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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate -- 5 lbs

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate
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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate -- 5 lbs

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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Double Rich Chocolate Description

  • Whey Protein Isolates
  • Primary Source
  • 24 Grams Protein
  • 5.5 Grams BCAAs
  • 4 Grams Glutamine & Glutamic Acid
  • Naturally and Artificially Flavored
  • 74 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.


› 79% Protein by Weight (24g of Protein Per 30.4g Serving Size).
› Whey Protein Isolates (WPIs) are the 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 ounces 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 ounces 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 ounces 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 healthy 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: 74
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories from Fat10
Total Fat1 g2%
  Saturated Fat0.5 g3%
  Trans Fat0 g
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 alkalki), lecithin, natural and artificial flavors, 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 adults over the age of 18.

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Protein Powder: Choosing the Best One for You

Whether you’re an athlete looking to enhance performance or you just want to maintain a healthy weight and have more energy, protein-rich smoothies can assist you on your quest. Protein contributes to muscle growth and repair, hormone balance, tissue health, a healthy immune system and overall satiety. In addition, a protein-rich snack or drink can play an important part in post-exercise recovery, says Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD and author of the SuperFoodsRX Diet (Rodale, 2008).Protein Powder: Is Whey or Plant-Based Better?

According to the American Dietetic Association, protein needs vary based on weight and level of training or activity. The rule of thumb is to consume 0.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. “In general, the recommendation is 15 to 20 percent of calories from protein,” Bazilian says. “Some research has shown that it can go higher—not that it should, but it can. However, at very high levels, it can put a strain on your kidneys.” Bazilian notes that anything added to the diet ups caloric intake, so if you’re adding a shake to your diet to boost health, you’ll want to cut calories elsewhere.

When it comes to supplementing with protein, you have a few choices, but three types really stand out: whey, casein and soy. Bazilian suggests choosing minimally processed, natural and organic protein powders whenever possible, and avoiding added ingredients such as sugars, flavors, preservatives, colors and artificial sweeteners.

Whey wins for exercise recovery

Both whey and casein are naturally occurring milk proteins. In powder form, whey protein  is quicker and easier to digest than casein protein. “Whey is often considered superior because of the kinds and quantities of amino acids involved in building muscle tissue (synthesizing muscle protein). It is probably better for immediate post-exercise recovery, within 30 to 90 minutes post-exercise, when the cells are most responsive to uptake and recovery,” Bazilian says.

Some research suggests that a combination of whey and casein proteins may be helpful—one for immediately after exercise and the other throughout the day. Although they’re milk products, neither casein nor whey contains lactose, so even lactose-intolerant individuals should be able to consume them. If you’re allergic to dairy, you’ll want to avoid both.

Try it: Mix ½ cup plain yogurt, 2½ cups fruit (combine your favorites), 2 tablespoons plain whey protein powder, 1 tablespoon agave syrup and 1 cup crushed ice. Blend until smooth. Serves two. (Recipe adapted from the Green Smoothie Bible.)

The case for casein

Casein, also a milk protein, releases amino acids more slowly into the body than whey. Bazilian recommends casein during the day or in conjunction with whey for post-exercise recovery. When it comes to digestive ease, casein and whey are both well tolerated by most individuals.

Try it: Combine 1 banana, 1 date, 1 cup ice, 1 cup pomegranate seeds, 1 tablespoon flaxseed and 2 tablespoons casein powder. Blend until smooth, adding cold water (or milk or milk substitute) until it reaches the desired consistency. Serves two.

Plant-based protein solution

If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, soy offers many benefits. A plant food, soy is free of cholesterol and has more fiber than the dairy choices. However, soy can cause bloating and gas in some people. As with any of the protein powder options, you’ll want to try it for a few days before consuming it regularly. You'll also find many soy-free, plant-based options, made from brown rice or peas.

Try it: Combine 1 cup raw almond milk, 1 handful ice, 1 cup banana, ¾ cup orange juice, 3 tablespoons soy protein powder, 1 tablespoon flax meal, ½ teaspoon vanilla, and the zest of one orange. Blend until smooth. (Recipe adapted from Raw Awakening,

Bazilian suggests experimenting with different smoothie and shake recipes using different powders until you find what you like. Ideally, you’ll rotate shake ingredients, which will help optimize nutritional benefits.

Here are a few flavor combinations from Bazilian’s personal recipe collection:

  • Cocoa powder, honey and peanut butter
  • Pumpkin and orange juice, yogurt and cinnamon
  • Avocado, orange juice, banana and vanilla yogurt
  • Almond butter and berries

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