100% Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder
Optimum Nutrition

100% 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  (9,950 Reviews)
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Product Overview

There is only one Gold Standard.
  • 5.5 GRAMS OF BCAAs

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.


  • 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

Overall Rating
9,950 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
3,952 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
45 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
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Jul 17, 2019
  • 9 Strawberries & Cream

Overall solid flavor, got a sample and was asked to review.

Jul 16, 2019
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 6 Mocha Cappuccino
Jul 15, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Peanut Butter
Jul 11, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 6 Mocha Cappuccino
Jul 05, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 7 Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 9 Extreme Milk Chocolate

Great quality, good price, good flavor. Excellent

Jun 12, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Delicious Strawberry
  • 10 White Chocolate
Jun 11, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino
  • 1 Strawberries & Cream

Strawberries & Cream tasted like watered down cough syrup imo... should have listened to the reviews on strawberry flavors but mocha is the best by far. :) 10/10!

Jun 07, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 5 Chocolate Hazelnut
  • 5 Double Rich Chocolate

it seems if the taste is passable and the product is cheap everyone gives it a high rating!

Jun 02, 2019
  • 4 Chocolate Mint

Wow........... Awesome 👌

May 29, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Strawberries & Cream
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino
May 28, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Peanut Butter

OMG! I had never tried the Chocolate Peanut butter before and when I opened the top it smelled like heaven. I mixed it with 8oz of unsweetened almond milk and tasted delicious! I recommend this flavor. I have usually just had the chocolate and I don't like fruity flavors or vanilla, but the chocolate peanut b utter is divine.

May 22, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Chocolate Malt

I’ve used this product for a 6 weeks know I’m hitting it hard at the gym and eating healthy. The chocolate gold standard tastes pretty good in milk. I follow the proper diet, workout and proper sleep . but Protein powder is not helpful to me. cannot provide all the fuel (Proteins) requirements for the growth and recovery .

May 21, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Double Rich Chocolate

The best tasting protein powder I have ever had!

May 13, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Cookies & Cream
  • 9 Vanilla Ice Cream

These flavors are excellent, i use almond milk and they mix very easily, never no clumping, i have been using this product for about 5+ years. Now i want to make a comment about the coupon that is offered currently, the 150OFF. They raised the regular price on the ON 2lb selection to offset the 15OFF coupon so you are not really getting a discount....haha...pretty sneaky and underhanded BODYBUILDING.com.

May 12, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Rocky Road
  • 8 Cake Batter

Mixes quickly with a shaker or spoon. Great flavor variety and helps support the demands of training. Awesome product with quality ingredients.

6 Sizes
2 Lbs.
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19 Flavors
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What's in Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder

2 Lbs. Extreme Milk Chocolate
Supplement Facts
Serving Size1Rounded Scoop(32g)
Servings Per Container28
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
Calories From Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Sugars 2g
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.
Protein Blend(Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa(Processed With Alkali), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Creamer(Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Modified Food Starch, Di-Potassium Phosphate, Tri-Calcium Phosphate, Tocopherols), Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen®, Sucralose, Lactase.
ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Contains Milk And Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

Directions For 100% 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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