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*
9.3  out of 10  (9,930 Reviews)
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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
9.3
9,930 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
9.3
3,936 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
8.4
44 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
10
Unflavored
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Apr 20, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 7 Cinnamon Bun
  • 10 Banana Cream
  • 8 Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 10 Double Rich Chocolate

Yo! Taking only optimum. Strarted exercise more less half year ago. Heres my taste review after fewof them. Best always chocolate. Double rich even more! Strawberry delicios too. But I love cinamon and thats why I just try that flavour. Not rly my cup of tea, If you cant resist go for it no end of the world but prefer chocolate or banana! :)

Apr 19, 2019
9
Verified Buyer
  • 3 Peppermint Mocha
  • 4 Chocolate Mint
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino

Mocha Cappuccino is easily my favorite flavor. The Peppermint Mocha and Chocolate Mint were a big swing and miss taste wise.

Apr 18, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Chocolate Coconut
  • 10 Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • 7 Chocolate Mint
  • 6 Strawberry Banana
  • 8 Double Rich Chocolate

You can never go wrong with optimum nutrition! Chocolate pb- strong peanut butter flavor! I love peanut butter!!! Chocolate coconut- coconut flavor isnt as strong as I’d liked but it still tastes really good! Chocolate mint- I bought a 5lb tub, didn’t like it at first but after getting used to it it tasted good, think it was the mint flavor Strawberry banana- I like the chocolate protein powders better, tastes like the fake banana flavor Double rich chocolate- tastes like hot cocoa to me it’s good.

Apr 16, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Delicious Strawberry
  • 9 Extreme Milk Chocolate

Love them both! Not a Strawberry fan as most health products using this flavor doesn't seem to cut it. However, this has AMAZING flavor so I ordered 10lbs more :-) The EC taste great as well, but I think I'm just Choc'd out at the moment. Blends instantly, no whey residue left at the bottom of my shakers.

Apr 12, 2019
9
Verified Buyer
  • 4 Peppermint Mocha

The product is great. I like the amounts of protein per scoop and there’s plenty of amino acids. But I didn’t like the flavor peppermint mocha. A friend recommended chocolate peanut butter and that’s what I’ll get from now on.

Apr 11, 2019
1
 
  • 1 Delicious Strawberry

NEVER ORDER THE STRAWBERRY!!! I ordered chocolate flavor and received the strawberry and didn't want to deal with the exchanging process so I opened the strawberry to try it out and now regretting life. This is the worst flavor ever and the production should be immediately stopped.

Apr 09, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Rocky Road
  • 9 Chocolate Malt
  • 7 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 7 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 5 Mocha Cappuccino
Apr 08, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Chocolate Malt
  • 6 Cake Batter

The product itself and doing what it is intended to do is fine. This is a great "go-to" protein that is cheap enough to take it once or twice a day to meet your protein and dietary needs. Whether in water or milk it mixes very easily, I never had an issue with clumps when using a shaker bottle. I never had an issue with bloating or protein gas either and I noticed I wasn't as sore for long when I used this stuff. With that said, taste wise this stuff is pretty rough with water. The flavors are fine if you drink it with milk. I could choke down chocolate malt in water, but my god cake batter has a horrible chemical taste in water that I can best describe as metal tasting. I still give the product great marks because it does what it's supposed to do and you can find Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard just about anywhere that sells supplements.

Apr 04, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Coconut
  • 9 Double Rich Chocolate

By far my favorite protein, mixes well and tastes great. I was lucky enough to discover this early in my lifting career and now it's the only protein supp I use

Apr 01, 2019
8
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Chocolate Coconut

mixes well scoop was buried a bit too sweet overrated

Mar 28, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino

I've been using Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Protein for the last 10 years. I usually stick to extreme milk chocolate or double chocolate or whatever their actual names are. After going through a few 10lb bags I really wanted to change it up because as most people who supplement with whey protein know, it can get stale and tedious to have to drink it day after day religiously. BUT this mocha cappuccino flavor is amazing! The first sip had me hooked. I mix it in cereal occasionally as well and it's just so delicious. I honestly excited to drink it post workout since the only thing I drink besides supplements is water. I'm not gonna comment on how well it works because smarter people than myself have already said it better. I was just so pleasantly surprised that I could enjoy drinking a protein shake without mixing it with fruit or anything else. I'll definitely be purchasing it again and I'm hoping they'll either start selling it in the 10lb bag, or if they already do then I'll be able to find it somewhere.

Mar 28, 2019
8
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Vanilla Ice Cream

Gets the job dome for recovery. Notice how i wasnt acting like optimum nutrition is gonna sponsor me for my review.. bums.

Mar 21, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Cookies & Cream
Mar 20, 2019
10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 White Chocolate

Goes good with Iced Cafe Vanilla Amino Acids

Mar 19, 2019
8
 
  • 9 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 10 Cookies & Cream
  • 1 Delicious Strawberry
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10 Lbs.
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Price: $111.99  ($0.77 / Serving)
Flavor Rating: 8.5

What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey

10 Lbs. Double Rich Chocolate
Supplement Facts
Serving Size1Rounded Scoop(30.4g)
Servings Per Container149
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
Calories From Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 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, Cultured Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa(Processed With Alkali), Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, 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.

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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