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100% Whey Protein Gold Standard (5 lb)

Manufactured By: Optimum Nutrition


Price: $106.99$59.99

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Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein by Optimum Nutrition

Introducing the World’s Best Selling Whey Protein

For active adults, athletes, bodybuilders, and everyone looking to improve their healthy and fit lifestyle, no protein is more trusted than Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard 100% Whey - the World’s best selling whey protein.

Every scoop provides 24 grams of the highest quality whey proteins available. And, with only 1 gram of fat, 1 gram of sugar, and 3 total carbs, Gold Whey has everything you need and very little of what you don’t.

Plus, Gold Whey is instantized, which means it mixes perfectly with a spoon. And it is specially formulated with digestive enzymes to help those with sensitive stomachs experience the awesome muscle-building and recovery benefits that only whey protein can provide.

With a rich variety of unique and delicious flavors to choose from, Gold Standard 100% Whey isn’t just the best selling protein in the World. It’s the gold whey standard by which all other proteins are measured today. Take a look. *

Gold Standard 100% Whey Ingredients

So what’s inside Gold Whey that has made it the World’s best selling whey protein? Well, the primary source of protein in Gold Whey is whey protein isolate. Whey protein isolate is the purest form of whey protein, which means it contains very low levels of fat, cholesterol, sugar, and lactose. In fact, each serving of Gold Whey contains only 1 gram of fat, 1 gram of sugar, and 3 grams of total carbs.

In addition, each scoop also provides...

  • 5.5 grams of muscle-building BCAAs
  • Over 4 grams of recovery-boosting Glutamine and Glutamic acid combined
  • And the digestive enzymes lactase and Aminogen® for improved digestion and amino acid absorption.

But it is more than Gold Standard 100% Whey’s incredible ingredient profile that has made it the World’s best selling whey protein; it’s the vast variety of unique and delicious flavors you have to choose from, too. *

Taste of Gold Standard 100% Whey

How does Gold Standard 100% Whey taste? Simply amazing! And with so many flavors to choose from, you’ll never get bored.

For the chocolate lover in you, you’ll find flavors such as Double Rich Chocolate, Extreme Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Coconut and White Chocolate.

If Vanillas are more to your liking, you can choose between Vanilla Ice Cream, French Vanilla Cream, and Vanilla Chai.

Love the fruitier flavors? Then dive in with Strawberry Banana, Delicious Strawberry, Tropical Punch or Banana Cream.

And to help curb those wicked sweet tooth cravings, you can indulge your senses in flavors such as Cookies & Cream, Rocky Road, Cake Batter, Caramel Toffee Fudge, and more!

Gold Standard 100% Whey Side Effects

Side effects? From a protein powder? You might be surprised to learn that many people DO experience side effects from other protein powders.

Side effects such as gas, bloating, and general stomach discomfort. This is largely caused by lactose, a milk sugar that many people - to some degree or another - have an intolerance to.

But Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard 100% Whey is different. Because whey protein isolate is the primary source of protein used in Gold Whey, it contains very low levels of lactose, in addition to low levels of cholesterol, fat, and other impurities you can do without.

Plus, each scoop of Gold Whey is fortified a 25mg Digestive Enzyme blend. Specially formulated to help improve protein digestion, Optimum Nutrition’s Digestive Enzyme blend is also enriched with the lactase enzyme, which helps support healthy digestion of lactose. Check out what people are saying in the reviews of Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein. *

Gold Standard 100% Whey Directions

So how do you use Gold Standard 100% Whey? Any way you like! Gold Standard 100% Whey is instantized for easy mixing. So whether you choose to mix it with a spoon, shake it in a shaker, or blend it up, Gold Whey will dissolve completely each and every time.

Simply combine 1 scoop of Gold Whey with 6-8 ounces of water, milk, or your favorite beverage, mix for 20 seconds, and you’re set.

Gold Standard 100% Whey Stack

Without protein, it is impossible for your muscles to build and recover. But when you combine additional supplements with your whey protein, you can quickly improve the result from your diet and training. To give more muscle-building “POW!” to your Gold Whey shake, try adding creatine, BCAAs, glutamine, beta-alanine, and/or other strength and recovery supplements to your Gold Whey shakes. *

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Customer Reviews for 100% Whey Protein Gold Standard (5 lb) by Optimum Nutrition

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Great Whey, GET COOKIES N CREAM By: Victor

Review posted on: 2009-02-24 22:36:45 -0500

Love it, easy on stomach in fasted state or in full state. Great before and after workouts. And when you just cant get a whole food, great meal supplement and can keep you going for at least an hour or two. cookies N cream is godly. With water its ok, but with milk does it taste amazing. Just like chocolate milk or something, really good! and im picky too!

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Best whey protein ! By: Jim

Review posted on: 2009-01-02 23:54:28 -0500

This is the best tasting best mixing best quality whey protein you can buy.. Duh!!!! ON always makes the highest quality proteins and casein proteins. This is the only protein i trust and will use for life!

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The best I have tried By: Garrett

Review posted on: 2008-12-09 14:37:49 -0500

This is the best protein I have tried, and I am getting great results using it along with my diet and workouts. Nutraplanet has good prices. I just ordered some and got a free shaker cup in my package.

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Gold Standard Extreme Chocolate By: Dane

Review posted on: 2009-01-29 13:24:27 -0500

This is great protein! I have used others before and a lot of them do not taste great. I am not one that really cares about how they taste anyway, because I just mix it and drink it down fast. But the Extreme chocolate flavor is really good. Tastes like Hershey's chocolate mixed with milk. A great product for the calories, carbs, sugars, and protein. Good bang for the buck!

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Not a Fan By: Adam

Review posted on: 2009-03-10 19:37:48 -0400

I used to use ON Whey exclusively, for years, but after my last ON purchase I will never use this product again. I could live with the sub par taste, I never expected my protein to be dessert, but I do expect to be able to digest my protein powder. Even at half a scoop I found myself feeling bloated, anything more than half a scoop would have me repeatedly running(cautiously) to the nearest toilet. It was so bad I honestly thought that I had become lactose intolerant. I quickly learned that this was not the case after my wife had the exact same problem with this product. We both now use a different brand of whey with no trouble at all. Maybe it is just me, but I cannot build muscle with a protein supplement that I cannot use. I don't know if I just got my hands on a bad batch or what, but whatever the case I am disappointed as I had never had anything but praise for ON over the years.

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Gold Standard Chocolate

100% Whey Protein Gold Standard Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Rounded Scoop (32.4 g)
Servings per Container: 68

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 130  
      Calories From Fat 15  
Total Fat 1.5 2%*
      Saturated Fat 0.5 3%*
Cholesterol 30 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 5 g 2%*
Sugars 3 g **
Protein 24 g 48%*
Calcium 150 mg 15%
Sodium 60 mg 3%
Potassium 240 mg 7%
Stevia Extract 70 mg **
      (Stevia Rebaudiana) (Leaf) (Standardized To 90% Steviosides)    
Enzyme Blend 25 mg  
      Aminogen   **
      Lactase (Standardized To 100,000 FCC Units/g)   **

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
** Percent Daily Values not established.

OTHER INGREDIENTS:  Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Fructose, Lecithin, Natural Flavor

100% Whey Protein Gold Standard Directions:

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.

100% Whey Protein Gold Standard WARNING:

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.