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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey
Gold Standard 100% Whey provides a blend of high-quality whey protein isolate, concentrate and hydrolysate. Whey protein is a fast-digesting ‘complete’ protein source that contains all essential amino acids, including 5.5g of naturally-occurring branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and 4g of naturally occurring glutamine and glutamic acid. Gold Standard also has an added enzyme complex, and is low in sugar and fat
There are more than 10 different flavours available, depending on format size, so you can find your perfect match. And best of all, Gold Standard 100% Whey’s smooth, creamy texture creates a great-tasting protein shake, which helps to maximise your workout results. Mix one scoop (29g) in 180-240ml of water 30-60 minutes after your workout. Or just make yourself a tasty shake anytime during the day.
*Source Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Health 2021 edition, Sports Protein Powder category, % retail value shares, 2020 data
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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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|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.
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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.