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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate -- 2 lbs

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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate -- 2 lbs

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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate Description

  • Whey Protein Isolates
  • Primary Source
  • 24G Protein
  • 5.5G BCAAs
  • 4G Glutamin & Glutamic Acid
  • 29 Servings

Whey Protein Isolates (WPIs) are the purest form of whey protein that currently exists. WPIs are costly to use, but rate among the best proteins that money can buy. That’s why they’re the first ingredient you read on the Gold Standard 100% Whey™ label. By using WPI as the primary ingredient along with premium ultra-filtered
whey protein concentrate (WPC), we’re able to pack 24 grams of muscle-building protein into every serving. ON’s attention to detail also extends to mixability. This superior quality powder has been instantized to mix easily using a shaker cup or just a glass and spoon. There’s no doubt that this is the standard by which all other
whey proteins are measured.


› 77% Protein by Weight (24g of Protein per 31g Serving Size).
› Whey Protein Isolates (WPI) Main Ingredient.
› Whey Protein Microfractions from Whey Protein Isolate and Ultra-Filtered Whey Protein Concentrate.
› Over 4 Grams of Glutamine & Glutamic Acid in Each Serving.
› More than 5 Grams of the Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) Leucine, lsoleucine, and Valine in Each Serving.
› The “Gold Standard” for Protein Quality.


Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight through a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements. For the best results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day.


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 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 to your shaker cup and then pour in 6-8 ounces of your preferred beverage. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Tip: Mixing one scoop with 6-8 oz of nonfat milk instead of water will give you a thicker, creamier shake.


Blender: Add one rounded scoop 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 3 seconds. By adding a few high-energy ingredients to your shake you can blend up a delicious meal: try adding fresh or frozen fruits (strawberries, bananas, etc.), peanut butter, flaxseed oil, unflavored yogurt, coconut, slivered almonds, or other ingredients. By adding other supplements including creatine, glutamine, taurine, and/or BCAA powder you can make 100% Whey Gold Standard an even more powerful post-workout recovery product.

*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.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Rounded Scoop (30.4 g)
Servings per Container: 29
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories from Fat10
Total Fat1 g2%
  Saturated Fat0.5 g3%
Cholesterol30 mg10%
Sodium130 mg5%
Total Carbohydrate3 g1%
  Sugars1 g
Protein24 g48%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Other Ingredients: Protein Blend (whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, whey peptides), cocoa (processed with alkali), artificial flavors, lecithin, acesulfame potassium, Aminogen®, lactase.

Allergen Information: Contains milk and soy (lecithin) ingredients.

Use this product as a food supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction

Intended for healthy adult over the age of 18.  

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Is Too Much Protein Bad for Your Heart?

Want to send your heart a valentine this February? The next time you go out to dinner, skip the hamburger or filet mignon and settle for something a bit more loving to your cardiovascular system.  

Choosing the right meat – or other sources of protein – can go a long way toward keeping your heart strong for a lifetime. 

Toast Topped With Heart-Shaped Fried Eggs as Breakfast Sources of Protein |

By contrast, the wrong protein choices pose major health risks, says Rachel Johnson, a professor of nutrition at the University of Vermont and a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

"Many (meats) are high in saturated fats, which increases your risk of developing heart disease," Johnson says.  

That's because eating foods with a lot of saturated fat can raise your levels of LDL cholesterol – the so-called "bad" cholesterol that causes thick, hard plaque to build up in your arteries, wreaking havoc on heart health.

Other sources of protein – such as full-fat milk and other dairy products – also can raise your risk of heart disease, especially if consumed in large quantities over a long period of time.

Millions of Americans also consume protein powders and protein drinks. In 2010, Consumer Reports undertook an in-depth analysis of protein drinks -- which included laboratory tests, a review of government documents and interviews with experts --and concluded that they contained additional protein that was not necessary for most adults.

Consumers Reports also found evidence that some protein drinks contain heavy metals that can have toxic effects on some organs in the body.

The Mayo Clinic website warns that whey protein has been linked to abnormal heart rhythms in some users.

Too much of a good thing

Protein itself is not evil. In fact, it does all kinds of good things for your body, including:

  • Building and repairing tissues
  • Making chemicals such as enzymes and hormones
  • Helping build bones, blood, cartilage, muscles and skin

So, how much protein do you need? The federal government's 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you get between 10 percent and 35 percent of your daily calories from protein. That's about 46 grams daily for adult women and 56 grams for adult men.

Although those numbers seem big, they're not. As the AHA points out, you can easily meet the 56-gram limit for men by consuming the following:

  • An 8-ounce glass of milk (8 grams)
  • A cup of yogurt (11 grams)
  • A 3-ounce piece of meat – about the size of a deck of cards (21 grams)
  • A cup of dry beans (16 grams)

Children who are growing and pregnant and lactating women might need a bit more protein than the typical adult because their bodies are building muscle, according to the AHA.

But millions of Americans already get too much protein in their diet, according to the AHA. All that protein leaves less room for other important foods, such as fruits and vegetables, the AHA says.  

More healthful ways to get protein

To safely get the protein you need, make sure you're eating the right foods in the proper amounts. Animal foods such as meat, poultry and fish are staples of the American diet.  So are milk and other dairy products.

"These can be great sources of heart healthy protein – if you make the right choices," Johnson says.

Doing so means largely or completely avoiding certain sources of protein. "High-protein foods that are high in saturated fats should be limited," Johnson says. Such meats include: 

  • Fatty meats such as sausage and bacon
  • Luncheon meats
  • Chicken with the skin
  • Full-fat milk and dairy foods

Instead, shop for more healthful alternatives. "Look for the leanest cuts of meat available," Johnson says. "Choose poultry without skin (and) fish and prepare them in healthy ways without added saturated fats."

The AHA also recommends incorporating more of the following into your diet:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Nuts

In particular, beans, peas and soy products can be great alternatives to sources of protein that contain a lot of saturated fat.

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