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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Rocky Road, 5 Pound

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About the Product
  • Provides 24 grams of the purest, muscle-building protein per serving
  • Has lot less of the fat, cholesterol and lactose
  • Provides more than 5 grams of BCAAs
  • Contains over 4 grams of glutamine and precursors
  • Instantized to mix with a spoon

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Product Description

Flavor: Rocky Road | Size: 5 Pound | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Optimum Nutrition's 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.

Product Details

Flavor: Rocky Road | Size: 5 Pound | Package Type: Standard Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 10.8 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic 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.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000QSTBQU
  • UPC: 748927027891
  • Item model number: 2730206
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15,691 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,176 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)

From the Manufacturer

Performance Whey Gold Standard Whey Platinum HydroWhey
100% Whey Protein
Protein 22g 24g 30g
Calories 160 120 140
Fat 4g 1g 1g
Carbohydrates 9g 3g 2g

Important Information

Safety Warning
Allergen Information: This product contains dairy ingredients (whey protein) and very small amounts of soy lecithin (to improve mixability). Keep out of reach of children.

Ingredients
Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Natural and Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium. Enzyme Blend: Aminogen, Lactase (Standardized to 100,000 Fcc Units/G).

Directions
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 supplements. For even better results, consume your daily protein allotment over 4-6 small meals spread evenly through the day. Example: 180 lb x 1 g protein/lb body = 180 g/day. 180 g/6 small meals = 30 g of protein/meal. 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 than 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. (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. 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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These statements have not yet been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and different information than what is shown on our website. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. Please see our full disclaimer below.

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Flavor Name: Naturally Flavored ChocolateSize: 4.8 PoundPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
Loyal customer here, I've gone through about five 5-lb tubs of this stuff and I LOVED the original formula. I'm no longer a happy customer.

New product has less servings for the same price, removed Aminogen, and changed the name from "Natural" to "Naturally Flavored" because of now-added sugar. Wow ON, thank you for ruining your most popular natural product in a money-grab attempt to slip a fast one by your loyal customers.

For all of you still looking for the original, I managed to find some using Google Shopping and buying direct from a supplements website for $55 per 5 lb tub. It arrived today and it's the old formula so there is definitely still some stock floating around out there. Get some elsewhere to hold you over for a few months while we all identify a DIFFERENT BRAND to use in the future.

ON, go back to your old formula or I will be shopping elsewhere.
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Flavor Name: Naturally Flavored VanillaSize: 4.8 PoundPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I have been buying this for years; well, not exactly, because ON changed the formula. Just a few years ago, it cost around $40 for 5 lbs. Now, it costs around $60 for 4.8 lbs.

The slight label changes throw red flags, as there was some legal reason for the adjusted verbiage. The transition from "Natural" to "Naturally Flavored" is particularly worrisome. Phrases like "Banned Substance Free" and "No Synthetic Colors" confuse consumers into thinking that there is meaning behind them, even though said phrases mean absolutely nothing.

Aminogen® digestive enzymes have been removed from the new formulation.

The Amazon product picture is incorrect. The label shows 4.8 lbs (68 servings), as shown in my photo.
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Flavor Name: Tropical PunchSize: 5 PoundPackage Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I've been drinking ON Protein Powder and building muscle-children for the last five years, thus I am an expert on the subject.

BROTIP#1: Always go for the 5LBer. Best deal and you wouldn't want 10 lbs of protein powder unless you are ordering Rocky Road or Graham-Cracker R.I.P.

I have sampled almost all flavors of ON and made a professional excel chart for you at home to enjoy. Note everything is mixed with water, cause milk doesn't refrigerate well in my sweaty gym-bag.

GOD-Tier: Could drink everyday forever and be satisfied:
Rocky Road: You can almost taste marshmallows in your protein, these guys are flavor wizards.
*Graham-Cracker R.I.P

Nice Tier: I'd recommend these to a friend if they were branching out after chocolate.
Mocha Cappuccino: Once I tried mixing this with black coffee, tasted unfortunate.
Cookies and Cream: Hallmark of protein flavors since the dawn of mankind.
Chocolate Mint: Probably your safest bet ever, didn't need to read my review to figure that out.
Chocolate Coconut: Tastes like hot cocoa powder mixed with a little coconut, great powder to change things up a bit before back to Rocky Road.

BROTIP #2: If you are mixing without a mixer or a blender, here's how you channel McGuyver and feed your muscle-children. Step 1, add a little bit of water to the cup before adding your protein in. Thats it, it helps.

Ok Tier: It won't make you puke, but you aren't leaving a good tip (Perhaps just the tip).
Malt chocolate: Not enough malt, its chocolate + a palette confuser
Double Rich Chocolate: Too much chocolate and it tastes like poo-people chocolate that you buy in bulk after valentine's day cause nobody loves you.
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Flavor Name: Double Rich ChocolateSize: 5 PoundPackage Type: Standard Packaging
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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