updated 1/18/2011 8:16:55 AM ET 2011-01-18T13:16:55

DENVER, Jan. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MusclePharm® Corporation (OTCBB:MSLP), one of the fastest growing nutritional supplement companies in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is an official nutritional supplement supplier for Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds. The partnership begins in 2011.

MusclePharm will work closely with Matt Krause, the Reds Strength & Conditioning Coordinator.

"We are looking forward to teaming up with MusclePharm because their protein gel packs are convenient, safe, effective and contain no banned substances," said Krause. "I am always working to ensure our players reach their full potential." 

"Eating properly and when necessary supplementing our players' diets is an important part of reaching one's full potential," added Krause. "MusclePharm provides the protein gel packs that are approved by NSF and Major League Baseball testing guidelines which gives me the confidence I must have in the supplements that our players are using."

Before any MusclePharm products are available for professional sports teams, they must be approved by the NSF Certified for Sport® Program. 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 will contain any substance that is on one of the major sports organizations banned list. It also ensures that certified products contain the dietary ingredients in specified quantities declared on the product label, but do not contain unacceptable quantities of unwanted contaminants for the recommended serving size.

MusclePharm's CEO, Brad Pyatt, commented, "We are very excited to become a nutritional supplement supplier for the Cincinnati Reds. We believe this relationship will expand our brand by introducing our nutritional supplements, which are 100% free of any banned substances, to a new consumer group." 

"We started Musclepharm to provide all athletes with the proper supplements that will enable them to reach their full potential with safe and effective supplements. We believe this partnership is only the beginning of opportunities for us to expand our brand into sports outside of our core MMA market."

About MusclePharm

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, MusclePharm is a rapidly expanding healthy life-style company that develops and manufacturers a full line of NSF and scientifically approved, nutritional supplements that are 100% free of any banned substances. Based on years of research, MusclePharm products are created through an advanced six-stage research protocol involving the expertise of top nutritional scientists and field tested by more than 100 elite professional athletes from various sports including the NFL, MMA, and MLB. The Company's propriety and award winning products address all categories of an active lifestyle including muscle building, weight loss, and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. MusclePharm is sold in over 120 countries and available in over 5,000 US retail outlets that include GNC, and Vitamin Shoppe, as well as over 100 online stores, including bodybuilding.com, Amazon and Vitacost.com. For more information, please visit www.musclepharm.com .

Forward-looking Statements

MusclePharm Corporation believes the information set forth in this Press Release may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. Certain factors that could cause results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements are set forth in "Risk Factors" in Item 2.02 of the Company's Form 8-K dated February 18, 2010, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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