Athletes have tried many creative concoctions over the years to reach a higher level of success on the field -- deer antler, anyone? -- but a key member of the Baltimore Ravens has taken it to a new level.
Running back Ray Rice got ready for the 2011 regular season by consuming a seed from Bolivia that is said to help keep your digestive system in top shape.
Ever heard of Salvia hispanica? Odds are good its other name, the chia seed, may ring a bell. The grain is the magical element that provides endless joy for owners of the Chia Pet. The Salvia hispanica seed helps give Chia Scooby-Doo, Chia Shrek, Chia Homer Simpson and Chica Obama their famous mossy hair.
A buddy of Rice, Jesse Itzler, who happens to be an investor in the chia business, convinced Rice to give the special seeds a try. At first, the Ravens star thought "they looked like bird seeds," but thanks to a big time sales pitch from Itzler, Rice's workout routine went to the birds.Full Story >>