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MusclePharm launching line developed by Arnold Schwarzenegger into GNC

BY Michael Johnsen

DENVER — MusclePharm on Monday announced that its Arnold Series, a new line of nutritional supplements developed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will launch today on GNC.com and on Oct. 1, in GNC stores.

"GNC was the clear choice to launch the Arnold Series as they share our commitment to healthy living and they are such a highly-regarded retailer of health, wellness and sports nutrition products," state Brad Pyatt, founder and CEO, MusclePharm. "Arnold Schwarzenegger is idolized by fitness enthusiasts across the country so we turned to GNC with their large retail footprint to make the Arnold Series widely accessible."

MusclePharm’s Arnold Series consists of eight sports nutrition products.


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Game show host Chuck Woolery enters retail pain relief industry

BY Jason Owen

CAMPTON, Ky. — Chuck Woolery, TV personality and game show host, has recently acquired a minority stake in Nature’s Health Connection, Inc., the makers of Australian Dream Arthritis Pain Relief Cream.

Mr. Woolery, who has recently appeared as a spokesperson in a radio commercial campaign for the pain relief cream, began using Australian Dream to treat his own minor arthritis pain. Mr. Woolery was so satisfied by the results he experienced with product, he decided to invest in the company.

Australian Dream is a topical pain relief cream that works with your body’s natural pain relief process, vasodilation, to relieve the aches and pains of arthritis. Unlike most other topical pain relievers on the market, Australian Dream is odorless, does not burn, and leaves no greasy feeling behind. Nature’s Health Connection is so confident in the product’s effectiveness, they back it with an Empty Jar Guarantee — a confidence that Chuck Woolery shares.


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New kinesiology tape activates the body to heal itself

BY Jason Owen

DORNSTETTEN, Germany — The family-owned Schupp GmbH and Co. KG company has just developed and launched a new type of kinesiology tape, the company announced today.

The new tape is different from conventional tapes in a very significant way: It works by stimulating the body to regenerate itself. Patients who are "Taped by SCHUPP" typically notice a significant improvement in their symptoms, and without the need to take potent drugs, the company stated. Doctors and physiotherapists can use the new kinesiology tape to treat discomfort or joint pain naturally, as well as in alternative medicine therapy.

The new Kinesio Tape by Schupp works by stabilizing the joints while also stimulating the body to heal itself. Specific receptors located in the skin become sensitized by where the tape is applied, which in turn encourages the healing process. Made from 100% cotton, the strips are suitable for sensitive skin, and the acrylic adhesive that is used on the tape is made from a skin-friendly material called polyacrylate.

Another advantage of the new Schupp tape is its ability to be used under water. Even showers are possible with the new Kinesio Tape. While other tapes typically fall off relatively quickly when they get wet, the Schupp company’s new Kinesio Tape holds firmly to the skin. For best results, before applying the Kinesio Tape, the skin should be largely dry and free of lotion or oils.

In order to achieve the best results, the skin should not be irritated by intense sun exposure or shaving before the tape strips are glued. Skin that is quite hairy should also be shaved a bit in advance before applying the tape. For the Kinesio taping to cause the desired cure rate, the tape must be warm or its adhesive should be rubbed. After only half an hour, the patient can shower without the Kinesio Tape coming off.

The Kinesio Tape is available in four colors: red, blue, black and skin-colored. Each of the colored tapes has a different effect on the person wearing it. Blue and black Kinesio tapes help relax the muscles and the red tape helps to tone muscles. The skin-colored tapes are specially designed for use on the face.


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