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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 Isolats
  • 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; over 81% protein in 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, Isoleucin, 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 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 Rounded Scoop
Servings Per Container 77
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 30.00 mg 10%
Sodium 60.00 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.00 g 1%
Sugars 1.00 g
Protein 24.00 g 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Vitamin A 0.00 0%
Calcium 0.00 10%
Calcium 0.00 10%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Vitamin C 0.00 0%
Iron 0.00 2%
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), Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Artificial Flavor, Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Acesulfame Potassium

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

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.

OPTIMUM NUTRITION, INC 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™ Double Rich Chocolate
 
4.6

(based on 207 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to mix (177)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (165)
  • Effective (159)
  • Easy to swallow (155)
  • Good value (151)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Chalky consistency (9)
  • Hard to mix (9)
  • Bad flavor (4)
  • Tastes bad (4)

Best Uses

  • For workouts (162)
  • Daily use (154)
  • Dietary replacement (44)
  • During illness (5)
  • Post workout (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (99), Runner (34), Weekend warrior (34), Daily workout (6), Gym rat (3)

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5.0

Will keep buying this product

By jcapaldo928

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner, Weekend Warrior

See all my reviews

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 100% Whey Gold Standard™ Double Rich Chocolate:

    Overall, it is a great product. Very effective and easy to swallow unlike other proteins. Also the people at GNC are very helpful. Thanks for the great product

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    ummmm

    By samsonpicklewicklee

    from Greenville SC

    About Me Everyday Powerlifter

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Tastes Good

    Cons

    • Does Not Digest Well
    • Mixes ok

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ Double Rich Chocolate:

    not very refined. mixes ok and does NOT digest well.
    tastes pretty good though and is alot of protein for the money...because its cheap

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This IS the GOLD STANDARD!

    By ptomic12

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Competitive Athlete, Gym Rat, Runner

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After Workouts
      • Daily Use
      • Dietary Replacement
      • For Workouts
      • In the Morning

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ Double Rich Chocolate:

      Optimum Nutrition is the #1 selling supplement company for a reason. Their products are top notch and this Whey is a perfect example. I use one scoop in the morning when i wake up and 2 scoops right after i work out. On off days, I drink one scoop in the morning and one in the afternoon. This stuff tastes great on its own (water or milk), but even better when mixed with fruit and PB!

      I also use their Casein for night time and it is top notch as well!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great protein to Cal ratio and taste

      By vishalgupta2

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Regular workout, Traveler

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Tastes Terrible With Wate

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • For Workouts

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ Double Rich Chocolate:

      I use the shake with skim milk to keep the cals low, I blend it in blender with about 3 scoops in say 10-12 oz of milk and drink it within 30 minutes of workout.

      It tastes good, works like a meal replacement shake and has a great calorie ratio (5 cals / gm or protein).

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Stuff.

      By anm0008

      from FL

      About Me Exercise Daily, Runner

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dietary Replacement
        • Post workout

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ Double Rich Chocolate:

        Best whey protein I have ever and probably will ever take! You can't get much better than this!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great product!

        By w.davidfriend

        from Yorba Linda, CA

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        See all my reviews

        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™ Double Rich Chocolate:

          ON makes a great chocolate protein; however, I prefer the Cookies and Cream flavor.

          (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          no pain no gain

          By hema_hema2012

          from ksa

          About Me Rarely Work Out

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Causes Side Effects
          • Tastes Bad

          Best Uses

          • For Workouts

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ Double Rich Chocolate:

          i like it and really good pro

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very Effective

          By hodge.r

          from Boston

          About Me Work out 4x per week

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ Double Rich Chocolate:

          It's very easy to mix and is a decent amount of protein for the amount of calories. Would definitely recommend the product.

          (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great product hands down

          By brungi78

          from dunlap IA

          About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For Workouts

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard™ Double Rich Chocolate:

            i gave it four stars because nothing is perfect but this is darn close. i was on creatine for awhile then my friends at the gym recommended this to me. i am not a big whey fan because i used a cheap brand awhile back an it made me feel like sick and tasted horrible but i bought this an i've been using it for a week now and i must say this is amazing i dont feel nearly as sore as i did when using creatine and it doesnt taste bad at all in milk but water it tastes like watered down hot chocolate but i am use to the water taste so it doesnt bother me all around great product i will be buying more of this product in the future.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome product!

            By krisemy4

            from Singapore

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            See all my reviews

            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™ Double Rich Chocolate:

              Switched from using Maximuscle products (Promax & Cyclone)and move to this to support my training and diet. It tastes better than any supplement I've ever used (I use the Strawberry flavour)and it doesn't leave my stomach feeling heavy after I've had it either. I mix with low fat milk although it also mixes well with water too. As for the results...can't complain at all. As good if not better than the maxi stuff I've used for a few years.

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