For more than 30 years Gold Standard 100% Whey has been the number 1 choice for athletes Worldwide. Gold Standard 100% Whey is formulated using a premium blend of whey, using whey protein isolate as its primary protein ingredient. It is the most reviewed, revered whey protein powder in the world. But what really makes it the best seller is the consistency and the trust. No matter where you are and no matter when you decide to try it, with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey, you are always going to be in the Gold Standard Zone.
Originally all the Optimum Nutrition products available everywhere in the world were manufactured in our Aurora plant in the USA. After the US and UK, India is the third-ever region to manufacture Optimum Nutrition products. To match the ever-increasing demand in the Indian subcontinent we have now partnered up with Tirupati Lifesciences and started locally manufacturing some of our key products such as Gold Standard 100% Whey (Double Rich Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream), Serious Mass, and Performance Whey at Paonta Sahib. A major portion of our products and lot of your favorite Gold Standard flavors are still made in the USA. We are planning to increase our local manufacturing capacity and going to add more products to locally manfactured portfolio. This allows us to serve you faster and more efficiently. Its a Dynamic process really and for coming few years you will see a mix of USA as well as India manufactured inventory in the market. Where ever the product is manufactured, you can rest assured that it is made with utmost precision and same quality and safety standards that makes ON the #1 selling sports protein powder brand in the world. You can find the manufacturing details on the label itself, and we always recommend you to Authenticate your ON product by verifying your 6 digit unique TRU Seal code HERE.
Optimum Nutrition is a global leader and our award winning products are available across the world. Formulas may differ from US to India products in order to meet India FSSAI and other local market regulations. Differences between formulas are minimal and the product quality is equal across all markets and does not impact the effectiveness of the product when training recovering.
It is a blend of whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, and hydrolysed whey protein, with the ingredients listed in order of predominance (first ingredient whey protein isolate). Learn more about Gold Standard 100% Whey HERE
It comes from cow's milk
Amino Acids are building blocks of proteins. They are naturally present in all proteins. The amino acids in our protein supplements are naturally occuring from the whey protein itself. We do not add additional amino acids to the products.
This is a proprietary information. However, please keep in mind the ingredients are listed in order of predominance. For example, Gold Standard 100% Whey has Whey Protein Isolate listed as the first protein on the ingredient list which means it is the primary source of protein in the blend.
The main advantage of Gold Standard Isolate is that it is 100% isolate compared to Gold Standard Whey which is a blend of whey protein isolate (WPI), whey protein concentrate (WPC), and Hydrolysed Whey. Therefore GS Isolate has a higher percentage of protein and a lower level of carbohydrate, lactose and fat per serving. Gold Standard Isolate has 25g of protein per serving whereas GS Whey has 24g per serving, so depending on how much protein you need daily or whether or not you mind little more of carbohydrates, fats and calories in your diet, you may prefer to choose one over the other. However, both protein powders support muscle recovery and rebuilding, when taken over time with regular resistance training.
Optimum Nutrition protein products including Gold Standard 100% Whey contain complete high quality protein sources. This means that they contain all 20 amino acids - which are divided into essential (not produced by the body and are required from food in the diet) and non essential (produced by the body and not needed from food in the diet) amino acids. It is well understood though that a complete protein with all 20 amino acids is needed to support muscle.
It is naturally occuring so a range of about 90-110 mg per serving
It is naturally occuring so a range of approximately 240-260 mg per serving
All the whey used in our products is sourced from cow’s milk.
Alcohol is not added or used at any stage during production of our proteins and powders.
No, the proteins that we use in our products are made using either synthetic or fungally derived rennet.
What you are seeing is completely normal. Not all ingredients are the same level of granulation or precipitation of free-form amino acids, so at times and depending on how well mixed, there can be some visible fall-out. You can continue with your method of mixing to make it a bit more homogenous. Hope that helps!
The coffee flavors that do contain caffeine will list the amount on the back panel (Coffee and Mocha Cappuccino). We do not add any synthetic anhydrous caffeine in GS Whey.
No, it is a synthetic product, Hydroxyl Acetonitrite Methylamine, with no animal ingredients
The bloating effect caused by creatine is due to water retention and is an individual response.
It is derived from the fermentation of glucose. This is a soy free product.
The soy lecithin is a part of the initial blend of BCAA which we use to make up the amino energy product so the amounts in the product are at trace levels. It is added to the product to allow the product to be better dispersed/mixed when liquid is added.
It is derived from Corn.