Read CSN's in-depth review about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey
Optimum Nutrition is without doubt one of our most popular brands and for good reasons. For several years, they have been one of our top-selling whey protein brands and are arguably the biggest supplement brand in the world. The brand loyalty and faith shown by our customers to Optimum Nutrition products is testament to the consistent quality their products deliver and keep delivering… and their Gold Standard 100% Whey is their flagship product and is the “The world's #1 Selling Whey Protein”.
Claims and benefits Optimum Nutrition has made about Gold Standard 100% Whey
We all know that protein is an important part of recovery and muscle growth, but the quality of protein is also what matters. A quality protein source not only provides a good amount of protein per serving but also has all your essential amino acids including plenty of leucine which is our nutritional trigger for muscle protein synthesis, the creation of new muscle protein.
Gold Standard 100% Whey protein fits this bill perfectly and as it was created to remove any unwanted lactose sugars and fat, makes it not only a high-quality source of protein but also low in calories.
Gold Standard 100% Whey is a “superior quality whey” and is easily digested and absorbed in the stomach “meaning it provides a fast delivery of protein to the muscles, which is especially important after training when the muscle has been broken down”.
Gold Standard Whey ingredients
Each serving of around 30g is 24g of protein, making it gram for gram one of the best whey protein blends on the market. It manages to pack in so much protein because its primary ingredient is whey protein isolate, the purest form of whey protein there is. This is combined with another high-grade form of whey, whey concentrate, and whey peptides to provide three different complete protein sources.
This means that you get 5.5g of naturally occurring muscle-building amino acids, including plenty of leucine, as well as the addition of 4g of glutamine, which is the most abundant amino acid in the body and is important for muscle growth and immune and digestive system function.
The use of whey isolates as the primary ingredient is also the reason why each serving contains only 110 calories, as much of the fat, lactose and cholesterol is removed. Each serving contains less than 1g of fat and around 1g of carbohydrate making it an ideal protein source for weight loss and lean muscle gain.
CSN's recommended usage
As a fast-digesting protein source, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is perfect to help elevate amino acid levels in the body when we need it most; either just before or after training to help start muscle recovery processes. It’s also a great way to add in extra protein at breakfast or throughout the day to help meet daily protein requirements.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey mixes easily; add one or two scoops to around 200-400ml of water or milk and mix well in a protein shaker or blender.
Can it be stacked with any other sports supplements?
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey can be stacked with any supplement that is in line with your current goals.
Looking to build muscle? Stack with one of our range of quality creatine’s and/or highly-branched cyclic dextrin or Vitargo to restock glycogen stores and provide energy for muscle growth.
Lose weight? It can be used in conjunction with one of our fat loss aids.
Looking to boost performance? Try one of our wide range of pre-workout supplements.
Summary of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is the world’s best-selling whey protein and this is due to the high-quality product and great taste and texture it provides. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey has consistently been one of the best tasting proteins on the market and is one of the most trusted brands by our customers.
At 24g of protein per serving and low in fat and carbohydrate, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is the perfect protein source for lean muscle gain and supporting healthy weight loss and is gram-for-gram a more cost-effective source of protein to help you meet your daily protein demands. The fast-digesting nature of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey makes it ideal for taking before or after training insuring the body has a readily available supply of amino acids to support recovery and muscle growth.