Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard
Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard is whey protein supplement based on whey proteins blend. It is one of the most popular whey supplements for a long time with a good reason. It comes in many flavors and different packages, whey protein isolate is the main protein source, it contains digestive enzyme lactase and its quality has been tested over years by really large number of people. Not to mention its competition ...
Protein blend consists of whey protein isolates, whey protein concentrate and whey peptides. It is very fast protein blend regarding digestion and it should be used only for Post Workout Meal (PWM) shakes with or without fast carbs. ON Gold Whey can be used for breakfasts with oats and for making, for example, protein pancakes, but have in mind that even when slowed down with other foods, its digestion is really fast. Note: whey proteins are not good for daily snacks and especially not for bed time shakes.
ON Gold Standard 100% Whey comes in numerous flavors: Banana Cream, Cake Batter, Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Mint, Coffee, Cookies & Cream, Delicious Strawberry, Double Rich Chocolate, Extreme Milk Chocolate, French Vanilla Creme, Mocha Cappuccino, Rocky Road, Strawberry Banana, Vanilla Ice Cream, White Chocolate etc. With so many flavors, it is really easy to avoid any boredom.
Whey also comes in packages of different sizes: 1 lb, 2 lbs, 3.5 lbs, 5 lbs and 10 lbs. For people who just wants to try this supplement, there is also 3 servings package - one serving is around 30g of powder.
ON Gold Standard Whey mixes easily in shaker, even with cold water. If can be even mixed with the spoon in the glass, but if you like to prepare it in the glass, use small hand blender on low speed. When mixed in the shaker, there are no lumps and almost no foam. If you don't like foam, just wait for few seconds till the foam settles down.
Taste depends on personal preferences. I like chocolate flavors which are, personally, great. 'Fruity' flavors are also very good. Coffee and similar flavors are not so good, at least not for the author of this article, although there are many others who really like them. So, if in doubt, get few 3 servings packets and test various flavors.
Nutritional content of all flavors is very similar, with Double Rich Chocolate having 24g of protein, 3g of carbs and 1g of fats per single serving - 30.4g of powder. 100g of powder contains 79g of protein, 10g of carbs and 3g of fats.
Price of this whey supplements is excellent, especially for larger packages - I prefer 5 pounds packages (acceptable price, not to large to store at home in the kitchen). Of course, there are cheaper whey supplements on the market, but this one is one of the best buy.
Note: for people having issues with lactose intolerance, Gold Whey has enzyme lactase added - it is very easy on stomach, with no digestive issues or stomach discomfort. If you are sensitive to lactose or have any similar digestive issue, buy 3 servings packages and test it first, before buying larger package.