A Review of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey is one of the most popular whey protein products on the market today. This product is ideal for people who are looking to get some extra protein in their diet, to gain muscle or to help them recover more quickly from workouts.

A serving of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey includes 24g of Whey Protein as well as Amino acids to help with muscle growth and recovery.

This product is available in a range of flavours, includingBanana Cream, Cookies and Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Mint, Double Rich Chocolate, Delicious Strawberry, Extreme Milk Chocolate, Rocky Road, French Vanilla Creme and Tropical Punch.

There are several sizes available, from small tubs that are useful for people who simply want to sample different flavours to 4.5KG bags of some of the most popular flavours. The price per KG drops dramatically as you move up in package size, so it is well worth buying the bigger bags if you are confident that you like a specific flavour.

While the precise nutritional details differ per serving depending on the flavour that you opt for, in general it is safe to say that a serving, mixed with water, contains about 120kcal, and 24g of protein. The shakes tend to be low in carbohydrates and contain a modest amount of sodium. Of course, if someone were to mix the shake with milk then the serving would be more calorie dense and would also contain milk sugars, although they would also benefit from the fats and the proteins in the milk.

Why Protein?

It is a good idea for athletes to supplement protein because they need the additional protein to help to supplement their calorie intake and also to allow their body to repair itself after intense exercise. Whey Protein Isolates are the most pure type of protein on the market. They are also the most expensive, but anyone who is not a vegan should seriously consider using them. Whey protein is highly bioavailable and lacks the estrogenic effects of some of the protein alternatives that people are turning to these days.

Optimum Nutrition uses ultra-filtered whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate in order to ensure that their protein powders provide as much protein as possible while remaining incredibly easy to mix in a shaker cup, or even just using a spoon. There is no need to worry about blending the shakes - just add milk or water and shake or stir to enjoy a smooth, fine drink that does not clump or leave a powdery residue.

The best kind of protein, at the end of the day, is one that you will actually drink. If you dread your shake because it is powdery or tastes bad then it is a waste of money because you will "forget" to drink it. Optimum Nutrition understands this and makes great tasting shakes in a range of flavours so that you will never get bored of them.


Posted on 2015-08-26 14:41:51
by Neil Myers

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