As for BCAA's. I like them, I feel better when I use them pre and post workout (not sure if it's partly to do with the mental side of things eg "I'm aiding recovery and I wont feel as bad tomorrow", promotes a sound mind when resting)
What does get me though is all these Cell Volumizing products etc. Going onto a supplement website can be quite confusing for someone who's new to training. When I started training the only choices were Protein and Creatine (which was breaking through as the new saviour for strength trainers and bodybuilders)
Evzy, you've done pretty well to get in 1.5g per lb if that's what you're aiming for. I struggle to get anywhere near that some days.