Team CarnoSyn® Prevails in the 2019 NFL Draft – Darnell Savage Selected as First Round Pick by the Green Bay Packers
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 2, 2019 – CarnoSyn® Brands, a division of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), and one of the world’s leading sports performance ingredients, is proud to announce NFL Draft results for Team CarnoSyn® sponsored athletes, which includes first round NFL Draft pick—Darnell Savage. In January, CarnoSyn® Brands partnered with TEST Football Academy and Kaged Muscle® to provide NFL hopefuls with a scientifically-proven edge over the competition, working together to supplement the elite NFL Combine training athletes with a full line of products containing a combined average of 10.4g per day of CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine.
Darnell Savage, Round 1, Pick 21 – Green Bay Packers
After a trade with the Seattle Seahawks from pick 30, the Green Bay Packers selected Maryland safety Darnell Savage with the 21st overall pick and became the first Defensive Back of the 2019 NFL Draft to come off the board. After a successful NCAA career scouts predicted Savage to be drafted in rounds 3-4. Determined to elevate his stock, Savage focused on training at TEST Football Academy to make improvements in his speed, strength and lower body explosiveness. His hard work paid off after a strong showing at the NFL Combine, where he displayed the second fastest 40 time at his position (4.36) and rapidly moved up the draft board since that moment. Savage powers his training and fuels recovery with a mix of CarnoSyn® instant release beta-alanine and SR CarnoSyn® sustained release beta-alanine, averaging 8g per day, every day.
“CarnoSyn® allows me to compete at the highest level every day, with no sore days. It keeps my body feeling good,” Savage stated during his NFL Combine training program at TEST Football Academy. In just 30 days, Savage experienced an incredible transformation, resulting in 2.4 pounds of fat loss and a lean body mass gain of 10 pounds, for a total body composition swing of 12.4 pounds.
Foster Moreau, Round 4, Pick 137 – Oakland Raiders
With the 137th pick overall, the Raiders selected LSU tight end Foster Moreau, making Moreau the highest-selected LSU tight end since Harold Bishop was drafted in 1994 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Moreau earned a reputation in college football’s most elite conference as a devastating blocker with consistently reliable hands. Moreau had an impressive Senior Bowl being named offensive player of the week and dominated his NFL combine performance by running a blazing 4.66 in the 40-yard dash that placed him top five among tight ends at the NFL combine. His 36.5-inch vertical leap tied for third, 22 bench press reps tied for second, and his time of 4.11 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle was the fastest of anyone at his position.
During the rigors of Moreau’s combine training, he quickly realized improvements in endurance, strength and focus. “With CarnoSyn®, I can work harder, faster and stronger. It helps me be more consistent and more prepared to take on the day,” Moreau said at the height of his training, nutrition and supplementation program at TEST Football, which culminated in 7.5 pounds of fat loss and a lean body mass gain of 7.6 pounds, for a total body composition swing of 15.1 pounds. Moreau’s supplement stack includes a combination of CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn®, dosing 11.2g on training days and 9.6g on recovery days.
Tuzar Skipper, NFL Prospect
Tuzar Skipper created several opportunities for himself and received wanted attention by displaying his raw strength, speed and explosiveness at his Pro Day. After the draft, he was invited to an NFL minicamp with the Kansas City Chiefs and a CFL minicamp with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Skipper overcame adversity to earn a starting role on Toledo’s renowned defense and looks to use that opportunity to continue his pursuit of his NFL dream. While at TEST Football, Skipper committed himself to dominate the training process and catapult himself to the next level, incorporating CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn® into his supplementation regimen, dosing 11.2g on training days and 9.6g on
Skipper stated, “Without CarnoSyn®, I would not be able to hit the numbers that I hit, especially with the bench press—going from 19 to 26 reps in 28 days.” Adding 12.6 pounds of lean body mass, Skipper became stronger, faster and more explosive than he’s ever been. In 30 days, his transformation included a fat loss of 3.7 pounds and a total body composition swing of 16.3 pounds.
“We couldn’t be more proud of the players that put in all the work to make their dreams become a reality,” exclaimed Kevin Dunn, TEST Football Academy Owner and CEO. “Darnell Savage becoming a first round draft pick to the Green Bay Packers was an epic moment that was the icing on the cake of TEST Football’s 20 year anniversary. The excitement continued by seeing Foster Moreau selected in the fourth round to the Oakland Raiders and Tuzar Skipper getting multiple minicamp offers in both the NFL and the CFL. All this followed by 15 more TEST Football Academy alumni signing as priority free agents or minicamp invites—18 players in all. We can’t thank our army of supporters enough for their contributions during this process. When results are truly on the line, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to our athletes as we research the most scientifically advanced options our industry has to offer to support their mindset, movement, recovery and nutrition goals. A huge thank you to CarnoSyn® and Kaged Muscle for banned substance free products that have become a staple we can trust at the highest level.”
“CarnoSyn® is proud to sponsor these three elite athletes, chronicling their inspirational journeys through video and social media, to build brand awareness and foster education on the efficacious loading and dosing of CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine,” stated Nicole Burbank, Vice President of CarnoSyn® Brands. “For the second year in a row, we’ve witnessed impressive athlete transformations, with this year’s NFL Combine class of 35 athletes collectively losing 233 pounds of fat and gaining a total lean body mass of 237 pounds—for a total body composition swing of 470 pounds. We’re proud to play a crucial role in these outcomes.”
About CarnoSyn® Brands:
CarnoSyn® Brands feature two clinically studied, patented ingredients available exclusively from Natural Alternatives International, Inc.: CarnoSyn® instant release beta-alanine and SR CarnoSyn® sustained release beta-alanine. In 2019, CarnoSyn® beta-alanine successfully obtained NDI status from the FDA and received Self-Affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status at up to 6.4 grams per day, enabling NAI’s brand partners to provide unique offerings in various food categories. In the sports nutrition segment, both ingredients are well known to deliver benefits for athletic performance: Increased strength, enhanced endurance, faster recovery and greater mental focus.
SR CarnoSyn® is an advanced delivery form of CarnoSyn®, which delivers higher dosing levels of beta-alanine, and is proven to provide benefits for both wellness and healthy aging. In 2017, SR CarnoSyn® was determined to be safe through independent scientific procedures, thus satisfying the technical element of the GRAS determination. The GRAS affirmation allows NAI to broaden their product offerings beyond the sports nutrition space and focus on the dietary supplement and food and beverage industries, including medical and other fortified food products.
NAI, headquartered in Carlsbad, California, is a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements and provides strategic partnering services to its customers. NAI’s comprehensive partnership approach offers a wide range of innovative nutritional products and services to our clients including: scientific research, clinical studies, proprietary ingredients, customer-specific nutritional product formulation, product testing and evaluation, marketing management and support, packaging and delivery system design, regulatory review and international product registration assistance. For more information about NAI, please visit www.nai-online.com.
About TEST Football Academy:
TEST Football Academy has been training football players at all levels since 1999, marking 2019 as its 20th anniversary. Over that tenure, they have assembled the most experienced, world class team ever to prepare collegiate NFL prospects for the NFL Combine and Pro Days. They also work with youth and high school athletes, helping ballers of all ages get to the next level. This team of professionals consists of prominent performance coaches, international speed consultants, Super Bowl champions, pro bowlers, medical experts, sports psychologists, nutrition counselors, massage therapists, media personalities and interview prep professionals.
TEST Football Academy is the result of Owner and CEO, Kevin Dunn, Director of Football Operations, Geir Gudmundsen and a team professionals with over a century of collective experience, having worked with nearly 400 pro athlete hopefuls over two decades, with a success rate of more than 250 athletes who have gone on to play professional football. They prepare athletes for the NFL Combine, Pro Days and help to extend NFL careers with consistent follow-up and coaching in the off season year after year. No longer does an athlete have to accept one trainer when they can have an entire team of experts supporting them on the most important journey of their lives with the potential to earn generational income.
About Kaged Muscle:
Kaged Muscle® is an award winning, ultra-premium sports nutrition line and lifestyle brand, created to help athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels reach their transformation goals. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, KM is a rapidly growing producer of innovative, high-quality products in the sports nutrition category. Earning top accolades in 2017 and 2018 for their flagship products, Pre-Kaged®, In-Kaged® and Kasein®, from sports nutrition retail giants Bodybuilding.com, GNC and Vitamin Shoppe, KM’s award-winning line has quickly become an industry leader for clean, premium quality products and the brand consumers can trust.
Formulated with research-backed premium quality and patented ingredients, each and every KM product undergoes rigorous in-lab development and testing as well as real-world use in the gym by top athletes, to ensure their quality and effectiveness. KM’s commitment to providing athletes of all levels with premium, safe, science-backed sports nutrition products sets the brand apart from many of its competitors. The comprehensive line of sports nutrition products is third party tested for purity and potency, contains no artificial colors or flavors, no synthetic caffeine, fermented and vegan-sourced amino acids, and is certified free of banned substances by Informed-Choice and Informed-Sport. In addition to offering premium quality products, KM also provides consumers with an array of powerful resources, including hundreds of articles, videos and online trainers, to help educate and guide them on their journey to better health and performance.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are not historical facts and information. These statements represent our intentions, expectations and beliefs concerning future events, including, among other things, our future revenue profits and financial condition, our ability to maintain our patents, generate revenues from the commercialization of our patents and trademarks, secure compliance with our intellectual property rights, and develop, maintain or increase sales to new and existing customers, as well as future economic conditions and the impact of such conditions on our business. We wish to caution readers that these statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes for future periods to differ materially from any forward-looking statement or views expressed herein. NAI’s financial performance and the forward-looking statements contained herein are further qualified by other risks, including those set forth from time to time in the documents filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
SOURCE: Natural Alternatives International, Inc.
Renee Michaelson, CarnoSyn® Marketing Manager, Natural Alternatives International, Inc., at 760-736-7700 or [email protected].