Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is a blend of whey proteins: isolates, concentrate and peptides. Among other, it mostly contains the purest and the most expensive whey proteins available: isolate. Taking under consideration that 90% of proteins are those pricey and valuable proteins, Optimum Nutrition really put money where their mouth is. Their 100% Whey Gold Standard can really be treated as a gold standard for other protein supplements. Using whey protein isolates helps in reducing fat and carbohydrates content, leaving the product in very high percentage of what is really desired – proteins. It also helps in keeping calories count easier, as this supplement can be treated as pretty much pure proteins source.
All Gold Standard range products come with hydrowhey. Hydrowhey is a pre-digested form of whey proteins, what improves proteins absorption. Fast absorption is highly important especially after workout, when muscles are desperate to be feed with good quality proteins. 100% Whey Gold Standard contains BCAAs, which additionally help in repairing muslces after hard workout.
Gold Standard 100% Whey comes in 3 different container sizes: 908g/2lb, 2.27kg/5lb, 4.45kg/10lb, while the biggest one is actually a pouch/bag. The bigger the size, the cheaper a serving is. Gold Standard Whey is offered in up to 13 (yes, thirteen) flavours. Flavours range differs between container sizes. The widest range, of a 5lb size, is: Banana Cream, Caramel Toffee Fudge, Chocolate Mint, Cookies N’ Cream, Delicious Strawberry, Double Pitch Chocolate, French Vanilla Creme, Milk Chocolate, Mocha Cappuccino, Rocky Road, Strawberry Banana, Tropical Punch and Vanilla Ice Cream. This supplement has been instantised for better mixability. Thanks to this process, it can be mixed with a spoon – no shaker or mixer needed.
Mix one scoop with 200 to 250ml of your favourite beverage. It can be skimmed milk, water, juice. Gold Standard 100% Whey can be mixed with a blender, shaker or spoon. In the last case, mix for about 20 seconds. Use from 1 to 3 servings per day.
Is this protein suitable for vegetarians?
As this supplement hasn’t been produced from meat, it is suitable for vegetarians. However, as it contains proteins produced from dairy, it’s not suitable for vegans (strict vegetarians).
I want to bulk up. Is it suitable for me?
It’s OK, as it helps increasing muscle mass. More suitable, however, would be a ON Serious Mass gainer.
Will this help with lean definition or just weight gain?
It helps in both, as supports building lean muscles. Lean definition/weight gain also depend on calories intake and training type.
Can I add a scoop of porridge oats with a post workout shake?
Porridge can be mixed with this whey supplement to increase post workout carbohydrates intake.
Is this product Gluten Free and wheat free?
Yes, this supplement is gluten and wheat free.
- Energy 1584kJ/378 kcal
- Protein 81.6g
- Carbohydrate 5.5g
- of which sugars 4.2g
- Fats 3.3g
- of which Saturated: 2.1g
- Dietary fibre 0g
- Sodium 0.26g