100% Whey Protein - Gold Standard Overview
When it comes to why protein supplements, it's hard to beat Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard 100 Percent Whey Protein. Made from premium ingredients, the powdered supplement is designed to deliver dense protein when you need it the most. As one of the most widely recognized whey protein supplements on the market, Gold Standard takes top marks in terms of quality and flavor selection. In addition to standard chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, Gold Standard Whey Protein comes in 19 other flavors to choose from. With more flavors and flavor combinations coming out all the time, this is one whey shake line that won't bore you into slacking on your protein intake.
In addition to great flavor, Gold Standard has what most whey users want; a high-quality blend of whey isolates, whey concentrates and whey peptides. In total, you get 24 grams of protein per serving, about as much as four eggs. Gold Standard contains everything you want and nothing you know you shouldn't have. It is low in cholesterol, fat and lactose, making one of the healthier protein supplements on the market. For an added nutritional boost, Gold Standard 100 Percent Whey Protein is fast-absorbing and contains HYDROWHEY® whey peptides, which increase its biological value (an indicator of how easily and completely the body can utilize a protein). No matter which flavor you pick, you'll also get at least 5 grams of BCAAs to help preserve muscle mass and strength along with glutamine peptides for immune, intestinal and anabolic support.
The bottom line is that 100 Percent Whey Gold Standard is great for building lean body mass, but it's also one of the easiest to use and best-tasting whey protein powders on the market. The powdered supplement is also “instantized” before packaging, so it mixes up very easily with water, milk or your favorite shake. Just use a spoon, a fork, a whisk or a blender to dissolve the powder quickly. Choose your favorite flavor or mix it up by switching varieties depending on your mood. Each flavor of 100 Percent Whey Gold Standard has a similar nutrition profile, so you can change flavors at any time without giving up anything nutritionally. This is a major plus because you'll most likely want to, or even need to, change up your flavors every now and then. With Gold Standard, you don't have to go off searching for a completely new product to have a completely new taste. A typical 100 Percent Whey Gold Standard customer is an experienced trainer or athlete who has been using protein supplements for a very long time. They're tired of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. The same old flavors get boring, but that doesn't mean you should stop taking protein. Instead, give Gold Standard a try and pick up a new flavor of 100 Percent Whey Isolate Protein today and see why it's going to remain one of the top protein powders on the market and 22 steps ahead of the competition.
100% Whey Protein - Gold Standard Description from Optimum Nutrition
Whey Protein Isolates are 90% pure protein by weight. They are the purest and most expensive form of whey protein that exists. That's whey they are the first ingredients you read on the 100% Whey Gold Standard label. By using Whey Protein Isolates as our primary protein source, we're able to pack 24 grams of the purest, muscle-building protein per serving, and a lot less of the fat, cholesterol, lactose, and other stuff that you can do without. There's no question this is the standard by which other whey proteins are measured.
|Serving Size: 30.4 grams
Servings Per Container: 29
|% Daily Value**
|Caloried from Fat
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
Contains milk and soy (lecithin) ingredients.
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Artificial Flavors, Lecithin, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen, Lactase.
Spoon Stirred: 100% Whey Gold Standard 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 100% Whey Gold Standard to a glass filled with 6-8 oz of water, nonfat milk or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon. Stir for about 20 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved.
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 add one rounded scoop of 100% Whey Gold Standard to your shaker cup and then pour in 6-8 ounces of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds.
Blender: Add one rounded scoop of 100% Whey Gold Standard to a blender filled with 6-8 fl. 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.