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

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

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.

Serving Size 1 scoop(s)
Servings Per Container 77


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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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4.5

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Pros

  • Easy to mix (34)
  • Effective (34)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (32)
  • Good value (29)
  • Easy to swallow (28)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (29)
    • For workouts (27)
    • Dietary replacement (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Competitive athlete (17), Runner (5)

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    5.0

    very good product

    By chenyt512

    from New York, NY

    About Me Rarely Workout, Rarely Work Out

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dietary Replacement
      • For Workouts

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ - Cookies N' Cream:

      This is a very good product, taste very good, and it is a very good valued product. The best you can get for this price. Very large quantity too. Certainly recommend.

       
      3.0

      Meh

      By c1l9j9m2

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Frequent Gym Goer, Regular Gym Goer

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Tastes Average

      Best Uses

      • On Occasion

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ - Cookies N' Cream:

      I used this regularly so the taste got old fast. In saying that though... it really wasn't as good as some of the other flavors available.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Taste like Pepper

      By urbansock

      from Redondo Beach CA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Mix
      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Tastes Bad

      Best Uses

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ - Cookies N' Cream:

        I just purchased as I was increasing to multiple protein drinks per day so liked the value and the reviews were good. Very disappointed the cookies and cream has a very strong aftertaste of pepper. At first I thought it was blender, but I tried just mixer bottle and then just a glass glass. I tried it with water, water and milk still no good. Looking to see if I can return both containers (1 is obviously opened). I have been happy with GNC's AMP Extreme 60 but it has less protein for price.

         
        4.0

        Great Protein

        By jason.lampard.13

        from Burke, VA

        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 100% Whey Gold Standard™ - Cookies N' Cream:

          awesome protein, smells kind of bad, and tastes funny at first but then the after taste is really good! buy now!

           
          5.0

          Best I ever had

          By andrewp2013

          from Boston, MA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For Workouts

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ - Cookies N' Cream:

            I drink this right after my workouts. I typically go extremely heavy for strength for my first five sets and lighter for hypertrophy in my next five sets. By the end I'm usually toasted after doing 10+ sets on a single muscle group but when drinking this protein, the next day I'm still mobile haha. Usually I wouldn't be able to stretch or anything without soreness but now I feel like I could with more ease.

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            4.0

            Good Stuff! Taste Great

            By jason_cunning

            from houston, tx

            About Me Competitive Athlete

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

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              • Daily Use
              • Dietary Replacement
              • For Workouts

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ - Cookies N' Cream:

              Taste great and very effective!

               
              5.0

              Great taste, excelent product

              By angie589

              from New Jersey

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              Pros

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

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                • Daily Use

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ - Cookies N' Cream:

                Is a great whey protein , low calories, great price!!. The taste is awesome , not bad at all. Actually I always do the cookies and cream with water insted of milk and the taste is good! recomended!

                 
                5.0

                It Works

                By elsbree77

                from tarrytown,new york

                About Me I work out 5 days a week

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                • Easy To Mix
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                • Good Value
                • Tastes Good

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                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ - Cookies N' Cream:

                  its great in taste and works go for it..

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product and Great Price!

                  By Phillyphill

                  from Houma, LA

                  About Me Budget Shopper

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                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Helps Recovery Time
                  • Tastes good tastes fine

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Meal replacement

                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ - Cookies N' Cream:

                    Great product. Mixes great. Taste good. Will try chocolate next time. I replace somee of my meals or have them as in between meal shake. Helped me lose excess weight and helps with workout recovery. Better than the rest by price and ingredients.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great taste and good protein

                    By semabraka

                    from siloam springs ,arkansas

                    About Me Competitive Athlete

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                    Pros

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

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                      • Daily Use
                      • For Workouts

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ - Cookies N' Cream:

                      i use it every day twice, the taste is very good, and is a lot of bang for your buck good value

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