Shopping on a budget? Introducing our Essential Range

Bulk Essentials range

It’s summer. A time to save those pennies for that dream holiday or festival (so long overdue, right?). We don’t blame you. In fact, we’re doing the exact same thing. Times are tougher than ever. We all need our social lives. We all need great nutrition. And we can have both. Our new Essential range of products gives you the supplements you want without breaking the bank. Whether it’s a protein powder, pre-workout or mass gainer, we’ve got your bank balance in mind, while maintaining the Bulk™ quality you know and love.

Essential Pre-Workout

Potentially the most exciting in the range is our Essential Pre-Workout. It contains all the core pre-workout ingredients to help boost a great workout. No unnecessary added extras. Just essential, well-dosed, key ingredients to give you a session that will make you proud. And a price tag that brings a smile. Available in Tropical, Apple & Lime and Sour Raspberry flavours, this pre-workout hits the mark on taste, cost, ingredients and quality.

Whether you’re looking to improve performance*, increase focus** or push your training to the next level, Essential Pre-Workout works hard with you. Sound good? This table highlights the main differences between Essential Pre-Workout and some of our current bestsellers. 

 Essential Pre-WorkoutPre-Workout ADVANCEDElevate Pre-Workout
Number of Servings302920
Beta Alanine3g3g3.5g
Citrulline Malate3g3g5g
Vitamin B6-5mg5mg
Other active ingredientsBCAAs - 5gVitargo - 10g
Trimethylglycine - 2.5g
Taurine - 2.5g
Glucuronolactone - 500mg
BioPerine - 5mg

As you can see from the table above, every ingredient in Essential Pre-Workout is still well dosed. If you’re looking to cut back on costs and give your workout a boost with a refreshing shake, this one’s for you. There’s just one question left to ask. Which flavour first? 

Essential Mass Gainer

Finding a mass gainer that doesn’t make your eyes water with the cost can be a challenge. But not anymore. Our Essential Mass Gainer hits the mark on cost, taste, calories and quality. So you can get all the gains without the drain (on your wallet). Available in the classic flavours of Chocolate and Vanilla, we got our thinking caps on to create a masterful mix of milk and whey protein with maltodextrin and ultra fine oats. The end result? A deliciously smooth mass gainer at a fraction of the price.

We’ve packed in over 450kcal, 70g carbohydrate and 25g protein per serving. Whether you’re going all out for bulking season or looking for a convenient way to up your daily calories, you’re sure to love this shake. Wondering how it matches up to our current mass gainers? Take a look at the table below.

Based on 35g serving (Chocolate flavour)Essential Mass GainerMass GainerMass Gainer
Informed Mass Gainer
Added active ingredients-Glutamine Peptides, LeucineGlutamine Peptides, Leucine, Creatine, HMB, DigeZyme, Lactospore

As shown in the table, Essential Mass Gainer is a more cost-effective option. It’s less advanced than our popular Mass Gainer, meaning it’s lower in protein, higher in carbs and doesn’t contain extra leucine or glutamine peptides. But it gives you all the benefits you’d expect from a gainer and a healthier bank balance.

Essential Whey Protein

Earlier this year, we launched Essential Whey Protein in four fantastic flavours. They’ve all been so popular that we’re launching two more flavours – Chocolate Cookies and Banana. If you haven’t tried it yet, now’s the time. Essential Whey Protein is exactly what it sounds like, a back-to-basics tasty protein shake with up to 21g protein per serving and 9g essential amino acids. And fits nicely into your budget.

Protein shakes are the most popular sports nutrition supplement, and with the cost of living on the rise, we wanted to make sure you didn’t have to miss out. Essential Whey Protein can be enjoyed any time of day, whether that’s pre/post-workout or as a quick protein boost. It can be mixed to create whey protein porridge, shaken up in smoothies or even used for home baking. The choice is completely up to you. To find out more, check out our recent blog post

Based on 35g serving (Vanilla flavour)Essential Whey ProteinPure Whey Protein™Pure Whey Isolate™Pure Whey Isolate™ 97Clear Whey Isolate™
Calories132 kcal113 kcal110 kcal112 kcal86 kcal
Price (per serving)
2.5kg Price£54.99
5kg Price
(Price per serving)


We’re super excited to launch this range of Essential products to support those who are feeling the pinch during these tough times. Quality sports and active nutrition should be available to everyone. We feel strongly about this. No one should miss out on getting the most out of every workout. 

This range contains all the core ingredients to help you feel your best. Whichever products you choose, you can be rest assured that each and every ingredient has been carefully selected, sustainably sourced and expertly formulated. We’re in this together. 

We believe in sharing, and we’d love to know what you think, so don’t forget to tag us in your creations using Bulk™ products. Check out @bulk for more recipes, ambassador workouts and tips. Join our community of fitness lovers and foodies by tagging #TeamBulk. 

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