Found this link (it's a press release, summarized below if you don't care to read ads)
Basically, they're advertising a steroid that doesn't have negative steroid side effects. It builds muscle by stimulating stem cells (no, not the ones in labs -- the ones you have aplenty in your body for building new stuff inside you while sleeping).
If this works, I'd like to see what people's thoughts are on a "safe steroid," and its application in collegiate and pro sports.
Even if this product is bollux, you gotta figure they'll come up with a safe performance enhancement drug or 20 in the future, right?
So hypothesis: there's a drug with no negative side effects that can accomplish in a pill what today we accomplish with half of a Barwis workout.
How would you feel about pro athletes taking them? Would you want them banned? How about in college? What if schools put their student athletes on the supplements as a matter of course?
Positives: Free market. Better athletes = better sports. Banning would be really hard to do; I imagine if roids are rampant now even with shrinkage, etc., what if they didn't hurt you? For Michigan, if they're priced out of the range of smaller schools, that's one more big-school advantage.
Negatives: More "explosive" players already has increased injury rates...the modern "big hit" is already dangerously close to the limits of what the hittee's bones and muscles and tendons can reasonably take. Lots of $$$ of athletic budgets going to pharmaceutical companies, NCAA-wide.