The protein powder Gold Standard 100% Whey has been around for a fair while in the protein marketplace.
Its formula contains WPI Whey Protein Isolate and WPC Whey Protein Concentrate.
Gold Standard 100% Whey can also be called a few more other names if you are looking to buy it when you go to your local protein shop.
Sometimes it can be called ON Gold Standard, Gold Standard Whey, 100% Whey or just called plain old Optimum as well.
It depends where you shop for your supplements.
Gold Standard Whey will give you 24 grams of protein per serve.
WPI is listed as the first ingredient on the label and makes up a protein blend of WPI Whey Protein Isolate, WPC Whey Protein Concentrate and Whey Peptides.
This protein blend has also been instantised which means it will mix easily in your protein shaker or if you don’t have a shaker it will mix with a spoon too.
Here is some more information about Optimum Nutrition, the company that makes Gold Standard 100% Whey.
Optimum Nutrition (or ON as they are called sometimes) is an American Protein Supplement Company that is owned by the company Glanbia currently.
Who are Glanbia?
Glanbia is a worldwide nutritional and cheese ingredients group.
The history of ON traces way back to 1986.
Optimum Nutrition has gone through many transitions and owners too but they still strive to provide affordable, distinctive, premium quality protein products.
All of the above while keeping up to date with customer needs and market needs too.
If you look below you will see some of the main features on Gold Standard 100% Whey protein powder by Optimum Nutrition.
This includes when to use the protein powder, the protein powders ingredients, its flavours, different sizes and also where to buy if you want to purchase ON protein powder.
Features of Gold Standard 100% Whey
Here are some of the key features of Gold Standard 100% Whey for you.
- Higher Pure Protein Percentage
- 3 different sizes
- WPI Whey Protein Isolate as the main ingredient
- Ultra Filtered WPC Whey Protein Concentrate as the second protein ingredient
- Filled with Whey Protein Microfractions
- Gold Standard as a mark of protein quality
- Great flavours
- Well over 4gm of Glutamine and Glutamic Acid each serve
- Fast acting Hydrowhey Whey Peptides in protein blend
- More than 5 grams of BCAA naturally occurring in each serve
- Instantised so you can mix powder with a spoon
When do I use Gold Standard 100% Whey?
Like with other protein powders currently in the marketplace Gold Standard Whey is no different when it comes to choosing when to take it.
The best times to take ON Gold Standard Whey would be in between your meals and after you train.
In saying this you can also use a Gold Standard Whey protein shake to boost the protein in your meals throughout the day.
Also, if you need it, as a meal replacement and also just before bed.
But if you want to keep it simple, use Gold Standard Whey in between your meals and after training.
The after gym, after training or after sports shake is probably the most important protein shake of the day when it comes to helping your recovery.
To make your Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey protein shake you just put 1 serve (1 scoop) of 30 grams into your protein shaker and add 200ml of water.
Shake and drink, easy!
Gold Standard Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Lecithin, Cocoa Powder, Flavours, Acesulfame Potassium.
Nutritional Information of Gold Standard Whey
Serves per Container 4.5kg : 145
Serving Size : 30g
Per Serve 30g : Per 100g
Energy 502kJ 120Cal : 1652kJ 395Cal
Protein 24g : 79g
Fat – Total 1g : 3.3g
– Saturated 0.5g : 1.6g
Carbohydrate – Total 3g : 9.9g
– Sugar 1g : 3.3g
Sodium 130mg : 428mg
What flavours does it come in?
Gold Standard Whey comes in many, many different flavours for you.
Possibly the most different flavour choices for any protein powder being currently sold.
Here they are for you in alphabetical order.
Caramel Toffee Fudge
Cookies and Cream
Double Rich Chocolate
Extreme Milk Chocolate
French Vanilla Crème
Vanilla Ice Cream
From personal experience the Double Chocolate Gold Standard Whey is by far the most popular flavour protein powder from this list.
What are the sizes?
There are also many different sizes of Gold Standard but only a few of them are available here.
They come in 1lb (1 Pound), 2lb (2 Pound), 3lb (3 Pound), 5lb (5 Pound) and 10lb (10 Pound) but here the most popular sizes are usually get the 5lb or 2.27kg and the 10lb or the 4.5kg size.
Although there are protein stores that have the smaller sizes available too.
Where can I buy Gold Standard 100% Whey?
Gold Standard 100% Whey by Optimum Nutrition can be bought from many different places.
This means you can shop online, or go to your local protein shop.
ON is a very popular brand these days and so you can find it in most of the protein shops.
If you have a local Supplement Store, Health Food Shop or Pharmacy / Chemist that do stock a range of protein powders, there is a fair chance they will have Optimum Gold Standard or be able to get this protein powder in for you.
You can go to the Optimum Nutrition Website to see where your closest Gold Standard Whey protein stockist may be.
Or alternatively you can click the Protein Guy “Buy Protein” in the menu above and this will let you know where a protein shop is in your area where you can buy your protein powder supplements.