MusclePharm Corporation (OTCBB:MSLP), one of the fastest growing nutritional supplement companies in the United States, reported recently that the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) is requesting the approval of MusclePharm�s Recon nutritional supplement to the New York State Medicaid list of prescription medications.
MusclePharm�s Recon Nutritional Supplement contains important amino acids, assisting in reaching the higher levels of nutrition required for people living with HIV. MusclePharm�s Recon Nutritional Supplement is easily digestible, helps the absorption of amino acids and proteins. It contains essential minerals, digestive enzymes, Glutamine and other metabolic agents that maximize recovery, protein synthesis and endurance.
�We are honored with the NAPWA�s support of therapeutic nutritional supplementation and look forward to the day when MusclePharm�s Recon is available to people living with HIV in New York State and all of those who depend on Medicaid for their therapeutic needs,� stated Brad Pyatt, MusclePharm�s Chief Executive Officer. �Our safe and scientific product formulations provide unique opportunities for us to expand MusclePharm�s distribution within the medical community. We believe this increased support continues to position MusclePharm as one of the leading developers and manufacturers of nutritional supplements.�
Nutritional Supplementation has long been utilized within the HIV community to maintain and support muscle mass and help strengthen the immune system. Whey protein has been shown thru various credible studies to aid in the growth of muscle mass. Unlike other Medicaid available proteins, MusclePharm�s Recon helps to burn fat while building muscle. This is a factor essential to people living with HIV, especially those on antiviral regimens where unwanted fat may be an issue in those who often battle muscle depletion.
EQ Labs, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EQLB) reports that poker superstar and celebrity spokesperson Vanessa Rousso appeared with Company CEO Mo Owens on the Las Vegas affiliate of ABC television (KTNV – Channel 13) promoting EQ Labs effervescent energy tablet.
Mr. Owens and Ms. Rousso announced a major promotion for Labor Day Weekend at the Convention Center location of Walgreens in Las Vegas for EQ Lab’s “Smart Energy Drink.” The company is expecting a very large audience on September 4, 2010. Each person that buys EQ at the Walgreens location that day wins a chance for a 1 hour personal poker boot-camp with Vanessa Rousso. The second winner will get a chance to ride in an off-road racing car with Baja racing champion TJ Flores.
On June 24, 2010, the company announced that Vanessa Rousso had signed an endorsement contract with EQ Labs. Ms. Rousso is a member of the prestigious Team PokerStars. In addition, she signed an endorsement contract as a celebrity spokesperson for Go Daddy in 2009. Ms. Rousso also appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Last week, EQ Labs CEO Maurice Owens was featured on “The Morning Blend” show talking about the virtues of EQ Energy drink while also displaying the company’s complete product line.
Mr. Owens commented, “Since I appeared on The Morning Blend show last, we have seen our sales accelerate throughout the Las Vegas region. Several retail locations have completely sold out of our product and we have received orders for more product. As Vanessa said on ‘The Morning Blend’ show, she is now using EQ at the poker tournaments that she appears in and it helps her to be on her game. We will be announcing more celebrity spokespeople in the near future.”
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA), a beauty retailer with 356 retail stores, will conduct a conference call to discuss second quarter fiscal 2010 results on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 p.m. Central Time. A press release detailing the Company�s second quarter fiscal 2010 results will be issued after the market closes and prior to the call. The conference call will be hosted by Lyn Kirby, Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Rubin, President and Chief Operating Officer and Gregg Bodnar, Chief Financial Officer.
Ulta is the largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States. Ulta provides affordable indulgence to its customers by combining the product breadth, value and convenience of a beauty superstore with the distinctive environment and experience of a specialty retailer. Ulta offers a unique combination of over 21,000 prestige and mass beauty products across the categories of cosmetics, fragrance, haircare, skincare, bath and body products and salon styling tools, as well as salon haircare products. Ulta also offers a full-service salon in all of its stores. The Company currently operates 356 retail stores across 38 states and also distributes its products through the Company�s website.