Gold Standard 100% Whey
Optimum Nutrition

Gold Standard 100% Whey

24g of Whey Protein with Amino Acids for Muscle Recovery and Growth*
Muscle Building Whey Protein Powder*
9.3  out of 10  (9,857 Reviews)
7 Sizes
2.2 Kilograms
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Banana Cream
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Price: $57.99  ($0.79 / Serving)
Flavor Rating: 8.4
Limited Time Offer
For a limited time, buy 1 Gold Standard 100% Whey, 5 Lbs. & get 1 Pro Pre, 20 Servings 50% OFF!

Product Overview

There is only one Gold Standard.
  • 24 GRAMS OF PROTEIN
  • 5.5 GRAMS OF BCAAs
  • 4 GRAMS OF GLUTAMINE & GLUTAMIC ACID
AWARD WINNING
2005-2014

Voted supplement of the year and protein of the year for 10 years and running. It's an example of our commitment to creating quality sports nutrition supplements.

THERE IS ONLY ONE GOLD STANDARD

BODYBUILDING.COM'S PROTEIN POWDER AND SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR 2005 - 2014
  • 10 Consecutive Years of Award Winning Quality
  • World’s Most Trusted Sports Nutrition Brand
  • Whey Protein Isolates: Primary Source
  • 5.5 Grams of Naturally Occurring BCAAs
  • 4 Grams of Naturally Occurring Glutamine and Glutamic Acid
  • Instantized to Mix Easily Using Just a Glass and Spoon
  • Over 20 Different Flavors to Choose From
OPTIMUM TRUE STRENGTH

True Strength is a journey. It never rests, it never quits. It's about overcoming obstacles, accomplishing goals, and recognizing achievements. And then it resets to achieve again. As your trusted sports nutrition partner in goal achievement, ON demonstrates that same passion while crafting our products. From the raw materials we source to our state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, no compromises are made. You set the bar higher after every workout, we set the bar higher to redefine the industry standards and ensure you realize optimum results.

QUALITY

Whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey and the main ingredient in Gold Standard 100% Whey™. Each serving provides 24 grams of rapidly digesting whey protein with low levels of fat, cholesterol, lactose and other stuff you can do without making Gold Standard 100% Whey™ the standard all other proteins are measured against.

CONSISTENCY

Optimum Nutrition has been spotting the efforts of goal driven individuals since 1986. As one of the few companies to operate state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities that are GMP compliant, ON assures that every shake will mix up effortlessly because of its first-to-market instantization process. You also expect each shake to taste the same as the last and your next. That's the kind of consistency ON delivers.

HISTORY & HERITAGE

Optimum Nutrition is legendary for both quality and innovation. In addition to producing the world's best-selling whey protein, ON's Gold Standard 100% Casein™ introduced slow-digesting nighttime protein to the weight training world and Amino Energy created the anytime energy category in sports nutrition. When technology makes advancements possible, ON will be the company bringing it first to your shaker cup.

GOLD STANDARD AT A GLANCE
What: Faster digesting protein. When: Post Work-Out. Why: Muscle Recovery and Growth.
MORE THAN 20 UNIQUE FLAVORS* & COUNTING!
Your post workout shake doesn't need to be routine, mix it up by trying one of these great flavors.
EXTREME MILK CHOCOLATE

EXTREME MILK CHOCOLATE

VANILLA ICE CREAM

VANILLA ICE CREAM

DOUBLE RICH CHOCOLATE

DOUBLE RICH CHOCOLATE

FRENCH VANILLA CREME

FRENCH VANILLA CREME

DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY

DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY

COOKIES & CREAM

COOKIES & CREAM

MOCHA CAPPUCCINO

MOCHA CAPPUCCINO

SALTED CARAMEL

SALTED CARAMEL

KEY LIME PIE

KEY LIME PIE

CHOCOLATE MINT

CHOCOLATE MINT

BANANA CREAM

BANANA CREAM

CHOCOLATE MALT

CHOCOLATE MALT

ROCKY ROAD

ROCKY ROAD

STRAWBERRY BANANA

STRAWBERRY BANANA

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER

CARAMEL TOFFEE FUDGE

CARAMEL TOFFEE FUDGE

CAKE BATTER

CAKE BATTER

CHOCOLATE COCONUT

CHOCOLATE COCONUT

COFFEE

COFFEE

EXTREME MILK CHOCOLATE

WHITE CHOCOLATE

*NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
9,857 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
9.4
3,884 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
8.4
40 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
10
White Chocolate Raspberry
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Nov 13, 2018
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Delicious Strawberry
Nov 11, 2018
10
 
  • 8 Delicious Strawberry
  • 8 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 7 Vanilla

This was the first thing I ever ordered on BB.com. ON make good-quality, solid products. If whey with no fancy add-ons is what you want from your post workout you cannot go wrong with them. I like mixing it with fat-free milk and 2 large bananas for carbs, so I'm kind of limited on flavors. The double rich choc is not quite as rich as I hoped, I had to add a little cocoa powder; strawberry is not a bold flavor, but unexpectedly well-rounded out: a little tart, a little earthy; vanilla is rather bland and uninteresting, but that's all things vanilla for me. I've since moved on to a different brand (KM) but ON remain my go-to in a supply crisis, or when on offer.

Nov 04, 2018
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino

I like this protein.. 💪💪💪

Nov 02, 2018
9
Verified Buyer
  • 6 Chocolate Mint
  • 7 Strawberry Banana
  • 9 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 9 French Vanilla Creme

The best whey protein.

Nov 01, 2018
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 10 Extreme Milk Chocolate
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino
Oct 19, 2018
9
Verified Buyer
  • 7 Birthday Cake
  • 9 Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • 8 Mocha Cappuccino

My go to for my protein needs. It's right in the middle in regards to their pricing per size and the majority of their flavors are fantastic which sets them apart from other companies. If they have a draw back, it's that some of the flavors can be a bit too sweet but that's a personal preference. (birthday cake was good but a bit too sweet for example)

Oct 18, 2018
10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Chocolate Coconut
  • 10 Mocha Cappuccino
Oct 17, 2018
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Peanut Butter

Great protein supplement, doesn't upset my stomach, taste great and works well, one of the best whey products available. Works great with Casein drink at night.

Oct 16, 2018
8
 
  • 8 French Vanilla Creme
  • 8 Cake Donut

No doubt it is one of the best protein for muscle strength

Oct 15, 2018
9
Verified Buyer
  • 9 French Vanilla Creme

Overall quality is nice. French Vanilla Crème flavor was pretty good (I like Beverly International Vanilla best so I rated it 9/10). Only reason I rated it less than 10 overall was I like my protein shakes to thicken up if I add more protein. It seems that, no matter how much powder I add, the consistency remains very thin. I bought the five pound tub, as it's the best value. Price to value/quality is A+.

Oct 15, 2018
10
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Coconut
Oct 13, 2018
10
Verified Buyer
  • 9 French Vanilla Creme

Great product. No complaints.

Oct 09, 2018
9
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Extreme Milk Chocolate

Mixes well with water and almond milk. Taste is good but I don't hold it in such high regard as the other reviews do; it's not bad, that's all. I'll just stick to Mocca Cappuccino

Oct 08, 2018
6
Verified Buyer
  • 6 Double Rich Chocolate
  • 6 Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 3 Mocha Cappuccino

I decided to try this when it was on sale. I got a large container of the Mocha because of the reviews on here, and I definitely regret it. It's pretty gross to me. Tastes like chocolate gone bad. Has a bit of sourness to it. Vanilla ice cream is a bit like super sweet powdered milk, but it's not bad. Double rich chocolate had a milk chocolatey taste, wasn't bad. It was somehow sweet, but not sweet. Like chemicals tricking the brain. Honestly, I'll be going back to my BSN Syntha 6 Isolate (lower calorie version) powders. They're way better tasting, it's like an actual treat after a workout. They're smoother too. With BSN, I could put some into a blender with spinach, banana, ice, and a little water.. and it would mask the spinach taste, and feel more like an ice cream shake. The ON could not cover the spinach taste and made it much worse. It seems like this Optimum Nutrition powder is pretty good and I respect the product, but it's just not as tasty as the stuff I'm used to. Not very excited about my shake today.

Oct 05, 2018
10
 
  • 10 Double Rich Chocolate

Mixes great and tastes excellent. My go to protein powder.

453 Grams
453 Grams
14 Servings | $1.21 Per Serving
$16.99
2.2 Kilograms
2.2 Kilograms
73 Servings | $0.79 Per Serving
$57.99
6 Packs
6 Packs
6 Servings | $1.66 Per Serving
$9.99

What's in Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey

5 Lbs. Banana Cream
Serving Size 1 Rounded Scoop (31 g)
Servings Per Container73
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120       
Calories From Fat 10       
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g 2%
Saturated Fat .5 g 3%
Trans Fat 0 g       
Cholesterol 50 mg 17%
Sodium 130 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1%
Sugars 2 g       
protein 24 g 48%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8%
Iron 0%
Not a Significant Source of Dietary Fiber
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, FD&C Yellow #5, Lactase.
ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Contains Milk and Soy (Lecithin) Ingredients.

Directions For Gold Standard 100% Whey:

SPOON STIRRED: Gold Standard 100% Whey™ 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 Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to a glass filled with 6-8 oz of water or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon. Stir for about 20 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved.
TIP: Adjust the intensity of your Gold Standard 100% Whey™ by varying the amount of liquid that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavor with slightly more body and sweetness, mix each scoop with 4-6 oz of water, milk, or your favorite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake, use 8-10 oz of liquid per scoop.

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 pour in 6-8 oz of your preferred beverage and then add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ to your shaker cup. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds.

BLENDER: Add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey™ 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 30 seconds.
SHAKE UP YOUR SHAKE: By adding fresh or frozen fruits, peanut butter, flaxseed oil, coconut and other high-energy ingredients, you can transform your shake into a delicious high-protein meal.
STACK YOUR SHAKE: You can make Gold Standard 100% Whey™ an even more powerful recovery product by adding supplements like creatine, glutamine, BCAA, and concentrated carbohydrate powders.

THINK OUTSIDE THE GLASS: Gold Standard 100% Whey™ can be used for more than just protein shakes. Try mixing a scoop into oatmeal, yogurt, or the milk that you pour over your morning breakfast cereal. Better yet, boost the protein content of muffins, cookies, brownies, etc. by adding a scoop or two to your baked goods recipes.

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

PACKETS: Pour 6-8 fl oz of water into a shaker cup, then add one packet of GOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY™. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Alternatively take a sip from a full 16.9 oz. bottle of water to make room for the powder. Add one packet of GOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY™ and shake bottle to mix well until powder dissolves.

 

Warnings: This product contains whey derived from dairy and lecithin (to improve mixability) derived from soybeans. For use as a dietary supplement only. Do not use for weight reduction. PACKETS: STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. CONTENTS SOLD BY NUMBER OF PACKETS, NOT VOLUME.

* 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.
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