Now You Can Customize Your Supplementation with GNC Accelerator Series™ to Achieve Your Personal Fitness Goals
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Now You Can Customize Your Supplementation with GNC Accelerator Series™ to Achieve Your Personal Fitness Goals

'Supplement superchargers' scientifically formulated by GNC experts provide you with research-based performance power for all sports, training and fitness activities.

March 19, 2014 // // PITTSBURGH – GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), the nation's largest specialty retailer of health and wellness products, announces an innovative new line of supplement superchargers called the GNC Accelerator Series™. Scientifically formulated by GNC experts to provide you with research-based performance power for all sports, training and fitness activities, GNC Accelerator Series products make it easy for you to personalize your supplementation and benefits by adding precise doses of leucine, glutamine and creatine to any powdered supplement in your current regimen.

"The GNC Accelerator Series is nothing less than a completely new approach to achieving your personal goals by customizing your supplement regimen," said Tom Dowd, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and General Manager for GNC. "Designed for individuals who want that extra edge and want every advantage possible to help them achieve their fitness goals, GNC Accelerator Series products are a cost effective way to easily supercharge your supplement regimen."

The GNC Accelerator Series was developed to allow consumers to create endless product combinations to personalize their supplementation and help reach their personal fitness goals. Each GNC Accelerator Series product provides:

  • Advanced micro-peptide amino acid complexes for optimal absorption and nutrient delivery.
  • Enhanced accelerator blends formulated to supercharge the core ingredient.
  • Powerful antioxidants to accelerate recovery and protect against muscle cell damage from intense training.

"The GNC Accelerator Series demonstrates why serious athletes and fitness enthusiasts turn to GNC for research-based performance products," Dowd added. "Now, as a bonus, you can access research-based stacking charts on our website that provide you with expert-recommended product combinations!"

The GNC Accelerator Series products are:

GNC Accelerator™ Leucine – to fuel muscle protein synthesis with 6g advanced micro-peptide Leucine Complex to increase anabolic power and increase insulin to help build muscle†. Benefits include:

  • Fuels muscle protein synthesis
  • Provides anabolic building blocks
  • Combats muscle breakdown
  • Boosts nitrogen intake
  • Combats cell damage
  • Preserves glycogen

GNC Accelerator™ Glutamine – to maximize recovery with 5g micro-peptide Glutamine Complex and enhance joint function and protect muscle cells. Benefits include:

  • Supports recovery
  • Fuels muscles
  • Reduces oxidative stress
  • Boosts nitrogen intake
  • Combats cell damage
  • Transforms fatty acids into energy

GNC Accelerator™ Creatine – to increase strength and performance with advanced micro-peptide Creatine Complex and enhance power and nutrient delivery to fuel lean muscle and endurance. Benefits include:

  • Increases strength
  • Improves performance
  • Supports energy (ATP) production
  • Maximize power
  • Replenishes nitrogen

About GNC

GNC Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC."

The Company – which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well – has a diversified, multi-channel business model and derives revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships. GNC's broad and deep product mix, which is focused on premium, value-added nutritional products, is sold under GNC proprietary brands, including Mega Men®, Ultra Mega®, Total Lean™, Pro Performance®, Pro Performance® AMP, Beyond Raw®, and under nationally recognized third party brands. As of December 31, 2013, GNC has more than 8,500 locations, of which more than 6,300 retail locations are in the United States (including 1,012 franchise and 2,215 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in more than 50 countries (including distribution centers where retail sales are made).

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