The Science

The Sixteen Critical Steps:

How We Ensure You Are Getting the Absolute Best Products

science-adobestock_33803685_webAt Giant Sports, we are always trying to develop new, exciting, but most importantly, safe and effective sports nutrition products for educated athletes. Maximizing your overall health and athletic performance is “Job One” for us at Giant Sports. In order to accomplish all this, we have developed a series of written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) we adhere to whenever we are developing new ideas and new products to bring to the sports nutrition marketplace.

These SOPs were written to maximize the probability of creating a successful new product that is innovative, exciting (and first-to-market whenever possible) while also minimizing any potential threats to product integrity and personal safety. The adherence to these SOPs require substantial time and effort on the part of Giant Sports so we end up at the “best product” level, and it also creates a permanent record of “where, how, when and why” to memorialize the entire R&D process.

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At Giant Sports, we are keenly aware of the value of our industry-leading Research & Development team and the procedures we’ve set forth. Sometimes, it takes us a little longer than other companies to launch and commercialize a new product because of the great lengths we go through to assure “best practices” in the development and manufacture of every product that bears our name and logo.

Below is a sixteen point synopsis of “how and why we do what we do” which is drawn from several of the Giant Sports written SOPs that we follow. We think our processes are robust, carefully crafted and are the only proper method to design and produce sports nutrition products. We openly share our processes with our valued consumers and athletes in respect of your body, health and choice. Never settle for anything else.

  1. Giant Sports begins new product development with the constant surveillance and review of contemporary, scholarly, peer reviewed research related to human performance and wellness for initiation of new product ideas by the Giant Sports R&D team. We strive for innovation and “cutting edge” ideas with all our new products whenever and wherever possible
  2. Next, we collect, review & discuss as much published information as possible regarding the idea(s) as currently available and in the public domain, (sometimes this leads to spirited debate). At Giant Sports, our opinion is that we can never have too much data or too much information.
  3. Using published data or validated Human Equivalent Dosing (HED) algorithms, we propose an initial, “alpha test” human dosing level & appropriate sourcing of all new & existing materials. If new materials are not at readily available, we contract with appropriate, established botanical or biochemical manufacturing facility to source “pilot” or test batches of the new materials.
  4. Testing via independent, third parties of “pilot” or a test batch is critical and an absolute must for establishing identity and purity using valid analytical chemistry techniques and assays. At Giant Sports, we strictly adhere to cGMP and cGLP and we are mandated by our SOPs that all our vendor partners do the same. We believe in and insist on “know your ingredients” as a mandatory and best practice.
  5. The R&D team compiles an initial ingredient and product specification in writing as needed and required.
  6. A “pilot” or test batch of the new idea/product is built. This trial product is tested in-house (“alpha testing”) by multiple people on the Giant Sports R&D team who are asked to provide highly detailed, critical feedback as to what they liked and did not like about the formulation. Assessment for any acute or immediate negative reactions to the intended formulation also occurs during this stage.
  7. Next, the R&D team adjusts the idea and formulation (ingredient/dose/flavor when applicable) based on Point #6 above until the “alpha version” of product is deemed acceptable by Giant Sports R&D team.
  8. The subsequent scale up and production of larger, “beta test” R&D batches of the intended product based on the results obtained from the above processes happens next. A “beta version” of the product is provided to up to 60 athlete volunteers for critical assessment and feedback.
  9. We review feedback per Points #7 & #8 above and adjust the product ingredients/dosing/flavor if applicable on an as needed based upon the “beta testing” feedback and assessments.
  10. We are now ready to finalize the ingredient and finished product specifications in writing.
  11. The appropriate Giant Sports team members approach potential contract manufacturing partners to assess feasibility of their facility to scale up the product to commercialization level. All contract manufacturing partners must be NSF Certified facilities, possess and be able to demonstrate that they fully follow cGMP and written SOPs and have the appropriately trained personnel and validated equipment to scale up our novel product ideas for commercialization.
  12. The purchase of commercial quantities of new materials from approved material vendors happens next. Vendors must be audit-approved within the last twelve months, be fully compliant with cGMP and cGLP, possess and follow appropriate written SOPs and be FSMA 2011 compliant. All ingredients must be identity tested per written procedure/SOPs that are compliant with 21 CFR 111 minimum statistical methodologies utilizing appropriate, scientifically validated analytical chemistry assays.
  13. Next, the selection of the appropriate, contract manufacturing partner to produce he initial, commercializable batches of finished, new product occurs.
  14. The very first batch of commercial product intended for sale is made.
  15. Finished product testing of this product is conducted to insure that the product meets written product specifications for identity, heavy metals and microbiological assay and is California Proposition 65 compliant. Six (6) units of product per unique lot number are archived in a climate controlled environment for stability testing until date of expiration as printed on product label.
  16. The distribution and selling of the finished product is finally allowed to occur. We vigorously monitor over the entire product life cycle for any/all product complaints and adverse events/serious adverse events. Giant Sports documents, investigates and reports (as needed) any complaints and/or adverse events appropriately and we proudly initiate any needed corrective action(s).

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  Preworkout/Energy Intra-workout Post-workout Weight Gain Muscle Building Nutrition Weight Loss/Mgt Bodybuilding Strength Power Lifting Crossfit/OCR Endurance Sports Performance HIIT / Cardio Other Stack with

Giant Riot
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Giant Pump
• Stimulant Free Pre-Workout
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Giant Rush
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• Breakthrough Fat Incinerator
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Creatine
• Highest Quality Creatine Monohydrate (5000mg)
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Glutamine
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Delicious Elite Protein
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Delicious Elite Casein
• 24g Protein
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100% Whey
• 24g Whey Protein Isolate / Concentrate
• Added Digestive Enzymes
• Gluten Free
• 1g Fat, 1g Sugar
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Beta Alanine
• Increases Muscle Strength & Endurance
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L Carnitine
• Improves Athletic Performance
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BCAAs
• 12:1:1 Leucine Heavy Ratio
• 7,000mg BCAA’s
• Builds Lean Muscle
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Muscle Maker Gainer Protein
• Calorically dense fast muscle builder for hard gainers.
• Added BCAAs & Creatine
• 1,361 Nutrient-Rich Calories
• Free of Banned Substances
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Thyrotwin
• Stimulant Free Weight Loss
• Powerful Thermogenic Formula
• Maximizes Caloric Burn
• Once-A-Day Dose
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Dexamine White
• Advanced Potent Stimulant Formula
• Fat Burning, Appetite Crushing Powerhouse
• Increases Focus & Mental Energy
• Once-A-Day Dose
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