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Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla ( ) 5 Pound Powder (71 servings)


Product Label

  • NO Artificial Flavors or Sweeteners
  • 24G Protein
  • 5.5G BCAA's
  • 4G Glutamine & Precursors
  • 71 Servings
  • The Bigger Picture of Whey
  • Whey Protein Isolates are the purest form of whey protein that exists. Hydrowhey® consists of proteins strategically broken down (hydrolyzed) into smaller pieces called peptides for faster utilization by the body. Both are costly to use, but whey protein isolates and Hydrowhey® hydrolyzed whey peptides are the best whey proteins that money can buy. That's why they're the first few ingredients you read on the Gold Standard 100% Whey™ label. By using whey protein isolates and Hydrowhey® as primary ingredients, we're able to pack 24 grams of the fastest, muscle-building protein into every serving with a lot less of the fat, cholesterol, lactose, and other stuff you can do without. There's no doubt that this is the standard by which all other whey proteins are measured.
  • The Advanced Gold Standard Whey Protein Blend:
  • Gold Standard 100% Whey™ is made of an exclusive blend of:
  • Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolates
  • Ultrafiltered Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Hydrowhey® Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides
  • Beyond the Basics:
  • Free of artificial flavors and sweeteners.
  • Packed with Whey Protein isolates (WPI)
  • Higher Protein Percentage (24 grams of protein; nearly 75% protein by weight).
  • Includes Hydrowhey®, strategically hydrolyzed, low molecular weight whey peptides to make protein faster acting.
  • Contains Lactase and Aminogen® digestive enzymes to enhance utilization.
  • Whey Protein Microfractions including Alpha-lactalbumin, Glycomacropeptides, Beta-lactoglobulin, immunoglobulin G (lgG), Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase, and various growth factors.
  • Over 4 grams of Glutamine & glutamine precursors.
  • More than 5 grams of BCAAs (Leucine, isoleucine, and Valine) in each scoop.

About this product

You want The Bigger Picture of 100% Whey Gold Standard? It's one of the industry's best selling whey proteins for a lot of very good reasons. For starters, this best of the best whey supplement is packed with 90% pure Whey Protein Isolates. So it packs a higher protein percentage - over 81% protein by weight. Each scoop provides over 5 grams of muscle building and repairing BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids), 4 grams of glutamine and glutamine precursors to support protein synthesis plus an impressive list of naturally occurring microfraction compounds that includes Alpha-Lactalbumin, Glycomacropeptides, Beta-Lactoglobulin, Immunoglobulin G, Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase to support your immune system and control your appetite. Our strategically hydrolyzed "HYDROWHEY" low molecular weight whey peptides work with Lactase and Aminogen(R) digestive enzymes to promote fast-acting results. Fat (1g), sodium (60mg), cholesterol (30mg) and sugars (1g) are all minimized to give you more of what you want and less of what you don't. And this Gold Standard supplement is Instantized in 11 great flavors for easy mixing with a spoon. Use Optimum Nutrition's 100% Whey Gold Standard for post-workout revitalization. It can be stacked with creatine, glutamine, taurine and/or BCAA powders to create an even more powerful supplement for post-workout recovery. Dietary information varies slightly by flavor.

Directions

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. STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.

Warning

DO NOT USE AS A SOLE SOURCE OF NUTRITION. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. CONTENTS SOLD BY WEIGHT NOT VOLUME.

Does Not Contain:

Artificial Flavors and Sweeteners.

100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla Supplement Facts


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Supplement Facts
Serving Size  1 ROUNDED SCOOP
Servings Per Container   71
 
Amount Per
Serving
% Daily
Value
Calories
130 
N/A*
Calories From Fat
10 
N/A*
Total Fat
1 Gm
2%
Saturated Fat
0.5 Gm
3%
TRANS FAT
0 Gm
N/A*
Cholesterol
30 Mg
10%
Sodium
60 Mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
5 Gm
2%
Sugars
3 Gm
N/A*
Protein
24 Gm
N/A*
Vitamin A
N/A*
Calcium
10%
Vitamin C
N/A*
Iron
N/A*
* Daily value not established

Other Ingredients:
Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolates, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Evaporated Cane Juice Powder, Natural Flavor, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Rebaudioside A, Aminogen, Lactase. ALLERGEN INFORMATION: CONTAINS MILK AND SOY (LECITHIN) INGREDIENTS.

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100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla Reviews

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Optimum Nutrition100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder
 
4.7

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality (30)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (28)
  • Nutritional (27)
  • Goes down easy (26)
  • Good value (26)

Cons

  • Too sweet (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (23)
  • Meal replacement (17)
  • Men (17)
  • Women (14)
  • As A snack (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (8), Weekend warrior (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good quality, weird texture/taste

The good news is that this is a high quality protein and the fact that it is free of artificial sweeteners means it doesn't upset my stomach. The bad news is that it really...Read complete review

The good news is that this is a high quality protein and the fact that it is free of artificial sweeteners means it doesn't upset my stomach. The bad news is that it really doesn't taste like vanilla. I don't even know what to say it tastes like, but overall, taste is tolerable, if not too sweet. The thing that really bothers me is how foamy it is. Unlike the regular (artificially sweetened) Gold Standard protein, this stuff gets extremely foamy and stays that way. I guess the natural sweetener has this property since I didn't experience that with the regular Gold Standard line. Bottom line, I like the stuff and I'm glad to have found a product that doesn't use artificial sweeteners, even though I think the foamy texture and not exactly vanilla taste are drawbacks.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

The vanilla tastes awful

I just switched over to this brand, so because it's maybe premature to rate it, to be fair, I'm giving it 3 stars, although if I were going by taste alone, it...Read complete review

I just switched over to this brand, so because it's maybe premature to rate it, to be fair, I'm giving it 3 stars, although if I were going by taste alone, it would be 2 (it's not gag-inducing, which would warrant a 1). I know it's a popular brand, though it is expensive (as a bunch of others have mentioned), so when I'm through with this container I'll try the chocolate, which Vitamin Shoppe says is the most popular.

As for the vanilla: Bleeeech! I have used several different products, and, idk, this is the funkiest-tasting yet. I can't even really describe it, as it doesn't taste like any kind of food, or anything, I've ever had before. It's got kind of a sickening overly sweet taste. I can't wait to be through with it.

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5.0

Great stuff!!

By Marco

from NJ

About Me Muscular, Weekend Warrior

Pros

  • Goes Down Easy
  • Good Value
  • Nutritional
  • Provides A Boost
  • Tastes Good

Cons

    Best Uses

    • As A Snack
    • Everyday Use
    • Meal Replacement
    • Men
    • Women

    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

    Love this stuff. Vanilla is versatile and mixes well with anything. Great for pre and post workouts.

     
    3.0

    Looked Great at First..

    By Mark

    from Georgia

    About Me Weekend Warrior

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

    • Stevia

    Best Uses

      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

      I like many of you was trying to find a protein power Without artificial sweeteners.

      This is quite hard to do because most bury these ingredients in their listing. Most seem to have Sucralose as there hidden ingredient currently.
      At first glance that this one looked good it listed No Artificial sweeteners, but researching a bit farther it has Stevia this is natural but the studies seem to suggest it may not be greatest for you.

      So I choose Jarrow Formulas JF-7004 Whey Protein Unflavored, I figure I can add my own sweetener and cocoa or real vanilla if needed. The Jarrow Formulas seems to have the shortest list of ingredients, Whey Protein.

       
      5.0

      Very Clean Protein

      By Bundler

      from Spokane, WA

      About Me Competitive Athlete

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Goes Down Easy
      • Good Value
      • Nutritional
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Meal Replacement
        • Men
        • Women

        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

        I use this protein as a post workout recharge drink. It is a great protein because it is one of the lowest in heavy metal contamination.

         
        5.0

        All natural it is.

        By Duncan Idaho

        from College Station, TX

        About Me Kwistaz Haderach

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • All natural
        • Nutritional
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Natural Diets
          • Everyday Use
          • Men
          • Women

          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

          We use this product because it is all natural. It is one of the few whey powders that is ALL NATURAL. It tastes great as well. We have used this for many years and it has always been great. The only thing that would make it better is if they included a prize in the bottle or if they reduced the price. Other than that, the product is exceptional.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great taste with low calories/gm protein

          By vish

          from Nashua, NH

          About Me Weekend Warrior

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Nutritional
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Men
            • Women

            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

            I was looking to find a protein supplement which was:
            Had a good calorie to protein
            affordable
            tasted OK

            ON Gold Standard protein shakes fit perfect, they taste good, have just 5 cals per gram (protein in its purest form has about 4 cals per gram). They are fairly affordable too.

            I but 4-5 different flavors and keep cycling between them to avoid taste monotony.

             
            5.0

            Best bang for your buck

            By Gomerpyles07

            from bakersfield, ca

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Goes Down Easy
            • Good Value
            • Nutritional
            • Provides A Boost
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • As A Snack
              • Everyday Use
              • Meal Replacement
              • Men
              • Women

              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

              As far as the least processed and the cheapest per lb this protein is the best you are going to get. I personally dont want to be ingesting harsh metals and chemicals in my body my whole life.

               
              5.0

              Great Product and value.

              By Nate

              from Georgia

              About Me Weekend Warrior

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Goes Down Easy
              • Good Value
              • Nutritional
              • Tastes Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Meal Replacement

                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                Used as meal replacement and recovery after workout. Great taste and mixes well. Vanilla is not overwhelming the flavor blends very well with fruit.

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely Love!!!

                By DD

                from St. Petersburg, FL

                About Me Weekend Warrior

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Goes Down Easy
                • Good Value
                • Nutritional
                • Tastes Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • As A Snack
                  • Meal Replacement
                  • Postworkout Protein Shake

                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                  I love this product! It doesn't hurt my stomach like other protein supplements previously have, it digests easily, and keeps my muscles nourished so I'm not sore after a tough workout! The taste is great and cheaper than other supplement stores.

                   
                  4.0

                  good product. great service

                  By Runner340

                  from Delray Beach, Florida

                  About Me Competitive Athlete, Runner

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Goes Down Easy
                  • Good Value
                  • Nutritional
                  • Provides A Boost
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use
                    • Meal Replacement
                    • Men

                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                    I have been using protein for many years and when it comes to quality for quantity, Gold Standard is the "whey" to go. For 5 pounds of pure whey protein you will pay the minimal price through the Vitamin Shoppe and will be assured with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. This protein tastes pretty good, mixes very well, and in my opinion is the best quality protein that you will find for the price through Vitamin Shoppe. Why pay more elsewhere?

                     
                    4.0

                    protein drink

                    By grace

                    from carson, CA

                    About Me Frequently Work Out

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                    • expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Postworkout

                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                    The vanilla whey is pretty good. I prefer the chocolate flavor. Whey protein definitely helps me feel less sore since I work out everyday.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Peg

                    from Montgomery ny

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Goes Down Easy
                    • Good Value
                    • Nutritional
                    • Provides A Boost
                    • Tastes Good

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • As A Snack
                      • Everyday Use
                      • Meal Replacement
                      • Men
                      • Women

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                      I use during my workouts at the gym to keep me hydrated and my blood sugar steady. Nice taste even just mixed with water. Also use in smoothies. My husband also uses it before teaching his class at the gym. We like the low sugar content but still tastes good and has a smooth consistency. We have been buying for a few years. We also like the fact that there are no artificial sweeteners which is hard to find any more, but still manages to have good flavor.

                       
                      4.0

                      Not for the lactose intolerant

                      By Vonnie

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Gym rat

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Goes Down Easy
                      • Nutritional
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                      • Contains Lactose

                      Best Uses

                      • Protein supplement

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                      Tastes good when mixed with soy or almond milk. The vanilla taste is very sweet and slightly medicinal when mixed with water. Overall mixes well. I tried it since it was "natural" but had to return after trying to endure it for a week. I am lactose intolerant...experienced bloating and the digestion didn't go so smoothly.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Natural Whey Protein

                      By Matt

                      from Orange County, CA

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                      I usually add it to some milk along with a spoonful of nut butter. Mixes pretty well in a shaker bottle and tastes great. Love that there's no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors.

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Natural Whey

                      By intenseone

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Competitive Athlete, Weekend Warrior

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Goes Down Easy
                      • Nutritional
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                      • Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • As A Snack
                      • Meal Replacement

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                      I rarely use Whey but I have tried many samples. Of the many I have tried, this is my favorite. The taste is good, it is natural, and felt great post workout. It was a pleasure to drink. You can't go wrong with a good company like Optimum Nutrition.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By SAWX

                      from NC

                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Goes Down Easy
                      • Good Value
                      • Nutritional
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Men

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                      ON is Owned by Glanbia Nutritionals one of the foremost protein makers in the world.

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Stuff

                      By Jim

                      from Michigan

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                      • Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • As A Snack
                      • Men

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                      I've used this for 10 years or so. I've been trying others this past year...cheaper things..but the flavors seem off or too strong. Maybe because I'm use to this OP brand. A friend recommended it to me because the Vanilla is a lighter taste and mixes well and smoothly with most anything. I just want the protein and barely any flavor if possible. I went to the natural stuff eventually, whether its really better or not, it makes me feel better about it.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good protein. Not the best flavor.

                      By Conan

                      from Our nation's capital

                      About Me Awesome

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Goes Down Easy
                      • Good Value
                      • Nutritional

                      Cons

                      • Odd Taste

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use

                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                      Gave this a try after the ON 'non-natural' whey I had was gone. From a performance aspect, this works fine and I notice no difference between the 2. The only thing that may make me switch back is that the natural version has a bit of a medicine-y taste to it. Not overpowering. Noticeable if mixed with just water or milk, but it's not really an issue if anything else gets mixed in.

                       
                      5.0

                      Favorite whey!

                      By Bundler

                      from Spokane, WA

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Goes Down Easy
                      • Good Value
                      • Nutritional
                      • Tastes Good

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Meal Replacement

                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                        I use this for workout recovery shakes. Mixes great, tastes great and high quality protein with very little heavy metal!

                         
                        3.0

                        Get The Protein You Want

                        By Menjivar6956

                        from Florida

                        About Me Work Out 4 X's Weekly

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Goes Down Easy
                        • Nutritional
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                        • Too Sweet

                        Best Uses

                        • As A Snack
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Meal Replacement
                        • Men
                        • Women

                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                        The product is a good product, the only thing is that it's a little too sweet. Outside that, it would be a good product to take your workout to the next level. Use if before, after or both, before and after your workout.

                         
                        5.0

                        Works for us!

                        By spiceylg

                        from SE MI

                        About Me Work Out 3x A Wk

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Goes Down Easy
                        • Good Value
                        • Nutritional
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                        • NA

                        Best Uses

                        • As A Snack
                        • Everyday Use
                        • In A Smoothie
                        • Meal Replacement
                        • Men
                        • Women

                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                        I sought out a protein powder that didn't include those awful artificial sweeteners and this fit the bill. My hubby and I both find it quit tasty. I've bought others before that have tasted like chalk so we are very satisfied with this product.

                         
                        5.0

                        GREAT protein

                        By Bundler

                        from Spokane, WA

                        About Me Competitive Athlete

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Goes Down Easy
                        • Good Value
                        • Nutritional
                        • Provides A Boost
                        • Tastes Good

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Meal Replacement

                          Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                          I use this to add protein to my diet and my client's diets. It tastes great, has no artificial sweeteners and Consumer Reports gave it terrific grades on low heavy metals.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Breakfast

                          By Paty2

                          from Greenville, SC

                          About Me I Love To Workout Every D

                          Pros

                          • Goes Down Easy
                          • Good Value
                          • Nutritional
                          • Provides A Boost
                          • Tastes Good

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use
                            • Meal Replacement
                            • Women

                            Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                            I have it in my breakfast shake every day.
                            It blend very good with my other ingredients, chia seeds, moringa powder and fruits... delicious.

                             
                            3.0

                            weak flavor

                            By theresa

                            from phila,pa

                            See all my reviews

                            Pros

                            • Goes Down Easy
                            • Tastes Good

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use

                              Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                              the all natural protein tastes OK but compared to the regular it seems weak, I personally add only 8 oz of water to two scoops of protein to get a thicker shake. according to the nutrional info the protein intake is the same but I have doubts

                               
                              5.0

                              GREAT TASTE

                              By Joyce the Voice

                              from Rocklin, CA

                              Pros

                              • Goes Down Easy
                              • Good Value
                              • Nutritional
                              • Provides A Boost
                              • Tastes Good

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • As A Snack
                                • Everyday Use
                                • Meal Replacement
                                • Men
                                • Women

                                Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                                I purchased this product upon the recommendation of my doctor. I use it daily and enjoy the flavor, as it doesn't have a chalky after taste as some brands have. I mix with a variety of frozen fruits, juices, and yogurt.

                                 
                                5.0

                                ON Gold Standard

                                By Shizzy532

                                from Baltimore, MD

                                See all my reviews

                                Pros

                                • Goes Down Easy
                                • Good Value
                                • Nutritional
                                • Tastes Good

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • As A Snack
                                  • Everyday Use
                                  • Men
                                  • Women

                                  Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                                  Good product, great for post-workout recovery and in fruit smoothies. This is probably the best tasting straight whey protein on the market.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Economical, Satisfying and Tasty

                                  By value seeker

                                  from Detroit, MI

                                  About Me Feeling Better, Losing Inches, Losing Weight, Weekday Workouts

                                  Pros

                                  • Goes Down Easy
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Mixes easily
                                  • Nutritional
                                  • Provides A Boost
                                  • Tastes Good

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • As A Snack
                                    • Everyday Use
                                    • Meal Replacement
                                    • Men
                                    • Women
                                    • Workout recovery

                                    Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                                    I use one or two scoopfuls with water after my morning workout. I occasionally repeat this in the afternoon to curb snacking urges. This product seems to improve my muscles recovery and it satisfies me. The only thing it doesn't satisfy is the urge to chew.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Just what we wanted.

                                    By Pam and Carl

                                    from Belchertown, MA

                                    About Me Workout regularly

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Value
                                    • Tastes Good

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • As A Snack
                                      • Everyday Use
                                      • Meal Replacement
                                      • Men
                                      • Women

                                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                                      Perfect on its own or in a smoothie. All natural and tasty too!

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Good product

                                      By DD

                                      from MD

                                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Value

                                      Cons

                                      • Tastes Bad

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday Use

                                      Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                                      This product doesn't upset my stomach like the GNC brand name I use before, thus, I don't like the taste much because it is like detergent or something but I get used to it after awhile.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Best deal in protein

                                      By paul

                                      from philadelphia, pa

                                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                                      Pros

                                      • Goes Down Easy
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Nutritional
                                      • Provides A Boost
                                      • Tastes Good

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday Use

                                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                                        One of the only proteins that tastes great with no artificial sweetners and not a premium price. For around $50 you cannot beat this deal.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great protien

                                        By Cliff Z

                                        from Peoria, AZ

                                        About Me 5-7 Workouts A Week

                                        Pros

                                        • Goes Down Easy
                                        • Good Value
                                        • Nutritional
                                        • Provides A Boost
                                        • Tastes Good

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday Use
                                        • Meal Replacement
                                        • Men
                                        • Post Workout
                                        • Women

                                        Comments about Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla - 5 Pound Powder:

                                        Add this to your post workout regiment and get a great tasting product with great results. I use it with fresh orange juice, banana, and kale...it doesn't get any better for the price than this.

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                                        100% Whey Gold Natural Vanilla
                                        Already Asked: 5 Questions, 51 Answers
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                                        Vitamin Shoppe Store asked: Why did you choose this?
                                        gary p: part of my daily shake. Tastes great. Jun 14, 2014
                                        Jamie M: It's good Apr 2, 2014
                                        Lily L: no artificial sweeteners and low sugar Mar 5, 2014
                                        CORY S: Bought this because it is 100% all natural. I wish they sold this in the 10lb bags or larger for a better price. But you take what you can get. Mar 3, 2014
                                        CAROLINA D: Great value! Feb 11, 2014
                                        Janet L: Good tasting and easily digestable Feb 11, 2014
                                        Elizabeth S: price and taste are good. Jan 29, 2014
                                        Daniel P: The combination of flavor and value. Dec 31, 2013
                                        Luis G: Mostly chose this brand because of the all natural ingrediants Dec 29, 2013
                                        D H: Son uses for body building Nov 14, 2013
                                        William P: I have been using it for years. It was recommended by a nutritionist. Oct 5, 2013
                                        Kevin R: Great tasting. Mixes easily. Most importantly, the "natural" avoids artificial sweeteners and/or additional sugars. Oct 4, 2013
                                        Todd N: Because it tastes good and ids a good quality protein. Aug 18, 2013
                                        Rhonda D: extra protein for smoothies Jul 31, 2013
                                        Elizabeth H: We have used it before and liked it! Jun 25, 2013
                                        Charles G: I wanted to try a different flavor. I really like the Optimum Nutrition Whey products. Jun 24, 2013
                                        Robin H: I have used it for years and love the taste and that it has no artificial sweetener in it! Jun 22, 2013
                                        CORY M: Natural supplements and taste Mar 19, 2013
                                        James K: Used before, good quality and like. Mar 19, 2013
                                        Chris J: simply the best, better than all the rest. Mar 17, 2013
                                        kay j: not sugars, fake or real, of any kind Mar 15, 2013
                                        jason m: I need a solid amount of Protein with no Carbs since I am naturally a thick lean guy(5'8" 200lbs) who only does calistetics. I also do not like to intake any artificial sweeteners & this product is perfectly formulated for my body Mar 8, 2013
                                        Leslie D: I like to make protein shakes. I do not like this particular flavor but am a big fan of this brand. Feb 22, 2013
                                        Jerome L: great reviews on Consumer Reports about low levels of heavy metals, great product. Feb 5, 2013
                                        angelica c: great taste.goes a long way Jan 28, 2013
                                        Steve L: It's good stuff man! I lost 40 pounds in 90 days! Jan 25, 2013
                                        Elizabeth K: High quality protein with no artificial sweeteners at a great price....what more could you want? Jan 22, 2013
                                        Monica M: Is one of 2 protein powders that doesn't have unsafe and unhealthy aspartame, acesulfame and the other artificial sweeteners Jan 17, 2013
                                        Michael S: Great taste and mixes well. Jan 15, 2013
                                        Eleanor W: I use this brand ALL the time. I like the natural, no artificial taste Jan 11, 2013
                                        Anna Z: All natural protein that can't be beat. Jan 8, 2013
                                        Glenna E: good taste, easy mixing, no artificial sweetners Jan 6, 2013
                                        Debra B: Great nutrition and great taste! 5 pounds don't last long in our home! Jan 4, 2013
                                        Deborah C: It was recommended to us by a VS representative when our son was in Lacrosse camp. It worked well. The whole family now uses it as an occasional meal replacement. Dec 30, 2012
                                        Harry S: high protein, no artificial sweeteners, 100% whey Dec 9, 2012
                                        Diana J Z: No artificial sweeteners Dec 1, 2012
                                        Lorraine K: We like it! Nov 30, 2012
                                        Eric C: I typically can't stand plain or vanilla whey. This is an exception. I like the flavor. It allows me to mix fruit into it, and get both quality and quantity per serving. Nov 25, 2012
                                        Lori M: Highest quality, no artificial sweeteners. Nov 23, 2012
                                        Victoria M: no artificial sweetener like in other protein powders Nov 15, 2012
                                        Daniel T: I'm still on the hunt for a good whey protein supplement that doesn't contain artificial sweeteners and colors. I'm also looking for whey from grass fed cows that are not on "roids" BGH. I'm trying to get it as natural as possible without going broke. Nov 14, 2012
                                        Matilde B: 100% whey has everything you need to feed your muscles,easy to mix and the flavor is awesome!! Nov 13, 2012
                                        Anita O: It's a good product and has a good flavor. Nov 9, 2012
                                        Dave K: Clean protein for post workout, quick breakfast shake. Nov 8, 2012
                                        Thomas G: Good product, good price & good service. I use this for breakfast mixed with almond milk, ground flax seed, blue berries or strawberries, a banana and yogurt all mixed up. Keeps me going till lunch. Starting off the day right, I hope. Nov 6, 2012
                                        Jared M: I like ON products and this offered "natural" choice is perfect for someone who wants a good whey protein but not the artificial flavors or sweeteners. Nov 1, 2012
                                        Ben T: Good, basic protein. No extra shenanigans Oct 30, 2012
                                        Lesley S: Good, healthy source of highly bio-available protein. Tastes great too! Oct 30, 2012
                                        A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: Is this product gluten free? Mar 27, 2014
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                                        Brandon C asked: I'm looking to lose weight and tone up at the same time, this was recommended to me by a friend who works out a lot as well. Is there a specific one I should get? Apr 28, 2014
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                                        CORY S: I do not understand your question? A specific what? Please clarify. Apr 28, 2014
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                                        Brandon C: My apologies, a specific type of whey protein to use. Apr 28, 2014
                                        A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: Do I us this whenever, as in before and or after the workout or does it even matter? Jan 23, 2014
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                                        William W: U should use it within 30 minutes right after your workout to feed your muscles with protein to help aid in recovery & build muscle. You can also use it as a meal replacement throughout the day as well. I am glad that I was able to Help you. Jan 23, 2014
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                                        dorothy m asked: is this recommended for a 76 yr old woman and what is recommended on how to use. once a day in the morning as a shake with what ingredients? Oct 1, 2013
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                                        Adam O: this is for anyone who needs protein in their diet but better serves as a meal replacement and optimal protein synthesis after and during a workout. For a morning shake just do a banana and some peanut butter with one scoop of protein powder in some milk or water. Mar 24, 2014
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