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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™


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24g of Protein per serving!
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100% WHEY

  • Whey Protein Isolates as the Primary Protein Source
  • 3 grams of Carbohydrates
  • Lactase and Other Digestive Enzymes

    Millions and Millions of satisfied ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™ customers can't be wrong!

    Since the very beginning, Optimum Nutrition has raised the standard by which all other whey protein supplements are judged. Now we're raising the bar again with the 3rd generation of ON 100% Whey Protein: ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™

    Like its predecessors, this canister of ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™ contains Optimum Nutrition's exclusive, proprietary blend of...

  • Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ultrafiltered Whey Protein Concentrate
  • HydroWhey® Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides

    To give you more of what you want (pure, unadulterated whey protein) with less of what you don't (fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, lactose, and other carbohydrates) with every serving. The container you are holding in your hand is no exception. In fact, ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™ is BETTER THAN EVER! Here's why:

  • On 100% Whey Gold Standard™ provides MORE Whey Protein Isolates (WPI) - the purest and most expensive source of whey protein available.

  • HIGHER PROTEIN PERCENTAGE ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™ has always been a leader in this respect. Now with 24 grams of protein in just slightly over a one-ounce serving, it's nearly 79% protein by weight!

  • We've included HydroWhey® strategically hydrolyzed, low molecular weight whey peptides to make ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™ even FASTER ACTING!

  • ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™ CONTAINS LACTASE and Aminogen® digestive enzymes to further enhance absorbtion and make this product even more friendly to lactose intolerant individuals.

  • ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™ is INSTANTIZED to mix easily and completely with just a few twirls of a spoon.

  • Every serving supplies even More low, moderate, and high molecular weight, biologically active WHEY PROTEIN MICROFRACTIONS including Alpha-lactalbumin, Glycomacropeptides, Beta-lactogloulin, Immunoglobulin G (lgG), Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase, and various growth factors.

  • Over 4 grams of GLUTAMINE & and glutamine precursers and more than 5 grams of BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) in each scoop!

    TYPICAL AMINO ACID PROFILE (milligrams per scoop)

    Essential Amino Acids (EAA's)

      Tryptophan 405
      Valine 1422
      Threonine 1654
      Isoleucine 1573
      Leucine 2531
      Lysine 2233
      Phenylalanine 748
      Methionine 492

    Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CAA's)

      Arginine 505
      Cystine 494
      Tyrosine 703
      Histidine 423
      Proline 1509
      Glutamine & Precursors 4082

    Nonessential Amino Acids (NAA's)

      Aspartic Acid 2508
      Serine 1126
      Glycine 412
      Alanine 1180

  • Ingredients

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size  1 Scoop(s)
    Servings Per Container  28

    Amount Per Serving     % DV

    Calories 130  
      Calories from Fat 15  

    Total Fat 1.5g   2%
      Saturated Fat 0.5g   2%
    Cholesterol 30mg   10%
    Total Carbohydrate 4g   1%
      Sugars 1g  
    Protein 24g   48%

    Calcium 100 mg   10%
    Sodium 100 mg   4%

    ** Daily Value (DV) not established.
    Other Ingredients
    Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali) , Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen®;
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    How To Use

    BLENDER - (EASY: a little more involved but worth the trouble) Add one scoop of ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™ to a blender filled with 6-8 fl oz of your favorite beverage. Cover and blend for 20-30 seconds. Add 1-2 ice cubes then blend for an additional 30 seconds. Serve. For a delicious smoothie, try adding your favorite fruit, peanut butter, yogurt, shredded coconut, and/or other ingredients (along with ice cubes) to your blended whey protein shake.^^

    Shaker - (EASIER: Quick & Convenient) Fill a shaker bottle with 6-8 fl oz of your favorite beverage. Add one scoop ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds.

    GLASS & SPOON - (EASIEST - Fast & Simple) Simply add one scoop of ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™ to a tall glass. Add 6-8 fl oz of your favorite beverage. Mix with a spoon for about 20 seconds or until powder is well disbursed.

    ^^Don't forget to account for the calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, and other nutrients that these foods contribute to your shake.

    Suggested Use: To encourage a positive nitrogen balance, consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day from a combination of high protein foods and supplemets. For even better results, consume your daily protein allotment over 4-6 small meals spread evenly throughout the day.

    Example: 180lb x 1g protein/lb body weight=180g day
    180g ÷ 6 small meals = 30 g protein/meal

    Each serving of ON 100% Whey Gold Standard™ provides 24 grams of protein.

    FOR USE AS A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT ONLY. DO NOT USE FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION., Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.
    Store in a cool dry place., Packaged by weight, not volume: some settling may occur during shipping.

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


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

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


    4.6 / 5.0
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    Very good taste and easy to digest...
    November 13, 2018
    3 weeks ago
    For muscles growing is perfectly
    That's tasty good
    November 13, 2018
    3 weeks ago
    Blends great,no clumps, taste great, not powdery. Overall the best protein shake available.
    November 11, 2018
    3 weeks ago
    Whey Protein for Kids
    I have 12 y/o son and 15 y/o daughter. Is this whey protein safe for them to take?
    November 8, 2018
    Simple. Effective. Delicious.
    I've had this stuff before, and I'm glad I bought this again. It tastes good with water but tastes fantastic with almond or whole milk. Effortless mixing with my shaker.
    November 7, 2018
    1 month ago
    Great taste!
    I love the taste of the peanut butter protein. Very satisfying after a workout.
    November 7, 2018
    1 month ago
    Bait and Switch: Deceptive Trade Practices
    Went into GNC to buy some Scivation Extend RIPPED BCAA supplement. Signs throughout store said "Buy One Get one half price" throughout the store, and "Mix and Match." When I went to buy two jugs of the foregoing product, and check out, only then was I told about that the mix and match throughout the store did not apply. There were no qualifiers, no some limitations apply or any other disclaimers. I looked for it, specifically. GNC should take a close look at Oregon's Unlawful Trade Practices Act ORS 646.605-646.656. I am an attorney. George L. Derr
    November 6, 2018
    Try it! You Will like it!
    Great product. Easy to mix. Excellent taste.
    November 5, 2018
    1 month ago
    I like it, but arrive me in another size, smaller than the one I bought.
    November 3, 2018
    4 months ago
    Love it.
    Love it. Great with peanut butter and almond milk.
    November 3, 2018
    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
    A shopper on Feb 8, 2017
    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
    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
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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."
    Im a beginner with protein powders and before i buy it i was wondering what exactly will this do for me? Build mass or pure muscle and or strength
    JustinF on Jul 31, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: This will supplement your diet with protein and increase your likelihood of muscle gain. You need to have a workout plan and good diet to build muscle, mass, and strength.
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Where is scoop?
    A shopper on Nov 29, 2012
    BEST ANSWER: It is buried, get a fork and start digging
    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!
    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)
    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.