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Best Protein Powder UK : Top Rated Whey Protein Powders

Best Protein Powder UK : Cheap and Top All In One Tasting Whey Protein Powders

Some protein powders taste like soil. Expensive soil too.

Don’t make the costly mistakes we’ve made in the past and buy disgusting, sickly, sandy sludge that doesn’t mix well.

Stick to the top protein powders that we’ve tried and tested…


Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder, Double Rich Chocolate

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The Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard powder is a prototypical protein powder derived from whey and intended for mainstream bodybuilding use. While pricey, if you’re looking for a whey protein based protein powder the Gold Standard has a lot to offer.

This powder also contains calcium, iron, carbohydrates, and fat. For athletes, having fat and/or carbohydrates is important for resisting training pre-exercise and for upping glucose stores post-exercise.

Aside from coming in many different tasty and strong flavours (including unflavored), the Gold Standard powder also contains electrolytes. Note that it also provides 10% of your percent daily value of cholesterol, which you should watch out for if you are at risk of high cholesterol levels.

Finally, Optimum Nutrition includes a couple of easy recipes for shakes on the back label. These tricks and recipes won’t blow your mind, but it’s still nice to have a reference card to make sure you are consuming the right proportions of protein powder into your shakes.


BULK POWDERS Pure Whey Protein Powder Shake, Vanilla

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The BULK POWDERS Pure Whey Protein Powder Shake is a tried and tested no-nonsense powder that will help you build muscle, with the correct exercise routine. This powder is one of the cheapest and densest high-quality protein sources that you can find on the supplement market.

BULK POWDERS has a wide number of flavours to choose from, and most flavours are quite good. Because the powder is made specifically for mixing into a shake, you’ll find that it will not clump or stick when you put it in liquid.

You’ll also find that you can guzzle your shake without worrying about excess calories ruining your restricted diet.

There are other powders out there that offer more nutrients and better flavour, but you’ll be hard pressed to find one that’s as well rounded as this one.


MyProtein Impact Whey

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MyProtein Impact Whey is a power-packed product which can serve many of your dietary needs as an athlete

Whether you want to read our full review here, or head straight to MyProtein’s product information, know that this protein powder has been created with premium whey.

With 4.5g of BCAA’s and 21g of protein per serving it not only provides you with the essential amino acids but, together with your specialized training routine, will also help with your muscular development.

Rated Grade A by Labdoor, Myprotein is a tried and tested, and it is a weight lifter favourite.

One of the best things about MyProtein’s Impact Whey is their wide variety of flavours, from classic strawberry, chocolate and vanilla – all the way to – blueberry and rhubarb and custard.  Thanks to these varieties, you can ensure your favourite post- or pre-workout supplement never gets boring.

With regards to ingredients, there’s not much in the way of fillers. The unflavored variety, for example,  contains 100% Whey Protein Concentrate. Some of the flavours may contain sucralose sweeteners, but you can also opt for their stevia varieties.


THE PROTEIN WORKS Whey Protein 80 Concentrate Shake, Chocolate Silk

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THE PROTEIN WORKS Whey Protein Concentrate Shake is a basic protein powder that will please anyone looking to build muscle while satisfying a sweet tooth.

While its candy-like flavours aren’t for everyone, anyone can take advantage of the inexpensive and high-quality powder.

It’s clear that this powder’s main appeals are its flavour and its value. The powder’s sweetness will overpower anything with which it is mixed. This might be perfect if you’re just interested in making a shake. The powder easily mixes into water, and you may be tempted to dilute it more than usual to sip on over a longer period.

Despite its sweetness, this powder is lower in calories than many competitors. The sweetener in the powder is sucralose, which is an artificial sweetener. Note that some people do not like the taste of sucralose, so this may be a con for you. If you find yourself looking for chocolate after pumping iron, this shake is a great option.


MusclePharm Combat Powder

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The MusclePharm Combat Powder is a unique product that caters to advanced bodybuilders who are interested in combinations of proteins that are released over time.

To accomplish this, the Combat Powder contains instant-release whey protein and a slower releasing protein surrounded by fat bubbles. The idea behind the Combat Powder is that your body will have a continuous supply of protein over the course of your training session.

The Combat Powder also contains some calcium, potassium, and sodium, which are electrolytes important for staying hydrated. It also contains carbohydrates for energy.

Like other protein powders derived from animal products, the Combat Powder contains a whopping 46mg of cholesterol per serving—you’ll have a hard time finding many other food products with that much cholesterol aside from powdered eggs. Again, this isn’t necessarily problematic unless you are at risk of high cholesterol.

You can pick from a few flavours, all of which are of average potency, so they aren’t overpowering.

Article written and fact checked by

Sasha de Beausset

Sasha de Beausset Aparicio is a nutrition and health researcher and specialist with a B.A in Nutritional Anthropology (2012) from Tufts University, and a M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition (2015) from the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. She is currently in the process of becoming a registered dietician at the Universidad Galileo.

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