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THE BIGGER PICTURE OF WHEY
Whey Protein Isolates are the purest form of whey protein that exists. Hydrowhey® consists of protein 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 100% Whey™ label. By using whey protein isolates and Hydrowhey® as 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. 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 100% Whey™ is made of an exclusive blend of:
  • Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ion-Exchanged Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ultrafiltered Whey Protein Concentrate
  • HYDROWHEY® Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides
BEYOND THE BASICS
  • Packed with Whey Protein Isolates (WPI)
  • HIGHER PROTEIN PERCENTAGE (24 grams of protein 77% 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, Glycomacropeptides, Beta-lactoglobulin, Immunoglobulin G (IgG), 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 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, nonfat milk 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 intesity 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 add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to your shaker cup and then pour in 6-8 oz of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. TIP: Mixing one scoop with 6-8 oz. of nonfat milk instead of water will give you a thicker, creamier shake.

BLENDER: Add one rounded scoop of 100% Whey Gold Standard™ 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 a few high-energy ingredients to your shake you can blend up a delicious meal: try adding fresh or frozen fruits (strawberries, bananas, etc.), peanut butter, flaxseed oil, unflavored yogurt, coconut, slivered almonds, or other ingredients. STACK YOUR SHAKE: By adding other supplements including creatine, glutamine, taurine (e.g. CGT10), and/or BCAA powders you can make 100% Whey Gold Standard™ an even more powerful post-workout recovery product.

SUGGESTED USE: 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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 scoop(s)
Servings Per Container 29
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 120.00
Calories from Fat 10.00
Total Fat 1.00 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.50 g 3%
Trans Fat 0.00 g
Cholesterol 30.00 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 4.00 g 1%
Sodium 90.00 mg 4%
Sugars 1.00 g
Protein 24.00 g 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Calcium 0.00 10%
Iron 0.00 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
your calorie needs:
  Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
  Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 g 375 g
  Dietary Fiber   25 g 30 g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate & Whey Peptides), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen®, Sucralose, FD&C Yellow #5, Lactase

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: Keep out of reach of children

Contains Milk and Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

Optimum Nutrition
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

Copyright 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

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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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream
 
4.4

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Pros

  • Easy to mix (10)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (10)
  • Effective (9)
  • Good value (9)
  • Easy to swallow (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (9)
    • For workouts (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
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    1.0

    Good Protein-Terrible Taste

    By stlcards2008

    from West Point, NY

    About Me Runner, Workout

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Tastes Bad

    Best Uses

    • For Workouts

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream:

    I think that Optimum Nutrition is a good brand, but since this is the first flavor of their I tried I am not imporessed. Banana Cream tastes like a nasty laffy taffy banana flavor. Like I said, good protein but bad taste. Going to try mocha cappuccino next.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product!!!

    By charlie.deer

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Runner

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    Verified Buyer

    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 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream:

      I workout about 3 times a week and run about 2 miles every other day. I use this product religiously and have been very satisfied with the results. My recovery time has shortened drastically since taking this product and I am seeing alot more mass than before.

       
      5.0

      My Favortie Flavor

      By tfahn

      from Lancaster, PA

      About Me Rarely Work Out

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      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Good Value
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

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        • Daily Use

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream:

        I have tried a few different flavors of Optimum Nutrition and the Banana Creme is by far my favorite, mixes well with just water or with milk.

         
        5.0

        Good stuff

        By jon_hyi

        from Co Springs, CO

        About Me High School athlete

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        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 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream:

          I use this right after my workouts in school (advanced weights class) and it is perfect. for a pretty good value you are getting that protein you need to put your muscles back together after a strong workout along with a pretty good taste actually. I recommend it, works well for me.

           
          5.0

          GREAT TASTE

          By SVB

          from ARKANSAS

          About Me Competitive Athlete

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          Pros

          • Easy To Mix
          • Easy To Swallow
          • Good Value
          • PRICED RIGHT
          • TASTE IS GREAT
          • Tastes Good

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            • Daily Use

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream:

            I USE IT TWICE DAILY

             
            4.0

            Effective product

            By Shadow2581

            from Frederick, MD

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            • Effective
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

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              • For Workouts

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream:

              Product worked well to help recover after workouts & tasted great.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best by far

              By junior.herrera20

              from Wanette Oklahoma

              About Me Competitive Athlete

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dietary Replacement
                • For Workouts

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream:

                Nothing is better then a great whey Supplement This is great for building muscle love the taste big Optimum nutrition fan love the Amino energy they made by the way.

                 
                4.0

                Tastes Good

                By sdmf96

                from Dudley,MA

                About Me I WORK OUT

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Before and After Work out
                  • Daily Use
                  • For Workouts

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream:

                  Interesting my local GNC is ripping me off.The prices online do not match the sale prices in the store looks like I'm going to order online.As far as this goes the taste is great its easy to mix. Its not hard for me to digest and it has a great amount of BCAAS and Glutamine,and not heavy on calories or carbs as I'm trying to drop off pounds

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Finally I Found the Perfect One!

                  By bmin91

                  from Fremont, CA

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

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                  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 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream:

                    I was a little nervous buying a new protein mix because i tried so many of them from muscle milk to so brand i got at [...]. By far the best and it actually tastes good! If your looking around GNC for protein Optimum Nutrition is the way to go!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    the perfect mix

                    By shonadams45

                    from boston, masschusetts

                    About Me Competitive Athlete

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Dietary Replacement
                    • For Workouts

                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ - Banana Cream:

                    one of the best things for me is that i can mix fruit with it and the calories are still low (one cup equals a total of 185 calories) and its taste like a tropical fruit drink. You cant get any better than than!

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