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 on Keiser because it works.
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