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 gold standard 100% whey gives you plenty of ways to keep workout recovery interesting. Search “On apparel true strength” to see our new on clothing line.
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Gold standard 100% whey blend – 24 gram blended protein consisting of whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, and whey peptides to support lean muscle mass – they don’t call it the gold standard of quality for nothing
Over 5 gram of BCAAs ‚Äì help build lean and strong muscles with BCAAs
3-4 gram carbs, 1-3 gram sugar, and 1-1.5 gram fat, gluten free, no Sucralose in double rich chocolate flavor
Instantized – Improves mixability to prevent lumps and clumps
Banned substance tested – Highest quality control measures so you feel comfortable and safe consuming the product
4 sizes to choose from – 1, 2, 5, and 10-pound options available
Over 20 decadent flavors to choose from
Any-time formula – Great before or after exercise, between meals, with a meal, or any time of day where you need extra protein in your nutrition
Most awarded, best-selling whey protein powder on the planet. (Provided by: Euro monitor international limited; Consumer health 2019 edition, sports protein powder category, % retail value share, 2018 data)
This was recommended to my Husband by a professional. So when I came across it, I thought okay cool I’ll surprise him with it! He loves everything Vanilla, go figure the taste is his favorite thing about it. I do mix it with ice and put in blender. Sometimes he’ll go behind me and add a little more powder. I wouldn’t suggest it but he has been fine doing so. He started this for about 2 weeks before he started a regular exercise routine. Let me tell you this dude has begun to fill out in places I thought he would always be scrawny in. He also has hyperthyroidism and has quit being a baby about it once he began drinking this regularly. Would absolutely recommend and repurchase. Also, it is HUGE! I ordered it over a month ago and it literally is like half full! Affordable Gem! #founditonamazon
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Andrew Furst –
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey protein powder mixes easily with water or milk. I like the reputation ON has for purity and quality, and the calorie/protein ratio is excellent (just 120 calories/24 gram protein). I have tried 4 flavors of this, all very good, but I like the Vanilla Ice Cream flavor the best, and Chocolate Mint second best. The other two I tried I’d say it was a tie – French Vanilla Crème and Extreme Milk Chocolate, and as I mentioned those are very good too. I often like to mix this up in a large glass with half skim milk, half water, and add several ice cubes or crushed ice. Let it chill for a bit from the ice and it’s delicious. I find the 5lb container to be convenient and cost-effective.
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My husband and I have used Optimum Nutrition for years as a low carb, low fat way to hit our protein macros. Over time we’ve tried several different flavors and all of them taste great, though of course we have preferences. I also noticed that the sodium level went up on newer batches of the protein, but it only went from 115 to 130 – that’s a difference of 15, which we consider negligible, and neither of us can tell a taste difference. If you want a good protein with low carb and fat that still tastes fairly good without breaking the bank, this is a great choice.PROTIP: If you are cutting and you don’t have the calories to mix your protein with nut/soy/dairy/etc milk, do yourself a favor, purchase a $5-$9 water TDS meter, and make sure that the water you’re mixing your protein with is as pure as possible. Within the last year we became very water conscious and did just that – we use ZeroWater filters now and we have noticed a definite taste difference with our protein. The same holds true for coffee. This simple change has ensured that we don’t dread drinking our protein shakes any longer.Our favorite flavors are:1) Extreme Milk Chocolate – Our favorite ON chocolate flavor. (My husband actually hates all of the chocolate flavors except for this one and double rich chocolate.) This actually tastes like you’ve made a glass of chocolate milk from Nesquick or something, even if you mix it with just water (which is what we do). If you blend it with ice or use it to make protein fluff it tastes like a chocolate shake.2) Vanilla Ice Cream – I love this flavor, which is controversial because a lot of people hate it. It tastes exactly like the description – it tastes like melted vanilla ice cream, with all of the sweetness that accompanies that. If you like that flavor (and I do), then you’ll like this shake. If you prefer a more traditional vanilla flavor, stick with French Vanilla.3) Double Rich Chocolate – My husband’s favorite chocolate flavor until we tried Extreme Milk Chocolate. I’m not a fan of this, however – it has a dry, chalky, almost malty taste in your mouth and is more reminiscent of dark chocolate. If you like malt and dark chocolate (which hubs does), you’ll probably like this a lot.Thoughts on other flavors we have tried that were fine but not quite our favorites:>Birthday Cake – Great for making homemade protein bars and adding a little pizzazz to your shakes with the sprinkles floating around. Definitely high on the artificially sweetened taste, though, so keep that in mind.>Rocky Road – Wasn’t bad! Wasn’t great. Hubs absolutely hated it.
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Sarah Cosmopolitan –
used for morning protein shakes in place of breakfast. curbed appetite, combined with almond milk, greek yogurt, frozen berries, or peanut butter powder. tasted lightly of milk, but that’s what it is really, so that’s to be expected.
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