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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Gainer™


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Size: 10 lb(s)

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Protein and Carb Recovery Formula

Proud Member of the Gold Standard Family
Size is an advantage in many sports, but some athletes have a hard time gaining weight. You can only eat so much food, so we formulated Gold Standard Gainer with quality calories in a 2:1 ratio of carbohydrates to primarily isolate proteins. With good fats from flaxseed and chia seed, each serving weighs in at 760 calories to help you grow bigger and stronger when taken in conjunction with a well-planned diet and exercise program. Gold Standard Gainer raises the bar for weight gain performance.

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Shaker Cup: For intense workout recovery, add 1 scoop, filled to the top fill line, of Gold Standard Gainer to a shaker cup filled with 10 fl oz of water and shake for 30 seconds. For gaining weight, add 2 scoops of Gold Standard Gainer to a shaker cup filled with 20 fl oz of water and shake for 30 seconds.
Spoon Stirred: Gold Standard Gainer is instantized. That means if you forgot your shaker cup or don't have time to get out the blender, just add one scoop of Gold Standard Gainer to a glass filled with 10 fl 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.
Between Meals: Mix up 1 scoop of Gold Standard Gainer between meals to help support a high calorie diet. Post Workout: Mix 1-2 scoops of Gold Standard Gainer in 10-20 fl oz of milk or water 30-45 minutes following exercise to support maximum recovery. Before Bed: Mix up 1 scoop of Gold Standard Gainer about 45-60 minutes before bed to help muscles recover while you slee.
Suggested Use: For healthy adults, consume enough protein to meet your daily protein requirements with a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements throughout the day as part of a balanced diet and exercise program.
CONTAINS: Milk and Soy. May Contain Wheat

Other Ingredients

Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Isolate, Hydrolyed Whey Protein Isolate), Carbohydrate Blend (Oat Flour, Pea Starch (Carb10®), Potato Starch), Maltodextrin, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Medium Chain Triglycerides, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Flaxseed Protein, Salt, Milled Chia Seeds, Gum Arabic, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Sucralose
Manufactured By Optimum Nutrition, Inc.
3500 Lacey Road, Suite 1200
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size  2 Scoop(s)
Servings Per Container  23

Amount Per Serving     % DV

Calories 760  
  Calories from Fat 90  

Total Fat 10g   15%
  Saturated Fat 6g   30%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 70mg   23%
Total Carbohydrate 112g   37%
  Dietary Fiber 8g   32%
Sugars 12g  
Protein 55g   110%
Sodium 480mg   20%
Potassium 1200mg   34%

** Daily Value (DV) not established.


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Vanilla ice cream is just...okay.
There are benefits and drawbacks to the Gold Standard Whey Vanilla Ice Cream flavored Gainer. On the plus side, it can be purchased at a decent value. I bought a 5 lb bag and it seemed like the cost-per-serving was less than the other brands. It also has a ton of calories in a single scoop, which is nice for those days I need to supplement my calories with minimal effort.

Now for the drawbacks. I use a blender bottle because it is less of a hassle than using a blender. One thing that you should be made aware of is that it TAKES A LOT OF EFFORT TO MIX SMOOTHLY. You need to vigorously shake for at least a full minute in order for it to blend in a single scoop into a full size blender bottle filled to the top with water. I also own two blender bottles. One is a traditional wide style blender bottle, in which the gainer mixed without lumps...eventually. I also own a more slender version with a slightly different lid and a rubber grip on the side. For whatever reason, this gainer can't mix in this bottle at all, no matter how long I shook the bottle. The texture was like drinking luke warm wet cottage cheese.

The vanilla cream taste is accurate, however it kind of has a chalky aftertaste that is off-putting. Not the worst flavor I've ever had (looking at you, strawberry cream), but you've got to be a big fan of vanilla things to get a 10lb bag of this. I plan to get chocolate from now on.
January 22, 2018
Get this!!!
The colossal chocolate has a great taste and I like it. One scoop is perfect if you aren't looking to put on a lot of weight. Every time I have taken it, I feel a lot better and a lot less fatigued.
January 12, 2018
Shake Too thick
January 11, 2018
2 months ago
Thanks GNC. Thanks Optimum Nutrition. 100%
Thanks GNC. Thanks Optimum Nutrition. 100%
January 5, 2018
3 months ago
Yee Yee
The cinnamon bun powder tastes amazing. Highly recommended
October 7, 2017
muyyyyy bueno
It's litttttt
July 4, 2017
9 months ago
I don't think that I have ever had a worse protein powder in my life. The vanilla flavor is the worst tasting thing I have ever tried. I don't mean to be dramatic, but it's true. You have to shake it up a very long time in order to get a drink with no chunks in it. How am I supposed to gain weight and muscle if this tastes so bad? Highly recommend you do not buy.
June 21, 2017
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