Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard
Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard is whey protein supplement based on the whey proteins mix. It is one of the most popular whey supplements for years with plenty of very good reasons - it tastes well, it content is excellent, it is very affordable etc.
ON 100% Whey is whey protein mix based on: whey protein isolates, whey protein concentrate and whey peptides. It is not as 'fast' as ON Hydrowhey or Dymatize ISO-100, but it is cheaper and for most people, even active athletes, better choice. If you are preparing for some important athletic event or something similar, perhaps you should consider ON Hydrowhey or Dymatize ISO-100.
Since 100% Whey comes in numerous flavors, it is very easy to pick few favorite flavors and avoid boredom.
Flavors are (this list can change over time, of course): Banana Cream, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Mint, Cookies & Cream, Delicious Strawberry, Double Rich Chocolate, Extreme Milk Chocolate, French Vanilla Creme, Mocha Cappuccino, Rocky Road, Strawberry Banana and Vanilla Ice Cream.
Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard comes in several packages: 1 pound, 2 pounds, 3.5 pounds, 5 pounds and 10 pounds. Also, there is small, 3 servings package for the people who wants to try this product.
All flavors have very similar macronutrient content, with Double Rich Chocolate (author's favorite flavor) containing 24g of protein, 3g of carbohydrates (of which only 1g is sugar) and 1g of fats per single serving (30.4g of powder) - this translates to 79g of protein, 10g of carbs and 3g of fats per 100g of protein powder.
ON 100% Whey is excellent whey supplement for making Post Workout Meal (PWM) shakes, with or without fast carbs. It is very easy on stomach and cause no digestion discomfort or anything similar even in people having issues with lactose intolerance (it is fortified with enzyme Lactase to help with digestion).
Mixability is excellent - just few seconds of shaking in the shaker (mixed with water or milk) and powder dissolves completely. It can be mixed even in the glass with the spoon, it just requires few seconds more. When mixed in shaker, it does make some foam, but the foam settles down rather quickly.
Other than for PWM shakes, Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard can be used for increasing protein content in other meals and snacks, just never forget that it digests really fast - within 60-90 minutes.
When mixed with other foods, its rate of digestion slows, so it can be used in various smoothies mixed with milk, yogurt, low fat or cottage cheese, fruits, peanut butter, nuts and similar. For more on this topic, check our Recipes page.
Taking pure ON 100% Whey mixed with just plain water as a snack or even meal, is not recommended due to very fast digestion. If you need such powder or product, check Meal Replacement Powders.
Regardless if you just head treadmill-only workout session, or you included weights, or had just weights workout session, consuming fast digesting proteins and other nutrients can help in recovering and regeneration after workouts. IMHO, after treadmill-only workout, take your whey shake, but avoid taking fast carbs. Exact amounts depend on personal needs and requirements according to individual goals.
Long story short - Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard is excellent whey protein supplements and if you need one, go for it. Just don't forget, real food is real food :)
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