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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™

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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
  • HYDROWHEY® Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides

BEYOND THE BASICS
  • Packed with Whey Protein Isolates (WPI)
  • HIGHER PROTEIN PERCENTAGE (24 grams of protein; 81% 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 (IgG), 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.

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PRODUCT DIRECTIONS / ADDITIONAl INFO

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.
Contains Milk and Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

Warnings

Do not use as a sole source of nutrition for weight loss or maintenance. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Contents sold by weight not volume.

Other Ingredients

Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Citric Acid, Sucralose, FD&C Red #40, Aminogen®, Lactase

Storage

Store in a cool dry place.

Carefully Manufactured
in the U.S.A. by:

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Sunrise, FL 33325
Consumer Affairs
(630) 236-0097
optimumnutrition.com

Aminogen® is a registered trademark of Triarco Industries, Inc.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size  1 Rounded Scoop(s)
Servings Per Container  29

Amount Per Serving     % DV

Calories 120  
  Calories from Fat 15  

Total Fat 1.5g   2%
Saturated Fat 1g   3%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 55mg   10%
Sodium 130mg   2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g   1%
  Sugars 2g  
Protein 24g  

Calcium 0   8%
Vitamin A 0   0%
Vitamin C 0   0%
Iron 0   0%


** Daily Value (DV) not established.

Reviews

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Great protein shake
Great flavor, very smooth
August 19, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Shipping was spot on. The Whey Protein was even better then expected! The extreme milk chocolate is great.
August 18, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Very delicious
Love the taste.
August 17, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Best protein. Tastes great & mixes with everything including shakes & coffee
August 17, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
tastes good and I'm happy with the product!
August 17, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Awesome product!
Love this! Flavor is amazing
August 16, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Great
Best tasting protein
August 14, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Great taste!
August 14, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Good protein source. The flavor I got was tasty. Will def try more flavors out in the future.
August 12, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
U sent me vanilla
I ordered double chocolate
August 11, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Good taste in good protein
m i on Apr 7, 2015
Good taste in good protein
m i on Apr 7, 2015
I'M LOOKING FOR A LEAN MUSCLE GAIN AND RECOVERY PROTEIN SHAKE, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU SUGGEST?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yup
is it better to take this before, after or during a workout. i am a 16 year old football player looking to get stronger fast. i workout monday-thursday. should i take this the days i dont work out too?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Yes
is it better to take this before, after or during a workout. i am a 16 year old football player looking to get stronger fast. i workout monday-thursday. should i take this the days i dont work out too?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2010
BEST ANSWER: You can take this whenever. This is Isolate Protein meaning it's already broken down and it'll make it's way into your muscle quickly. You can have it as a meal even on non workout days with a piece of fruit like a banana.
Hi.i wanted to know the source of the BCAA used in this product (gold standard 100% whey)? Whether it's poultry, fish or eggs?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: milk
Does this product have artificial sweetners, like aspartame?
A shopper on May 19, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Aspartame or other artificial sweeteners are not listed on the label or ingredients list.
Can this be taken by women?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, provided you do not have any allergies or intolerance to dairy. Whey is just a type of milk protein.
is 17 years old boy old enough to use this product?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it’s food, just in an easy and tasty form for consumption. Trust me I was once in your shoes and I had always taken protein powders.
I currently drink this whey protein as a regular part of my work out routine. Is it safe to use if I am pregnant?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this brand is safe while pregnant. Whey protein itself is healthy as a supplement, you just want to make sure that the brand you choose doesn't contain non-fermented soy (this one doesn't) or have high levels of heavy metals or certain herbs.
I am a 26 year old woman who is trying to get back in shape after having my two kids. This product was recommended to me by a friend, since it is whey protein Isolates, which I was told Isolates are best to tone up. I dont need to lose much weight as I am generally small, but I do need to lose a few inches and tone up.Would this be the right product for me?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Whey isolates yield a high percentage of pure protein and virtually lactose free, carbohydrate free, fat free, and cholesterol free. Adding additional protein to your diet without, an excise program is not going to "tone up" your body, it's going to add weight and mass. If your goal is to lose weight you should looking at some type of theromgenic product, such as OxyELITE Pro.
does it have any caffeine in it?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Mocha Cappuccino flavor DOES contain caffeine. There is a note in fine print below the directions/nutrition information: "CONTAINS 15MG OF NATURALLY OCCURRING CAFFEINE PER SERVING."
How often and when do i use this?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
I am a 20 year old female and I am looking to loose a good 14 pds and tone up, I haven't yet tried protein shakes in with my diet and exercise. I eat up to 1,000 calories a day and go to the gym regularly. I am hoping to see more results by consuming this product with slim toned muscle. I do NOT want to be bulky in any way. Would this be a good workout companion to try for energy, strength, and toning?
A shopper on Mar 1, 2011
BEST ANSWER: I would highly recommend it, it is a very lean protein so it won't make you gain body fat while taking it. You didn't ask it, but if you eat under 1200-1500 calories a day you won't loose as much weight. Eating too few calories causes your body to going into starvation mode and you will burn muscle and preserve fat.
Does this contain caffeine?
A shopper on May 30, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this product does contain caffeine.
Is this product Gluten Free? If not, Can you tell me which powders with Whey are?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This product is one of many the company sells that is gluten free!
i was wondering can women use this protein also ?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This produce when used correctly should be safe for use by men or women.
Do all your whey produts contain artificial sweetners such as sucrose?
A shopper on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No there as some advertised as natural flavoring. Those do not have a flavor or sweeteners.
*Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Natural Whey* is one.
Can I use this while nursing?
A shopper on Nov 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this product is safe to use while nursing.
is it better to take this before, after or during a workout. i am a 16 year old football player looking to get stronger fast. i workout monday-thursday. should i take this the days i dont work out too?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2010
BEST ANSWER: you can take it pre and post workout,but i would take it after wards for a recovery.take a pre workout supplement like c4 cellucore.but ask the person at gnc before you take the on with the cellucore.
I just purchased this and i am new to this protein powder stuff. Now my main question is how much should i mix and how many times a day?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2009
BEST ANSWER: Listen. You use it after a workout, you take one cup using the little cup given inside the jar and mix it with milk. People say you can use water but it tastes horrible and isnt thick enough. Not saying you cant use it with water, but milk with chocolate is obviously a better choice. You take it once a day, this size jar that you bought is only a month. However if later on you decide to buy a bigger jar, such as the 5lb. 3 month supply, you can make a choice of taking this in the morning and afternoon.

Hope this helped! Happy Holidays!
-Alex G from NJ
Can i mix protein powder into hot coffee?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think it mixes best when shaken, so if you can shake the liquid you're mixing it into, then I would say yes. BUT be careful shaking hot liquids in a sealed container because the pressure build-up may cause the lid to pop off unexpectedly!
I WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH PROTEIN AND CARBS I SHOULD HAVE RIGHT AFTER MY WORK OUT..IS THERE SUCH A THING AS TO MUCH PROTEIN AT ONE TIME...WHAT ABOUT BEFORE MY WORK OUT..SHOULD I BE TAKING THIS PROTEIN BEFORE MY WORK OUT AND IF SO HOW LONG BEFORE MY WORK OUT SHOULD I TAKE IT AND HOW MUCH..ALSO HOW MUCH CARBS SHOULD I TAKE BEFORE MY WORK OUT..AND SHOULD I BE TAKING THIS PROTEIN ON DAYS I DON'T WORK OUT..THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME..
A shopper on Jul 17, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Alright first of all u should be eating a mea before your workout thats full in protein like chicken and rice or steak.And theres no suck thing as to much protein its not harmful for u. And this supplement is for after your workout within 30 minutes of after ur workout. And you should just have a full pack of rice after your workout thats alot of carbs. and you shouldnt be taking this on non workout days. but you can take a supplement called caesin proein beofre u go to bed every workout days and non workout days. hope this helps
Is this product peanut free? Or come in contact with peanut products?
A shopper on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: it is peanut free. The only allergen warnings on product are milk and soy(lecithin).
does this contain meat im vegetarian ?
A shopper on May 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe it does no. Whey is made from Cow's milk so if you are Vegan, then skip it, but just vegetarian you should be fine.
Is this glutin free?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The IronMan protein stuff is, and the taste is great (I tried the chocolate)
How many mgs of caffeine does this contain? I need to stay under a certain limit and I'd like to know if this will fit into my diet. Thanks!
A shopper on Jun 24, 2013
BEST ANSWER: There is no caffeine in Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard.
if i weigh 147 how many scoops a day should i be taking?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard is a protein supplement, not your only source of protein. It is recommended 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight for muscle growth. You will want to try for 147 grams of protein daily, through meals and supplements. Your protein intake should be spread throughout the day. Each scoop of Gold Standard provides 24 grams of protein. Mixing with 6 to 8 ounces of milk will add more protein and may taste better.

Start by documenting what you eat. Try for 3 meals and 2 snacks. On workout days, add a post workout Gold Standard drink. Use the protein drink for your snacks. For meals, try chicken breasts, fish, or low fat beef. Keep a log and reach your target 147 grams of protein daily. Good workouts are necessary to promote muscle growth.
Is this anything like the Whey Protein six star elite series? I'm new to this brand and I find the elite series to have a very grainy taste after strenuous mixing. I even use an electric mixer for minutes on hand only to still have granuals. Does this product have a grainy taste after mixing too?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This product is different than the Whey Protein six star elite series - it has more isolated protein than any other whey protein on the market now. This product will prove to have less grainy taste after mixing as it is better at mixing into drinks than other whey proteins.
I workout after work at 6pm for 1 hour approximately. Then I come home and take Whey. What about eating before I go to bed around 10pm. Usually Salads, Fruits ?
A shopper on Sep 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Since you eat so late at night, it is recommended that you keep it light with fruits and vegetables.
Does the protein powder expire if its been in an unopened sealed container?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The product container is marked with the expiration date. The product is consider expired on that date even if the container has never been opened.
can it be mix with juice or milk
A shopper on Jun 25, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard - Rocky Road can be mixed with 6-8 oz of water, nonfat milk or your favorite beverage.