Platinum Hydrowhey
Optimum Nutrition

Platinum Hydrowhey

Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Powder to Build Muscle*
Enables Muscles to Rebuild Quickly with No Excess Fat or Cholesterol*
9.2 out of 10 (1,235 Reviews)
2 Sizes
1.75 Lbs.
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3 Flavors
Chocolate Mint
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Price: $30.55 ($1.61 / Serving)
Flavor Rating: 9.2

Product Overview

Platinum Hydrowhey was recognized by thousands of customers as 2010's New Supplement of the Year. What else would you expect from Optimum Nutrition's, fastest, purest and most advanced protein technology?

By hydrolyzing the protein in this premium formula we've created our fastest-acting whey protein yet.* Hydrolyzing breaks larger proteins down into smaller pieces that are able to get into your system rapidly, enabling your muscles to start rebuilding quickly.* For added effectiveness, we've also enhanced this revolutionary formula with ACTITOR™ peptides, digestive enzymes and micronized branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). In addition to being fast, Platinum Hydrowhey is also ultra-pure.* That's because it's made entirely with hydrolyzed whey protein isolates. So there's no excess fat, cholesterol, or lactose to slow down your progress.

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  • Made with Advanced Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolates for Faster Delivery*
  • 30 Grams of Ultra-Pure Protein per Serving
  • Nearly 9 Grams of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine (BCAAs)
  • Includes Patent-Pending ACTITOR™ Peptides
  • Just 5mg Cholesterol
  • Contains Digestive Enzymes for Enhanced Utilization*
  • Instantized to Mix Easily with a Spoon


By combining the absolute finest ingredients with a series of highly specialized processing techniques Optimum Nutrition (ON) has created its most valuable muscle building protein yet.* Everything about Platinum Hydrowhey® was designed with an uncompromising attitude toward performance - both in the gym and your shaker cup.


Platinum Hydrowhey® is protein in its purest expression. It's made only with hydrolyzed whey proteins that have been isolated to remove the excess lactose, cholesterol, carbohydrates, and fat. The result is a product that's ultra-pure, quickly digested, and packed with muscle building and replenishing amino acids.*


100% of the proteins in Platinum Hydrowhey® are hydrolyzed to varying degrees. Hydrolyzing is a process through which intact proteins are strategically broken down into smaller fragments, called peptides, for faster delivery and easier utilization by your body. ON's exclusive combination of mild, moderate, and ultra-hydrolyzed proteins provides di-, tri-, and oligo-peptides while retaining select microfractions naturally found in whey. If this is too much technical talk, all that you really need to understand is that Platinum Hydrowhey® is ideal first thing in the morning, before workouts, and immediately after workouts when your hard-working muscles benefit most from a fast-acting protein.*


All proteins are made up of amino acids, but not all amino acids are of equal importance. The three branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are particularly beneficial for athletes because they assist with new muscle synthesis and protect the muscle that you already have against breakdown.* That's why ON enhanced every serving of Platinum Hydrowhey® with added BCAAs for a total of over 8,800 mg per scoop.


The only way to reap the results of Platinum Hydrowhey® is to drink it. So from the outset, ON benchmarked the taste and mixibility against the best protein powders on the market. Regardless of whether you choose Turbo Chocolate or Velocity Vanilla, Platinum Hydrowhey® tastes as great as it works and dissolves easily in water, milk, or juice.


Try using complementary nutrients and mixing in other performance supplements to boost the functionality of your Platinum Hydrowhey® shakes.


Morning: Platinum Hydrowhey® shake + Opti-Men. Why? Your body needs vitamins and minerals to effectively use protein, carbohydrate, and fat.

Before Workouts: Platinum Hydrowhey® mixed with skim milk + Micronized Creatine powder. Why? Hundreds of clinical studies suggest creatine monohydrate's ability to boost strength, size, and power.* Combining creatine with protein and carbohydrate increases muscle uptake.*

After Workouts: Platinum Hydrowhey® mixed with iced coffee + Glycomaize + Glutamine Powder. Why? At no other time throughout the day are your muscles as receptive to nutrients as they are post-workout. Fast-acting proteins, free form amino acids, and quickly digested carbohydrates provide building blocks for rebuilding and replenishment.* Recent research also suggests that a shot of caffeine (in this case, from the iced coffee) may also help facilitate greater glycogen resynthesis, which means you'll be ready to go for your next workout.*

Before Bed: Gold Standard 100% Casein + Instantized BCAA 5000 powder. Why? Rapid digestion is beneficial during the day while you are active. But, slower is better at night. Casein proteins and BCAAs help protect and preserve your hard earned muscle tissue throughout the night while you sleep.*

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
1,235 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
421 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
9 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Chocolate Mint
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  • 8 Turbo Chocolate

One of the best Hydrolyzed Whey Proteins I have consumed so far although a bit pricey. Mixes easily and does not cause any bloating. I take 1 scoop post workout and add 5 grams of creatine and glutamine to it and chug it down.

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  • 10 Turbo Chocolate

Best Protein on the market

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  • 10 Turbo Chocolate

I've tried many proteins over the years and was completely satisfied with GNC Wheyabolic for many years. I have always been a fan of Optimum Nutrition products and decided to try this Hydrowhey. I'm very pleased with the overall product. It mixes extremely easy and taste great. You get what you pay for. So why spend hours in the gym and and drink cheap proteins? Hydrowhey is the way to go if you want quality.

  • 10 Turbo Chocolate

Best brand! Turbo chocolate tastes great! i usually drink it with water and it dissolves fast with a shaker. 10/10

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  • 9 Chocolate Mint
  • 9 Velocity Vanilla

I won't use anything else. This is a staple in my nutrition and stack. The taste is great and it doesn't bother my stomach like other whey's have. Aside from the price being a little high for me I have zero complaints. Love the company and products!

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  • 1 Supercharged Strawberry

I bought this and am sending it back. The taste is vile. For the money, expected more.

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  • 1 Chocolate Mint

Despite paying $57 never received the product .. if you do not get the product it's as good as **** so 1 star.

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  • 6 Red Velvet Cake

Best red velvet protein I've had, still has a little bit of a chocolatey taste, but so good. I had it with water and almond milk and its great either way, not too thick, and not too sweet. Almond milk makes it a little thicker but still doesn't feel heavy in your stomach

  • 10 Velocity Vanilla

Much better taste in comparison to most of the Gold standard variations. If you have the money this is a no-brainer. Drinking it with water with no problem at all, also mixing some creatine with it.

  • 10 Milk Chocolate

Best of the best protein ever

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  • 10 Chocolate Peanut Butter

I have experimented with many of the top brands for protein currently on the market. ON's hydrowhey blows away every one, in terms of how well it mixes, digests, and how well it is formulated. I have noticed progressive gains in muscle mass and loss of body fat thanks to the combination of hydrowhey, a balanced diet, and a maintained exercise routine. Well worth the purchase price.

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  • 10 Milk Chocolate
  • 9 Vanilla Bean

Quite pricey, but worth it. Easy to mix. Great taste. One of the best products on the market.

  • 8 Vanilla Bean

An old geezer review. Holy smoke, protein has changed from the last time I used it, many years ago, It would kill my stomach in my youthful warfighter prime, and make me feel full, slow, and bloated, Not so with hydro whey, zero stomach issues, and feels well.....light. important in my discipline, "boxing "style training, very pleased and ordered more. Taste wise, I struggled with vanilla, for me just too sweet, until I mixed it with orange juice, and that works! but that adds some carbs, Going to try chocolate next ! Cost a bit more, and wish it came in 5 or 10 pounds, like the gold, but it is my go to for now.

  • 8 Turbo Chocolate

I'm just wondering if this is really Lactose free. Because it says that it contains Milk. Can anyone make a comment on that please?

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  • 8 Chocolate Mint

I am satisfied with the value and quality of Optimum products overall. In particular I like Hydrowhey because it comes in single serving packets. I travel a lot and these make it so easy to take protein and a shaker along, and I have had to take up to two weeks' worth. Much harder to do with a large container. Optimum Casein comes in single serving packets, as well, so I take those along for a pre-bed protein.

What's in Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydrowhey

1.75 Lbs. Chocolate Mint
Serving Size 1 Rounded Scoop (39 g)
Servings Per Container19
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140       
Calories From Fat 10       
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g 2%
Saturated Fat .5 g 3%
Trans Fat 0 g       
Cholesterol 5 mg 2%
Sodium 190 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1%
Sugars 1 g       
protein 30 g       
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 4%
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.
Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolates, Micronized Branched Chain Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Contains 1.5% Or Less Of: Lecithin, Salt Substitute (Salt, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Gluconate), Cellulose Gum, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Enzyme Blend (Aminogen®, Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, beta-D-Galactosidase, Lipase), Maltodextrin
ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Contains Milk And Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

Directions For Platinum Hydrowhey:

Platinum Hydrowhey® is INSTANTIZED, so it always mixes up easily and completely. Simply add 1 scoop of Platinum Hydrowhey® to a blender, shaker cup, or glass filled with 12 ounces of cold water, milk, or juice and blend, shake, or stir for 20-30 seconds or until powder is dissolved. TIP: Adjust the intensity of your Platinum Hydrowhey® shake by varying the amount of liquid you use to prepare it. For a slightly thicker consistency with a bolder flavor, mix each scoop with 10 ounces of water. For a milder tasting less sweet shake, use 14-16 ounces of liquid per scoop.

Packets: Add 1 packet of Platinum Hydrowhey® to a blender, shaker cup, or glass filled with 10-12 ounces of cold water, milk, or your favorite beverage and blend, shake, or stir for 20-30 seconds or until powder is dissolved.

Stack Your Shake: By adding dietary supplements including creatine, BCAA, and carbohydrate powders you can make Platinum Hydrowhey® an even more powerful recovery product. TIP: Use faster acting Platinum Hydrowhey® during the day and more slowly digested Gold Standard 100% Casein™ at night for around-the-clock amino acid coverage.

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 best results consume your daily protein allotment over several meals spread evenly throughout the day.

* 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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