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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey® Naturally Flavored


Item # 352393
Gluten Free Gluten Free
No Artificial Sweeteners No Artificial Sweeteners
Note: This product cannot be sold in Canada

Product Information



24G Protein
5.5G BCAAs
4G Glutamine & Glutamic Acid

Whey Protein Isolates (WPIs) are the purest form of whey protein that currently exists. WPIs are costly to use, but rate among the best proteins that money can buy. That's why they're the first ingredient you read on the Gold Standard 100% Whey™ label. By using WPI as the primary ingredient along with premium ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate (WPC), we're able to pack 24 grams of protein into every serving to support your muscle building needs after training. ON's attention to detail also extends to mixability. This superior quality powder has been instantized to mix easily using a shaker cup or just a glass and spoon. There's no doubt that this is the standard by which all other whey proteins are measured.

  • Free of Artificial Flavors and Sweeteners.
  • No Synthetic Colors.
  • 75% Protein by Weight (24g of Protein per 32g serving size).
  • Whey Protein Isolates (WPI) Main Ingredient.
  • Whey Protein Microfractions from Whey Protein Isolate and Ultra-Filtered Whey Protein Concentrate.
  • Over 4 Grams of Naturally Occurring Glutamine & Glutamic Acid in Each Serving.
  • More than 5 Grams of Naturally Occurring BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine) in Each Serving.
  • The "Gold Standard" for Protein Quality.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size  1 Rounded Scoop(s)
Servings Per Container  68

Amount Per Serving     % DV

Calories 130  
  Calories from Fat 10  

Total Fat 1g   2%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 30mg   10%
Total Carbohydrate 5g   2%
  Dietary Fiber 1g   4%
Sugars 2g  
Protein 24g   48%
Sodium 60mg   2%

Vitamin A 0 IU   0%
Vitamin C 0 mg   0%
Calcium 100 mg   10%
Iron 0.36 mg   2%

** Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolates, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed with Alakali), Sugar, Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Rebaudioside A, Lactase
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How To Use

Spoon Stirred: Gold Standard 100% Whey™ is instantized. That means if you forgot your shaker cup or don't have time to get out the blender, just add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to a glass filled with 6-8 oz of water or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon. Stir for about 30 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved.
Tip:Adjust the taste of your Gold Standard 100% Whey™ by varying the amount of liquid that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavor with slightly more body and sweetness, mix each scoop with 4-6 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake, use 8-10 oz of liquid per scoop.

Shaker Cup:Bringing a shaker cup with you to the gym is the best way to get a dose of protein immediately after your workout. Just pour in 6-8 oz of your preferred beverage and then add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to your shaker cup. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Don't have a shaker cup? Visit your local health food store, gym, or to order a custom ON shaker.

Blender: Add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to a blender filled with 6-8 oz of water 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 fresh or frozen fruits, peanut butter, flaxseed oil, coconut and other ingredients, you can make an even more delicious shake. Stack Your Shake: You can make Gold Standard 100% Whey™ an even better post workout product by adding supplements like creatine, glutamine, BCAA, and concentrated carbohydrate powders.

Think Outside the Glass: Gold Standard 100% Whey™ can be used for more than just protein shakes. Try mixing a scoop into oatmeal, yogurt, or the milk that you pour over your morning breakfast cereal. Better yet, increase the protein content of muffins, cookies, brownies, etc. by adding a scoop or two to your baked goods recipes.

Suggested Use: For healthy adults, consume enough protein to meet your daily protein requirements with a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements throughout the day as part of a balanced diet and exercise program.
Manufactured by Optimum Nutrition
975 Meridian Lake Dr., Aurora, IL 60504


4.7 / 5.0
29 Reviews
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Natural whey is the best
Tastes great and is not overly sweet.
May 27, 2019
2 months ago
More Natural Favors Please
taste is great! hoping for more naturally favors in the future
January 18, 2019
6 months ago
easy on stomach, mixes very well
I would recommend this product. It mixes very well both in a blender or in a shaker cup. I feel stronger and have increased muscle after adding this to my shake for lunch and then also after workouts. My wife is now also adding this to her shakes because this has been easier for her to digest than most of the other gluten free products she tried.
December 3, 2018
The highest digestive tolerance.
This Is awesome. Mixes well, no artificial flavor.
October 6, 2018
10 months ago
I didnt get my order, GNC cancelled it and you guys are asking for feedback. Ridiculous.
September 8, 2018
11 months ago
Very good product!
September 6, 2018
11 months ago
Great product.high quality whey,but bland taste. Always was and is a great product.
August 20, 2018
11 months ago
Was real good
August 13, 2018
12 months ago
Powder Good, Customer Service Not...
I was sent an email asking me to 'share my experience in order to help other shoppers and improve GNC products.' If asked to share, I feel compelled to include 'my experience' with GNC Customer Support:
I ordered this item on the 7/3 and to expect receipt within 5 to 6 working days. It arrived 16 days later. I understand that shipping issues happen, but when I emailed to check on the order, I was told this:

'The order is in transit. You are correct re: delivery date being beyond the estimated delivery date given.'

That was it. No apology, and certainly no offer to make some sort of recompense. So, your customer service needs work.
The product itself is fine. It's a powder... with protein. The strawberry has a much better (really less bad) aftertaste than most.
July 30, 2018
1 year ago
My favorite
This is my go to protein. Mixes well with anything and no artificial colors and flavors.
July 14, 2018
1 year ago
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What's this difference between this gold standard, and the other gold standard with the red label?
A shopper on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The difference is that this is flavored with natural sweetener -Rebaudioside A (Stevia)- instead of artificial sweeteners -Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium- in the red label gold standard.
can i use this product without exercising?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes but it will be less effective.
What happened to the chocolate and vanilla flavors?
A shopper on May 4, 2019
I'm 15 can I take this product?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These products are designed for individuals over the age of 18. However, there is nothing in protein that would be detrimental to your overall growth and health. I would have a talk with your parents, and perhaps a quick conversation with your family doctor before trying any supplements at a young age. Regardless, protein is essential to life and everyone needs it. Fun fact? Your body is composed of roughly 87% protein. Congratulations, 87% of you is beef.
This product is for woman to?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the daily value percentage of protein and other supplements is appropriate for women also.
Can pregnant women take this?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2018
I am 13 years old can I take on 100 whey?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. These products are not designed for individuals under the age of 18. If you’re interested, speak to your parents to consult with your family doctor regarding this. Your doctor may have similar recommendations to help ensure you are getting enough protein throughout your day.
Is this safe while breastfeeding?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2018