Optimum Nutrition - Gold Standard - 5lb
Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey is made from the purest and most natural whey protein source that exists.
• Supports muscle repair & growth.
• 24 g of premium whey protein, (5.5 g of BCAAs), but just 1 g of fat & 1g of sugar.
• Enjoy first thing in the morning &/or pre or post-workout.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey
Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey is made from the purest and most natural whey protein source that exists. It delivers 24 grams of muscle-building protein per serving, with minimal fat, cholesterol, lactose.
If you are looking for Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) as the first ingredient on the label then Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is the product for you.
Whey Protein comes in a number of forms but the purest and most valuable is Whey Protein Isolate. Manufactured in a natural microfiltration process that does not damage the protein, Whey Protein Isolate is 90% protein and has virtually all the fat, lactose, cholesterol and other none nutritive substances removed. Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey uses Whey Protein Isolate as its largest protein source and will deliver 24g/serving of the most powerful protein you can find.
Gold Standard Whey is instantized so it mixes like a dream with water or skim milk in a shaker or even with a fork in a glass. Add a scoop with your oatmeal, yogurt, muffins, or pancake recipes.
Why Whey Protein?
Whey Protein is unquestionably the most complete protein source available in food. It contains all the essential amino acids necessary for growth and repair of muscle tissue. The human body needs amino acids for help grow and repair muscle tissue, synthesize enzymes and provide energy. Additionally it is in a form that is easily digested by the human body and scores low in the Glycemic Index (GI). The combination of these benefits means that Whey Protein scores higher than any other protein source on the 3 most important scoring systems measuring the nutritional value of proteins:
- Protein Digestibility Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) is the gold standard in evaluating proteins and endorsed by the WHO and the U.S Food and Drug Administration. Whey Protein scores higher than any other protein on a PDCASS score.
- Biological Value (BV). Whey protein also scores highest of all protein sources on the BV score
- Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) again Whey Protein beats all other protein sources.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is only made from the purest most natural sources of whey protein.
Are All Whey Proteins The Same?
Unquestionably not. Gold Standard Whey is made firstly from Whey Protein Isolate (WPI). Many Whey Proteins are made from lower value Whey Protein Concentrates and even very low grade Whey Protein Powder. These deliver significantly lower protein per serving and will inevitably contain higher levels of lactose and fat. Secondly the heat treatment is a critical element of the whey protein process. Too much heat treatment denatures the protein and damages its nutritional value. With Gold Standard 100% Whey you get Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) blended with Whey Protein Concentrate 80 (WPC80).
What’s in ON Gold Standard 100% Whey?
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey contains nothing but pure undenatured whey proteins. Made from predominantly Whey Proteins Isolate, it is gently processed and lightly flavoured. When you talking about Whey Proteins it’s about less not more. Less additives and more Protein. With Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey that’s what you get. With 24g of the highest quality protein per serving that’s your protein source sorted. End of...
When Is The Best Time To Enjoy My Shake?
Gold Standard 100% Whey is fast absorbing so is best enjoyed first thing in the morning and/or during the 30 minutes just before or immediately after training. Simply mix one rounded scoop with 6-8 oz (180-240 ml) of your favourite beverage in a shaker cup.
Top Product Not much to say on this one. The best I have tried. Bar none. Mickdeman
Top Product Not much to say on this one. The best I have tried. Bar none. Mickdeman
Good but pricey Cant argue that gold standard is a good protein but there are others out there and its become just too pricey for me. Kevin
Great price, great taste, great quality!!! Your Review (submitted on 3 January 2013): Having used many different protein powders in the past I would have to say that the Optimum Nutrition brand beats all comers for taste, price and overall quality. I have tried both 'Mocha Cappuccino' and chocolate flavor now and am eager to try more. It mixes well with both water and milk leaving none of those annoying lumps. And lastly the protein is of elite quality. The best way to prove this is to go straight to the label. The first ingredients are Whey Isolate, Whey Concentrate, and Whey Peptides. The isolate is the purest form of whey meaning that what you're taking is almost all protein, no other filler. This is perfect for someone trying to cut because it still allows you to get the protein for synthesis in your muscles without the other things you don't want. The Whey peptides are hydrolyzed which in short eliminates some steps that your body would normally have to take to break down the protein. This in turn decreases the time of consumption to absorption. Many resources and bodybuilders seem to believe that the faster that your body can begin to synthesize proteins to repair after a workout the better. The final clue is how much protein do you really get as a ratio of the serving. One serving which is one scoop contains 33g total and 24g of protein. This means that 72% of the serving is protein. This is a very significant stat because many other protein powders look identical to this until you calculate this ratio. Although no protein powder can just magically give you the results you want I believe this is the best one available to supplement your normal diet and exercise routine. Barry
Best Protein Yet My favourite protein so far. Great tasting, easy mixing and good gains from my first tub. rocky road is delicious and mixes great with oats Shane
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolates (contains Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin), Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Falvoring, Sweeteners (Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose), Enzyme Complex (Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Beta-D-Galactosidase, Lipase).
Please Note: Nutritional facts and ingredients may vary slightly between flavours.
POON STIRRED: Gold Standard 100% Whey™ is INSTANTIZED. That means if you forgot your shaker cup or don’t have time to get out the blender, you can just add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to a glass filled with 6-8 oz of water or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon. Stir for about 20 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved.
TIP: Adjust the intensity of your Gold Standard 100% Whey™ by varying the amount of liquid that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavor with slightly more body and sweetness, mix each scoop with 4-6 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake, use 8-10 oz of liquid per scoop.
SHAKER: Bringing a shaker cup with you to the gym is the best way to get a powerful dose of protein immediately after your workout. Just pour in 6-8 oz of your preferred beverage and then add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to your shaker cup. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds.
BLENDER: Add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to a blender filled with 6-8 oz of water, nonfat milk, or your favorite beverage. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Then add 1 or 2 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds.
SHAKE UP YOUR SHAKE: By adding fresh or frozen fruits, peanut butter, flaxseed oil, coconut and other high-energy ingredients, you can transform your shake into a delicious high-protein meal.
STACK YOUR SHAKE: You can make Gold Standard 100% Whey™ an even more powerful recovery product by adding supplements like creatine, glutamine, BCAA, and concentrated carbohydrate powders.
THINK OUTSIDE THE GLASS: Gold Standard 100% Whey™ can be used for more than just protein shakes. Try mixing a scoop into oatmeal, yogurt, or the milk that you pour over your morning breakfast cereal. Better yet, boost the protein content of muffins, cookies, brownies, etc. by adding a scoop or two to your baked goods recipes.
To encourage a positive nitrogen balance, consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day from a combination of high protein foods and supplements. For even better results, consume your daily protein allotment over 4-6 small meals spread evenly throughout the day.
Contains Milk, Soy