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 (10,973 Reviews)
6 Sizes
5 Lbs.
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Banana Cream
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Price: $57.99 ($0.79 / Serving)
Flavor Rating: 8.4
Limited Time Offer
For a limited time, buy 1 Gold Standard 100% Whey, 5 Lbs. & get 1 Protein Almonds, 12 Packets 50% OFF!

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
10,973 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
9.3
3,912 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
9.2
25 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
9.1
Mocha Cappuccino
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  • 8 Chocolate Coconut
  • 8 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 7 French Vanilla Creme
  • 9 Banana Cream

I mixed these with milk. The banana cream flavour is very good, especially if you add a small amount of the chocolate flavour to it (10/10 for that combination). The chocolate and choc-coconut flavours are very smooth and easy to drink. The french vanilla creme flavour is very pleasant but a little bit weak, so you have to add a little bit more than the serving size suggests if you want the best flavour (or just use less milk). I only tried the extreme chocolate flavour with water and it was still pretty good. Overall, very happy with the products and flavours.

9
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Coffee
  • 9 Mocha Cappuccino
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Coconut

This protein blends very well and might be the most delicious flavor I’ve ever had!

9
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Delicious Strawberry
  • 8 French Vanilla Creme

Impossible go wrong with ON. Very good product, the strawberry one is one of my favorites so far. French Vanilla Creme is my plan B flavor ( to not get tired using just the Strawberry ).

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

I use ON almost exclusively, with a rare change up here and there. Both flavors I have tried have tasted great TO ME. That’s the thing. Everyone enjoys different things and favor certain tastes over others. That’s why I laugh when I see reviews like “this tasted aweful” or “its the best tasting out there”. The only way you’ll know if you like it is if you try it for yourself. As far as performance goes, I’ve noticed that ON definitely delivers. Since I started taking it, I’ve seen major increase in strength and muscle gain. Overall it’s a great product that does the job better than others I’ve tried.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Cookies & Cream
  • 10 Delicious Strawberry

Tried many others!!! This will always be one of my go/to Whey Proteins easy to mix and taste is always great. Fast to digest. Hope this helps 💪

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Delicious Strawberry
  • 8 Extreme Milk Chocolate

Overall just a solid product. Good flavor, mixes easily, decent price. Gold standard for a reason. Not the best, but anything worse probably isn’t worth the money.

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Verified Buyer
  • 1 Mocha Cappuccino

The Mucha Cappuccino is by far the ugliest protein powder i have ever drink in my entire 16 years of workout. So ugly that it made me enter the website and write a review about the taste, which i usually never do.

10
 

Tastes great, has the most number of servings, mixes well. Great stuff.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 2 French Vanilla Creme
  • 10 Chocolate Peanut Butter

Tried ON whey protein powder because they were on sale and I have to say I am very mixed. The Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor is the best tasting protein powder I have EVER had, but the French Vanilla Creme was the WORST tasting protein powder I've ever had. Will I reorder the Chocolate Peanut Butter? You better believe it! I will definitely be more hesitant to purchase other highly rated flavors from ON though. Nothing against the brand, but the two flavors I chose are the highest rated flavors of them all, and one being perfect and one being gross is weird. Definitely get the Chocolate Peanut Butter. Beware the French Vanilla Creme.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Chocolate Mint
  • 10 Coffee

I really liked the coffee flavor and noticed some gains while using this for about a month. The coffee one mixed with milk tasted like coffee ice cream if you enjoy that taste.

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  • 10 Chocolate Mint
  • 10 Chocolate Coconut
  • 10 Delicious Strawberry
  • 10 Key Lime Pie
  • 9 Banana Cream
  • 10 Rocky Road
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino

I love this post workout!!

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Rocky Road

I have been buying 10 lbs Rocky Road for the past 2 years and I am loving it. I use it for lean bulking, and I also used it when I need to cut down. It tastes so good with all type of smoothies that I make with my blender.

10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 5 Chocolate Peanut Butter

You cannot beat the Extreme Milk Chocolate for taste, i'm a massive fan of whey that doesn't need the aid of milk to taste good. I was ashamed though being a massive peanut butter fan the Chocolate Peanut Butter tastes more like an Hazelnut syrup you put in coffee. But i will be considering a change to Hydra Whey for those extra 6g's of protein per serving.

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  • 3 French Vanilla Creme

good protein but what a waste of money. I can buy much better protein for half the price at myprotein. Optimum Nutriton doesn't even compare in lab tests at labdoor.

What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey

5 Lbs. Banana Cream
Serving Size 1 Rounded Scoop (31 g)
Servings Per Container73
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 50 mg 17%
Sodium 130 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 4 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 Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, FD&C Yellow #5, 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.

PACKETS: Pour 6-8 fl oz of water into a shaker cup, then add one packet of GOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY™. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Alternatively take a sip from a full 16.9 oz. bottle of water to make room for the powder. Add one packet of GOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY™ and shake bottle to mix well until powder dissolves.

 

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. PACKETS: STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. CONTENTS SOLD BY NUMBER OF PACKETS, NOT VOLUME.

* 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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