It’s time to welcome change with open arms and try the new muscle-enhancing formula of PreSeries Bulk by Transparent Labs.
PreSeries Bulk offers 100% label and formula transparency with no proprietary blends, colored dyes, unnecessary fillers, or harmful additives. It is designed for serious athletes and bodybuilders who want to gain size and increase muscle mass with an extremely effective formula that delivers incredible reults.
The Transparent Labs “Bulk” Pre-Workout product is hailed as an absolute game-changer in the pre-workout supplement industry.
Citrulline Malate 2:1 – Improves muscle strength and endurance, as well as your aerobic performance.
It also enhances the utilization of BCAAs by your body and is considered to be the best pump enhancer, bar none! At 6 grams,
It’s the gold standard dose for best results.
Beta-Alanine – It delays the onset of neuromuscular fatigue and promotes the formation of healthy proteins.
It also leads to better gains of strength and power as well as promotes fat loss.
BCAAs 2:1:1 – These increase strength and muscle mass, as well as help with recovery and repair of your muscles.
BetaPure™ Betaine Anhydrous – It reduces muscle fatigue and increases levels of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) and IGF-1 (Insulin Growth Factor-1), all while decreasing cortisol hormone levels in bodybuilding men.
If you are interested in HGH, read our guide on best HGH supplements for bulking.
Taurine – It is an essential amino acid that competitively interacts with beta-alanine (which means that taking beta-alanine without taurine makes you taurine-deficient) and also increases the effectiveness of BCAAs.
N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine – This substance reduces the effects of stress and increases mental focus as well as endurance.
Choline Bitartrate – It increases your sports performance in many different ways.
L-Theanine – It increases attention, memory and reaction times in people.
As well, it reduces the effects of caffeine jitters and even reduces general stress levels and causes relaxation in your body without affecting your energy levels.
Caffeine Anhydrous – We all know what this does, don’t we? It’s caffeine!
Mucuna Pruriens (98% L-Dopa) – It reduces stress by decreasing cortisol, all while promoting healthy testosterone levels in deficient men, and increasing the levels of growth hormone.
L-Norvaline – Increases the effects of Nitric Oxide thus providing a much bigger muscle pump.
Synephrine – It’s a stimulant that increases your body’s energy levels, athletic activity, motivation, and cognitive function while also raising the resting metabolic rate.
Hordenine – It works alongside Synephrine to increase metabolism and energy.
BioPerine – This black pepper extract significantly increases the absorption of other ingredients.
And the last three ingredients, namely Boron, Zinc and Vitamin D3 all have their various benefits, but most importantly they increase your body’s natural testosterone levels.
Also, apologies for the tardiness of this review. Today, I will discuss my experiences with their pre workout product BULK. Pre workouts have always been something I’ve found to be a mainstay tool in my supplement regimen and I’ve tried and reviewed more than I can count. I’ve had many good experiences, and some not so good experiences with an array of pwo supplements. Nonetheless, there are always similar things I look for in a pre workout including energy, focus, pump, and if applicable, a thermo effect as well.
BULK contains a fully disclosed and extensive ingredient profile with no prop blend nonsense. Now for a rundown of them individually: The profile begins with Vitamin D3 at 3,000 IU, 30mg of Zinc, and 5mg of Boron. I would guess this is to help put the body in a more primed anabolic state through testosterone production.
Citrulline Malate 6,000mg – A well known vasodilator, which works through increased NO production via higher arginine blood level production. Citrulline also helps reduce fatigue and enhance endurance. Beta-Alanine 4,000mg – Best known for tingles…..and its ability to enhance endurance and reduce fatigue by acting as a lactic acid buffering agent. BCAAs (2:1:1 ratio) 4,000mg: BCAAs are three of the prime building blocks that construct protein, which in turn are the building blocks of living tissue. BCAAs can also have an endurance enhancing and anti-cortisol effect pre workout.
Betaine HCL 2,500mg – Derived from beets, been demonstrated in some studies to improve muscle strength and enhance fat loss through the increase of certain anabolic signaling molecules. Betaine, is also shown to have heart and liver function benefits. Taurine 1,300mg – An amino acid said to have numerous benefits including improved insulin sensitivity, more efficient testosterone production, acts as an anti oxidant, and can have a calming effect by acting as a precursor to GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. In the case of a pre workout addition, it aids in blood flow and can help deliver nutrients to muscles.
N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine 600mg – A nootropic that enhances mood, focus, and cognition primarily through the increased production of certain neurotransmitters such as dopamine.
Choline bitartrate 500mg – Primarily used as a cognition enhancer, but can also play a role in fat metabolism depending on one’s training and diet.
L-Theanine 360mg – A non essential amino acid shown to have cognition enhancement effects as well as calming properties. Works best when combined with stimulants like caffeine. Caffeine Anhydrous 180mg – The most well known of the common stimulants. Can also exhibit a diuretic effect and enhance fat loss. 180mg seems a little low, but not everyone is a stim junkie so you be the judge.
Mucuna Pruriens (98% L-Dopa) 70mg – Also known as velvet bean and best known for its ability to increase GH, testosterone, and inhibit prolactin. Furthermore, it can act as nootropic and enhance mood. The dose here seems low, but at 98% concentration, maybe that could still provide benefit.
L-Norvaline 60mg – Like agmatine sulfate, this ingredient can enhance the pump feeling through increased NO production.
Synephrine HCL 50mg – A metabolic enhancer that can increase thermogenesis by acting on the receptors in fat tissue that stimulate lipolysis. It is also believed to enhance glucose uptake into muscle cells, allowing for greater degree of caloric usage.
Hordenine 25mg – Best known as an effective nootropic, hordenine increases focus and improves mood.
BioPerine 5mg – As well all know, this is a bioavailability enhancer and absorption aid. A solid profile overall, nothing to complain about
I received the strawberry lemonade flavor and like reviewers before me, I did NOT like it at all. It had a very distinct chemical aroma, which was accompanied by an unpleasant aftertaste. Consequently, it barely had any recognition as strawberry lemonade. It did however have good mixability. I never had problems with grit or undissolved sediment. You would dose this as you would any typical pre workout formulation. I took one scoop about 20 minutes pre workout. One scoop seemed sufficient enough for me, so that was the protocol throughout my entire run with BULK.
Energy (8.5/10): The energy BULK gave me was clean, strong, consistent, and never had me crashing during my workout. I was powering through my workouts with a strong surge of juice each and everytime without any residual tired feeling. Pumps (7/10): Not the absolute strongest here, but I did get some solid pumps and vascularity from BULK. Had more prominent veins in all trained muscles and a more pronounced swole feel, especially on high volume sets. Focus (8/10): Focus was razor sharp and mindset was constantly in that much desired “bang that s**t” mode. I found myself undistracted by any common gym nuisances and was plenty more primed in completing all training objectives with each movement and set. Endurance (7/10): I was actually a bit surprised by this benefit because I was expecting some endurance benefits, but I got more than I had originally predicted. I was notably less fatigued between movements and intra sets with each workout both with my lifting and cardio. I was able to perform sprint intervals and consistent speed punch stints with my boxing routine with more gas in the tank and less rest time between sets and intervals. Overall (8.8): BULK undoubtedly shined in all areas of the pre workout spectrum. I got strong energy, very good pumps, razor sharp focus, and enhanced endurance, all of which paved the way for new achievements at the gym resulting from my routine.
BULK comes in 3 sizes: 30, 60, 90 servings. It would make sense that most will opt for the 30 serving bag, which I’ve seen be priced 42-49 dollars. The largest bag goes for about 101 dollars. Given the effectiveness of BULK, I’d say either prices for either sizes are sufficient values and good investments as this is a pre workout that many would most likely want to be suing frequently.
beta alanine tingles, but who cares
Without a doubt BULK hits the mark as one of the most prominent pre workout formulations I’ve used to date. It powers up your energy gears, sharpens your focus, gases up the pumps, and reduces fatigue allowing you to keep pushing through every training challenge. The only thing that needs improvement is the horrid taste, but then again, we don’t take these to enjoy as refreshments. Just remember to always keep your diet and training in check and assess your tolerance with all new pre workouts. WARMACHINE OUT!!! GO PATS!!!
For the longest time, I had always been curious about Transparent Labs and their line of transparently produced and labeled products. I had been seeing a lot of ads for them on Facebook recently and was becoming increasingly interested, so I was naturally very excited to see them pop up as available tyo try through the TROOP program at about the same time. I chose to use BULK because I’m trending more and more towards lower stim, higher performance/pump based types of pre-workouts, do it was right up my alley in terms of what I was looking for at the time.
Other useful information
Phenomenal Value for Money – Affordable!
Consistently Excellent Results
Suitable for both Professionals as well as Beginners
Full, clinically effective doses
Great Ingredient Profile
Testosterone Support Complex
Effects Start Fast
High Energy Boost
No fillers or concentrates, no artificial dyes or other harmful additives
Unfortunately, the taste is very sour and somewhat bitter.
It’s honestly one of the finest products that we have reviewed, and we can recommend it to anyone without hesitation or reservation. Try it out yourself and see why people praise it so much!