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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, and 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.

THE ADVANCED GOLD STANDARD WHEY PROTEIN BLEND:
100% Whey Gold Standard™ is made of an exclusive blend of:
  • Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ultrafiltered Whey Protein Concentrate
  • HYDROWHEYTM Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides
BEYOND THE BASICS
  • Packed with Whey Protein Isolates (WPI).
  • HIGHER PROTEIN PERCENTAGE (24 grams of protein; 79% protein by weight).
  • Includes HYDROWHEYTM, 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, Betalactoglobulin, lmmunoglobulin G (lgG), Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase, and various growth factors.
  • Over 4 grams of GLUTAMINE & glutamine precursors.
  • More than 5 grams of BCAAs (Leucine, lsoleucine, 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: 100% Whey Gold Standard™ 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 100% Whey Gold Standard™ 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 20 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved.

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 100% Whey Gold Standard™ to your shaker cup and then pour in 6-8 ounces of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Don’t have a shaker cup? Visit optimumnutrition.com and order a custom ON shaker, or visit your local health food store or gym. TIP: Mixing one scoop with 6-8 fl. 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 fl. 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 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 Rounded scoops
Servings Per Container 75
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%
Sodium 60.00 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.00 g 1%
Sugars 1.00 g
Protein 24.00 g 0%
Calcium 100.00 mg 10%
Calcium 100.00 mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Iron 0.00 0%
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), Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Sucralose, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Red #40, Lactase, Lactase

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

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

Warning: NOTICE: Do not use as a sole source of nutrition for weight loss or maintenance. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Contains Milk and Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

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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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4.3

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Pros

  • Easy to mix (10)
  • Easy to swallow (9)
  • Effective (9)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (9)
  • Good value (7)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (10)
  • For workouts (7)
  • Dietary replacement (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (6), Runner (6)

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5.0

BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!

By michaelp0388

from Whidbey Island, WA

About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

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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
  • For Workouts

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

I recommend Gold Standard Whey Protein to any and all. It has the highest amount of protein per serving out of all other whey protein's. I have had great results taking two shakes per day on the day's I work out. It is by far the best tasting and mixing protein I have had. Been using it for two years now and I won't use anything else! Gold Standard Strawberry Banana tastes phenominal!

 
3.0

Not ON best

By j_mcmullen3248

from Afganistan

About Me Militarylaw enforcement, Runner, Weight lifter

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Pros

  • Easy To Mix
  • Effective
  • Good Value

Cons

  • Poor Taste

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

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

This product is effective but the taste isnt very good unless mixed just right.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best protein I've had

By c_ellis4

from Salt Lake City, UT

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • For Workouts

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

    I've tried a lot of proteins over the years and this is by far the best. Mixes great, tastes amazing, and goes down really easy. Especially in the morning or right after a workout when my stomach is a little weaker. No complaints. Get it!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Deal!

    By mhat1262

    from York, Pa

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    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

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      • For Workouts

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

      Use after workouts. Helps with recovery and muscle gain. Great Value for 5 lbs, I like the taste.

       
      4.0

      Tastes great with water

      By 85abdul

      from Miami

      About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • For Workouts

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

      Not too sweet, mix of banana and strawberry gives it a unique flavor

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Taste

      By kevinoom

      from Liverpool, NY

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      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Effective
      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Poor Taste

      Best Uses

      • For Workouts

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

      I love this brand and so far have seen good results. This flavor in particular i found to be a little lacking, probably great in blended shakes with real fruit but not by itself with water. I started off with the vanilla ice cream flavor which i found to be very neutral and easy to tolerate with great flavor. I think i'll go back to that one but I have no complaints for the product.

       
      5.0

      Excellent tasting in smoothies.

      By fjc6cx

      from Charlottesville, VA

      About Me Highly Active ROTC Cadet, Runner

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • A bit expensive

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dietary Replacement

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

      I make a smoothie with this product once a day.
      It tastes WAY better than any other whey I've ever had... and I've had a few types.
      I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone and everyone.

       
      4.0

      good for daily use pre and post workout

      By oconnell.m.1

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Competitive Athlete

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      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      I think it is a great overall product. I use it before and after workout. It dissolves very easily and tastes pretty good (maybe a little too sweet for my taste, but if anything i prefer sweet vs. awful).

       
      4.0

      Great for meal replacement/snack....

      By mgfrank1983

      from Saginaw, MI

      About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dietary Replacement

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

      Use it as mid-day meal replacement. Usually in the between breakfast and lunch and/or lunch and workout.

       
      4.0

      delicious and not too sweet

      By jasqon3535

      from sacramento, ca

      About Me Workout 5X a wk

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      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Good Value
      • Low sugar
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Workout
        • Daily Use

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

        it tastes delicious! especially for only having 1 gram of sugar per serving. best of the ON flavors i've tried so far. great value, especially when on sale! 5 lbs of protein lasts a long time, even when you drink multiple shakes a day. it's helped me with some pretty decent muscle gains and fat losses.

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