updated 2/18/2011 7:16:53 AM ET 2011-02-18T12:16:53

DENVER, Feb. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MusclePharm Corporation, a Nevada corporation ("MusclePharm" or the "Company") (OTCBB:MSLP), an expanding U.S. nutritional supplement company, is pleased to announce that MuscleGel, its innovative protein on the go product, has been shipped out to 1,500 General Nutrition Center (GNC) locations.

GNC is the largest specialty retailer of nutritional products in the world, featuring locations throughout the United States and in numerous international markets.

MuscleGel, which has drawn impressive reviews since its introduction, offers high-quality protein in a convenient gel-based formula that makes it simple to consume on the go without liquids or mixing.

"We are excited to launch this innovative supplement into 1,500 GNC stores and get it into the hands of our consumers. This is an incredible product that we have spent more than three years perfecting," MusclePharm President Cory Gregory said.

"We believe that MuscleGel will revolutionize protein consumption and be a category creator in the nutritional supplement industry.

"Not only does this product taste amazing, but it completely removes the hassle of mixing a powder with no worry of the chalk-filled aftertaste that protein bars leave. We truly believe this is the perfect protein supplement for everyone."

About MusclePharm Corporation

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, MusclePharm is a healthy life-style company that develops and manufactures a full line of National Science Foundation approved nutritional supplements that are 100% free of 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 one hundred elite professional athletes from various professional sports leagues including the National Football League, Mixed Martial Arts, and Major League Baseball. The Company's 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 U.S. retail outlets, including GNC and Vitamin Shoppe. MusclePharm products are also sold in over 100 online stores, including bodybuilding.com, Amazon.com and Vitacost.com. For more information, please visit www.musclepharm.com.

Forward Looking Statements

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 protects companies from liability for their forward-looking statements if they comply with the requirements of the Act.

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