Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Nanopills for soccer stars

Dietary supplements containing ground silicon particles (with a size of about one nanometer) supposedly speed up the healing process for soccer stars while they are recovering from injuries ... at least according to Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, team physician of Bayern München, one of Europe's premier professional soccer clubs.

Wohlfahrt's pills may not have anything to do with nanotechnology, but it probably won't be long until we see "nano" label used for sports drinks and dietary supplements anyway. With dietary supplements being a $17+ billion market in the U.S. alone (and a notoriously underregulated one), it will be interesting to see if and when the FDA starts paying attention.

(Click here for the full profil.at story).