Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound, 80 Ounce

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  • One 5-pound tub of chocolate-flavored whey protein
  • Packed with whey protein isolates
  • For maintaining and increasing lean muscle mass
  • Instantized to mix easily with a spoon
  • Each serving provides over 5 grams of BCAAs

Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard 100% Whey uses pure Whey Protein Isolates as the primary ingredient. Combined with ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate, each serving provides 24 grams of all-whey protein and 5.5 grams of naturally occurring Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) which are prized by athletes for their muscle building qualities. With more than 20 tempting flavors to choose from, ON’s Gold Standard 100% Whey gives you plenty of ways to keep workout recovery interesting.

3 Responses to Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound, 80 Ounce

  1. The Book Worm says:
    157 of 161 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The lowest levels of dangerous metals and arcenic – go healthy without poisoning yourself- please see the attached chart!, August 11, 2015
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    The Book Worm (Montgomery, NY) –

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    This review is from: Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound, 80 Ounce (Health and Beauty)
    Just so you know I did a research on Whey products and found in Consumers Reports a report on how much Mercury and Arsenic and Cadmium and Lead is in these products and this was rated, at least the vanilla was, at one of the lowest in these hazardous poisons.

    I’ve attached the char so you can see for yourself. Direct from consumer reports…

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  2. Sumer says:
    4,212 of 4,702 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Why This is the one of the best Protein Supplement in the Market, A critical analysis from a Bio technologist, August 28, 2011
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    Sumer

    This review is from: Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound, 80 Ounce (Health and Beauty)

    As a fitness enthusiast and a Science guy, I am always curious to find the real value of a supplement. What works and what does not work. More importantly, I believe the analysis of a product should be based on strong scientific knowledge base, combined with good old fashion practical use of the product, and only then one should come down to the final conclusion.

    This product review and analysis was conducted based on 3 parameters

    A. Constituents: What comes in the box, the real value of the product
    B. Assimilation: How does this product goes down in your system, how much of it will your body assimilate
    C. Usability : Long term usability and and effects.

    I believe this is one of the best supplements available in the market today. The Question is Why?

    1. The Quality of protein. Since its manufactured by Glanbia (who owns Optimum nutrition), this product is coming straight from the manufacturer. This is a BIG factor, 90% of the protein supplement companies source their raw materials from third parties, often importing them from third world countries.

    100 grams of Whey protein isolate from one source is NOT equal to the 100 gram Whey protein isolate from another. Inferior resources usually have high level of Heavy metals and cattle Hormones. This has been elucidated from recent tests and published widely in the consumer reports. ON aced this report with minimum levels of such harmful residues. Reason is simple, they make their own whey in a plant which has to abide all regulations under US law.

    Just for the point of reference. I am from India, and therefore know first hand how many poorly regulated cheese plants export their whey to Europe and US. So make sure your Whey protein is coming from Whey extracted in the US!!

    The Additives

    2. Ideally, I will prefer the protein powder with no artificial sweetener. But lets face it, such a product will be hard to sell. However, Golds whey keep artificial sweeter to minimum. If you check Bodybuilding.com forums, lots of consumer complain that its not sweet enough. I request all such folks to realise that is actually good for them, if you feel this product is not sufficiently sweet for you. Its better you use lesser amount of hydrant (Milk, water, juice etc), or add a tiny bit of Honey.

    The Profile- The Myth about Isolate vs a Blend

    3. This might be hard for some people to digest. However, the truth is 96% people who use Whey supplements, will have no additional benefits of taking an Isolate vs a Blend. Please note, when I use the word blend, I mean a product lile Golds whey which is well balanced with Whey isolate and Whey Concentrate. (not any junk product form the market). If you take the blend, you might get 1 gram of extra fat or 2 grams of extra carbs which is absolutely nothing. You can burn this by adding 1.5 minute to your jog routine or walking for 2-3 minutes. You will get the same result and effect as the Isolate, so its not worth spending extra refined Isolate. The Isolate rumor is just a Hype created by the supplement industry. I will repeat this again, if your blend is as good as Golds whey i.e you are getting 24 grams per 30 gram scoop, you don’t need an Isolate.

    Who all comprise the 4% population who can benefit from an Isolate. First people who are extremely lactose Intolerant. I have used the word extremely since all good products add enzymes to digest the little amount of lactose residue in the supplement. Lactose is not a a bad thing, its simply the milk sugar. So if you are highly allergic to Lactose, Isolate will help (they have negligible levels of lactose)

    Second tier of people who can benefit from Isolates are professional athletes who are pepping up for an upcoming competition. This competitive set is consuming 5-8+ scoops of Whey protein daily and therefore will benefit from reduction in additional fat or carbs.

    4. Why go for Whey protein blend when you have specialized protein powders with Whey,egg and Casein.

    Its simple science, Whey is just better with the best Biological value*. This means that your body will better absorb and use the protein source from Whey more than any other source, therefore no wastage. Egg is also a great resource, which is just behind Whey. However in real world it lags behind Whey substantially, even the delayed absorption rate cannot compensate much. Scientifically it has been proven that Whey is just better, since it doesn’t tax your digestive processes as much as an egg protein.

    Question of Casein:
    Its true that Casein has an edge when it comes to delayed absorption. Its anti-catabolic properties and slow absorption makes it an ideal night time protein. This said, its best when you take Casein in concentrated from, i.e. if you need Casein, take only Caesin, do not mix it with Whey… Why do I say this, Its a big topic based on…

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  3. Will says:
    291 of 327 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best protein brand available, June 12, 2014
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    Will (Portland, OR) –

    This review is from: Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound, 80 Ounce (Health and Beauty)
    I’ve been using this brand for more years than I’d care to count, mostly to gain mass and help cut fat (at different times). For gains, I hit about a 35%p/25%f/40%c macronutrient ratio, using a couple scoops of ON per dose between meals, when needed, to keep the protein high, and once right after training to help with repair/recuperation. For cutting, I shift my ratios to 50%p/40%f/10%c, and it seems to work well. If I’m feeling more impatient to lean out, I’ll bump to 55%p, but doing that means I have to sacrifice somewhere else, so I try to avoid it on the long-term. I’m not going to say my results are completely attributed to protein, since it takes a well-rounded regimen to see the best results. I also take glutamine, multis and creatine for both building and cutting, but I’ll also add SKALD: Oxydynamic Fat Scorcher for the cutting cycle to help accelerate the process. Above all else, nothing beats real solid food, no matter what you’re doing. Shocking, I know. Unbelievable how many people think supplements alone are the answer.

    Best way I’ve found to use this protein is 2 scoops (Double Rich Chocolate flavor) with about 8 ounces of coconut milk tossed in the blender with a handful of ice cubes. Or no ice, if it’s just my Blender Bottle on hand. Either way, tastes great, goes down easy and gives you what you need. Not going to comment on sweeteners, because I’ve never really been concerned with those.

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