Gold Standard 100% Whey
Optimum Nutrition

Gold Standard 100% Whey

24g of Whey Protein with Amino Acids for Muscle Recovery and Growth*
Muscle Building Whey Protein Powder*
9.2 out of 10 (10,882 Reviews)
5 Sizes
1 Lb.
Choose a Size
{{vm.group.name}}
{{group.violatorText}} {{group.name}}
{{group.skus[0].inventory.labelDisplay}}
{{group.salePriceDisplay}}
{{group.strikePriceDisplay}}
3 Flavors
Delicious Strawberry
Choose a Flavor
{{vm.sku.name}}
{{sku.name}}
Flavor Rating: {{sku.flavorRating | flavorRating}}
{{sku.inventory.labelDisplay}}
{{vm.group.violatorText}}
Competitor Price: {{vm.group.strikePriceDisplay}}
Price: $16.99 ($1.21 / Serving)
Flavor Rating: 8.1

Product Overview

There is only one Gold Standard.
  • 24 GRAMS OF PROTEIN
  • 5.5 GRAMS OF BCAAs
  • 4 GRAMS OF GLUTAMINE & GLUTAMIC ACID
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
  • 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 and Spoon
  • Over 20 Different Flavors to Choose From
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

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 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 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 Work-Out. 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

EXTREME MILK CHOCOLATE

VANILLA ICE CREAM

VANILLA ICE CREAM

DOUBLE RICH CHOCOLATE

DOUBLE RICH CHOCOLATE

FRENCH VANILLA CREME

FRENCH VANILLA CREME

DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY

DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY

COOKIES & CREAM

COOKIES & CREAM

MOCHA CAPPUCCINO

MOCHA CAPPUCCINO

SALTED CARAMEL

SALTED CARAMEL

KEY LIME PIE

KEY LIME PIE

CHOCOLATE MINT

CHOCOLATE MINT

BANANA CREAM

BANANA CREAM

CHOCOLATE MALT

CHOCOLATE MALT

ROCKY ROAD

ROCKY ROAD

STRAWBERRY BANANA

STRAWBERRY BANANA

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER

CARAMEL TOFFEE FUDGE

CARAMEL TOFFEE FUDGE

CAKE BATTER

CAKE BATTER

CHOCOLATE COCONUT

CHOCOLATE COCONUT

COFFEE

COFFEE

EXTREME MILK CHOCOLATE

WHITE CHOCOLATE

*NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
10,882 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
9.3
3,860 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
9.2
24 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
9.1
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.
8
 
  • 8 Chocolate Mint
  • 6 Cookies & Cream
  • 1 French Vanilla Creme
  • 6 Birthday Cake
  • 8 Chocolate Malt
  • 9 Rocky Road
  • 8 Cake Donut
  • 9 Mocha Cappuccino

Mixability theyre leading and i have tried alot of protein brands too. In terms of seeing results, theyr up there. Taste? needs a tweak, but having tried few flavors, some are pretty decent. they dont have blueberry cheesecake here, but anyways its pretty terrible.

5
 
  • 3 Double Rich Chocolate
9
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Chocolate Peanut Butter
1
 

It is good

9
 
  • 10 Delicious Strawberry

Good texture and really good flavor

9
 
  • 3 Strawberry Banana

Okay i have a good and a bad the protein is great........but the taste is terrible, I thought i might try a flavor I've never had, but boy was i wrong. Get the protein not,this flavor.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate

This is definitely my go to right now for protein. I was looking to just try something new and it really didn't disappoint. I'm currently ordering from the buy one get one 50% off sale so I can try out this mocha flavour as well. The deal is so often that it is such a bargain.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Mint
  • 10 Cake Batter
  • 10 Salted Caramel
  • 10 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 10 Chocolate Malt
  • 10 Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino

I have had just about every flavor they offer and have never been disappointed, hands down the best whey protein out there. Mixes perfect and doesn't get thick like others.

10
 
  • 10 Cake Batter
  • 9 Cookies & Cream

Seriously, such a staple. I've used this since I was in high school running track and now every one in a while will purchase again when on sale. This is the OG protein

10
Verified Buyer
  • 5 Chocolate Mint

Very bland not the worst tasting protein i have had but mocha cappuccino is wayyyyyy better than this. And i sadly love mint chocolate so i was very disappointed. However this brand is still one of the BEST brands that are out there. Optimum Nutrition is where i always go for my protein !

10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Delicious Strawberry
  • 6 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 8 French Vanilla Creme
  • 9 Mocha Cappuccino
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Double Rich Chocolate

This is the best protein powder ever. I have it at least once a day and it gives me enough protein and all the micronutrients I need. So delicious, I will never switch!

10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate

Hands down the best protein I've yet to use. I have been using ON's whey for about 6 years now. I've tried various other protein powders but none come close to ON's "mix-ability" or taste. I've used it with cooking as well. I am still working on that part ;) My protein muffins seem to bounce off the walls, literally. Don't settle and get ON's whey!!

10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino
10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 10 Banana Cream

I add a scoop of protein to my oatmeal every morning, and this is the formula that I find blends best. I've tried some other formulas and ended up with a gross, gritty texture. Highly recommend this product- tastes great and with so many flavours to choose from you'll never get bored. Great way to start my morning!!

What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey

1 Lb. Delicious Strawberry
Serving Size 1 Rounded Scoop (31g)
Servings Per Container14
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120       
Calories From Fat 15       
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.5 g 2%
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%
Trans Fat 0 g       
Cholesterol 55 mg 18%
Sodium 130 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1%
Sugars 2 g       
protein 24 g 48%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8%
Iron 0%
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 Isolates, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Lecithin, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Sucralose, FD&C Red #40, Aminogen®, 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.
Check out other Build Muscle Products.