Gold Standard BCAAs
Optimum Nutrition

Gold Standard BCAAs

BCAA Powder for Muscle Endurance and Recovery*
Formula Also includes Wellmune®, Rhodiola, and Electrolytes
9.0  out of 10  (179 Reviews)
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Product Overview

The True Strength of bcaas

Before training, you want to boost energy and focus. Then there's your post-workout protein shake to kick-start recovery. In the gym, during your workout, BCAAs can help spare muscle tissue from excessive breakdown and electrolytes can help support your performance during intense training.* Patented Wellmune can also help support your immune system so you can hit your next workout.* This endurance supporting powder was formulated to be highly drinkable with light tropical flavors to encourage steady sipping throughout extended training sessions.* This is the new Gold Standard for intra-workout support.*

  • 5g BCAAs in 2:1:1 Ratio
  • Performance Support from Electrolytes*
  • Endurance Supporting Rhodiola*
  • Wellmune® to Support Immunity*
  • Banned Substance Tested

Optimum nutrition 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.


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 ESSENTIAL AMIN.O. ENERGY™ created the anytime energy category in sports nutrition. When technology makes advancements possible, ON will be the company bringing it to your shaker cup.

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Ratings & Reviews

Gold Standard BCAAs
Overall Rating
179 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
49 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
8 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Cranberry Lemonade
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Jan 06, 2020

Hoped they can match the flavours of Amino Energy.. not even close. I got the same alful after taste. Initially got the pear one and thought it was just one off awful taste, but recently tried Peach and Raspberry -> Similarly bad. Maybe the pear is the best I had tried so far. Don't think I will buy it again. Rally hard to drink it through

Aug 10, 2019
  • 1 Strawberry Kiwi

Really disappointed with this product. I am a long term fan of ON products and believing in their efficacy and reliability. I have no reason to extend that to this product. However, the flavour is horrible. And the container design.. Who came up with that?? Its 20cm in height but only contains about 5cm of powder and, even with my super long fingers, gets very difficult to actually get to the product after a while.. Even with the included scoop with extra long handle. Seriously ON you are taking the #@£& here (not to mention environmentally unfriendly) by designing a big container such that only contains 20% of powder.

May 15, 2019

I've used this a few times, but am noticing that I feel light headed and really twitchy plus sweating way more than normal. I've since stopped and switched to a different brand. But, has anyone else experienced this? I use a standard scoop to 16 oz water. Flavor is, at least for watermelon, one of the best in the market.

Apr 28, 2018
Verified Buyer

This stuff is amazing the quality it taste great it helped and still helps me a whole lot I truly recommend this

Mar 27, 2018
  • 7 Cranberry Lemonade

The product itself was good. The flavor wasn’t my favorite ever, but it got the job done. However, this is the most powdery stuff I’ve ever touched. Any time I tried to get a scoop, I could guarantee I would dump some all over the floor. Now, this can usually be attributed to user error, but it happened every single powdered sugar.

Jan 24, 2018
  • 7 Strawberry Kiwi
Jan 02, 2018

High quality product, very good taste, gold standard the best.

Aug 28, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Cranberry Lemonade
  • 5 Fruit Punch
  • 3 Strawberry Kiwi

I would say this Cranberry Lemonade is my favorite out of all the flavors, I have tried different flavors but none compare to Cranberry Lemonade. I have been using this product for over a year and it definitely helps me to recover faster after an intense lengthy workout.

Jun 10, 2017
Verified Buyer

I can not see any difference with / without it. after one month opened from casual taste it become sour :)

Jun 01, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Fruit Punch

I love this stuff, seem really good for my body.

May 18, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Fruit Punch

I have tried a few different BCAA products and like this one the best. It does not have any caffeine in it so I don't get jacked up from too much as I drink coffee prior to going to the gym. I use it during and after workouts and found it does help me get an extra set in. Recovery is better using this. Leg day is no longer feared because I recover by the next morning.

May 06, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Strawberry Kiwi

EXCELLENT Product!! Perfect Boost Of Energy Without The Jitters👊 As Always!! Optimum Nutrition ( ON ) Supplements Are Always On Point!! 👊 After Years Of Trying Other Brands I Always Came Back To ( ON ) Nothing Compares In My Opinion!! TRUE QUALITY PRODUCTS!!! Optimum Nutrition (ON) Are The Only Supplements I Will Take Now!!👊

Apr 24, 2017
Verified Buyer

Best BCAA on the with all ON products. I wont use anything else!!!

Apr 14, 2017
Verified Buyer
  • 5 Strawberry Kiwi

Does the job of delivering a good amount of BCAAs during my workout. But that's about it. I don't feel that shortened recovery and the taste is very bland, atleast for Strawberry Kiwi. It'll be a functional purchase if its ever on sale in the future

Apr 10, 2017
  • 10 Cranberry Lemonade


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Flavor Rating: 9.0
Formula Also includes Wellmune®, Rhodiola, and Electrolytes

What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard BCAAs

Serving Size 1 Scoop (10 g)
Servings Per Container28
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 15       
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1%*
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 9 mg 15%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 60 mg 15%
Sodium (as Sodium Chloride) 100 mg 4%
Potassium (as Potassium Chloride) 100 mg 3%
BCAA Blend (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine) 5 g
Bakers Yeast Beta Glucan (Wellmune®) 250 mg
Rhodiola Extract (root) 200 mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients:
Natural And Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Lecithin, Calcium Silicate, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Red 40, Blue 2.

Directions For Gold Standard BCAAs: Mix 1 scoop in 10-12 fl. oz. of cold water. 

Warnings: Consult your physician before using this product if you are taking any medications or are under a physician's care for a medical condition. Not for use for those under the age of 18 or women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or nursing.

* 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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