Gold Standard Whey is the worlds best-selling whey supplement.
Looking for a reliable whey protein powder - one that'll get you the gains you want, with a delicious taste, easy-to-mix formula and all for a great-value price?
Well, look no further! Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey protein is a cult-classic in the fitness world for damn good reason.
Thanks to its amazing formula, including whey protein isolates, whey protein concentrate and BCAA's (branched-chain amino acids). Gold Standard Whey protein mixes easily in a shaker and comes in a range of mouth-watering flavours like white chocolate, salted caramel, french vanilla ice-cream, peanut butter, strawberry banana and double-rich chocolate for a powerful protein hit.
Key benefits of Gold Standard Whey protein powder
24 grams of rapidly digesting whey proteins per serving (including whey protein isolate)
- 5.5 grams of naturally occurring BCAAs per serving for muscle recovery
Low-lactose levels (great for those who are sensitive to dairy products)
4 grams of glutamine (essential for recovery)
- Macro-friendly with only 2 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbohydrates & 2 grams of sugar per serving.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is ideal for athletes who have a favourite flavour and want to stock up on whey protein powder without the hassle of making frequent orders online. This massive 2.2 kg (5lb) tub of whey ensures you're getting bang for your buck as well as cutting down the risk of running out of protein powder (with a massive 74 servings per container!).
When building muscle, it's vital to maintain control over your macronutrients. Luckily, Gold Standard Whey is macro-friendly and has low levels of fat, sugar and carbohydrates, plus, each serving provides 24 grams of high-quality protein - score!?
Gold Standard 100% Whey protein is considered a staple in the fitness world by many athletes and is essential for anyone wanting to build lean muscle.
Grab your Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey protein today and let the results do the talking.
Directions for use
Mix 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey protein powder in 200ml of chilled water or milk and consume immediately after a workout and/or throughout the day as a high-protein snack.
We recommend consuming whey protein powder as part of a well-balanced, healthy diet. For optimal muscle-building results, spread your protein allotment throughout the day and ensure you're getting a protein source from each meal.
Taste and mix
No matter how beneficial a whey protein supplement is for your health, if it tastes bad or if the textures just not quite right - you're not going to want to drink it.
That's why Optimum Nutrition took their time curating this rapidly digesting whey protein.
Gold Standard 100% Whey protein powder is a truly sensational formula, with flavours that are simply to-die-for. Our most popular flavours in ON Gold Standard 100% Whey are french vanilla ice-cream, rocky-road, peanut butter, double-rich chocolate, milk chocolate, salted caramel and white chocolate.
Plus, Gold Standard 100% Whey protein can be mixed super-easily. Simply stirring your protein with a spoon will do the trick - no bits, clumps or a gritty texture (like most whey protein powders that require a blender).
Gold Standard Whey is also low in lactose. This makes it much safer for people suffering from lactose intolerance (however, we do recommend using a plant-based protein if this is an issue for you).
Why is whey protein important?
Whey protein is the most important nutrient for both gaining and maintaining muscle.
Proteins are the building blocks in the body. They're in charge of building and repairing tissue in the muscle, bone, cartilage, blood and skin. Protein is considered a macronutrient, which means the body needs to consume large quantities of it.
If you're exercising regularly, you're going to need extra nutrients to support your body when recovering - otherwise, your muscles won't heal and repair properly and they simply will not get any bigger or stronger.
However, relying on high protein foods alone isn't enough. It's nearly impossible to consume the right amount of protein-rich foods to sufficiently fuel the muscle-building process.
Protein powders, like Gold Standard Whey protein, are an excellent supplement to add to your dietary regime, to enhance growth and recovery. Whey protein is commonly consumed in a 'shake' formula, but you can also add whey protein powders to food such as pancake batter, oats, or rolled into bliss balls - yum!
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey protein has an impressive protein content and is bursting with amino acids! Perfect for anyone looking to pack on lean muscle mass. With 24 grams of protein and 5.5 grams of BCAA's in every scoop, this formula has everything you need to accomplish your goals.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey protein is fast-absorbing and can be digested pretty quickly (thanks to the high amount of whey protein isolates for maximum absorption) - this makes it the ultimate pairing for post-workout consumption.
The science behind Gold Standard Whey
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard is made using ion-exchange whey protein.
This is a common filtration process used by manufacturers when creating whey protein powder supplements. Milk protein starts off as a combination of 80% casein and 20% whey, which then needs to be separated to make an end-product which is made of entirely pure ingredients.
There are a few different ways to process the milk, but ion exchange is ideal for developing a form of whey protein which is low in fat and lactose and incredibly high in whey proteins.
The experts at Optimum nutrition have used a mixture of whey protein isolates and whey protein concentrates - two high-quality and fast-absorbing forms of protein.
Optimum Nutrition ensures the proteins are measured carefully within each batch for a consistent and powerful protein blend providing you with lean muscle growth and muscle recovery.
What are the benefits of whey protein?
Not only will whey protein powders help you gain muscle, but it'll also help to reduce any soreness the next day, after an intense gym session. Helping your muscles recover quicker, means you can get back to the gym the following day without the nasty aches and pains getting in the way.
Hunger and cravings
Taking Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey protein will also help to satiate your hunger and keep you feeling fuller for longer throughout the day - which will also help prevent snacking in-between-meals. If you workout first thing in the morning, we recommend having a protein shake right before bed to reduce that empty feeling in your stomach when you first wake-up - so that you can power through your training session without feeling starved!
Can whey protein make you gain weight?
When used as a part of a well-balanced and healthy diet, Gold Standard 100% Whey protein won't make you gain weight. However, if you're on a calorie surplus (consuming more calories than you're burning as energy) then you will gain weight over time.
Simply put, depending on what your goal is, you need to make adjustments to your calorie intake.
If you're looking to gain mass, you can bump-up the calories in your Gold Standard Whey protein shake by using dairy-based milk, adding banana, oats, nut butter, avocado or even honey.
If you're looking to lose weight, look at counting your calories throughout the day (we recommend using the MyFitnessPal app) to ensure you're not exceeding your recommended daily macros and you should see a weight reduction over time.
Optimum Nutrition NZ
Optimum nutrition’s been in the game since the late ’80s. Made in the USA using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and facilities, each product is formulated with uncompromising quality and innovation.
All Optimum Nutrition products are GMP (Goods & Manufacturing Practices) compliant - this means all of their products are proven effective and manufactured in certified-safe facilities.
Optimum Nutrition is considered one of the most well-loved and best-selling supplement brands in the world. They have a wide range of products scientifically-formulated to help you smash out your health and fitness goals.