Higher protein percentage (24 grams of protein 75% protein by weight).
Includes Hydrowhey®, strategically hydrolyzed, low molecular weight whey peptides to make protein faster acting.
Contains lactase and Aminogen® digestive enzymes to enhance utilization.
Whey protein microfractions including alpha-lactalbumin, glycomacropeptides, beta-lactoglobulin, immunoglobulin G (lgG), lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, and various growth factors.
Over 4 grams of glutamine & glutamine precursors.
More than 5 grams of BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) in each scoop.
The Advanced Gold Standard Whey Protein Blend ~ Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey™:
Microfiltered whey protein isolates
Ion-Exchange whey protein isolates
Ultrafiltered whey protein concentrate
Hydrowhey hydrolyzed whey peptides
Typical Amino Acid Profile (milligrams per serving)
Essential Amino Acids (EAAs)
Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CAAs)
Glutamine & Precursors
Nonessential Amino Acids (NAAs)
The Bigger Picture of Whey Whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey protein that exists. Hydrowhey® consists of proteins that are strategically broken down (hydrolyzed) into smaller pieces called peptides for faster utilization by the body. Both are costly to use, but whey protein isolates and Hydrowhey® hydrolyzed whey peptides are the best whey proteins that money can buy. That's why they're the first few ingredients you read on the Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey™ label. By using whey protein isolates and Hydrowhey® as primary ingredients, we're able to pack 24 grams of the fastest, muscle-building protein into every serving - with a lot less of the fat, cholesterol, lactose, and other stuff you can do without. Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey™ is also free of artificial flavors and sweeteners. There's no doubt that this is the standard by which all other whey proteins are measured.
Serving scoop included, but may settle to the bottom during shipping.
Contents sold by weight not volume.
Made in USA
*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.
Do not use as a sole source of nutrition. Keep out of reach of children. Contains milk and soy (lecithin) ingredients.
Comments about Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey Protein, Vanilla, 5 lb:
I've tasted quite a variety of flavors and brands of protein powders in my day. This is by far the best. I get the Vanilla flavored one. I can drink this in plain Vanilla, or mix Strawberries, Blue Berries, Peanut butter, or whatever in order to mix up my flavors to keep things interesting and less boring and repetitive. I workout almost every day during the week and need this supplement to help me with my protein intake throughout my day. (getting 200+ grams of protein a day can be challenging without protein supplements) Anyways, this mixes incredibly well (I use a magic bullet blender at home) and does not have any after-taste whatsoever. Not even that nasty aspartame type after-taste! I've noticed a very linear increase in strength in my workouts, and lots of stamina increases as well. I've not hit any plateau's at all either. I attribute this all to this powder. I love it!!!!
The only terrible bad side to this product, is that it is terribly expensive. I guess that's what you pay for, since this product is the "natural" version? Beside the price, I do highly and genuinely recommend this product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Spoon stirred: Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey™ is instantized. That means if you forgot your shaker cup or didn't have time to get out the blender, just add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey™ to a glass filled with 6-8 oz of water or your favorite beverage. Then mix it up wit a spoon. Stir for about 30 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved. Tip: Adjust the intensity of your Gold Standard Natural 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 cup: Bringing a shaker cup wit 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 Natural 100% Whey™ to your shaker cup. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds. Don't have a shaker cup? Visit your local health food store, gym, or optimumnutrition.com to order a custom ON shaker. Blender: Add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey™ to a blender filled with 6-8 oz of water or your favorite beverage. Blend for 20-30. 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 Natural 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 Natural 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 the best results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals evenly throughout the day. Store in a cool dry place.
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