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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Natural Whey, Vanilla, 5 Pound

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  • One 5-pound tub of vanilla-flavored 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
Allergen Information: This product contains whey derived from dairy and lecithin (to improve mixability) derived from soybeans. Keep out of reach of children.

Ingredients
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Fructose, Natural Flavor, Lecithin. Allergen Information: Contains Milk and Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

Directions
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 supplements. For even better results, consume your daily protein allotment for over 4-6 small meals spread evenly throughout the day. Example Using a 180 lb Individual: 180 lb x 1g protein/lb body weight = 180g/day; 180g/6 small meals = 30g of protein/meal. Blender - (Easy: A little more involved but worth the trouble) Add one scoop of ON Natural 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 whey protein shake. Shaker - (Easier: Quick & Convenient) Fill a shaker bottle with 6-8 fl oz of your favorite beverage. Add one scoop of ON Natural 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 Natural 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. Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.

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Optimum Nutrition LogoGOLD STANDARD NATURAL 100% WHEY, Natural Vanilla
 


Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD NATURAL 100% WHEY, Natural Vanilla

Nutrition Information
Gold Standard Natural
100% Whey
At a Glance:
bulletNatural version of the world's best-selling whey protein
bulletNo artificial flavors or sweeteners
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 Natural 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. Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey is also free of artificial flavors and sweeteners. 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.

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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey, Natural Vanilla, 5 pounds.


Product Description

Optimum Nutrition - 100% Whey Gold Standard Natural Protein Vanilla - 5 lbs. (2,273 g) Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Natural Vanilla 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% Natural Whey Gold Standard label. By using Whey Protein Isolates as their primary protein source, they're able to pack 24 grams of the purest, muscle-building protein into every serving - with a lot less of the fat, cholesterol, lactose, and other stuff you can do without. Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey is also free of artificial flavors and sweeteners. There's no doubt that this is the standard by which all other whey protein are measured. Beyond the Basics No Artificial Flavors, Sweeteners, or Colors Whey Isolates are the primary protein source Higher Pure Protein Percentage Fast-Acting HYDROWHEY Whey Peptides Provides Whey Protein Microfractions More than 5 grams of BCAAs Over 4 grams of Glutamine & Precursors Instantized to Mix with a Spoon The Bigger Picture of WheyWhey Protein Isolates are the purest ofrm of whey protein that exists. Hydrowhey consists of proteins that are strategically broken down (hydrolyzed) into smaller pieces called peptides for faster utilization in the body. Both are costly to use, but whey protein isolates and Hydrowhey hydrolyzed whey peptides are the best whey protein that money can buy. That's why they're the first few ingredients you read on the Gold Standard Natuarl 100% Whey label. About Optimum Nutrition Optimum Nutrition, Inc. (ON) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia, a leading international cheese and nutritional ingredients group. ON owns and operates two brands of nutritional supplements (Optimum Nutrition and American Body Building) providing a comprehensive line of products across multiple categories.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 10.8 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • ASIN: B000GIURM2
  • UPC: 748927028829 748927027273
  • Item model number: 2730390
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (993 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Reviews

Tastes good and mixes very well.
Raul D. Arellano
I will continue to buy this product over the easily available products offered at local department stores.
TERCES
Has no artificial flavors or sweeteners and still tastes great.
Doug M

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Amy on August 2, 2011
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I bought this to add to my workout routine. I'm trying to build muscle now and I drink this after my weight lifting workouts. I looked at the ingredients and price on many products and decided on this brand--I got the natural chocolate and vanilla ice cream flavors. Both of them taste great. They seem to have the best ingredients if your looking for minimal artificial ingredients. This does not bother my irritable bowel syndrome--and believe me---most products cause lots of gas and bloating. This does not. I highly recommend this product. One point--I found out the Vitamin Shoppe sells this for about $2 cheaper and you can just walk right in and buy it and not wait for shipping.
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41 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Katy Morris on May 15, 2009
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Both my wife and I had decided fairly recently to start using protein powder after our workouts. We started with some unnamed protein powder, but my wife started getting migraine headaches. After looking at the ingredients, we decided it was possible that they were due to the artificial sweeteners. I looked around online, and had a heck of a time trying to find a whey protein which did not use artificial sweeteners. Which is where this protein came in.

We have now tried all 3 flavors of Natural, the Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry. My wife's headaches have gone away, which is always a good thing.

My wife and I both disliked the Vanilla. There was something about the flavor we didn't like. There are lots of good descriptive words for sight (bright, dim, yellow, flashing, etc), but nothing much for taste. Too bad. Anyway, we didn't like it.

I am a fan of the Strawberry. I sometimes drink it with water (it's just fine), but with soy milk (I'm a recent soy milk convert) it tastes very close to strawberry milk. I don't mind gulping protein powder just to get it over with, but the strawberry with soy milk was basically at the point that I would enjoy the drink. Excellent!

My wife is a fan of the chocolate. She said it's very similar to normal chocolate powder, which is a good thing, since I've had chocolate protein powders in the past which did not taste like normal chocolate :)

Texture wise, they mix pretty good. We have screw top bottles we use to mix the protein, we pour in the liquid, give it a few seconds of shaking, and then can drink. Usually I wait for the foamy liquid to settle, I don't like drinking foam.
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Greg White on May 30, 2013
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I was looking for something natural when I purchased this protein, not only to avoid the artificial chemical additives and their negative impacts on the body, but also to reduce the sickly sweet artificial sweetener taste and aftertaste.

Rather than using Sucralose, Asparthame, or Saccharine, this Whey Protein uses Stevia. For me, since I don't consume diet beverages or other items made with them, Stevia tastes just like another artificial sweetener. In fact, this has more of an artificial taste than the normal non-Natural line of Gold Standard whey. It's pretty overpowering for me. I tried about five servings with various fruit and other ingredients, but never could get to a state where I could tolerate it. I hear others say that they don't mind the taste of Stevia, or that they've gotten used to it, so it may not be the universal reaction.

For a natural line, I would have preferred they left out the sweetener substitutes altogether, and let me add less of something that tastes natural on my own.
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110 of 155 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan S. on December 24, 2010
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This product seems ok so far. I'm by no means an expert on health supplements, but I took the advice of someone who seems to know a lot about bodybuilding who suggested this product. If you're interested in this product, and health and fitness generally, check this guy out, scooby1961 is his YouTube account name. He has a website and many videos full of helpful nutrition and exercise information. No, I'm not in any way related nor do I know him personally, I'm just a member of his audience. He recommended this whey protein as it is 100% natural, something he points out is preferrable. I enjoy the taste and flavor, I went with vanilla because I don't just drink this with milk or water, I put it with other ingredients in the blender and make shakes or smoothies, whatever you might call them. I'll do 1 cup fat free milk, 1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt, two teaspoons artificial sweetner, about 1 cup ice, 140 grams (recommended serving size) of frozen fruit that I defrost in the microwave about 1 minute to blend well, and finally 1 scoop of this protein powder. This makes 4-5 cups and between 355 and 385 calories, no fat. I have been using this as my first meal of the day for about 5 weeks now, so far so good. I realize this is probably more info than anyone reading this might have been after, but I thought I'd include for the heck of it, maybe it's helpful for someone out there. Take care.

Jonathan
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78 of 110 people found the following review helpful By SC on July 27, 2007
I'm a woman and not a body builder, but I love this protein powder for a super quick breakfast or an evening snack. It gives you clean burning energy, so to speak, without the blood sugar crash of candy bars or other less than optimal snack products. It dissolves well with some vigorous shaking in any sealed container--I just use an ordinary bowl-shaped tupperware container.

It contains no fructose, and is barely sweetened with stevia extract. That's fine because I can add my own sources of sweetness in the form of organic soy milk that I buy in bulk from Costco. I had my family try it and they couldn't tell this apart from ordinary ovaltine or chocolate soy milk. Even if you're using water or milk, unless you're hyper vigilant about sugar intake, adding a bit of your own sweetener (I hate artificial sweeteners, I'd rather add raw, real sugar) would still bring your sugar intake far below most of those other "protein shake" products out in the market while still delivering a dose of high quality protein (whey is superior to all other sources of popularly available protein powders according to the sources I've researched).
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