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CarnoSyn® Partners with TEST Football Academy & Inner Armour® Sports Nutrition to Sponsor Top NFL Draft Candidates

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CarnoSyn®, a division of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), and one of the world’s leading sports performance ingredients, has partnered with TEST Football Academy and Inner Amour® Sports Nutrition to prepare the next generation of players for the NFL Combine, with scientifically-proven daily dosing of CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine.

Over the course of this season, the entire training class of 37 athletes at TEST Football Academy is supplementing an average of 8.2g per day of CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn® combined, in both powder and tablet form, via the Inner Armour® Sports Nutrition product line. As part of this endeavor, CarnoSyn® is proud to sponsor the following five players on their journey to the NFL.

Introducing Team CarnoSyn®:

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Introducing Team CarnoSyn® – In order of appearance, Marquis Haynes, Connor Davis, Ian Thomas, Luis Perez, Tegray Scales. Photo Credit: Laura Barisonzi, Copyright 2017 (PRNewsfoto/Natural Alternatives Internation)

Marquis Haynes, Defensive End for the Ole Miss Rebels
Haynes is the Rebels’ modern-era career sacks leader with 32 total sacks—he also holds the modern-era career tackles-for-loss (TFL) record with 47.5. Haynes is on the watch lists for Hendricks Award (Best DE), Bednarik Award (Defensive Player of the Year), Maxwell Award (Best College Player), Nagurski Trophy (Best Defensive Player), Chucky Mullins Courage Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy.

Connor Davis, Tight End for Stony Brook Seawolves
In 2015 Davis started all 10 games on the offensive line as right tackle. In 2016 he played in eight games with one start—four of which being at both tight end and defensive end. His career-high was three tackles, including one tackle-for-a-loss at Albany. In high school Davis was a Baltimore Sun defensive player to watch with 235 yards, five touchdowns, 117 tackles, 12 sacks and a blocked punt as a senior.

Ian Thomas, Tight End for Indiana Hoosiers
Thomas was an honorable mention at All-Big Ten and earned the John Mackey Award for Tight End of the Week. During his senior year, Ian participated in the prestigious Senior Bowl. He finished second among Big Ten tight ends with 15.0 yards per reception (fourth nationally, eleventh overall in the Big Ten), tied for third with five receiving touchdowns (T-twelfth nationally), and was fourth in receiving yardage (37.6) and catches (2.5) per game. Thomas is ranked first on Indiana in average per reception, second with the five TDs, third with 376 yards and fourth with 25 catches.

Luis Perez, Quarterback at Texas A&M Commerce Lions
Perez was the winner of the 2017 Harlon Hill Trophy (Dll Heisman), awarded to the top Division II college football player in the nation, and won the 2017 Division ll National Championship—the first player to do both since 2002. He completed 665-of-985 passes for 8,325 yards, 78 touchdowns, 16 interceptions and a 10-game winning streak, which is the longest active winning streak in Division II. Perez became the first quarterback to pass for more than 300 yards in the National Championship game since 2005.

Tegray Scales, Linebacker for Indiana Hoosiers
Scales became the first Indiana linebacker since 1987 to earn All-America honors (2016) and the first to collect first team All-Big Ten recognition (2017) since 1988. He finished third on IU’s charts with 46.0 career tackles, sixth with 18.0 career sacks and tenth with 325 stops. Scales finished with 13 double-digit tackle games, four multi-sack games and 14 multi-TFL games.

“For the past 21 years, TEST Football Academy has produced some of the top athletes in the country,” said Kevin Dunn, TEST Football Academy’s Owner and CEO. “Each year we strive for perfection and challenge our industry standards to implement cutting edge technology that impacts mindset, movement and recovery. This year was no exception. The Inner Armour® Sports Nutrition products have elevated their game by adding SR CarnoSyn® sustained release beta-alanine into their pre-workout and BCAA, which aids in keeping lactic acid at bay throughout each and every workout. SR CarnoSyn® allows athletes to take higher doses of beta-alanine, maximizing its impact and crushing body transformation goals, with an average body fat loss of 1% per week over 37 football players seeking to make an impact in the NFL. Many of these players also experienced an increase in body weight via muscle gain, and a 4-7% loss in body fat over 6 weeks. Losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time has historically been very difficult. This year our Combine class made it look easy. We would like to welcome our industry to a new chapter in getting results when it truly matters. Thank you Inner Armour® and SR CarnoSyn® for developing products that work just as hard on recovery and regeneration as we do in the weight room and on the turf.”

John Morin, CEO, Inner Armour® Sports Nutrition added, “The 2018 TEST Football Academy Combine class has experienced the best results we’ve seen in the last seven years of this program. Inner Armour’s mission is to provide accelerated body transformation and peak performance though training, nutrition and precise, scientifically-based supplementation. In just 28 days, we have documented extraordinary results of body transformation and increased speed and power, on our path to get these NFL hopefuls into the best shape and performance for the Combine and ultimately the NFL draft.”

“Gaining a clean, competitive edge is what matters most to these athletes, as they prepare for the NFL Combine,” said Kenneth Wolf, NAI’s President. “We’ve heard tremendous results from the athletes in their improved abilities to complete more reps, sprint faster, and jump higher and farther than they could after just two weeks into the CarnoSyn® and Inner Armour® supplementation program, backed by the foundation of the TEST Football training regimen.”

Learn more about Team CarnoSyn®, watch the video and read testimonials on how the power of CarnoSyn® is unleashing their athletic talents here:

About CarnoSyn® Brands:
CarnoSyn® brands features two clinically studied, patented ingredients available exclusively from Natural Alternatives International, Inc.: CarnoSyn® instant release beta-alanine and SR CarnoSyn® sustained release beta-alanine. When supplemented, they combine with histidine in the body to form carnosine, which acts as a buffer to help delay the onset of muscle fatigue and failure. Both ingredients 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. CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn® are ultra-pure amino acids and banned substance free, backed by NAI’s commitment to the highest quality, potency, and manufacturing standards. For more information about CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn®, please visit

About NAI:
NAI, headquartered in Carlsbad, California, is a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements and provides strategic partnering services to its customers. Our 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 see our website at

About TEST Football Academy:
Over the past decade, TEST Football Academy has been the nation’s top authority in preparing college football players for the biggest TEST of their lives at the NFL Combine. The TEST Team is made up of the best practitioners in the industry. This team includes Performance Enhancement Specialists, Football Position Specific Coaches, Doctors, Sports Psychologists, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and Nutritionists. As a group, this collective TEAM has been assembled with the following goals in mind: to deliver cutting-edge training that results in the greatest NFL Combine success possible as well as providing a continued resource for off season training and medical needs throughout a player’s career. TEST provides a one stop shop for professional athletes. TEST has produced over 220 alumni with professional football contracts over the past 12 years. Visit to learn more.

About Inner Armour Sports Nutrition:
Inner Armour® Sports Nutrition, headquartered in Berlin, CT, is a quality brand of sports nutrition supplements. Dedicated to providing the most effective, cutting-edge, clinically tested and banned substance free sports nutrition products, the Inner Armour® team is composed of leading industry professionals, scientists, trainers and registered dietitians that formulate each product with nothing but pure, high quality and clinically researched amounts of superior ingredients. Inner Armour® was created to meet the needs of high school, college and pro athletes, and body builders looking for increased strength, enhanced speed, superior quality and that added edge they can trust. Inner Armour® supplements are perfectly formulated with the highest quality standards using clinically tested ingredients and validated doses to produce the most reliable and credible banned substance free supplements for both amateur and professional athletes in need of reliable results in speed, strength and power. For more information, please visit

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Renee Michaelson, CarnoSyn® Marketing Manager, Natural Alternatives International, Inc., at 760-736-7700 or [email protected].

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