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Gold Standard 100% Casein

Nighttime Use Protein Powder for Building Muscle*
Ideal for Between Meals and Before Bed to Feed Muscles and Fuel Recovery*
Supported Goal: Build Muscle
Main Ingredient: Micellar Casein Protein
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  • 27 Servings
  • $1.22 / Serving
  • In Stock
  • Flavor Rating: 7.7
$32.88

Product Overview

Casein Product
Of The Year

There is only one Gold Standard
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Casein
  • 24 GRAMS OF PROTEIN
  • 9+ GRAMS OF ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS
  • 60% OF THE DAILY VALUE FOR CALCIUM
  • DELIVERS BCAAs FOR UP TO 8 HOURS
  • DELIVERS ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS UP TO 7 HOURS
  • DELIVERS LEUCINE OVER 6.5 HOURS

THERE'S ONLY ONE GOLD STANDARD

THE INDUSTRY'S FIRST ALL MICELLAR CASEIN POWDER
  • The Original All Casein Protein Powder
  •  Bodybuilding.com 2013 & 2015 Casein Supplement of the Year
  • Made Exclusively With Micellar Casein
  •  24 Grams of Slowly Digesting Protein Per Serving
  • Use Between Meals to Support Satiety and/or Before Bed as Your PM Protein
  • Made in GMP Certified ON Owned and Operated Facilities
Optimum Nutrition Isolate
OPTIMUM TRUE STRENGTH

True Strength is a journey. It never rests, it never quits. It's about overcoming obstacles, accomplishing goals, and recognizing achievements. And then it resets to achieve again. As your trusted sports nutrition partner in goal achievement, ON demonstrates that same passion while crafting our products. From the raw materials we source to our state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, no compromises are made. You set the bar higher after every workout, we set the bar higher to redefine the industry standards and ensure you realize optimum results.

QUALITY

After training, you want a fast-acting whey protein shake to kick-start the recovery process. But that process can take up to 48 hours to complete. Supplementing your healthy, balanced diet with slowly digesting Gold Standard 100% Casein™ can help support a feeling of fullness while providing a slow, steady flow of Essential Amino Acids including the BCAAs to muscle tissues. With nine different flavors to choose from, this is the standard all other slowly digesting proteins are measured against.

Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy
CONSISTENCY

Optimum Nutrition has been spotting the efforts of goal driven individuals since 1986. As one of the few companies to own and operate state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities that are GMP compliant, ON assures that every shake will mix up effortlessly because of its first-to-market instantization process. You also expect each shake to taste the same as the last and your next. That's the kind of consistency ON delivers.

HISTORY & HERITAGE

Optimum Nutrition is legendary for both quality and innovation. In addition to producing the world's best-selling whey protein, ON's Gold Standard 100% Casein™ introduced slow-digesting nighttime protein to the weight training world and Essential Amino Energy™ created the anytime energy category in sports nutrition. When technology makes advancements possible, ON will be the company bringing it first to your shaker cup.

Gold Standard at a glance. What: Slower digesting Protein. When: Between meals or before bed. Why: Muscle Building and Statiety
9 UNIQUE FLAVORS AND COUNTING!
*NATURALLY AND ARTIFICIALLY FLAVORED
NATURAL ALTERNATIVES
NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, SWEETENERS OR COLORS
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Casein Natural Flavors NATURAL ALTERNATIVES. NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, SWEETENERS OR COLORS
NATURALLY FLAVORED OPTIONS
Naturally Flavored Chocolate Creme
Naturally Flavored French Vanilla
Naturally Flavored Strawberry

Ratings & Reviews

8.7
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Excellent
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    Chocolate Supreme
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Rated
1
Out of 10

this is the worst protein flavor I have ever had. I buy a lot of Optimum Casein protein but i will never buy this flavor again. It does not taste like strawberry cream! it taste like chalk with a very small hint of strawberry. It also does not mix too well. I like optimum and would recommend their other flavors to anyone.

  • 1Strawberry Cream
Rated
10
Out of 10

Great products from ON. Mix well, taste great.

  • 10Chocolate Supreme
  • 8Cookies & Cream
  • 6Mint Chocolate Chip
Rated
10
Out of 10

I look forward to my casein pudding every day. DELICIOUS! it is a little chunky and grainy if you do not use a blender to put it together, but once you use one of those it is awesome. Cookies and Cream is not as good as Chocolate Supreme, but it is a nice change of pace.

  • 10Chocolate Supreme
  • 9Cookies & Cream
Rated
7
Out of 10

I starting using this casein before bed about 2 weeks ago. The taste is okay but not good by any means and theres a sort of chunkiness to it. It also smells terrible. After a little I did get used to it but its obviously not the best. With that said it does wonders in terms of what it does. I wake up feeling full and have noticed a gain in my muscle.

  • 7Cookies & Cream
Rated
3
Out of 10

I use other Optimum Nutrition products but this is by far the worst tasting I have ever used. It does not stir well which leaves it clumpy and tastes horrible!

Rated
1
Out of 10

this is the worst protein flavor I have ever had. I buy a lot of Optimum Casein protein but i will never buy this flavor again. It does not taste like strawberry cream! it taste like chalk with a very small hint of strawberry. It also does not mix too well. I like optimum and would recommend their other flavors to anyone.

  • 1Strawberry Cream
Rated
10
Out of 10

No written review.

  • 9Creamy Vanilla
  • 9Chocolate Supreme
Rated
8
Out of 10

I've tried five flavors of this casein. Chocolate supreme is definitely the best, tastes like a combo of Nesquik and a chocolate snack pack. Mint chocolate chip is solid, has a close taste to the ice cream, could use more chocolate though. Both vanillas were equal. Oh, and stay away from the chocolate chip cookie dough, worse flavor by far. I typically just mix my casein in 12oz of water in a shaker cup, and never have any problems with the clump monster. I've gotten use to the semi-grainy texture. Results, not sure how effective it is, but only time will tell.

  • 7Creamy Vanilla
  • 9Chocolate Supreme
  • 7French Vanilla
  • 8Mint Chocolate Chip
Rated
10
Out of 10

No written review.

  • 9Banana Cream
  • 10Cookies & Cream
Rated
10
Out of 10

Great products from ON. Mix well, taste great.

  • 10Chocolate Supreme
  • 8Cookies & Cream
  • 6Mint Chocolate Chip
2 Lbs.$32.88
27 Servings | $1.22 Per Serving
Flavor Taste Availability
Banana Cream 7.7 In Stock
Chocolate Peanut Butter 7.6 In Stock
Chocolate Supreme 8.2 In Stock
Cookies & Cream 7.9 In Stock
Creamy Vanilla 7.9 In Stock
Mint Chocolate Chip - Exclusive! 7.5 In Stock
Strawberry Cream 6.6 In Stock
2 Lbs. - Natural$33.60
24 Servings | $1.40 Per Serving
Flavor Taste Availability
Chocolate Creme 7.4 In Stock
French Vanilla 8.2 In Stock
3 Packets$6.99
3 Servings | $2.33 Per Serving
Flavor Taste Availability
Chocolate Supreme 8.2 In Stock
Mint Chocolate Chip 7.5 In Stock
4 Lbs.$53.94
53 Servings | $1.02 Per Serving
Flavor Taste Availability
Chocolate Peanut Butter 7.6 In Stock
Chocolate Supreme 8.2 In Stock
Cookies & Cream 7.9 In Stock
Creamy Vanilla 7.9 In Stock
4 Lbs. - Natural$54.99
48 Servings | $1.15 Per Serving
Flavor Taste Availability
Chocolate Creme 7.4 In Stock
French Vanilla 8.2 In Stock

What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Casein

2 Lbs. Banana Cream
Serving Size 1 Heaping Scoop (33g)
Servings Per Container27
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120       
Calories From Fat 10       
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g 2%
Saturated Fat .5 g 3%
Trans Fat 0 g       
Cholesterol 15 mg 5%
Sodium 190 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Sugars 1 g       
Protein 24 g 48%
Vitamin A 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 50%
Vitamin C 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients:
Micellar Casein, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Polydextrose, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Lecithin, Salt, Malic Acid, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Aminogen®, FD&C Yellow #5
Allergen Information:
Contains Milk and Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

Directions For Gold Standard 100% Casein:

Using a shaker cup is the easiest and most convenient way to mix up a consistently great casein shake every time. Just add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to a shaker cup filled with 10-12 oz of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. TIP: Adjust the intensity of your Gold Standard 100% Casein™ by varying the amount of liquid that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavor with slightly more body and sweetness, mix one heaping scoop with 8-10 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake, use 12-14 oz of liquid per scoop.

PACKETS: Add one Packet of Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to a blender filled with 10-12 oz. of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Then add 3-4 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds.

BLENDER: Add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to a blender filled with 10-12 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Then add 3-4 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds.
SHAKE UP YOUR SHAKE: By adding a few high-energy ingredients to your shake you can blend up a delicious meal: try adding fresh or frozen fruits (strawberries, bananas, peaches, etc.), peanut butter, flaxseed oil, yogurt, coconut, slivered almonds, or other ingredients.
STACK YOUR SHAKE: By adding supplements like Micronized Creatine, Glutamine, Taurine, and/or INSTANTIZED BCAA powders, you can make Gold Standard 100% Casein™ an even more powerful recovery product.

SPOON STIRRED: If you forgot your shaker cup or don't have time to get out the blender, you can just add one heaping scoop of Gold Standard 100% Casein™ to a glass filled with 10-12 oz of cold water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon for about 30 seconds or until powder is dissolved.

SUGGESTED USE: Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day through a combination of high protein foods and supplements. For best results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day. TIP: Try using "slower" Gold Standard 100% Casein™ with "faster" proteins like Gold Standard 100% Whey™ or Pro Complex® at different times for maximum effectiveness. Take Gold Standard 100% Casein™ immediately before bed and in between meals when delayed protein delivery is desired. Drink Gold Standard 100% Whey™ or Pro Complex® proteins before and immediately after workouts for a rapid "shot" of amino acids.

Warnings: DO NOT USE AS A SOLE SOURCE OF NUTRITION FOR WEIGHT LOSS OR MAINTENANCE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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