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24g Protein - 5.5g BCAAs - 4g Glutamine & Precursors - 31 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 28
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 120.00
Calories from Fat 15.00
Total Fat 1.50 g 2%
Saturated Fat 1.00 g 5%
Cholesterol 40.00 mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 3.00 g 1%
Sugars 2.00 g
Protein 24.00 g 48%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Calcium 0.00 8%
Iron 0.00 2%
** 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), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen (Patented Bioactive Polypeptide enzyme ststem (, , , )), Sucralose, 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.

ALLERGEN INFORMATION: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS WHEY DERIVED FROM DAIRY AND LECITHIN (TO IMPROVE MIXABILITY) DERIVED FROM SOYBEANS.

THE BIGGER PICTURE™
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© 2007 OPTIMUM NUTRITION, Inc.

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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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Mint
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Tastes good / tastes fine (9)
  • Easy to mix (7)
  • Effective (7)
  • Good value (7)
  • Easy to swallow (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (6)
    • For workouts (6)
    • Dietary replacement (3)
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    5.0

    Doesn't Disappoint

    By brodech2

    from Champaign, IL

    About Me Lift 5 times a week

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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

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

      I take it daily with 2 cups of whole milk; it tastes like ice cream. Post workout, and rest days.

      One scoop means one scoop. Some proteins say "3 scoops" for a serving which, when weighed, comes out to 1.5 scoops.

      GREAT value, I bought this 2 lb tub of chocolate mint to sample the flavor and product, and am planning on buying the 5 lb tub once this is gone.

      I used to buy AMP 60, but unless you're professionally bodybuilding, this does the job for 1/2 the price and 2x the taste.

       
      5.0

      Favorite morning protein

      By cdmrsoccer

      from Nebraska

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      Pros

      • Tastes Good

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        • Daily Use

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

        I have two scoops every morning with my coffee. Love the mint flavor!!!

         
        4.0

        Interesting taste

        By hjkim7156

        from Nashville TN

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Tastes Bad

        Best Uses

        • For Workouts

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

        I used it for my weekly workouts. I usually drank it after I exercised and they're pretty good. I think the taste is interesting but I can see how some people might not like it.

         
        4.0

        Great Taste

        By heather.batson

        from Allen, TX

        About Me Rarely Work Out

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Hunger Control

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dietary Replacement

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

        I use this for weight loss/control.
        It is very easy to mix and tastes great compared to other protein weight mixes out there.
        It doesn't tend to last as long as other protein types.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfection

        By emailxtina

        from New York, NY

        About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Hard to Mix

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dietary Replacement
        • For Workouts

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

        Despite the powder not mixing completely/as quickly in my shaker as I'd like all the time, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this product. The mint chocolate is my favorite flavor HANDS DOWN - I like to drink it post workouts 6 days a week, or make a shake pre-workout with almond milk and a few frozen strawberries! So delicious - if you haven't tried this flavor yet, it's MUST. (Pricing is also fantastic!)

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By purecircuitx

        from Boston, MA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For Workouts

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

          This stuff is awesome. Mixes extremely smooth with just a blender bottle. The chocolate mint tastes awesome too. I can definitely tell that this stuff really works. I usually do high intensity cardio and usually end up with sore muscles the next day. I wont say that ON has eliminated my soreness... but it has definitely reduced the recovery time. Awesome.

           
          4.0

          Great bang for buck

          By Renesis8

          from NYC

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            • Daily Use
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            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Chocolate Mint:

            This is a great all-around bang for buck whey protein supplement

             
            5.0

            ON keeps impressing

            By kleinjac

            from Platteville, WI

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            Pros

            • Easy To Mix
            • Easy To Swallow
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • For Workouts

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

            i use this product daily after workouts to reduce recovery time and as a meal replacement. I have been using this ON 100% whey for years and decided to deviate from my normal flavors and this is by far my favorite flavor yet.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            "Price and Promise"

            By mwkannan

            from Bethesda, MD

            About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner, Swimmer

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • For Workouts

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

              I've been buying ON 100% Whey for a long time, and this by far is the best flavor. Chocolate Mint.....I was speculative at first, but after trying it, I have no regrets. In addition, I've been recovering faster since I started using this ON Whey for a long time and it has definitely helped me.

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