Citrulline and Beta Alanine for example, are extremely useful supps to me. But what do most people take as a vasodilator/endurance maximizer? Arginine. WHY? because that's what is advertised constantly! Not because it works. People have been supplementing with Arginine for many years, but it is absolutely ineffective, in oral dosage in humans. Arginine has been completely de-bunked, but the average weightlifter doesn't know that. Same thing with glutamine. It has been shown to be completely ineffective for exercising purposes, yet it sells like ****ing hotcakes. And not just to high school kids who think it's gonna make em bench 300, I'm talking about old school powerlifters that still waste their money on it!
Remember that that the people that frequent Bodybuilding.com and do their research only account for maybe 5% (TOPS) of all regular weightlifters. So that other 95% is still pouring money into Muscletech's pocket, unaware.
BUT - If you notice Muscletech's new PWO supp (Neurocore i think?) coming out, it boasts "no arginine", and a good sized dose of citrulline. THIS is what I believe we can expect to come from this. Best believe, GNC/VS/BB.com isn't going anywhere. So I think this will just force the supp companies to put out more effective products. It may raise the price and lower competition, but I'm ok with biting that bullet so that those who don't do their research don't waste their money.
Just imagine the day, when you can walk into GNC and actually believe what the commission-based salesman is saying. To a point, of course.
EVERYONE PLEASE TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT THIS^^
As for prohormones, I don't think that is related to this issue. All the common prohormones are effective, bottom line. The PH manufacturers will have no problem showing evidence that their product raises testosterone levels. Then it's just an issue of the FDA banning it because it's dangerous/liver toxic. Trust me, I believe steroids should be legal just as much as everyone else in here. But I don't think it will be a problem: Every time one man-made chemical becomes banned, the manufacturers create another one with just the slightest change in structure that gives more or less the same results.