Found August 10, 2012 on
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Carolina Panthers defensive end Thomas Keiser has found another way to stay hydrated during training camp. He simply ingests chia pet seeds, yes you heard me correctly.
"People ask me all the time if it's the same stuff that's in Chia Pets. It is," Keiser said. "I'll have probably two or three tablespoons in somewhere between two-thirds and a full gallon of water every day."
Keiser explains how it helps him stay hydrated.
"It helps hydrate you, because it absorbs 10 times its weight in water," Keiser said. "And instead of the water just going in your system and flushing right out, it's going to sit in you longer."
Keiser admits that most of his teammates think he's weird.
"Most of the guys think I'm pretty weird for carrying that around," Kesier said. "I just keep telling them it's like Mike's Magic Juice in Space Jam."
While it does seem weird, I can't look down...
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Staying hydrated is extremely important for NFL players during training camp, especially with the incredibly hot temperatures that scorch the country during the months of July and August. Drinking plenty of water is the easiest way to stay safe, but Panthers defensive end Thomas Keiser has a secret that he believes keeps him even safer: Chia Pet seeds.
According to the Panthers...
Alright, so there are basically two ways this thing works out. Carolina Panthers Defensive End Thomas Keiser is either the biggest moron of all time or this story is total ********.
From Panthers.com Staff Writer Max Henson:
“People ask me all the time if it’s the same stuff that’s in Chia Pets. It is,” Keiser said. “I’ll have probably two or three tablespoons in somewhere...
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