Reason for buying:
I decided to buy this product because not only was it the number #1 selling protein powder on Amazon but I had heard a lot of good things about the product. I wanted to see for myself if it lived up to all the hype.
Ingredients and Nutritional Profile:
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When I first tried the product by adding 1 scoop (30.4g) of powder into 350ml of water, I found that it did not taste as nice as I expected. It tasted slightly artificial and watery. However I found that I got to like the taste a lot more as time went by and I did not get sick of it by the end like I did with many other protein powders. If you want to enhance the taste of this product and make it less watery I recommend having it with semi skimmed milk or full fat milk.
I found that the product mixes really well in water, milk, porridge and smoothies. I have not come across a product that mixes any better.
After taking the product for 2 months, 3 times a day, whilst weight training 4 times a week and doing cardio 3 times a week I found that my strength and muscle growth had improvement, I had more energy and I was getting more toned. It was mostly evident around my arms and chest where my T-Shirt got tighter. I could lift 5-10% more and I felt a lot stronger even when I wasn't in the gym. It is now the only Whey Protein powder that I am willing to use.
When to take:
I had 1 scoop for breakfast, Pre training and post training mixed with Dextrose. Having Dextrose at the same time drives the amino acids into the muscles much quicker. If I don't fancy a shake first thing in the morning then I will mix 1 scoop with my porridge or smoothie.
Although all the different flavours taste the same in terms of standard, the chocolate based flavours go better on their own, with dextrose or mixed in porridge whilst the fruity flavours go better either on their own, with Dextrose or with smoothies. All the flavours taste reasonably nice but they will never win any awards for best tasting protein shakes.
Other Whey Products:
Although there are more Whey protein powders out there that taste better, I do not believe that any can match this for results vs price and it's easy to see why the product is so popular with Body Builders and Athletes. The product can also be used by anyone that does not do exercise (male or female) but want to increase their protein intake.
The only negative that I could identify was that the product contains Sucralose which is not the healthiest sweetener around, however you will find that most protein powders have this type of sweetener in them.
the best protein on the market, very good price on here, always order with satisfaction,
chocolate extreme, french vanilla, cappuccino, my top 3 flavours
iv had a lot of horrible nutrition's in the past that taste horrible, but my search is now over after finding this one Optimum Nutrition, it tastes great and comes with a great outcome, most protein shakes are only between 20 and 22% protein this gives a whopping 24% protein intake, I am a fighter and need the right product that doesn't brake the bank
Belfast, Northern Ireland
This is hands down the best whey protein out there! Great for cutting or bulking! The calories are not too high either! The glutamine with the added bonus. The sugar and carb content is low so can be used anytime throughout the day to boost your protein intake! However avoid the strawberry and rocky road flavours, I hated them, they were too synthetic of a taste. I stick to the chocolate flavours with this product.
Okay guys let me start of by saying protein is key thing when it comes to bodybuilding, but not all protein products are brilliant quilty. But gold standard is one of the rare but very good products. The quality of the product is outstanding, say goodbye to those lumps!!
The only downside to the product is the taste, there's no sugar coating it. It's not thee best. All in all I haven't been taking this product for 2 months almost and I have been finding I recover much quicker.
Great protein shake, mixes well, tastes OK and has many flavours to choose from, although double chocolate is where it's at!
I have tried many tastes of Optimum Gold Standard. First ones were strawberry and I liked it, but every taste gets old. Then I tried chocolate, both milk and double rich chocolate. Double rich is my favourite of gold standard. Rocky road is also decent, but I don't like marzipan, so I don't buy that again. I've tried strawberry-banana mix, but that was too sweet. Tastes are good, BUT for me the texture of this protein is too liquid. The shake it too watery. I don't put too much water, its even above recommended, but I think its just me. I like more creamy shakes. Overall: tastes are good and contents are good also. I just dont like the mixture.
Optimum nutrition the most consistent and most reliable brand to supplements to gimmicks and very high product results and expectations from this brand, always see brilliant results and consistency, the optimum nutrition 100% gold standard whey is the best protein I have tried and use, brilliant cost, value for money wise and servings for cost, highly recommended protein and since using this brand and specifically this protein don't look at others the best for results!!!
Classic Optimum Nutrition, another great product with no super fancy ingredients or unrealistic label claims. This protein has a great protein to carb to calorie ratio with a wide variety of tasty flavours, best protein out there for the price in my opinion.
I have tried many protein shakes over the years, but 100% Whey Gold is by far the best. It has one of the best protein/calorie ratios of all proteins on the market and by far the best taste.
My favourite taste is Extreme Milk Chocolate, but I also really like Banana Cream and Delicious Strawberry. I often use French Vanilla Creme when cooking with protein.
It is one of the more expensive proteins but definitely worth the money - highly recommended!
there's a reason why this is called gold standard whey
i found it to be one of the highest quality of whey with amazing taste it really is the product to buy . I would recommend chocolate mint and the other flavors are amazing
I got no side effects from this product and was able to gain muscle without the fat which was quick. I thought it was a great product for the price. There is no doubt that it is the best in the business
PRODUCT: Smells amazing! tastes good (french vanilla) with water and amazing with milk.
MIXABILITY: No clumps!! good with water, lots of froth with milk but give a minute to settle.
REACTION: Nothing much in the way of stomach issues and im a little lacto intolerant.
RESULTS: Ive started buying bigger t-shirts and more importantly others have noticed my gains!
OVERALL: An excellent find! I like to try others now an again but this is now my favorite.
Optimum 100% whey gold standard is an ok protein, but personally I really don't know what the fuss is all about :| have red so many good reviews but what i got really didn't live up to the hype. admittedly it did mix well but that's really the only positive. Banana Creme tasted absolutely vial! was very very watery and almost tastes chemically. For the money I certainly wont be giving it a second chance and feel there are way better tasting and effective proteins out there! (it also gave me stomach pains)
by far the waste whey on the market mixes perfect everytime no lamps nothing an taste is amazing best out there can never go wrong with this anytime of the day
I've just completed my first bag of Optimum Nutrition – Double Rich Chocolate! I've used budget proteins before, but this is by far the best, with the 4545g bags providing good value for money. It's 'instantized' so it mixes incredibly well, meaning that you can stir it in a glass or use it in a shaker with no lumps! The Double Rich Chocolate protein doesn't taste synthetic, instead it has a very nice, natural flavour. The dosing of the ingredient/nutrients such as the BCAAs is visible on the bag, which unlike other proprietary blends ensures you're getting your correct nutrient profile.
It really is the Gold Standard (and I'm just about to order another bag!).
Bought this in the vanilla Ice cream flavour and so far enjoyed the results. It feels (although this may be a placebo effect) as if the protein does in fact extend the anabolic digestion period directly after exercise. Each serving contains 24g of pure protein which is perfect as your body can absorb approximately that amount at any one time. It contains no other additives or other supplements such as creatine or CLA which I like as I try to purchase all of my supplements separately so I see exactly what is working and have as much control over my diet and supplements as possible. That is why I chose ON and the 100% gold standard whey as it is quite literally only protein.
Can't go wrong with it. If you try somethign else you will always go back to this protein.
North West, England
amazing product. mixes really easily and really well. it is by far the best whey protein i have used. would definately recommend it.
This product for me is a reliable, good tasting and easy mixing product. When i don't feel like experimenting with a new whey product i stick to this as my go to protein.
I have been using this product daily for the last month and have found that it is one of the best mixing and tasting proteins i have ever had. It has a high quality protein and the carbs and fats are low.
I have just recently bought a tub of choc mint after being a long term user of ON Double Choc. I love the flavour more than the choc and don't see myself getting sick of the taste. Another great product from ON.
I've tried a lot of proteins over the years and this is a good one. Mixes great, tastes good, and goes down really easy. Especially in the morning or right after a workout when my stomach is a little weaker. No complaints. Get it!
one of the best proteins on the market. great content, great taste and good mixability.
I use the shake after my workouts. I have never used a protein shake before but this tasted good and seemed like a good deal. This might one of the best flavors. I will see in the following time if it helped my performance and muscle development but after one day, it tasted good and felt good. I blend it with juice and ice cubes.
if you like Marzipan you will love this flavour! and as normal you can;'t go wrong with the quality of ON products especially their protein.
I love this protein!I am taking it regularly for 4 years now and i don't think i will ever change it!I have seen great results and i love the taste!Highly recommended!
We all know from Optimum 100% whey gold standard!With such a great mix and taste but not so many carbs and fat, i think is the best protein i have ever tried. Cookies and cream btw, is far the most tasteful flavour!
North East, England
I was tired of the creamy shakes and thought this would be a nice change. I was wrong, it tastes horrible!
North East, England
You can't beat this whey protein and the flavour is quite nice. I wouldn't use another brand after trying optimum nutrition.