Great topic, was talking about this to a group of students just the other day
Let's go back even further
How about the original arginine and orthinine amino acid mixtures for "Fat burning while you sleep!" There is a clinical study to show they "worked" but required you to take 3/4 of the bottle to get the equivalent dose and didn't mention that the study used an IV infusion of the mixture.
Who remembers Gamma Oryzanol (GO) and Ferulic Acid (FRAC)? The next greatest thing for building muscle.
There weight gainer made by a company called Purepower in the early 90's called Huge. A great tasting chocolate concoction probably from all the sugar.
Then there's all the Weeeeeeider Protein powders some of which looked like the cat's litter tray and tasted much the same as well
The "Metabolic Optimisers" Metabolol and Metabolol II (still available I see), had a client who swore by the benefits from it. I can still see all the sugar glistening in the powder.
Anywho off to the gym now, just finished mixing up my Plazma and MAG-10 bottles, how will these be seen in 20 years time.