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      Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey - Strawberry Banana (5 Pound Powder)

      • Form: Powder

      • Flavor: Strawberry Banana

      • Serving Size: 1 SCOOP

      • Number Of Servings: 70 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($0.83 / serving)

      • Weight: 92 OZ

      Product Label

        • 24G Protein
        • 5.5G BCAA's
        • 4G Glutamine & Precursors
        • 75 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:
        • 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.
    • Does not contain
      Eggs and Shellfish, Fish, Peanuts, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat

    • Optimum Nutrition

      Gold Standard 100% Whey Supplement Facts

      How do you read a supplement facts label?

      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 1 SCOOP

      Servings Per Container 70.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      Calories 120  N/A*
      Calories From Fat 10  N/A*
      Total Fat 1 Gm 2%
      Saturated Fat 0.5 Gm 3%
      Cholesterol 30 Mg 10%
      Total Carbohydrate 4 Gm 1%
      Sugars 1 Gm N/A*
      Protein 24 Gm 48%
      Sodium 190 Mg 8%
      Vitamin A N/A*
      Vitamin C N/A*
      Calcium 10%
      Iron N/A*

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      Protein Blend(Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Citric Acid, Sucralose, FD&C Red #40

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      Optimum NutritionGold Standard 100% Whey - 5 Pound Powder
       
      4.2

      (based on 11 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      86%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Goes down easy (6)
      • Nutritional (6)
      • Tastes good / tastes fine (6)
      • Good value (4)
      • Price (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use (5)
        • Men (3)
        • Women (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        The best tasting flavor ...

        The best tasting flavor of 100% Whey. I have literally tried around 10 flavors of this stuff to break the monotony of the same tasting shake every day over the years. I also liked...Read complete review

        The best tasting flavor of 100% Whey. I have literally tried around 10 flavors of this stuff to break the monotony of the same tasting shake every day over the years. I also liked the banana creme and the cookies and creme. This stuff mixed with milk tastes like a strawberry Yahoo. It doesn't have the nasty taste like a lot of whey proteins do. Even the 100% Whey in other flavors gives a nasty taste to me after taking it every day for so long. This flavor really doesn't have that. Very pure protein that is affordable. Good value, good flavor.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Not the Best Taste

        Gold Standard Whey is an excellent type of protein supplement. It gives you 24 grams of LEAN protein in a very tightly-packed scoop. You are definitely getting your money's worth. However, Strawberry Banana...Read complete review

        Gold Standard Whey is an excellent type of protein supplement. It gives you 24 grams of LEAN protein in a very tightly-packed scoop. You are definitely getting your money's worth. However, Strawberry Banana is NOT a great flavor. The Banana really makes it taste like shyte. I think I'm gonna try Strawberry next time. But idk, I also tasted Cookies and Cream and it also tasted like shyte. I guess I just gotta keep trying new flavors till I get a good one.

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        5.0

        Loving it!!!

        By Gym Nut

        from Waldorf, MD

        About Me Runner

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Meal Replacement
          • Women

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

          I decided to switch up and try something new. The rep at the Vitamin Shoppe recommended this flavor to me and that's how I ended up buying it. I was kind of skeptical at first, but decided to give it a try. I mix 1 1/2 Scoops with 4 ice cubes, 1/2 C. Water, a handful of mixed berries (frozen, blend and throw in 2T of flaxseeds. It's so good!!! For those of you that say it taste nasty, try blending stuff with it and make it like a thick smoothie.

           
          5.0

          great product

          By CB

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Gym 6 Days A Week

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Goes Down Easy
          • Nutritional
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Men
            • Women

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

            excellent tasting whey protein

             
            3.0

            Not the Best Taste

            By Ryan

            from California

            Pros

            • Nutritional

            Cons

            • Tastes Bad

            Best Uses

            • Men
            • Women

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

            Gold Standard Whey is an excellent type of protein supplement. It gives you 24 grams of LEAN protein in a very tightly-packed scoop. You are definitely getting your money's worth. However, Strawberry Banana is NOT a great flavor. The Banana really makes it taste like shyte. I think I'm gonna try Strawberry next time. But idk, I also tasted Cookies and Cream and it also tasted like shyte. I guess I just gotta keep trying new flavors till I get a good one.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Solid product

            By NM50

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Work Out 4x A Week

            Pros

            • Goes Down Easy
            • Nutritional
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • Meal Replacement

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

              The taste is very good and after taste in minimal. I have only mixed it with water in a blender bottle but there is minimal clumping. I'm sure it would taste fantastic with milk, fruits, etc but...ain't nobody got time for that. I will try another flavor next time just to keep things interesting. My only gripe is with Vitaminshoppe.com. They list this as no artificial flavors or sweeteners on the website and it contains both. Not a big deal with me but others may feel differently. I use this 1 to 2 times 4x days a week. Also, there are other less expensive brands that work just as well.

               
              4.0

              the best with almond milk

              By bumbacius

              from Chicago, IL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • As A Snack
                • Men

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

                I usually mix one scoop with water, however, it taste very good with almond milk.

                 
                4.0

                Great buy!

                By Shannon

                from Virginia

                About Me Runner

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

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

                  Great taste! The banana taste isn't very heavy but overall the flavor works well. Tried it just with water in a blender bottle and it mixes well and tastes good. My favorite is blending it with ice cubes & a banana.

                   
                  4.0

                  Good

                  By EnigmaD

                  from Baltimore md

                  About Me Athletic

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Goes Down Easy
                  • Good Value
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • As A Snack
                    • Everyday Use

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

                    I use the product everyday to supplement my meals. Typically as a mid morning or afternoon snack. I also use this product after work outs. I find I am less sore the next day after having a shake. It mixes well with milk and other fruit ingredients. Wouldn't recommend with water if you're looking for taste. I've always mixed with a blender. Spoon mixing may not yield great results this will clump easily

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    None better

                    By Ruthie D

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Quality
                    • Satisfaction
                    • value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Man! I have had MANY brands of protein this taste takes the cake by long shot. Now to see results

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Very Tastey and Easy

                        By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                        from Undisclosed

                        Pros

                        • price

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I bought this about a month ago and I use it every day and I still haven't gotten sick of the taste of it yet, witch i did with isopure's banana strawberry orange very quickly. Super easy to mix , with no clumps, only a few shakes and its ready to go.I mostly used it for a meal supplement and it did the job perfectly, helping me keep all the mussle and get all the protein i needed a day, You can easly mix 2-3 even 4 scoops and it still taste great. Awsome product, heavly recomended.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            The best tasting flavor ...

                            By Justin M

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Convenience
                            • price
                            • Quality
                            • value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                The best tasting flavor of 100% Whey. I have literally tried around 10 flavors of this stuff to break the monotony of the same tasting shake every day over the years. I also liked the banana creme and the cookies and creme. This stuff mixed with milk tastes like a strawberry Yahoo. It doesn't have the nasty taste like a lot of whey proteins do. Even the 100% Whey in other flavors gives a nasty taste to me after taking it every day for so long. This flavor really doesn't have that. Very pure protein that is affordable. Good value, good flavor.

                                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Good Taste and Value

                                By Yuri M

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

                                • price
                                • Quality
                                • Satisfaction
                                • value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    I bought the tropical punch before, but I like this one better. It taste like one of those artificial banana popsicles.

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                                    Vanilla tastes great and mixes with anything.
                                    Keith N on Apr 21, 2015
                                    I love this product as it helps me lot during my workout. Great bargain you can't miss it.
                                    Abhishek P on Mar 23, 2015
                                    Probably the most delicious protein ever.
                                    Richard P on Apr 20, 2015
                                    Have been using for years.
                                    Nick S on Mar 23, 2015
                                    This product (Gold Standard 100% Whey - Strawberry Banana) is listed as having NO artificial flavors or sweeteners and that it does not contain soy. Under "Other Ingredients" is listed artificial flavor, lecithin, and Sucralose. Where is the lecithin derived from? Why artificial flavor listed here, along with Sucralose when it is stated previously that it contains none?

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                                    R W on Jul 15, 2013
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