Powerful protein for powerful workouts.
Isolated whey powder is all about the protein. Compared with other protein powders, it has less cholesterol, lactose, fat and other ingredients that you don’t want to end up in your protein shake. This Optimum Nutrition powder is made mostly from isolate whey (with just a little concentrated whey powder), allowing it to pack a serious 24g of protein per serving.
A complete protein, this powder contains all 9 essential amino acids that your body needs to build lean muscle and recover after exercise. It comes in a delicious ice cream flavour and is easy to digest.
What are the benefits of taking protein powder?
Protein is important for everybody, but different people will have different requirements. It all depends on how much you weigh and your activity level. If you are exercising a lot, or trying to gain weight, you will need more protein, and a protein powder is an easy way to help you to reach your goals.
What is the difference between concentrated whey protein and isolated whey protein?
Whey protein is made from the by-product of dairy cheese and yoghurt production. The left-over liquid is processed multiple times to concentrate its protein content and is then either dried to make whey concentrate powder or is processed further to make isolate whey powder.
The continued processing that the whey isolate powder goes through further concentrates its protein content: concentrated whey contains around 80% of protein and isolated whey typically contains 90% or more of protein. Consequently, it contains less fat, carbohydrates and lactose, making it a purer product.
This Optimum Nutrition protein powder combines both types of protein but is able to provide 24g of protein per serving due to its high isolate powder content.
How do I use protein powder?
A speedy option to up your daily protein, you can have a shake ready in seconds. Simply mix one rounded scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream Gold Standard Whey Protein to 180-240ml of water and then shake or stir until the powder is fully dissolved. Want to mix it up a bit? Sprinkle in some coconut shavings, stir in some nut butter or get a bit fruity with a scoop of fresh or frozen berries.
You can also ramp up the protein content of some of your favourite sweet treats, like cookies, muffins and brownies.