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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Extreme Milk Chocolate, 5 Pound
- One 5-pound tub of chocolate-flavored instantized whey protein
- Packed with whey protein isolates
- For maintaining and increasing lean muscle mass
- Instantized to mix easily with a spoon
- Each serving provides over 5 grams of BCAAs
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Flavor: Extreme Milk Chocolate | Size: 5 Pound | Package Type: Standard Packaging
From the Manufacturer
The Brand You Trust For Quality
Optimum Nutrition (ON) was founded in 1986 with a mission to set higher standards for the sports nutrition industry. As one of the few manufacturers to own and operate state-of-the-art production facilities that are GMP compliant, ON’s commitment to quality is uncompromising. You’ll appreciate the extra effort the industry leader puts into assuring ingredient purity, effortless mixing and exceptional taste.
There’s Only One Gold Standard
The sports nutrition industry’s best-selling whey protein powder represents the gold standard of protein quality. Made in GMP compliant company owned and operated facilities in the USA, Gold Standard 100% Whey uses pure Whey Protein Isolates as the primary ingredient. Combined with ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate, each serving provides 24 grams of all-whey protein and 5.5 grams of naturally occurring Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) which are prized by athletes for their muscle building qualities. With more than 20 tempting flavors to choose from, ON’s Gold Standard 100% Whey gives you plenty of ways to keep workout recovery interesting.
- 24 Grams of Whey Protein Per Serving
- Whey Protein Isolates Primary Ingredient
- 5.5 Grams of Naturally Occurring BCAAs
- Instantized to Mix Effortlessly into Water or Milk
- More Than 20 Different Flavors to Choose From!
Because of Optimum Nutrition’s commitment to consistent quality, each shake mixes up effortlessly and tastes exactly as expected every time.
Foundation For Smoothies
With an electric blender and a little imagination, you can turn your whey protein shake into a nutritious smoothie. Visit our website for recipe ideas.
Optimal Usage Occasions
First thing in the morning, before or after exercise, and after weight training.
Keep out of reach of children. Not intended as a sole source of nutrition. Do not use for weight reduction. Allergen information: This product contains whey derived from dairy and lecithin (to improve mixability) derived from soybeans.
Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides], Cocoa (Processed With Alkali], Natural and Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Modified Food Starch, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Tocopherols), Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen(r), Sucralose, Lactase. Allergen Information: Contains Milk and Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.
To encourage a positive nitrogen balance, consume approximately 1g of protein per pound of body weight per day from a combination of high protein foods and supplements. For even better results, consume your daily protein allotment over 4-6 small meals spread evenly throughout the day. Example: 180 lb x 1 g protein/lb body weight = 180 g/day. 180 g divided by 6 small meals = 30 g of protein/meal. Each serving of ON 100% Whey Gold Standard provides 24 g of protein. 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 the ice cubes) to your blended protein shake. (Don't forget to account for the calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat and other nutrients that these foods contribute to your shake.) Shaker - (Easier: quick & convenient) Fill a shaker bottle with 6-8 fl oz of your favorite beverage. Add one scoop of ON 100% Whey Gold Standard. cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Enjoy. If you can't find a shaker bottle at your local gym or health food store, contact us to find out how you can get one. 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. Store in a cool, dry place.
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Top Customer Reviews
I've attached the char so you can see for yourself. Direct from consumer reports...
This product review and analysis was conducted based on 3 parameters
A. Constituents: What comes in the box, the real value of the product
B. Assimilation: How does this product goes down in your system, how much of it will your body assimilate
C. Usability : Long term usability and and effects.
I believe this is one of the best supplements available in the market today. The Question is Why?
1. The Quality of protein. Since its manufactured by Glanbia (who owns Optimum nutrition), this product is coming straight from the manufacturer. This is a BIG factor, 90% of the protein supplement companies source their raw materials from third parties, often importing them from third world countries.
100 grams of Whey protein isolate from one source is NOT equal to the 100 gram Whey protein isolate from another. Inferior resources usually have high level of Heavy metals and cattle Hormones. This has been elucidated from recent tests and published widely in the consumer reports. ON aced this report with minimum levels of such harmful residues. Reason is simple, they make their own whey in a plant which has to abide all regulations under US law.
Just for the point of reference. I am from India, and therefore know first hand how many poorly regulated cheese plants export their whey to Europe and US. So make sure your Whey protein is coming from Whey extracted in the US!!Read more ›
Best way I've found to use this protein is 2 scoops (Double Rich Chocolate flavor) with about 8 ounces of coconut milk tossed in the blender with a handful of ice cubes. Or no ice, if it's just my Blender Bottle on hand. Either way, tastes great, goes down easy and gives you what you need. Not going to comment on sweeteners, because I've never really been concerned with those.
So the flavor question. As I mentioned, each flavor has a different characteristic from the others. Some are bland, some taste sweet, some taste overly fake. We loved some, and we hated some. Below is a list based on what we like so far and why. Bear in mind that I hate diet drinks for their bad aftertaste. The drinks don't have to be sweet for me to like them, but I can't stand the garbage aftertaste of fake sweeteners.
The best flavors:
Rocky Road - By far the single best tasting flavor. The downside is that it does taste a little sweet. The nutritional value is right on with the other flavors, but it is a bit sweet. I could drink this all day. If you only buy one flavor, this is it. There is no real aftertaste, and the flavor is great.
Extreme Milk Chocolate - Another good flavor with almost no aftertaste. This one tastes like chocolate, and doesn't have a fake taste to it. If you are looking at the chocolate flavors, this one is perfect.
Natural Vanilla - This is a slightly different product, and it comes in a tub with yellow labeling instead of the red. It's on Amazon for the same price, and it has the same nutritional values. They claim it has less artificial sweeteners in it, hence the natural label.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's pretty good. I was pleased with the vanilla ice cream flavor as wellPublished 2 hours ago by eric
Authentic Gold Standard, tasted like expected, and shipped quick. Am pleased with product and will consider purchasing again, but I deduct two stars because serving size scoop was... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Terrible tasting! I previously ordered the FRENCH VANILLA CREME and it was delicious, I looked forwarded to my shakes. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Mabel H.
Excellent Nutrition and exercise supplement! Great Taste, Smell, energy. Used to drink 2-3 cups of other products ; now just once before and after has made a huge difference in... Read morePublished 11 hours ago by H K
I have been using this brand by Optimum nutrition for a while and always recommend it to others. I like how it is low in carbs, and sugar and there is lots of protein. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by JH
This is a great whey protein. Definitely a good ratio of macros needed for muscle growth. I take a serving of whey first thing in the morning and directly after a workout. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by LG55
Best protein hands down. I have tried multiple whey proteins and this is the best tasting plus results. Will only buy ONPublished 13 hours ago by Nick
I've been on a search for a good whey protein for some time now and I think I've found my answer. I've tried both Vanilla Ice Cream and Double Chocolate and they both taste great. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by Tom Anklam