Gold Standard 100% Whey
Optimum Nutrition

Gold Standard 100% Whey

Muscle Building Whey Protein Powder*
24g of Whey Protein with Amino Acids for Muscle Recovery and Growth*
9.2 out of 10  (10,562 Reviews)
9 Sizes
3.5 Lbs. - 50 Servings
Choose a Size
{{vm.group.name}}
{{group.violatorText}} {{group.name}}
{{group.skus[0].inventory.label}}
{{group.salePriceDisplay}}
{{group.strikePriceDisplay}}
8 Flavors
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Choose a Flavor
{{vm.sku.name}}
{{sku.name}}
Flavor Rating: {{sku.flavorRating | flavorRating}}
{{sku.inventory.label}}
{{vm.group.violatorText}}
Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Competitor Price: {{vm.group.strikePriceDisplay}}
Price: $47.99 ($0.96 / Serving)
In Stock
Flavor Rating: 8.5
{{vm.group.beliteBadge.title}}
Buy 2 Get 1 Free 
For a limited time, buy 2 Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, 3.5 Lbs. - 50 Servings in the flavor of your choice & get 1 FREE!

Product Overview

Supplement of the Year Protein Powder Supplement of the Year Optimum Nutrition. There's Only One Gold Standard.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey.
  • 24 GRAMS OF PROTEIN
  • 5.5 GRAMS OF BCAAs
  • 4 GRAMS OF GLUTAMINE & GLUTAMIC ACID
Award Winning Protein 2005-2014.
AWARD WINNING 2005-2014

Voted supplement of the year and protein of the year for 10 years and running. It's an example of our commitment to creating quality sports nutrition supplements.

THERE IS ONLY ONE GOLD STANDARD
BODYBUILDING.COM'S PROTEIN POWDER AND SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR 2005-2014
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey.
  • 10 Consecutive Years of Award Winning Quality
  • World’s Most Trusted Sports Nutrition Brand
  • Whey Protein Isolates: Primary Source
  • 5.5 Grams of Naturally Occurring BCAAs
  • 4 Grams of Naturally Occurring Glutamine and Glutamic Acid
  • Instantized to Mix Easily Using Just a Glass & Spoon
  • Over 20 Different Flavors to Choose From
OPTIMUM NUTRITION 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

Whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey and the main ingredient in Gold Standard 100% Whey™. Each serving provides 24 grams of rapidly digesting whey protein with low levels of fat, cholesterol, lactose and other stuff you can do without making Gold Standard 100% Whey™ the standard all other proteins are measured against.

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 and NSF Certified for Sport, 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 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: Faster Digesting Protein. When: Post Workout. Why: Muscle Recovery and Growth.
MORE THAN 20 UNIQUE FLAVORS* & COUNTING!

Your post workout shake doesn't need to be routine, mix it up by trying one of these great flavors.

Extreme Milk Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Double Rich Chocolate French Vanilla Creme Delicious Strawberry Cookies and Cream Mocha Cappuccino Salted Caramel Key Lime Pie Chocolate Mint Banana Cream Chocolate Malt Rocky Road Strawberry Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Toffee Fudge Cake Batter Chocolate Coconut Cofffee White Chocolate

*NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES
NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, SWEETENERS OR COLORS
NATURALLY FLAVORED OPTIONS
natural-chocolate natural-vanilla natural-strawberry

Ratings & Reviews

9.2
Overall
Rating
Out of 10
Excellent
Optimum Nutrition
Gold Standard 100% Whey Reviews
10,562 Total Ratings
Write a Review
Write a Review
  • VERIFIED BUYER RATING:
    9.3 | 3,676 Ratings
  • AVERAGE FLAVOR RATING:
    9.2 | 24 Flavors
  • 9.1
    TOP RATED FLAVOR:
    Mocha Cappuccino
By clicking the button above, you agree to entering the Bodybuilding.com Reviews section. Products in the Store are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Rated
9
Out of 10

The only protein powder I trust / have tried. The chocolate natural flavor is great, just wish I could try the other natural ones (smaller portions). Tried the vanilla ice cream one since I couldn't get my hands on a smaller version to try the regular vanilla one. Not crazy about the taste, like at all, but will definitely use in recipes. Powder mixes okay, but for some reason leaves a weird smell in my cup even after rinsing. Overall pretty good and chose it for its reviews and testing (good quality!) .

  • 10Chocolate
  • 6Vanilla Ice Cream
Rated
10
Out of 10

Optimum Nutrition is my go-to brand for Whey. I always buy a tub even when I'm trying new stuff just in case. The white chocolate flavor didn't have such a high rating, comparatively. I, however, loved it. I'm only 2 shakes in, but it's really delicious. It blends well, as does all ON whey, but more so taste amazing. I love white chocolate and this does it for me. I definitely recommend others to buy it.

  • 10White Chocolate
Rated
10
Out of 10

This is my favorite whey protein supplement and I've tried a lot of different proteins. Not only is the taste great, but the texture is my favorite part. I have always looked for protein that doesn't have that chalky texture and mixes well with water. Well I have found it! I'll never use a different protein again. I'm excited to try the other flavors. The banana cream is really good and something different! Thanks ON!

  • 8Banana Cream
Rated
10
Out of 10

I have been using this protein since I was a varsity athlete in college and high school. I continue to use it every day and it is consistently the best. Every time I switch to another product, I always come back to Gold Standard for better mixing, better taste, and better results. If you, the reader, are new to the exercise game or if you hit the iron every day, this product needs to be a staple to your supplementation. Mix the vanilla with an orange sports drink if you are in a pinch in a hotel room and need the extra calories. The Mocha Cappuccino is my favorite flavor, and Extreme Milk Chocolate is my go-to.

Rated
10
Out of 10

I just got this product last Sunday in my mail. For the results I can't speak anything right now. I am talking about the taste which is really good and is really smooth and it mixes really well with water and does not create foam or lather at all.

  • 10Mocha Cappuccino
Rated
9
Out of 10

The only protein powder I trust / have tried. The chocolate natural flavor is great, just wish I could try the other natural ones (smaller portions). Tried the vanilla ice cream one since I couldn't get my hands on a smaller version to try the regular vanilla one. Not crazy about the taste, like at all, but will definitely use in recipes. Powder mixes okay, but for some reason leaves a weird smell in my cup even after rinsing. Overall pretty good and chose it for its reviews and testing (good quality!) .

  • 10Chocolate
  • 6Vanilla Ice Cream
Rated
10
Out of 10

This is my favorite protein supplement. I probably take at least 3 scoops through out the day and I think the taste is exceptional, and the quality is above all others. I try to save money buying at 5lb as opposed to the 2 lb. The powder easily breaks down in water or milk and rarely ever clumps up. This is a problem I've encountered with other brands. I've decided to always choose this product and I'm willing to pay for it's quality then giving into the sales that offer buy one get one free items. With that said I would probably stock up if they ever offered such a deal with this protein supplement.

  • 10Chocolate
Rated
10
Out of 10

Optimum Nutrition is my go-to brand for Whey. I always buy a tub even when I'm trying new stuff just in case. The white chocolate flavor didn't have such a high rating, comparatively. I, however, loved it. I'm only 2 shakes in, but it's really delicious. It blends well, as does all ON whey, but more so taste amazing. I love white chocolate and this does it for me. I definitely recommend others to buy it.

  • 10White Chocolate
Rated
10
Out of 10

This is my favorite whey protein supplement and I've tried a lot of different proteins. Not only is the taste great, but the texture is my favorite part. I have always looked for protein that doesn't have that chalky texture and mixes well with water. Well I have found it! I'll never use a different protein again. I'm excited to try the other flavors. The banana cream is really good and something different! Thanks ON!

  • 8Banana Cream
Rated
10
Out of 10

I have been using this protein since I was a varsity athlete in college and high school. I continue to use it every day and it is consistently the best. Every time I switch to another product, I always come back to Gold Standard for better mixing, better taste, and better results. If you, the reader, are new to the exercise game or if you hit the iron every day, this product needs to be a staple to your supplementation. Mix the vanilla with an orange sports drink if you are in a pinch in a hotel room and need the extra calories. The Mocha Cappuccino is my favorite flavor, and Extreme Milk Chocolate is my go-to.

† This price is the retail price for this product found at one or more retail websites in the last 30 days. The price may not include shipping cost, tax, sale or promotional prices, or discounts such as member pricing. Prices may change. Bodybuilding.com verifies this price every 30 days.
1.9 Lbs. - Natural
1.9 Lbs. - Natural
27 Servings | $1.11 Per Serving
$29.99
4.8 Lbs. - Natural
4.8 Lbs. - Natural
68 Servings | $0.85 Per Serving
$57.99
$59.99
8 Lbs.
8 Lbs.
119 Servings | $0.71 Per Serving
$84.99
$86.95

What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey

3.5 Lbs. - 50 Servings Chocolate Peanut Butter
Serving Size 1 Scoop (33 g)
Servings Per Container50
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130       
Calories From Fat 20       
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2 g 3%
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%
Trans Fat 0 g       
Cholesterol 60 mg 20%
Sodium 210 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1%
Sugars 2 g       
Protein 24 g 48%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8%
Iron 2%
Not a Significant Source of Dietary Fiber
* 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:
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Lecithin, Salt, Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Modified Food Starch, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Tocopherols), Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Lactase.
ALLERGEN INFORMATION:
Contains Milk And Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

Directions For Gold Standard 100% Whey:

SPOON STIRRED: Gold Standard 100% Whey™ is INSTANTIZED. That means if you forgot your shaker cup or don’t have time to get out the blender, you can just add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to a glass filled with 6-8 oz of water or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon. Stir for about 20 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved.
TIP: Adjust the intensity of your Gold Standard 100% Whey™ by varying the amount of liquid that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavor with slightly more body and sweetness, mix each scoop with 4-6 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake, use 8-10 oz of liquid per scoop.

SHAKER: Bringing a shaker cup with you to the gym is the best way to get a powerful dose of protein immediately after your workout. Just pour in 6-8 oz of your preferred beverage and then add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to your shaker cup. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds.

BLENDER: Add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to a blender filled with 6-8 oz of water, nonfat milk, or your favorite beverage. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Then add 1 or 2 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds.
SHAKE UP YOUR SHAKE: By adding fresh or frozen fruits, peanut butter, flaxseed oil, coconut and other high-energy ingredients, you can transform your shake into a delicious high-protein meal.
STACK YOUR SHAKE: You can make Gold Standard 100% Whey™ an even more powerful recovery product by adding supplements like creatine, glutamine, BCAA, and concentrated carbohydrate powders.

THINK OUTSIDE THE GLASS: Gold Standard 100% Whey™ can be used for more than just protein shakes. Try mixing a scoop into oatmeal, yogurt, or the milk that you pour over your morning breakfast cereal. Better yet, boost the protein content of muffins, cookies, brownies, etc. by adding a scoop or two to your baked goods recipes.

SUGGESTED USE: Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day through a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements. For even better results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day.

Warnings: This product contains whey derived from dairy and lecithin (to improve mixability) derived from soybeans. For use as a dietary supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction.

* 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.
Learn more about Whey Protein.
Check out other Build Muscle Products.