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No Artifical Flavors or sweetners.
The Bigger Picture of Whey


Whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey protein that exists. Hydrowhey consists of proteins that are strategically broken down (hydrolyzed) into smaller pieces called peptides for faster utilization by the body. both are costly to use, but whey protein isolates and hydrowhey hydrolyzed whey peptides are the best whey proteins that money can buy. That's why they're the first few ingredients you read on the Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey label. By using whey protein isolates and Hydrowhey as a primary ingredients, we're able to pack 24 grams of the fastest, muscle-building protein into every serving with a lot less of the fat, cholesterol, lactose, and other stuff you can do without. Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey is also free of artificial flavors and sweeteners. There's no doubt that this is the standard by which all other whey proteins are measured.
The Advanced Gold Standard Whey Protein Blend:
Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey is made of an exclusive blend of:
  • Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ultrafiltered Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Hydrowhey Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides

Typical Amino Acid Profile (miligrams per serving)
Essential Amino Acids (EAAs)
Tryptophan 405
Valine 1422
Threonine 1654
Isoleucine 1573
Leucine 2531
Lysine 2233
Phenylalanine 748
Methionine 492

Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CAAs)
Arginine 505
Cystine 494
Tyrosine 703
Histidine 423
Proline 1509
Glutamine & 4082Precursos

Nonessential Amino Acids (NAAs)
Aspartic Acid 2508
Serine 1126
Glycine 412Alanine 1180Beyond The Basics
  • Free of artificial flavors and sweetenets.
  • No synthetic colors.
  • Packed with whey protein isolates (wpi)
  • Higher protein percentage (24 grams of protein; 75% protein by weight).
  • Includes Hydrowhey, strategically hydrolyzed, low molecular weight whey peptides to make protein faster acting.
  • Contains lactase and aminogen digestive enzymes to enhance utilization.
  • Whey Protein Microfractions including Alpha-lactalbumin, Glycomacrpeptides, Beta-lactoglobulin, immunoglobulin G (lgG), Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase, and various growth factors.
  • Over 4 grams of Glutamine & glutamine precursors.
  • More than 5 Grams of BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) in each scoop.

* 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.

Supplement Facts



Spoon Stirred: Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey is INSTANTIZED. That means if you forgot your shaker cup or dont have time to get out the blender, just add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard Natural 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 30 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved. Tip: Adjust the intensity of your Gold Standard Natural 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 Cup: 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 Natural 100% Whey to your shaker cup. Cover and shake 25-30 seconds.


Blender: Add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey to a blender filled with 6-8 oz. of water or your favorite beverage. Blend 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 Natural 100% Whey an even more powerful recovery product by adding supplements like creatine, glutamine, BCAA, and concentrated carbohydrate powders.


Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day through a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements. For the best results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day.

Serving Size 1 Scoop (32 g)
Servings Per Container 71
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories from Fat 10.00
Cholesterol 30.00 mg 10%
Sodium 60.00 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 5.00 g 2%
Protein 24.00 g 48%
Calories 130.00
Total Fat 1.00 g 2%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Peptides, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate), Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Lactase, Rebaudioside A, Aminogen, Evaporated Cane Juice Powder

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: Do not use as a sole source of nutrition

Contains Milk and Soy

Manufactured by Optimum Nutrition Inc.
Sunrise, FL 33325

Health Notes

Whey Protein

Whey Protein
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Athletic Performance
Dose: 20 grams daily up to 1.2 grams of per 2.2 of pounds body weight per day
Animal studies suggest that whey protein can increase gains in lean body mass resulting from exercise. One study found that people taking whey protein improved their performance on a test of short-term intense cycling exercise.(more)
Immune Function
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Whey protein appears to improve some aspects of immune function. One trial showed that whey protein increased blood glutathione levels in a group of HIV-infected people.(more)
HIV and AIDS Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Whey protein is rich in the amino acid cysteine, which the body uses to make glutathione, an important antioxidant. Supplementing with it may improve immune function.(more)
Osteoporosis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Some whey proteins may reduce bone loss. Milk basic protein (MBP) is a mixture of some of the proteins found in whey protein and has been shown to promote bone density(more)
Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Whey protein may aid weight loss due to its appetite-suppressing effect.(more)
Athletic Performance
Dose: 20 grams daily up to 1.2 grams of per 2.2 of pounds body weight per day

Animal studies suggest that whey protein can increase gains in lean body mass resulting from exercise.1 A controlled trial found that six weeks of strength training while taking 1.2 grams of whey protein per 2.2 of pounds body weight per day resulted in greater gains in lean body mass, but improved only one out of four strength tests.2 Another controlled study found that people taking 20 grams per day of whey protein for three months performed better on a test of short-term intense cycling exercise than people taking a similar amount of milk protein (casein).3 However, a double-blind trial found that men taking 1.5 grams per 2.2 lbs of body weight per day of predigested whey protein for 12 weeks along with a strength training exercise program gained only half as much lean body mass and had significantly smaller increases in strength compared with men using a similar amount of predigested casein along with strength training.4 A controlled study of HIV-infected women found that adding whey protein to strength training exercise was no more effective than exercise alone for increasing strength or improving body composition.5

References

1. Bouthegourd JC, Roseau SM, Makarios-Lahham L, et al. A preexercise alpha-lactalbumin-enriched whey protein meal preserves lipid oxidation and decreases adiposity in rats. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2002;283:E565-72.

2. Burke DG, Chilibeck PD, Davidson KS, et al. The effect of whey protein supplementation with and without creatine monohydrate combined with resistance training on lean tissue mass and muscle strength. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 2001;11:349-64.

3. Lands LC, Grey VL, Smountas AA. Effect of supplementation with a cysteine donor on muscular performance. J Appl Physiol 1999;87:1381-5.

4. Demling RH, DeSanti L. Effect of a hypocaloric diet, increased protein intake and resistance training on lean mass gains and fat mass loss in overweight police officers. Ann Nutr Metab 2000;44:21-9.

5. Agin D, Gallagher D, Wang J, et al. Effects of whey protein and resistance exercise on body cell mass, muscle strength, and quality of life in women with HIV. AIDS 2001;15:2431-40.

Immune Function
Dose: Refer to label instructions

A double-blind trial showed that 45 grams per day of whey protein increased blood glutathione levels in a group of HIV-infected people.1 Test tube2, 3 and animal4 studies suggest that whey protein may improve some aspects of immune function.

References

1. Micke P, Beeh KM, Buhl R. Effects of long-term supplementation with whey proteins on plasma glutathione levels of HIV-infected patients. Eur J Nutr 2002;41:12-8.

2. Wong KF, Middleton N, Montgomery M, et al. Immunostimulation of murine spleen cells by materials associated with bovine milk protein fractions. J Dairy Sci 1998;81:1825-32.

3. Cross ML, Gill HS. Modulation of immune function by a modified bovine whey protein concentrate. Immunol Cell Biol 1999;77:345-50.

4. Minehira K, Inoue S, Nonaka M, et al. Effects of dietary protein type on oxidized cholesterol-induced alteration in age-related modulation of lipid metabolism and indices of immune function in rats. Biochim Biophys Acta 2000;1483:141-53.

HIV and AIDS Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Whey protein is rich in the amino acid cysteine, which the body uses to make glutathione, an important antioxidant. A double-blind trial showed that 45 grams per day of whey protein increased blood glutathione levels in a group of HIV-infected people.1 Test tube2 and animal3 studies suggest that whey protein may improve some aspects of immune function.

References

1. Micke P, Beeh KM, Buhl R. Effects of long-term supplementation with whey proteins on plasma glutathione levels of HIV-infected patients. Eur J Nutr 2002;41:12-8.

2. Wong KF, Middleton N, Montgomery M, et al. Immunostimulation of murine spleen cells by materials associated with bovine milk protein fractions. J Dairy Sci 1998;81:1825-32.

3. Minehira K, Inoue S, Nonaka M, et al. Effects of dietary protein type on oxidized cholesterol-induced alteration in age-related modulation of lipid metabolism and indices of immune function in rats. Biochim Biophys Acta 2000;1483:141-53.

Osteoporosis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Some whey proteins may reduce bone loss.1 Milk basic protein (MBP) is a mixture of some of the proteins found in whey protein. A preliminary trial found that 300 mg per day of MBP improved blood measures of bone metabolism in men, suggesting more bone formation was occurring than bone loss.2 A double-blind trial found that women taking 40 mg per day of MBP for six months had greater gains in bone density compared with those taking a placebo.3 No osteoporosis-related research has been done using complete whey protein mixtures.

References

1. Toba Y, Takada Y, Yamamura J, et al. Milk basic protein: a novel protective function of milk against osteoporosis. Bone 2000;27:403-8.

2. Toba Y, Takada Y, Matsuoka Y, et al. Milk basic protein promotes bone formation and suppresses bone resorption in healthy adult men. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2001;65:1353-7.

3. Aoe S, Toba Y, Yamamura J, et al. Controlled trial of the effects of milk basic protein (MBP) supplementation on bone metabolism in healthy adult women. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2001;65:913-8.

Obesity
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Whey protein may aid weight loss due to its effect on appetite. In a preliminary study, people were given 48 grams of either whey protein or milk protein (casein). Whey consumption resulted in more hunger satisfaction and reduced the amount of food eaten 90 minutes later compared with casein consumption.1 However, a double-blind study found that men taking 1.5 grams per 2.2 lbs body weight per day of whey protein for 12 weeks along with a low-calorie diet and a strength training exercise program lost the same amount of weight and body fat as did a control group that followed a similar program, but took a casein supplement instead of whey protein.2

References

1. Hall WL, Millward DJ, Long SJ, Morgan LM. Casein and whey exert different effects on plasma amino acid profiles, gastrointestinal hormone secretion and appetite. Br J Nutr 2003;89:239-48.

2. Demling RH, DeSanti L. Effect of a hypocaloric diet, increased protein intake and resistance training on lean mass gains and fat mass loss in overweight police officers. Ann Nutr Metab 2000;44:21-9.

Whey protein is a mixture of some of the proteins naturally found in milk. The major proteins found in whey protein include beta-lactoglobulin and alpha-lactalbumin. Whey protein has one of the highest protein digestibility-corrected amino acid scores (PDCAAS; a measure of protein bioavailability) and is more rapidly digested than other proteins, such as casein (another milk protein). 1

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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4.4

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Pros

  • Good value (8)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (7)
  • Builds muscle (4)
  • Easy to mix (3)
  • Effective (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After workout (6)
    • Everyday (5)
    • Before workout (3)
    • Daily use (3)
    • For workouts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (5), Weekend warrior (3)
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      • 1-2 supplements daily (3)
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    4.0

    Highly Recommended to everyone training

    By ndell097

    from New York, NY

    About Me Competitive Athlete, Traveler, Weekend Warrior

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Mix
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • For Workouts

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey - Vanilla:

      Great natural product, for the ones looking at the stuff in the fine detail. This is what you need to be taking!

       
      5.0

      good stuff!

      By jarussell09

      from Kearney, NE

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Shortens Recovery Time
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • For Workouts

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey - Vanilla:

        I take this stuff 3 times a day! mix it with my breakfast, use it for a snack and before i work out!

         
        5.0

        Good Product

        By djallen668

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Returning athlete

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Mix
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Shortens Recovery Time
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • For Workouts

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey - Vanilla:

          I'm just about to finish my first two pound bottle of this protein powder I bought as a test and couldn't be happier with it. I started weight training again a couple of months ago after about 15 years off and decided to try this after my workouts. I use a scoop in my shaker bottle with either 16oz of almond milk or 2% moo-juice and drink it on my drive from the gym to work. It blends very well (a vast improvement over the nasty powders I used back in the 90's, hence why I bought a 'test' bottle). It also tastes very good. It gives a distinct but not overpowering taste to almond milk. Regular milk it's like drinking a vanilla shake (without the excess calories). As for effectiveness, my recovery time is down to almost nothing. No stiffness the next day like I would normally have. I came here today to buy a five pound bottle. High praise for me.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great protein!

          By MichaelEricHouser

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Work Out 5 days per week

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Blends Very Well
          • Builds Muscle
          • Good Value
          • Tastes Good
          • Tasty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Workout
            • Everyday

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey - Vanilla:

            This protein dissolves very well in any liquid and has a decent taste. For the discounted price it's very worth the buy.

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            4.0

            Good General Purpose Whey

            By change.agent

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Builds Muscle
            • Good Value
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Workout
              • Before Workout
              • During Recovery
              • Everyday

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey - Vanilla:

              This is a good general purpose Whey protein. It mixes well and has a good but plain taste (vanilla). This is great for me because I use it primarily to add to some of my other protein products (that have more in them than just protein and generally cost a lot more) to boost the protein levels. The price and value is great.

              • Gender:
              • Male
              • Where did you hear about this product?:
              • Gnc Store
              • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
              • 3-5 Supplements Daily
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              4.0

              ON Gold Whey

              By whalen.james48

              from DC

              About Me Competitive Athlete

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Builds Muscle
              • Good Value
              • Quickens Recovery Time
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Workout
                • Everyday

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey - Vanilla:

                Great stuff. Take post workout for recovery and growth.

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                • Other
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                • 1-2 Supplements Daily
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                5.0

                Our family's favorite

                By sue.gelber

                from Chicago IL

                About Me Runner, Weekend Warrior

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Quickens Recovery Time

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Workout
                  • Before Bed
                  • Before Workout
                  • During Recovery
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey - Vanilla:

                  I bought this mainly to use as a recovery shake for myself, but I also use it for my kids when they are rushing out the door to practice but haven't had time to eat. Tastes great, blends well, keeps everybody going on their busy day.

                  • Gender:
                  • Female
                  • Where did you hear about this product?:
                  • Friend or Family Member
                  • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                  • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                  • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                  • Price, Quality

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Certainly Different

                  By baugustine302

                  from Ventura, CA

                  About Me Weekend Warrior

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Mixes Well

                  Cons

                  • Not Really Vanilla

                  Best Uses

                  • After Workout

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey - Vanilla:

                  I like the Natural part, not thrilled by the taste. It's not that it's bad, it's just not great. It really has a weird taste when mixed only with water. I switched to Trader Joes's Vanilla Coconut Milk and it is better. it does mix easily in a blender bottle, no lumps.

                  I'm going to try the chocolate flavor when this is used up, maybe that will be better.

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful Whey!

                  By findingcash

                  from Clearwater Beach, Florida

                  About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner, Very athletic

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                  Pros

                  • Builds Muscle
                  • Good Value
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

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                    • After Workout
                    • Before Bed
                    • Before Workout
                    • During Workout
                    • Everyday
                    • Satisfying

                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey - Vanilla:

                    Mixed with skim milk, it gives me energy and power, it makes me feel full too.

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