there are pills, but they contain other things than protien. they aren't really good for you. i use the stuff that my brother sells. it's an Advocare product called Catalyst. you take it before a workout, and it basically gives your muscles a kick in the butt. i didn't take them one time, and i did 1 less set of everything, and they were 15lbs lighter. i've gone from 180 lbs to 200 lbs in about a month and a half. but i've also been eating right, so i dont' know how much exactly it did. if you want to get a look at all of Advocare's stuff, the wesite is http://www.advocare.com
. they're Spark energy drink is amazingly effective, and it's a lot better for you than Redbull.