As for information on them, here an aticle on them: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1123403
Let me add some information on to this article. Certainly, BCAAs enhance recover but to what extent and at what cost?
As stated in my post above, whey protein and egg protein contain a good supply of BCAAs. So, how much more do you need?
Again, if you ingest enough quality protein, you get enough BCAAs.
Also, there needsto be a balance of the right amino acids. Mother nature is does a good job of providing the right ratio in whey and egg.
In the article, Thibaudeau recommends that you take between 120-240 tablets a day. The cost of that would be about $43-$86 a month.
Berardi recommendation would mean you'd take about 293 tablets a month, if you are working out only three times a week. The cost of following Berardi's plan would be right at $98.
The cost of shipping was not added in to the above pricing.
The question then becomes, are you getting you making enough gains compared to the money you invest? I seriously doubt it!
I am sure there are other recommendations that require less tables to be taken. So, will taking fewer tablets (meaning spending less) provide with a better results to cost ratio? I doubt it!
Examine the Branch Chain Aminos in whey protien and egg. You'll note that you get a good supply, especially if you increase your intake.