Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder
Optimum Nutrition

Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder

24g of Whey Protein with Amino Acids for Muscle Recovery and Growth*
Muscle Building Whey Protein Powder*
9.3  out of 10  (10,017 Reviews)
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Product Overview

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There is only one Gold Standard. New Look, Same Trusted Quality
  • 5.5 GRAMS OF BCAAs

Voted supplement of the year and protein of the year for 13 years and running. It's an example of our commitment to creating quality sports nutrition supplements.


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  • 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

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.


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.


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.


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.

What: Faster digesting protein. When: Post Work-Out. Why: Muscle Recovery and Growth.

Ratings & Reviews

Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder
Overall Rating
10,017 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
4,007 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
45 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Vanilla Chai
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Mar 23, 2020
  • 9 Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • 9 Double Rich Chocolate

This product is the best and a game changer when it comes to building muscles. Love the chocolate peanut butter flavour.

Mar 22, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Extreme Milk Chocolate

Got the samples pack just in case I don't like the flavor. I can honestly say im throughly impressed, this taste really frickin good. Will very likely buy this again but in the 5lb tub. Well done.

Mar 16, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino
  • 10 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 9 Strawberries & Cream

Superb protein, mixes well in a shaker or truly spoon stirred. Tastes great with milk, coconut or almond milk.

Mar 13, 2020
Verified Buyer

Good clean protein easy on digestion. And mixes well with milk or water.

Mar 08, 2020
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  • 10 Chocolate Malt

This is like dessert, seriously helping my recovery since i can have this instead of chocolate or ice cream at night. MIxes easier than any other protein powder I've had with just a fork (yeah I stir with forks).

Mar 08, 2020
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  • 10 Vanilla Ice Cream

Needed a good source of protein after operation, started using Optimum Protein and haven’t stopped. A protein shake in morning and you’re good to go. It’s an excellent source, and insurers your daily need for protein is meet.

Mar 04, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Malt

Product dissolves easily, tastes great and has proven to be very productive. I've used it for years and found it to be better than the rest.

Mar 01, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Double Rich Chocolate

always a great protein choice

Feb 23, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Mocha Cappuccino
  • 7 Cookies & Cream
  • 9 French Vanilla Creme

Dissolves very well. Taste is always top notch. You can really tell the difference once you start taking it, muscle soreness is minimized and it speeds up recovery. I recommend this to anyone that I can.

Feb 23, 2020
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 7 Vanilla Ice Cream

I use to get migraines when taking protein powders because of all the crap that is in most of them. But then I discovered ON and no more migraines! If this has happened to you then you know how bad you feel for days. I have also experienced that when taken with a solid diet and solid work out routine it helps with recovery and growth. Them gains are more noticeable than when I was taking other powders. Also I don’t really care about the flavor I just take the supplements to help support recovery and growth. I’ve only told my fellow lifting peers, family, friends, etc to buy ON Whey.

Feb 20, 2020
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 9 Rocky Road

Dissolves easily in a shaker, great flavors! I've yet to find any other protein powders that are as enjoyable mixed alone in water.

Feb 20, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Double Rich Chocolate

super easy to dissolve in water or milk and delicious!

Feb 20, 2020
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  • 2 Mocha Cappuccino

buy two time and got seal open box

Feb 18, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Chocolate Peanut Butter

Normally an awesome flavor, this batch tasted like chocolate banana however. Hopefully they did not change the ingredients.

Feb 18, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Chocolate Peanut Butter

Usually, this is my go to product, and flavor. The product is the best I have, used, and have used Optimum for many years. I always get the same flavor, Chocolate Peanut butter, but this time, it tastes like banana, which I don't like. Not sure if this is a one time thing or a new thing, but I will choose another flavor next time.

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Muscle Building Whey Protein Powder*

What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder

5 Lbs. Rocky Road
72 servings per container
Serving Size About 1 Scoop (31.5 grams)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120       
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g 2%
Saturated Fat .5 g 3%
Cholesterol 35 mg 12%
Sodium 135 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1%
Total Sugars 2 g       
Includes 1g Added Sugars 2%
protein 24 g       
Calcium 130 mg 10%
Iron .5 mg 2%
Potassium 190 mg 4%
Not a significant source of trans fat, dietary fiber and vitamin D.
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Lactase.

Directions For Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder:

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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