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Fad Supplements?

I was recently talking to someone about what was being pushed in the early 90’s as far as the latest and greatest (for me that was the time I started to even pay attention to supplements, etc).

I remember L-Carnitine and Chromium Picolinate were THE things that you saw everywhere (along with LOW/NO fat, HIGH carb recommendations).

Have these two things fallen out of favor? I know there are more exciting (and useful) things today, but were all the touted benefits overblown, or are they so common you just don’t hear about them (like Vitamin C).

Any other ‘faddish’ supplements that are not in favor today?

Just curious.