Benicia, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2013) – CytoSport™, one of the largest sports nutrition companies in the U.S. and maker of Muscle Milk®, announced today the 22 high school athletic programs that will receive grants this year as part of the Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program. The program accepted applications from May through November and received more than 600 submissions from high schools in need across the country. Muscle Milk will provide a total of $250,000 in grants to help rebuild and revitalize the following high school athletic programs:
Bowie High School (Bowie, MD)
Canarsie High School (Brooklyn, NY)
Cleveland High School (Seattle, WA)
Columbine High School (Littleton, CO)
Compton High School (Compton, CA)
Denver West High School (Denver, CO)
East Detroit High School (Eastpointe, MI)
Frederick Douglass Academy (Chicago, IL)
Heritage Academy (Mesa, AZ)
Hertford High School (Ahoskie, NC)
Jasper County High School (Monticello, GA)
Leuzinger High School (Lawndale, CA)
Lincoln High School (Esko, MN)
Maplewood Jr.-Sr. High School (Guys Mills, PA)
Maryvale High School (Phoenix, AZ)
McComb High School (McComb, MS)
Newbury Park High School (Newbury Park, CA)
Northglenn High School (Northglenn, CO)
Oil City High School (Oil City, PA)
Stanton College Preparatory (Jacksonville, FL)
River Rouge High School (River Rouge, MI)
Waukesha North High School (Waukesha, WI)
“We have been amazed by the tremendous stories that have been told through the grant applications,” said CytoSport Chief Marketing Officer Nikki Brown. “Whether the recipient school needs updated uniforms, safe workout equipment or upgraded facilities, one of the major themes within every application is the sense of pride that will be instilled with each grant. We are so excited to be able to assist in the development of these student-athletes and provide a brighter future for these athletic programs across the country.”
Grants vary in the amount awarded based on each school’s requested need and will be provided to the school to fund their revitalizations as outlined in their application.
“This is a huge blessing. You don’t know how much stress lifts when you come into a season wondering if we have a budget,” said Brian Burks, head football coach at Compton High School. “Sports can provide different avenues for kids who might not be motivated or have opportunities, and my goal is to change the culture of the program and allow that to illuminate out to the rest of the school. This grant is going to provide basic football equipment for us—so now we can afford things that championship teams have.”
Muscle Milk athlete and All Pro linebacker Clay Matthews teamed up with the program to award one Wisconsin high school athletic program with a Muscle Milk Recovery Grant. Waukesha North High School in Waukesha, WI., will receive a grant to fund upgrades to their weight room, which will provide their student-athletes with safe equipment to properly train.
For more information on the Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program and its recipient athletic programs, please contact Brittany Cranston at 504.234.9077 or Brittany.email@example.com.
ABOUT Muscle Milk®
Muscle Milk® Ready-to-Drink is a protein-enhanced functional beverage that helps promotes workout recovery, lean muscle growth and sustained energy. Muscle Milk takes the guesswork out of high performance nutrition, delivering a precise blend of premium proteins, complex carbohydrates, functional fats, vitamins and minerals. CytoSport™, the maker of Muscle Milk, is one of the largest sport nutrition companies in the U.S. and offers a complete line of protein-enhanced powders, shakes and bars. Muscle Milk was named Ready-to-Drink Beverage of the Year by bodybuilding.com, Best Functional Beverage and Beverage of the Year by BevNet and Company of the Year by Beverage Forum, presented by Beverage Marketing Corporation and Beverage World.
The words on the wall of the University of Texas’ strength and conditioning training facility have inspired All-Americans, Heisman Trophy winners, National Champions and hundreds of Longhorn football athletes. They read, “The pride and winning tradition of the Texas Longhorns will not be entrusted to the weak nor the timid.” It’s
Jeff Madden’s job to see that these words are enforced.
Madden, who is in his 12th year as UT’s Assistant Athletics Director for Strength and Conditioning, makes sure that no Longhorn football player who sets foot on the field of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is timid and certainly not weak. Through a combination of proven training methods developed over his 25+ years as one of the leading strength coaches in America plus the very latest nutritional programs and products, “Mad Dog” Madden oversees one of the nation’s premier collegiate programs with hard work, dedication and toughness – just what he expect of his athletes.
The 2005 Samson Strength and Conditioning Collegiate Coach of the Year, Madden understands the critical role that nutrition plays in supplementing the hard work that happens in the weight room. American Football Monthly (AFM) recently asked him to give us insight into his program at Texas and address a topic of increasing importance to coaches, nutritionists and athletes – proper post-workout nutritional management.
Sound nutrition practices contribute to Coach Tommy Moffitt’s strength and conditioning program at LSU and the Tigers’ BCS National Championship.
As Director of Strength and Conditioning at LSU, Tommy Moffitt knows how to train athletes to become champions. With 2 BCS National Championships at LSU, Moffitt has solidified his reputation as one of the country’s top strength and conditioning coaches. The 2003 Samson Strength and Conditioning Collegiate Coach of the Year, Moffitt understands the critical role that nutrition plays in supplementing the hard work that happens in the weight room. American Football Monthly (AFM) recently asked Moffitt to address a topic of increasing importance to coaches, nutritionists and athletes – helping muscles recover from strength training with proper post-workout nutritional management.
PRODUCT BULLETIN: Salmonella Typhimurium
To Our Valued Customers:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting a very active and dynamic investigation into the source of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak. At this time, the FDA has traced a source of Salmonella Typhimurium contamination to a plant owned by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which manufactures both peanut butter that is institutionally served in such settings as long-term care facilities and cafeterias, and peanut paste—a concentrated product consisting of ground, roasted peanuts—that is distributed to food manufacturers to be used as an ingredient in many commercially produced products including cakes, cookies, crackers, candies, cereal and ice cream. The FDA has notified PCA that product samples originating from its Blakely, Ga., processing plant have been tested and found positive for Salmonella.
Be assured, CytoSport does not purchase, store nor use peanut butter or peanut paste in any of our products.
Muscle Milk and Monster Milk products are peanut butter flavored using flavors that are in no way derived from peanut butter or peanut paste. To date, millions of pounds of Muscle Milk powder and beverages have been sold and safely consumed. There is not one adverse report from any of our happy, satisfied users.
Unlike most sport supplement marketing companies, who are just that, marketing companies, CytoSport has invested millions of dollars in FDA approved manufacturing and packaging equipment and operates in a facility that meets or exceeds all FDA governed Good Manufacturing Practices for food and dietary supplement products. Our quality team strictly monitors all good manufacturing practices to ensure that our products meet pre-approved product specifications. From raw material ingredient sourcing to the finished product, we oversee all aspects of the process. This is the only way we can guarantee 100% satisfaction, and 100% assurance of pure, efficacious and untainted products.
If you need additional information, please call 707.751.3942
Sheri L. Elliott
Director of Quality Control
Adrenal glands - A pair of ductless glands located above the kidneys. Through hormonal secretions, the adrenal glands regulate many essential functions in the body, including biochemical balances that influence athletic training and general stress response.
Adrenalin - Popular term used to describe the various hormones secreted by the adrenal glands in response to stress.
Aerobic - literally "with oxygen". Commonly used to describe an exercise intensity where muscles can use oxygen to convert glucose and fat into energy. Aerobic training is carried out at a comfortable pace to ensure that the muscles have sufficient oxygen available.
Anabolic - Pertaining to the putting together of complex substances from simples ones, especially to the building of muscle protein from amino acids.
Anaerobic - literally "without oxygen". A high-intensity energy system where the muscles lack sufficient oxygen to successfully burn fuel, resulting in the production of lactic acid. Anaerobic exercise is very intense and can only be sustained for short periods of time.
Alpha-L-polylactate - CytoSport's proprietary formula that provides a long-lasting source of carbohydrate energy and buffers lactic-acid production in the working muscles. The principal ingredient in Cytomax.
ATP - Adenosine tri-phosphate. A high energy phosphate molecule required to provide energy for cellular function. The energy source your muscles use for short bursts of power.
Amino acids - Nitrogen-containing compounds that are the building blocks of proteins. There are 22 different amino acids from which every protein in the body is made up of. There are nine so-called essential amino acids that are not manufactured by the body and must come from the diet.
Bonk - depletion of glycogen and blood sugar while exercising. Symptoms include a dramatic reduction in performance and feeling disoriented and weak.
Carbohydrate - Sugars and starches that are the most efficient source of food energy. Stored in the muscle and liver as glycogen and in the blood as glucose.
Catabolic - The aspect of metabolism which converts nutrients or complex substances in living cells into simpler compounds with the release of energy, such as cortisol catabolizing muscle protein into glucose for quick energy.
Cell - The smallest structural unit of living material.
Creatine - The fuel source for ATP, an energy system used for short bursts of power.
Dehydration - The abnormal depletion of body fluids. Results in a severe decline in athletic performance and can lead to life-threatening circumstances.
Electrolytes - Minerals (e.g - sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium) that regulate bodily functions. Small amounts are lost in sweat and need to be replaced through the use of energy drinks like Cytomax.
Enzymes - Proteins necessary to bring about bio-chemical reactions.
Fat - A type of caloric energy found in food, essential for a variety of body functions including organ protection, hormone balances, and as a long-lasting fuel source for low-intensity exercise. Dietary fats are classified as saturated (animal flesh, butter, margarine, processed and fried foods) and unsaturated (vegetable oils). Unsaturated fats are the preferred food for health reasons.
Gastric emptying - The action of the stomach contents emptying into the small intestine. Most energy drinks and supplements are absorbed into the body via the intestine. The carbohydrate content of energy drinks affects their gastric emptying rate. Recommended carbohydrate content is 7% (one scoop of Cytomax in a 16-ounce bottle = 7%), which allows a gastric emptying rate nearly equal to that of water¹s.
Glucose - The form in which all carbohydrates are used by the body for energy.
Glucosamine - The basic molecule that comprises your connective tissue. Glucosamine helps you make new proteoglycans, enabling your worn connective tissue to become smooth and resilient. The principal ingredient in CytoSport's Joint Matrix.
Glycogen - The storage form of glucose found in the liver and muscles.
Gram - A measurement of weight equal to about 1/28th of an ounce.
Hormone - A chemical substance that is secreted into body fluids and transported to another organ, where it produces a specific effect on metabolism.
Hypoglycemia - A deficiency of sugar in the blood caused by too much insulin or too little glucose.
Insulin - A hormone secreted by the pancreas that helps regulate carbohydrate metabolism.
Kilogram - A measurement of weight equal to about 2.2 pounds.
Lean body mass - Body weight minus body fat; primarily muscle, bone and other non-fat tissue.
Medium chain triglycerides - known as the "fatless fat", these fat molecules are easily mobilized in the bloodstream to provide long-lasting energy, rather than being stored as fat. They also help limit the conversion of excess carbohydrates into fat. One of the "Lean Lipid" ingredients in Muscle Milk.
Metabolism - The chemical and physiological processes by which the body builds and maintains itself and by which it breaks down food and nutrients to produce energy.
Minerals - Organic substances needed in the diet in small amounts to help regulate body function.
Mitochondria - Specialized subcellular structures located within body cells that contain oxidative enzymes needed by the cell to metabolize foodstuffs into energy sources.
Organic - Being composed of, or containing matter of plant or animal origin.
Phosphatidylserine - a custom-engineered phospholipid extract that blunts the exercise-induced spike of the adrenal hormone cortisol into the bloodstream, reducing its catabolic effects. One of the active ingredients in MusclEnergy.
Phospholipid - A fat in which one fatty acid is replaced by phosphorus and a nitrogenous compound.
Pituitary gland - Small gland in the brain which secretes substances necessary for basic life processes, such as growth.
Protein - The major structural component of all body tissue; necessary for muscular growth and cellular repair. Proteins are also a functional component of enzymes, hormones, etc. Used for energy only when carbohydrates and fats are not available.
Stress - Any real or perceived adverse stimulus, physical or psychological, that tends to disturb an individual's homeostasis.
Triglyceride - The storage form of fat consisting of three fatty acids and glycerol.
Vitamins - Organic compounds that function as metabolic regulators in the body. Classified as water soluble or fat soluble. Vitamins cannot be manufactured by the body and must be obtained through diet or supplements.
VO2 Max (Maximal oxygen consumption) - The highest volume of oxygen a person can consume during exercise. Often used as a predictor of potential in endurance sports.
PRODUCT BULLETIN: Safety of CytoSport™ and Muscle Milk® ready to drink bottles
To Our Valued Customers:
The resins used in manufacturing CytoSport and Muscle Milk ready to drink bottles do not contain bisphenol A.
There has been news recently about plastic bottles and their safe use for the consumption of food and beverage products. A TV show recently interviewed a doctor who stated: "consumers should not buy bottles marked with a Resin Identification Code # 7 because these bottles contain bisphenol A". Unfortunately, the doctor caused some confusion because he failed to mention that there are many other types of plastic bottles that are marked with the Resin Identification Code #7 that do not contain bisphenol A.
State laws require that plastic bottles be marked with a Resin Identification Code to help with recycling programs by providing a consistent and uniformed resin identification system that could be applied nationwide. These Resin Identification Codes enable different types of plastic bottles to be sorted and separated so they can be properly recycled. There are seven Resin Identification Codes to identify the six most widely used plastic resins and a seventh code to identify all other types of plastic resin used in commerce. Codes 1 through 6 are reserved for the most commonly used plastic materials (1-PETE, 2-HDPE, 3-V, 4-LDPE, 5-PP, 6-PS). The # 7 (7-0THER) is a catch-all category which must be marked on any plastic materials not made with one of the six primary resins OR if the plastic product is made of multiple materials.
Although Muscle milk plastic bottles have a Resin Identification Code #7 marked at the bottom of the bottle none of these bottles contain bisphenol A. All of these plastic bottles are made of multi-layered materials. The predominant material will be one of three materials: PET, polypropylene, or high density polyethylene, with an inner layer being an oxygen barrier material for maintaining the quality of the beverage or food product. The oxygen barrier materials used do not contain bisphenol A.
Cytomax ready to drink bottles are made of PET and are fully compliant under US and International regulations for direct food contact, human health and safety. The primary material used in the production of these plastic containers is 1-PETE (Poly Ethylene Terephthalate), or thermoplastic polyester, which has been used and proven safe for many years in direct food contact applications. As such, it is regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and complies with Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 sections 177.1630 and 177.1315.
If you need additional information, please call 707-751.3942
Director of Quality Control
Benicia, CA – CytoSport, Inc., the makers of Muscle Milk, announced today that it has achieved Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration through NSF International’s Dietary Supplements Certification Program. CytoSport successfully met all listing criteria in NSF’s NSF/ANSI Standard 173 - Dietary Supplement, the only standard for dietary supplements. CytoSport manufactures a complete line of nutritional supplements and functional beverages for athletes and active lifestyle individuals.
In accordance with NSF/ANSI 173, NSF conducted a plant audit at the CytoSport Benicia facility to verify conformance with GMP’s and will conduct periodic audits to verify continued conformance. Good Manufacturing Practices for the current NSF Dietary Supplement Programs are based on industry recommended GMP’s.
The NSF Certification Mark will appear in CytoSport marketing material, advertisements and on their website as verification that they have met all program requirements.
“By obtaining GMP Registration, CytoSport has taken the initiative to demonstrate to their
customers their commitment to producing safer, higher-quality products,” said David Abney, General Manager, NSF Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods Certification Programs.
“We have always believed in the importance of ensuring the identity, purity, quality, strength and composition of our products,” said Michael Pickett, COO. “Our objective is to satisfy consumer needs with superior product quality, efficacy and reliability.”
About NSF: NSF International helps protect consumers by certifying products and writing standards for food water and consumer goods. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, our ongoing public health commitment is to encourage everyone to live safer.
About Sports and Nutrition
We here at CytoSport, like many of you out there in the sports nutrition community, be you either a manufacturer, re-seller or simply, just a customer, are drawn to sports for the same basic reasons. We appreciate and enjoy witnessing the human spirit in action. Individuals competing and achieving against all odds, lifts us all. It's actually the ultimate reality TV show.
CytoSport does not now, has never and will never condone the use of performance enhancing drugs. We have never and will never allow any kind of controlled substance to be present in our manufacturing facilities. Unlike most sport supplement marketing companies, who are just that, marketing companies, we've invested millions of dollars in manufacturing and packaging equipment and facilities so that we have 100% control. From raw material to finished product we control it all. We don't merely put our label on someone else's bottle or jug. Controlling these factors is the only way we can guarantee you the sports supplement consumer 100% satisfaction, and 100% assurance of pure, efficacious and untainted products.
CytoSport is very proud of our record in this regard. We have never manufactured and sold supplements that could be considered "on the edge" such as newly banned ephedra containing products, much less some of the more exotic and extreme prohormones and steroids. Why? We don't believe it's the responsible thing to do. As a user of our products you can trust that what we put on the label is what's in the products. Full and truthful disclosure, no questions, no doubts. We strongly believe that truthfully & honestly labeled sports supplements have a very important and appropriate place in support of any athletic endeavor. An increasing predominance of scientific opinion supports this position.
When viewed in this context, I believe our corporate philosophy conceived many years ago, "INSPIRED BY PERFORMANCE, DRIVEN BY SCIENCE" could not have been better chosen.
Is there any wonder why more elite athletes world wide, from World Record holders, to Olympic Gold Medalists, to Cy Young Award Winners; from Tour de France champions, to Pro Bowl and Super Bowl Champs to World Series MVP's use and trust CytoSport products? Absolutely not. Only one question remains? Why don't you?
CytoSport is a company on the cutting edge of the science of sports nutrition. We are constantly watching out for upcoming news and events where athletic prowess will be on display, and invite you to participate as a competitor or fan. For articles and events from the source you trust, look no further.