I have been using the Bulk Nutrients ‘Natural WPI’ protein powder range over the last 12 months.
In the Bulk Nutrients range, "Natural" relates to the removal of artificial flavouring and sweeteners. So when you buy Natural WPI, you get the highest quality, 100% grass-fed whey protein along with stevia and fruit powders for sweetening, and natural vanillin or cocoa for flavour.
Why is using a natural style protein important?
Well, if you're like me and care about your overall health, then you're likely aiming to try limit your overall sugar intake.
This can be hard to do, as sugar is in everything - including protein. Lets face it, protein powder + water = not a great taste. And if you find one that does taste great, you might want to check the ingredients. You'll likely find it's got sucralose, dextrose or other tricky sugars in it to improve the flavour.
With the Bulk Nutrients Natural range, they get around this problem by relying using stevia instead of sugar. Stevia is a natural herb from South America that has been used locally for hundreds of years as a sweetener, and more recently has become popular in western societies. It has the added benefit that it has zero calories, negligible effect on blood sugar and none of the nasty side effects of the artificial sweeteners used in some of the leading nutritional supplements.
I've found it to have a smooth, fresh taste that's not overly sweet. Even in water, it has a pleasant, smooth flavour taste that will be palatable to nearly everyone. Depending on your aesthetic goals, if you want a ‘sweeter’ taste go with the WPI over the WPC.
The mixability of Bulk Nutrients' Natural WPI and WPC
The WPI mixes very easily. The WPC mixes well, but not quite as well as WPI. For maximum mixability, mix it in a shaker bottle with a blender ball.
The price / value for money of Bulk Nutrients' Natural WPI and WPC
One of the best things about Bulk Nutrients is the fantastic value for money they provide for high quality product. Compared to other ‘natural’ protein competitors, Bulk Nutrients Natural Protein comes in as the best value for money with the following stats for WPI:
- 1kg = $52 (33 servings @ $1.45)
- 2kg = $84 (66 servings @ $1.27)
Compare these prices to one of the bigger name ‘natural protein’ competitors who offer the following: 1.5kg = $71.95 (30 servings = $2.40).
The Bottom Line of Bulk Nutrients' Natural WPI and WPC
If protein powder is a staple in your supplement regime, this Bulk Nutrients ‘Natural’ WPI comes highly recommended for being a protein powder with high quality ingredients without the sugary overload that’s bad for your health.