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Russell Wilson doubles down on “Recovery Water” claims

Russell Wilson, Clay Matthews

Russell Wilson, Clay Matthews

AP

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was roundly mocked online when it was revealed today that he credits a product called Recovery Water for preventing him from suffering a concussion in the NFC Championship Game. But Wilson is not backing down.

Wilson took to Twitter this afternoon to confirm that he credits Recovery Water, a product which he is an investor in, for keeping him healthy when he took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.

“I believe Recovery Water helped prevent me from getting a concussion based on a bad hit,” Wilson wrote, adding the hashtag, "#NanoBubbles.”

Wilson, however, admits that he has no “real medical proof” that the Recovery Water actually prevents concussions -- or that it heals knee injuries, although he claims a teammate with a knee injury was healed by Recovery Water. And it’s troubling that Wilson is making these claims without any scientific evidence to back them up.

Look, Wilson is entitled to believe what he wants about Recovery Water. But it’s irresponsible of him to use his celebrity to claim that Recovery Water can help treat concussions when he admits that he doesn’t have any medical proof.