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  (9,991 Reviews)
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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

100% Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder
Overall Rating
9,991 Ratings
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3,987 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
45 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Vanilla Chai
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Jan 26, 2020
Verified Buyer

It's called the gold standard for a reason. Great taste. Highly trusted. Can't go wrong with this protein.

Jan 26, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 1 Mocha Cappuccino
Jan 24, 2020
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  • 10 Cookies & Cream

The powder always mixes well. I’ve used skim milk and almond milk before an its never clomping together. The flavor is good not to much, not to bland.

Jan 21, 2020
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  • 10 Chocolate Peanut Butter

I switched back to the Gold Standard. I went off the reservation and tried a few different brands but In the end the quality of this product and the how I feel using it are the real deal. The flavor is rich but not overwhelming and I like to mix it with the Oatmeal after my morning runs. It’s easy on my gut and the results are there. Staying lean and not feeling bloated. I just wish bodybuilding.com had this flavor in 2lbs - it’s never listed and an option on the site.

Jan 20, 2020
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  • 10 Strawberries & Cream
  • 10 Double Rich Chocolate

Both flavors I tried were amazing taste wise. I have been drink post workout for about a month now and have noticed a huge improvement in muscle recovery. I had a little bit of an upset stomach when I first started taking this product but it subsided after a week. I definitely recommend this product. I'm extremely satisfied. Thank you Bodybuilding for providing excellent products and service.

Jan 12, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Peanut Butter
Jan 04, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Peanut Butter

Tastes great digests well. I like it

Jan 04, 2020
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  • 10 Chocolate Coconut
  • 10 French Vanilla Creme
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate

This protein tastes great and is easy to mix.

Jan 04, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 10 White Chocolate Raspberry

Absolutely love the taste of white chocolate/raspberry. Optimum has great quality products and this one is the right combination; flavour&quality

Jan 02, 2020
Verified Buyer
  • 1 Delicious Strawberry

The product is decent, it isnt chalky and mixes well but this flavor is terrible! I couldn't choke it down with almond milk, 2%, water. Got my money back and haven't drank it since.

Dec 24, 2019
  • 10 Double Rich Chocolate

77% protein per scoop which translates to less fillers (divide protein grams by serving size) Taste & mixes good with water or almond milk. Not overly sweet. Price is fair too.

Dec 22, 2019
  • 1 Mocha Cappuccino

Really my first experience with that flavor, omg sooo terrible

Dec 22, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 7 Delicious Strawberry

kinda tasted like pepto

Dec 22, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino

Why I buy from BodyBuilding.com: They always have everything. They have the best customer service. If you wait and buy with promotions, they gave great prices. The mocha cappuccino is the best tasting powder drink(goes beyond just protein powders) ever!

Dec 20, 2019
Verified Buyer
  • 1 Delicious Strawberry

DON'T BUY THIS! After I started taking this protein powder I started experiencing pain and irritation in my heart! I did some research and other people have experienced the same and worse, some started having heart palpitations. One day I got dizzy for no reason after taking it, stayed dizzy for about 10 minutes. I think it might have messed with my blood pressure when this happened. I'm 28 years old, I'm healthy, I exercise, No previous heart problems, and I've never had any issues this severe with a protein powder. I've gone through half the tub and I've stopped taking it for 2 days and my heart pain is gone now. And just to clarify nothing else has changed in my life since taking this protein, no added stress, no new diet, no change to my work outs, All i did was change to this protein from another because of the lower calories. So no external factors affected my heart to cause the pain it was only this protein that changed in my life. I was hoping this would be a great product I could take for a long time, it seemed promising, but I've been severely disappointed. I don't normally take the time to leave reviews but I felt I should warn other people for their own safety, especially people that might already have heart problems. TLDR: This product is straight up dangerous for your heart's health. Avoid and buy a more natural protein powder.

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Muscle Building Whey Protein Powder*

What's in Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder

10 Lbs. Extreme Milk Chocolate
Servings Per Container141
Serving Size About 1 Scoop (32 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120       
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.5 g 2%
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%
Cholesterol 40 mg 13%
Sodium 100 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 2%
Total Sugars 2 g       
Protein 24 g 48%
Calcium 140 mg 10%
Iron .7 mg 4%
Potassium 220 mg 4%
Not a significant source of trans fat, added sugars 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 (Processed With Alkali), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Modified Food Starch, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Tocopherols), Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Lactase.
Contains Milk And Soy.

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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