Optimum Nutrition - Gold Standard 100% Whey - 5LB
Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey is made from the purest and most natural whey protein source that exists. ON deliver 24 grams of muscle-building protein per serving, with minimal fat, cholesterol, lactose. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is Winner of Supplement of the Year and Protein Powder of the Year award for the last 5 years!
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. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is Winner of Supplement of the Year and Protein Powder of the Year award for the last 5 years!
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...
ON Gold Standard 100% Whey Supplement Highlights
- 24g of effective, premium quality protein per 30g serving.
- 75 servings per 5lb tub.
- Instanised, making for easy mixing.
- Best taste on the market.
- It's Optimum Nutrition!
ON Gold Standard Review
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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
Per 30g scoop:
Calories From Fat: 10
Total Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 0.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Essential Amino Acids (EAAs)
Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CAAs)
Glutamine & Precursors 4082
Nonessential Amino Acids (NAAs)
Aspartic Acid: 2508
Please Note: Nutritional facts and ingredients may vary slightly between flavours