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24g Protein - 5.5g BCAAs - 4g Glutamine & Precursors - 29 Servings

Whey Protein Isolates


THE BIGGER PICTURE OF WHEY - Whey protein Isolates are 90% pure protein by weight. They are the purest and most expensive form of whey protein that exists. That’s why they are the first ingredients you read on the 100% Whey Gold Standard™ label. By using Whey Protein Isolates as our primary protein source, we’re able to pack 24 grams of the purest, muscle-building protein per serving, with a lot less of the fat, cholesterol, lactose, and other stuff that you can do without. There’s no question this is the standard by which other whey proteins are measured.
BEYOND THE BASICS
  • Exclusive blend of Microfiltered and Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolates, Ultrafiltered Whey Protein Concentrate, and HYDROWHEY® Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides.
  • 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, Glycomacropeptides, 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

100% Whey Gold Standard is INSTANTIZED, so it mixes easily in a blender, in a shaker cup, or with a glass and a spoon. To prepare simply add 1 rounded scoop into a blender, shaker, or glass filled with 6-8 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Then blend, shake, or stir for about 15-30 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Rounded scoops
Servings Per Container 73
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 120.00
Calories from Fat 10.00
Total Fat 1.00 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.50 g 3%
Cholesterol 40.00 mg 13%
Sodium 110.00 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3.00 g 1%
Sugars 1.00 g
Protein 24.00 g 0%
Calcium 0.00 mg 10%
Calcium 0.00 mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.00 mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 mg 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 mg 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 mg 0%
Iron 0.00 mg 0%
Iron 0.00 mg 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), Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen®, Aminogen®, Sucralose, Sucralose, Lactase, Lactase

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

Packaged by weight, not volume: some settling may occur during shipping.

Warning: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

NOTICE:
FOR USE AS A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT ONLY. DO NOT USE FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION.

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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Ratings and Reviews

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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt
 
4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to mix (17)
  • Easy to swallow (15)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (15)
  • Effective (13)
  • Good value (12)

Cons

  • Bad flavor (3)

Best Uses

  • For workouts (17)
  • Daily use (14)
  • Dietary replacement (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (8), Runner (4), Weekend warrior (4)

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5.0

Taste great and Works great.

By dillon_baloy

from New York

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Pros

  • Easy on Stomach
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Effective
  • Simple To Take
  • Tastes Good

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt:

      I have been through 2 of these 5 pound tubs, and have been pleased with the taste and the results I have gotten. I used this product after a workout. Good mixed with water or milk. It is kind of a pain to mix though.

       
      2.0

      Not this flavor...

      By nquist22

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Shortens Recovery Time

      Cons

      • Chalky Consistency
      • Poor Taste

      Best Uses

      • For Workouts

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt:

      I love the mocha cappuccino flavor, the extreme milk chocolate is good, but NOT this one... I usually mix with skim milk, which to me makes most protein powders taste much better. My first taste of the Chocolate Malt was with water and I wasn't sure I could finish. I'll give it one more try with milk.

       
      4.0

      Less is More!

      By brotherheavy

      from US Army Afghanistan

      About Me Has Been Still Trying, Runner, Weekend Warrior

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • A little expensive

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • For Workouts

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt:

      I use this on a daily basis. Usually in the morning before any type of activity. The great taste prevents you from realizing that it is as low in sugar as it is. The amount of protein per serving is great. Waiting to purchase on sale brings the right price to a great product.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not Bad at All

      By rdwh

      from Queens, NY

      About Me Runner

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For Workouts

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt:

        This is my first try of this ON Whey Protein. I had previously used the LEAN products which didn't work for me. Although I am not a chocolate fan, I chose this flavor over vanilla becuase in my experience vanilla seems to be "chalky". My person trainer recommended this for me and it is great! The taste is good and I use it prior to workouts (1-2 hours) and again right after to help in the recovery. I mix it with unsweetened blue diamond almond milk (vanilla) - very little sugar/fat/carbs (compared to regular milk, which is hard for me to digest).

         
        5.0

        Tastes great and mixes well

        By sapelrj

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Competitive Athlete

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Mix
        • Good Value
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • For Workouts

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt:

          one in the morning and one after working out, never any unmixed clumps.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Tastes like garbage. . . AVOID!

          By mbernal131

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Fatty to gym rat, Weekend Warrior

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Cheap and lots of it
          • Easy To Mix
          • Easy To Swallow
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Shortens Recovery Time

          Cons

          • Poor Taste
          • Tastes horrible
          • Watery

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • For Workouts
          • Morning
          • PrePost Workout

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt:

          I bought this b/c it was on sell at the time. Around $50ish at my local GNC and 5lbs and I saw decent reviews. I made a huge mistake. .

          This is definitely the cheaper Whey. I understood that when I bought it, but it reflects so in the taste. This tastes like liquid hashbrowns or something disgusting. Top that off with it being extremely watery and this is absolute garbage.

          I got the Double Rich Chocolate and it's much more acceptable. Still watery but the taste is more acceptable.

           
          5.0

          Tastes Great, Mixes Well, Great Results

          By hellomattkehoe

          from Michigan

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • For Workouts
            • Post workout

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt:

            Taste is awesome. Mixes completely. Great source of protein.

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By dawnsant

            from Dover, DE

            About Me Weekend Warrior

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Mix
            • Good Value
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dietary Replacement
              • For Workouts

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt:

              Love Gold Standard and I've tred so many. Mixes up well and tastes great even mixed with jsut water.

               
              5.0

              Lotta bang for the buck

              By andrew.tugman

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

              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 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt:

                this stuff tastes great, especially when mixed with milk. it has great value, helps me keep my protein count high and build muscle.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                The Worst Flavor So Far

                By rommelpatton

                from Afghanistan

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Hard to Mix
                  • Poor Taste

                  Best Uses

                  • For Workouts

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Malt:

                  I am a big fan on Optimum Nutrition so I decided to expand past double rich chocolate. I received my chocolate malt and went straight to using it. Honestly, it smells, tastes, and sickens me like cheap ground up dog food. It is a huge battle just getting the two scoops for my post workout drink down. This will likely be the only protein tub that I will throw out and not give away.

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