed-released protein food that contains whey protein concentrates, hydrolysates, isolates, egg albumin, and micellar casein.

Moreover, MusclePharm's products include Re-con, a muscle reconstruction matrix that refuels and rebuilds muscles, as well as replenishes nutrients. They also have their MuscleGel, a nutrient product to build lean muscle and fuel fat loss. Their Shred Matrix product combines different natural compounds to influence the body's multiple metabolic, energy, and performance pathways.

Today, MusclePharm reported their preliminary financial results for the 2012 first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Net sales for the first three months of 2012 increased nearly fourfold to approximately $19 million from $4 million for the 2011 first quarter. International sales grew 400 percent to approximately $4 million from $1 million in the year-ago first quarter. Income from operations grew to approximately $1 million versus a loss from operations of $1 million for the 2011 first quarter. MusclePharm expects to issue a news release with their complete financial results for the 2012 first quarter on or before May 15, 2012.

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