Gold Standard 100% Casein
Optimum Nutrition

Gold Standard 100% Casein

Nighttime Use Protein Powder for Building Muscle*
Ideal for Between Meals and Before Bed to Feed Muscles and Fuel Recovery*
8.8  out of 10  (2,611 Reviews)
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Product Overview

There is only one Gold Standard
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Casein
  • 24 GRAMS OF PROTEIN
  • 9+ GRAMS OF ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS
  • 40-50% 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*
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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.

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CONSISTENCY

As one of the few companies to 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.

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

Gold Standard 100% Casein
Overall Rating
8.8
2,611 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
8.8
933 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
7.9
13 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
8.4
Chocolate supremo
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Sep 07, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Creamy Vanilla

Very good protein, mixes well. I use this as an evening snack.

Aug 29, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Creamy Vanilla

Of all the supplements on the market, this is absolutely the best and the one that really works! And if for some reason you miss a workout or need to lay off for a while, continue taking this because it will maintain the gains you've made. I never mix anything with this other than occasionally adding a dash of pumpkin pie spice to make it taste exactly like egg nog. I drink this while watching a bit of TV before bed and when I'm finished I always feel a bit pumped. Jump into bed and off I GROW!

Jul 23, 2019
9
Verified Buyer
  • 7 Creamy Vanilla

Mixes very thick but that is to be expected for casein. The vanilla is good for me because I can mix it with various fruits or chocolate powder. The vanilla casein does have a distinct smell. Both me and my daughter separately came to the conclusion the powder smells similar to coconut flour. I'm not sure if this is specific to the vanilla or if that is a smell the other flavors also give off. Either way, it helps my muscles recover and rebuild when I know I won't have protein for long stretches of time.

Jul 16, 2019
1
 

To anyone who is doing research, Casein is a marketing ploy. It is a joke of a product. Protein synthesis does not activate until a minimum of 12 grams of protein are in your body. Casein releases less than 6 grams per hour. Your body does not even enter protein synthesis using this product. It is quite literrally empty calories that will just turn to fat. This product is designed only for marketing. Do not become a sucker to the snake oil that is Casein.

Jun 17, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Chocolate Supreme

Best casein in my opinion

Jun 06, 2019
8
Verified Buyer
  • 6 Cookies & Cream

Great product, for someone that is very limited on time in the day-to-day basis. Also perfectly for periods of fasting and/or right before sleep. Maybe a different flavor next time

May 08, 2019
10
 
  • 9 Banana Cream

Fast shippingand great customer service. Mixed the banana cream protein with greek yogurt and water and the flavor is close to that of a real banana smoothie. I'm a fan!

Apr 26, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Supreme

Delicious and smooth.

Apr 25, 2019
9
Verified Buyer
  • 5 Mint Chocolate Chip - Exclusive!
  • 10 Chocolate Supreme
Apr 24, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Supreme

Straight 10 for me, only tried chocolate supreme and love the taste. Mixes great and tastes like cake mix when I drink it with the egg whites. Great way to get in some slow digesting protein.

Apr 24, 2019
9
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Chocolate Creme

Love the quality of ingredients in this casein! I especially like that they do not use sucralose. Flavor is great, but I would say an 8/10 in that area! I eat this as chocolate pudding every night before bed as I'm in contest prep right now. I do think it has helped me maintain as much muscle as I can while dieting down!

Apr 09, 2019
9
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Chocolate Supreme

Pretty good! Not too sweet and mixes well.

Mar 20, 2019
9
Verified Buyer
  • 7 French Vanilla
Mar 16, 2019
9
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Mint Chocolate Chip - Exclusive!

Great product! Mix it with some peanut butter and almond milk and it tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Mar 07, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Supreme

Tastes great!

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2 Lbs.
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Price: $34.99  ($1.30 / Serving)
Flavor Rating: 7.5

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%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 50%
Iron 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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