When it comes to choosing a protein supplement, it often creates confusion among us regarding the results. If you are under the supervision of your Gym instructor, the decision can be quite easy for you. But if you want to choose it on your own you will find it really confusing. Most of us make a Google search to see the top brands and compare those with one another.
You may check Amazon, HealthKart, eBay and many more websites to try and get a better deal. Usually, the comparison is done in terms of nutritional benefits and price. Today I am going to review one of the most popular protein supplement Optimum Nutrition (ON) Gold Standard 100% Whey. So let’s start reviewing this Whey protein supplement on all parameters such as Quality, Taste, Brand Value, Price and Results.
ON Gold Standard100% Whey protein is manufactured by a company named Optimum Nutrition INC based in the United States. The parent company is engaged in producing different types of health & body supplements for pre and post workout. Talking about the brand image I think I will give it a rating of 4/5 as I have researched and found the brand to well-talked about.
Coming to the nutritional information of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Isolate, it contains ingredients Protein Blend 93%, (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, and Whey Peptides). Energy constitutes 119kcal, which relieves your tiredness after your workout.
Each serving contains 24g of protein, which makes it a great product. With just 1g of fat and sugar each, you need not worry much.
Containing primary Whey Protein Isolates to support lean muscles, ON Gold Standard 100% Whey protein has got 4/5 rating from me in terms of overall nutrition.
Taste & Flavour
Taste matters a lot when you chose a Whey Protein supplement and Thank God, here you have plenty of flavors to choose from. I particularly like the Vanilla Ice Cream flavor of Optimum Nutrition products as I am not much your chocolate, when it comes to a health drink. However, you can choose from flavors such as Rocky Road, Chocolate Mint, Strawberry Banana, Chocolate Malt, Banana Cream, Mocha Cappuccino, Double Rich Chocolate, Delicious Strawberry, Extreme Milk Chocolate, etc.
Mixing a scoop with water creates a thin shake, which you can see in the image. Personally, I don’t like thick shakes as it makes the stomach heavy. The thickness of the shake doesn’t matter unless you are getting the nutritional advantages.
One disappointment I had in terms of taste with ON Gold Standard 100% Whey protein is its sweet taste. The sweetness I feel is too much, which could have been less. So, if you not much into the sweet flavor, you can avoid this drink.
Finally coming to results derived from consuming ON Gold Standard 100% Whey protein. It contains amino acids in protein which acts as the building blocks of muscle protein synthesis. You can have Whey protein shake before or after exercise helps kick-start this recovery process. However, I take it after the workout and have seen good improvements. But please note, results depends not only on your Whey Protein as there are many other factors involved such as your diet, exercises performed, etc.
Yes, reviewing the price of ON Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein, I have found that the bodybuilding supplement is slightly more costly than many other similar products. You can check with several e-commerce stores and compare the price. Often, the product carries a discount of 15-20% or more, which solely depends upon from where you are buying the supplement. Look, my recommendation would be to try a smaller pack first then if you like the taste and feel some improvements, go for a 1Kg or higher pack. ON Gold 100% Whey Protein is available in 1lb, 2lb, 5lb, and 10lb packs. The 1lb pack will cost around 25-26 USD so it would be a smart decision.
I purchased ON Gold 100% Whey from Netmeds.com, which is an online pharmacy and got it at some discount. Being a popular product, this whey protein supplement is available at all leading pharmacy or health shops. However, if you are based at a remote location, it’s better to order from an online store.
Based on all the above parameters, I give 4/5 ratings to ON Gold 100% Whey protein. One thing, which is interesting which I want to mention is this whey protein supplement review is its special feature to increase your hunger. You will feel hungry after consuming the protein shake, which means it has some digestive value.
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