Muscle Pharm - Muscle Gel Shot Protein On The Go Banana Cream - 1.55 oz. (46 grams)
Muscle Pharm Muscle Gel Shot Protein On The Go Banana Cream is so portable and convenient you can take it with you literally anywhere. Take it on the airplane, hiking, camping, biking, jogging... etc. Throw a few Gel-Packs in your gym bag, backpack, lunch bag or purse, for an easy, high-protein, low-calorie, sugar-free meal supplement. MuscleGel makes a healthy snack alternative that fits conveniently into your fat loss or muscle-building nutrition program.
Next Generation Fitness Fuel
New MuscleGel provides more protein than 6 egg whites, a whole chicken breast, or a single serving of most powders. MuscleGel is loaded with all nine Essential Amino Acids (EAAs), and the critical Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), including Leucine (Essential for muscle growth).
At MusclePharm they live the lifestyle. The motivating force that drives MusclePharm's business is the integrity of its management team. They are not just business people; they share the lifestyle of their target customers. They have harnessed the drive and focus that marked their experiences in the sports world into building their business that benefits all fitness enthusiasts and helps Fuel The Athlete Inside!
In 2003, MusclePharm's CEO and President Brad Pyatt- then a player for the Indianapolis Colts- was frustrated that the current supplements he was taking were not helping his performance as promised in advertisements, but were actually hindering his performance, causing injuries to him on the football field. After being advised by the Colts' strength coach to stop taking overmarketed supplements that overpromised and underdelivered, Pyatt's vision came alive: To develop a superior line of nutritional supplements that would help his fellow athletes improve their performance in a way that existing supplements did not. In the years that followed, he built his idea into MusclePharm- a company that currently boasts eight products (six on the market and two pending) with four more slated for production by the end of 2010. Even as the company has grown, its mission has remained the same: to improve its customers' lives, increase their ability to excel, use cutting-edge science to develop the best nutritional supplements on the market, and provide a SAFE option for athletes, as we are The Athletes Company!
Scientifically Advanced 6-Stage Research and Testing Protocol
Each and every product sold by MusclePharm is the end result of a long development process involving leading nutrition scientists doctors, and top professional athletes in the country.
Step 1: The Vision
CEO, Brad Pyatt, President and fitness icon, Cory Gregory, and top sports nutritionist, Eric Serrano, MD take the first step by envisioning a new nutritional supplement with a specific set of performance properties.
Step 2: The Formulation Process
Dr. Eric Serrano, the leading sports nutrition doctor in the US, who is the company's medical director and formulator, begins putting together several scientifically advanced - often breakthrough - combinations and ratios of ingredients resulting in superior formulations.
Step 3: Athlete Protocol Test
At the world reknown MP Performance Center, preliminary formulations of new products are tested on elite professional athletes. Product samples developed at the MP Performance Center are also given to athletes and strength coaches in the NFL, MMA, MLB, and other organizations for further analysis. MusclePharm is the first to use the field as it's lab, truly combining science with athletics. At our 30,000 sq. ft. training facility we use state-of-the-art technology like Omega Wave, DEXA, and Kaiser performance equipment to gather cutting-edge feedback about our formulations. Our medical advisory team, strength coaches, and top fitness experts evaluate the results to give us a practical read on the effectiveness of our products.
Step 4: Research and Product Testing
After athlete testing, the formulation is forwarded to Dr. Jeffrey Stout, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Oklahoma, who performs an in-depth review of ingredient ratios and combinations to ensure it is sound from both a nutritional and health standpoint. Dr. Stout oversees clinical trials so that product claims are not based solely on published data from individual ingredients but from finished goods.
Step 5: Compliance and Safety
All products are checked against internationally published lists to ensure that no banned substances are included. All production runs are conducted in a state-of-the-art facility that follows government-approved Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Before being made available to the public, all products are analytically verified for purity and verified for label claim accuracy to ensure that the information we put on the label is 100% accurate. Following testing, reference samples are kept so that we can hold our products to the highest quality assurance standards.
Step 6: NSF Certification Program and Banned Substance-Free Guarantee
The final step of MusclePharm's product development is by far the most important. To meet the growing demands of athletes, coaches and all those concerned about banned substances in sports supplements, NSF International developed the NSF Certified for Sport program. This testing program minimizes the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product contains a substance banned by one of the major sports organizations. It also ensures that certified products contain the identity and quantity of dietary ingredients declared on the product label, but do not contain unacceptable quantities of unwanted contaminants for the recommended serving size.
- Formula Evaluation - NSF provides confidential review of product formulations to screen for potential banned substances and determine testing requirements.
- Good Manufacturing Practices - Production facilities and packaging facilities are inspected to insure controls are in place to avoid the introduction of, or cross contamination with, banned substances.
- Clinical Testing for Metabolites - At the client's request, NSF will oversee clinical testing to determine if any ingredients metabolize into prohibited substances that may result in disqualification from competition.
- Chain-of-Custody Procedures - Each product lot tested for banned substances must be collected by an NSF auditor. All products pending testing are held under locked quarantine until NSF notifies the manufacturer of successful test results.
* MusclePharm is currently in the NSF approval process.