Walk through any NFL locker room, and the setup is the same. Containers of dietary supplements sit on shelves inside many players' stalls.
Some containers are neon-colored. Some are labeled with bold fonts. Some are made to look medicinal.
Some are big. Others are small. Some, to those of us who don't tackle other men for a living, seem downright nonsensical.
Take, for example, a bright red canister branded "N.O. XPLODE," a self-proclaimed "Pre-Workout Igniter." It contains 52 ingredients ranging from magnesium to 2-Dimethylaminoethanol to L-Citrulline Malate.
Of course, you have to have your L-Citrulline Malate.
Silly as it might seem,...