A protein powder that works just as hard as you
When it comes to protein powders, there is one clear winner when it comes to pure protein content: isolated whey protein. This Optimum Nutrition protein powder is made predominantly from whey isolate protein (with just a little concentrate) and packs a mean 24g of protein per serving. More muscle-making protein and less lactose, cholesterol and fat.
There are 9 essential amino acids that your body requires to build muscle after exercise. This delicious strawberry protein powder has all 9, is easy to digest and promotes lean muscle growth.
How should I use protein powder?
Everyone has a different protein requirement dependent on their weight and activity level. When you add exercise into the mix, protein goals rise quite significantly and can be a bit harder to reach.
So, if you’re trying to gain muscle, protein powder could provide you with a quick and easy way to meet your daily protein goals than relying on solely what you eat.
How are concentrated whey protein and isolated whey protein different?
Concentrated whey protein and isolated whey protein are made from the same ingredients, they’re just processed slightly differently.
Whey protein is made from the leftover liquid that comes from the yoghurt and cheesemaking process. This liquid continues to be processed in order to make the protein content more concentrated. It is then dried to make whey concentrate powder, or it is further processed to make whey isolate powder.
Concentrated whey powder usually has around 80% of protein, whereas isolated whey protein can have 90% or more. Isolate whey powder is a purer product with less fat, lactose and carbohydrates.
Whey concentrate and whey isolate can be mixed to make a hybrid protein powder, like this Optimum Nutrition product.
How do I take protein powder?
For the perfect protein shake, mix one rounded scoop of Strawberry Gold Standard Whey Protein to 180-240ml of water, then shake or stir until fully dissolved. Add fresh or frozen fruits, coconut shavings, nut butters or other ingredients for your own personalised shake. You can even add this whey powder to cookie, muffin and brownie recipes for an extra protein boost!
|Per 100g / 29.4g Serving|
|Energy||375 kcal / 110kcal|
|Protein||82.5g / 24.2|
|Carbohydrate||4.5g / 1.3g|
|Of which sugars||3.8g / 1.1g|
|Fat||2.9g / 0.9g|
|Of which saturates||1.9g / 0.5g|
|Of which trans fat||0g|
|Fibre||0g / 0g|
|Sodium||263mg / 77mg|
|Salt||0.658g / 0.193g|
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 spread evenly throughout the day.
Always read the label
Protein Blend (Whey Protein (milk) Isolates [contains Emulsifier: Soy Lecithin], Whey Protein (milk) Concentrate, Whey Peptides (milk)), Flavourings, Acidity Regulators (Citric Acid, Malic Acid), Colour (Beetroot Red), Sweeteners (Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose), Enzyme Complex (Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Beta-D-Galactosidase, Lipase).
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As far as protein powder goes, whey protein is the most popular.
Whey protein powder comes from the leftover liquid that is a by-product of the cheese and yoghurt making process.
The liquid is processed to improve its concentration of protein. It is then dried to form whey concentrate or processed even further to make whey isolate.
Whey is 80% protein, while isolate is 90%.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard is a mixture of the two. This makes it purer than other protein powders on the market and contains less fat, carbs, and lactose.
One serving of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Powder (29.4g) contains 24g of protein.
It also contains 110 calories, 1.3g carbohydrates, 1.1g of sugar, and 0.9g of fat per serving.
Also, just one rounded scoop of contains the nine essential amino acids that our bodies need to build muscle after a heavy workout.
Protein powder helps the body maintain and rebuild muscle after a heavy workout. This allows the muscles to grow bigger.
Protein powder can also enables you to reach your daily protein intake quickly and easily.
Vegetarians who struggle to eat enough protein could also benefit from supplemental protein powder.
Adults should aim to consume around 0.75g of protein for every kilo of body weight each day.
This means the average woman should have 45g, while men should aim for 55g.
However, this will differ depending on your weight, activity levels, and exercise goals.
You can enjoy protein powder in a wide number of ways.
Keep it simple by dissolving one rounded scoop into 180 to 240ml of cold water. Mix it thoroughly with a spoon or shake it using a shaker cup.
If you prefer a slightly creamier protein drink, you could try optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Powder with milk.
Depending on your nutritional goals, you can also add in a range of fruits or nut butter to enhance the flavour.
And did you know that you don’t just have to drink protein powder? Why not add a scoop of protein to your pancake batter for healthy, delicious protein pancakes?
Yes, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Powder in strawberry is suitable for vegetarians.
But since it contains dairy-based products, it is unfortunately not suitable for vegans.