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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Extreme Milk Chocolate, 5 Pound

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Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 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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Important Information

Safety Warning
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
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.

Directions
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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Product Description

Flavor: Extreme Milk Chocolate

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Optimum Nutrition LogoGOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY, Extreme Milk Chocolate
 


Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY, Extreme Milk Chocolate

Nutrition Information
Gold Standard 100% Whey
At a Glance:
bulletWorld's best-selling whey protein
bulletHigher pure protein percentage
bulletFast-acting Hydrowhey peptides
bulletProvides whey protein microfractions
bulletOver 4 grams of glutamine and precursors
bulletInstantized to mix with a spoon
 
 
bulletGrams of BCAAs: 5.5
bulletMilligrams of enzyme blend: 25
 
By using whey protein isolates as the primary protein source in Gold Standard 100% Whey, Optimum Nutrition is 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 that this is the standard by which other whey proteins are measured.

NSF International LogoQuality Counts: GMP Certified Products
Optimum Nutrition's commitment to quality is evident throughout the entire product development process. As a continued measure of quality, all vendors must provide a Certificate of Analysis for each raw material supplied. The certified analyses are also verified through random in-house and independent laboratory testing. To further diminish any chance of physical, chemical, and microbiological contaminants, ON has established and implemented a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program. Quality assurance professionals make routine checks on all storage, blending, and production areas and conduct daily inspections.

ON is proud that its in-house manufacturing operation has been registered under the NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Program. Together, these practices and procedures allow ON to consistently deliver first-rate sports nutrition supplements under the strictest quality control standards.


Optimum Nutrition: True StrengthAbout Optimum Nutrition: True Strength
Since 1986, Optimum Nutrition has been supporting the nutrition goals of elite athletes and goal-driven individuals around the world. Building on a foundation of company owned and operated production facilities, unparalleled manufacturing expertise, and uncompromising quality standards, ON continually strives to bring athletes and active individuals sports nutrition solutions designed to make a real difference in performance. Whether your goals involve strength, speed, power, endurance - or any combination - ON supplements work as hard as you do. Realize your True Strength with the quality and innovation leader.

What's in the Box
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, Extreme Milk Chocolate, 5 pounds.


Product Description

THE TRUE STRENGTH OF WHEYWhey 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. Thats why theyre 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), were able to pack 24 grams of muscle-building protein into every serving. ONs attention to detail also extends to mixability. This superior quality powder has been instantized to mixeasily using a shaker cup or just a glass and spoon. Theres no doubt that this is the standard by which all otherwhey proteins are measured. BEYOND THE BASICS 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 Glutamine & Glutamic Acid in Each Serving. More than 5 Grams of the Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) Leucine, lsoleucine, and Valine in Each Serving. The Gold Standard for Protein Quality.

Product Details

Flavor: Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 10.8 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA
  • ASIN: B000QSTBNS
  • UPC: 748927024142
  • Item model number: 2730232
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,733 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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It's great tasting and high quality protein.
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This protein powder is by far the best tasting i've tried.
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Mix it with milk, and it tastes like chocolate milk.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2,935 of 3,077 people found the following review helpful By Sumer on August 28, 2011
Flavor Name: Double Rich Chocolate
As a fitness enthusiast and a Science guy, I am always curious to find the real value of a supplement. What works and what does not work. More importantly, I believe the analysis of a product should be based on strong scientific knowledge base, combined with good old fashion practical use of the product, and only then one should come down to the final conclusion.

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!!
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351 of 379 people found the following review helpful By Carrie Carleton on May 13, 2013
Flavor Name: Double Rich Chocolate Verified Purchase
First off, I've purchased a bunch of different flavors of ON Gold Standard Whey. All of them have close to the same nutritional value, but they vary greatly in taste. Both my wife and I drink these protein shakes as part of our daily diet, and as a product, Optimum Nutrition is great. I've mixed with both milk and water, and all of the shakes mix well and don't seem to clump. I've tried other manufactures whey, and I keep finding myself going back to ON for the price, nutritional value, and above all the taste.

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.
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519 of 638 people found the following review helpful By Emmanuel Goldstein VINE VOICE on February 13, 2008
Flavor Name: Double Rich Chocolate Verified Purchase
I like this product. Let me first start by saying that I do not think this is "the BEST" protein product ever. However, I've tried many protein products and this comes rather close.

In my honest opinion, "the BEST" protein product out there would have to be "Profect" by Protica Research. It's actually the stuff used by gastric bypass patients. It's 25 grams of high-absorb protein in only 2.7 fluid oz that literally tastes like fruit candy. But, it's way too expensive and a two-months supply can set you back a couple of hundred bucks easily. Because of this, it's better suited strictly toward its medical purposes.

This product is also not the "most cost-effective". There are plenty of other whey products out there that are much much cheaper and have just as much protein content, but they all pretty much taste like doo doo. What's the point in torturing yourself to save a few bucks? Cost is definitely an important factor, but not the most important.

Apart from all of the hype and apart from all of the hate, I would say that I really do like this product. It tasted a bit gross with just plain water, but when I added it to a cup of enriched soymilk, I couldn't tell the difference between it and a regular kid's chocolate milk shake. That is amazing. And this product did mix pretty well. I usually have problems with that when it comes to powdered shakes and it's always great when you can get a shake that doesn't just sit on the bottom of the cup and cement while everything else just floats to the top. I even added a serving of Benefiber fiber supplement, and it still didn't clump up.

One problem that I have with this product is that it does use artificial sweeteners, but I'll let that slide for now, since I don't intake too many products with them anyway.
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