DAPHNE, Ala., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Sports Academy (USSA), an independent, accredited university specializing in preparing students for careers in professional sports, today announced that its researchers have completed and presented clinical trial results on the safety and effectiveness of long-term use of nutritional supplement Assault™, a product developed and marketed by Denver, CO-based MusclePharm Corporation.
Key findings, presented by lead investigator Jordan Moon, Ph. D., at the National Strength & Conditioning Association's national conference held earlier this month in Rhode Island, included:
- Assault™ significantly improved muscular strength without hindering cardiovascular performance;
- Men who engage in activities that are either strength- or cardiovascular-based may benefit from long term supplementation of MusclePharm Assault™ without any detrimental health risks; and
- Taking 1 scoop of Assault for 33 days had no impact on resting blood pressure, resting heart rate, or fasting glucose. In addition, chronic supplementation of Assault™ did not affect kidney or liver enzymes or cholesterol values.
"Based on the most recent and a previously completed study, Assault™ appears to enhance a single performance session by helping increase energy and focus and overall strength," said Dr. Moon, who is currently a distance faculty member of the Academy and previously headed the Sports Exercise Science Department. "Long-term also appeared to result in further improvements in strength, without compromising the health of our subjects."
"The product has been found to be a safe and effective supplement that may promote increases in strength, muscular endurance, energy, choice reaction and agility, while decreasing fatigue in healthy men," Dr. Moon added.
The national conference hosted hundreds of researchers, athletes, personal trainers and strength coaches from around the world. Assault™ was named the new supplement of the year in 2011 on bodybuilding.com.
About The USSA
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The Academy is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. USSA offers Bachelor of Sports Science (B.S.S.), Master of Sports Science (M.S.S) and Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) degrees. For more information, call 251-626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.
About the NSCA
The National Strength & Conditioning Association, based in Colorado Springs, CO, is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, supporting and disseminating research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness. The NSCA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership and certification organization, is comprised of more than 40,000 leaders in 190 countries in the field of strength & conditioning research, education, coaching and administration. The NSCA offers the first strength & conditioning certification to be nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and has been nationally accredited since 1993. For more information, visit http://www.nsca-lift.org/.
MusclePharm a publicly-traded healthy life-style company (MSLP: OTCBB), develops and manufactures a full line of Informed Choice-approved nutritional supplements that are free of banned substances. Utilizing years of research at the MusclePharm Sports Science Center, the products are created through a six-stage research protocol involving the expertise of top nutritional scientists and field tested using a pool of over 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 many categories of active lifestyles, including muscle building, weight loss and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. MusclePharm products are sold to consumers in more than 120 countries and available in over 10,000 U.S. retail outlets, including Dick's Sporting Goods, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World and Wal-Mart. MusclePharm products also are sold through more than 100 online stores globally, including bodybuilding.com, Amazon.com and Vitacost.com. For more information, please visit www.musclepharm.com.
For more information, contact:
The United States Sports Academy:
251-626-3303 ext. 7205
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