Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder Drink Mix Vanilla Ice Cream 4545g £73.84 @ Amazon
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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder Drink Mix Vanilla Ice Cream 4545g £73.84 @ Amazon

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Found 20th Feb 2014
The best protein on the market today at the best price it's ever been!!! IMO & bodybuilding.com's opinion.

I paid £89 for this a few days ago but at this price, I've bought another bag!!

This will shoot back up to £90+ before midnight when they realise so pick up a great tasting and quality protein here for £16 per kg (approx).

Gold Standard 100% Whey contains Whey Protein Isolates of WPI. Rates 90+% pure protein, WPI is known as the highest quality whey ingredient. Each serving of Gold Standard 100% Whey contains 24 grams of premium whey protein and 5.5 grams of branched chain amino acids to help muscle repair and growth. Gold Standard 100% Whey contains just 1 gram of fat per seving and 1 gram of sugar, making it ideal for those who are watching their macronutrients. It's tasty and is easily mixed as the powder is instantized, so it leaves no powder at the bottom of the shaker. Gold Standard 100% Whey is best enjoyed first thing in the morning and/or during the 30 minutes just before or straight after training to immediately kick start the recovery process. Simply mix one rounded scoop with 180-240 ml of your favourite drink.

Ingredients
Protein blend (whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, whey peptides), cocoa (processed with alkali), artifical flavor, lecithin, acesulfame potassium, Aminogen, Lactase

41 Comments

Original Poster

And yes there will be cheaper protein out there but it's not ON gold standard...

Good price. I paid £82 few weeks ago

Good stuff but unless you're cutting seriously then it's a waste of money.

Don't understand their ingredient claims, they add up to more than the serving size...

For those that ordered recently (irrespective of deal) can you confirm the expiry date... If received

gonna make you lot envious (_;).... just got a bag for £62.76 as i added it to my SUBSCRIBE & SAVE which takes a further 15% off as i have 5 or more items i have delivered every month . even if you dont do S&S , just sign up now and it reduces it 5% which is around £3.69 less making it just £70.15 . EXCELLENT price for the highest quality protein

£88.96 now

cadmus

gonna make you lot envious (_;).... just got a bag for £62.76 as i … gonna make you lot envious (_;).... just got a bag for £62.76 as i added it to my SUBSCRIBE & SAVE which takes a further 15% off as i have 5 or more items i have delivered every month . even if you dont do S&S , just sign up now and it reduces it 5% which is around £3.69 less making it just £70.15 . EXCELLENT price for the highest quality protein



The subscribe and save price you pay is the price it is just before it ships, not the one you first got, unfortunately.

nublets2k

Good stuff but unless you're cutting seriously then it's a waste of … Good stuff but unless you're cutting seriously then it's a waste of money.Don't understand their ingredient claims, they add up to more than the serving size...


Looks right to me.
Your not adding the amount of BCAAs in are you?

I've had cheaper protein tubs from holland and Barrett and after months of use ( when the tub finished) I didn't really see any difference or muscle gain etc

Obviously I'm doing something wrong rather than just blame the powder

Looking to order this
Can anyone recommend the best way to drink this ideal mix and the time to take (morning/ evening or before/after a weight training workout)

Don't want to waste £80ish for something I'll use wrong and get no where

Thanks
Rich

Lol ^^^^^^^

Holland and Barrett protein is one of the worst proteins put there. Check the ingredients, it's laced with sweeteners. Optimum gold whey is from isolate form and one of the purest proteins on the market. You need a controlled diet and workout plan to see gains, if your a serious gym goer this is quality stuff at a great price.

I've read the reviews which say this isn't a meal supplement but to be taken along with the daily diet.

A big push, but does anyone have a link to a suitable diet which will compliment this.
I wish to start taking weight training seriously (health benefits rather than becoming supersize but bulking up is a plus) but my diet is poor and will not compliment this as much

Original Poster

Richardthe4th - yes your diet will be the key to true gains, this is called a supplement for a reason and supports your diet (when I say diet I don't mean weight loss only, also gains).

The best way to drink it is with water, although I prefer it with milk. It's a lovely flavour, mixes really well and can easily be used in other forms of food (pancakes are a good one). I have Rolled Oats with a scoop of this and that's a good breakfast for cutting. Some people also add blueberries.

In regards to times taken, depends on your goals. I personally have a scoop for breakfast and take a scoop to work for post workout (within 20mins ideally). Some people I train with have 2 scoops and will also have another in the day, it just depends how serious you are. If you compete, some form of protein every few hours is recommended.

Rob99green - no it's not a meal substitute but you can take between meals to stop yourself from eating rubbish and to ensure a constant flow of protein.

Again, with diet, it depends on what you're looking to achieve. There are looooads of PT's offering diet plans but to do it properly, it has to be tailored to you, as its not a 'one size fits all approach'. I personally have a rice cooker (£10 from Argos), pop 3x 200g chicken breasts (diced, grade A grass fed, not injected supermarket mini breasts) into the rice cooker with brown rice and broccoli - left on for 30mims approx and there's 2>3 days worth of meals all prepared (I add a scoop or two of cottage cheese too). This is a cutting diet but you should also add other meals into this (aim for 5>7 clean meals a day to cut). I personally don't have carbs after 6pm and everyone will give you a different view on this but that's just me.

I'm no expert but just FB search PT's or even IFBB Pro's or UKBFF competitors and most will offer diet plans.

Hope this helps :-)

Edited by: "justin2" 22nd Feb 2014

justin2

I personally have a rice cooker (£10 from Argos), pop 3x 200kg chicken … I personally have a rice cooker (£10 from Argos), pop 3x 200kg chicken breasts (diced, grade A grass fed, not injected supermarket mini breasts) into the rice cooker with brown rice and broccoli - left on for 30mims approx and there's 2>3 days worth of meals all prepared (I add a scoop or two of cottage cheese too). This is a cutting diet but you should also add other meals into this (aim for 5>7 clean meals a day to cut). I personally don't have carbs after 6pm and everyone will give you a different view on this but that's just me.



600kg of chicken breasts in a rice cooker...must be a massive rice cooker X)

Spices and herbs is a great way to add flavour.
Edited by: "thetarget" 21st Feb 2014

I just got mine deliver today. From protein lifestyle. They honoured my order where they had a glitch and instead of 25% off you where getting 25£ off your order at check out

5 kg banana diet whey for 45£ with delivery included. Comes at 9£ per kg of protein.

Tastes good though I am still burping on it.

It seem like the post with the deal is not around anymore. Did they remove it. Do they do thing like that.

Gkay11

I just got mine deliver today. From protein lifestyle. They honoured my … I just got mine deliver today. From protein lifestyle. They honoured my order where they had a glitch and instead of 25% off you where getting 25£ off your order at check out 5 kg banana diet whey for 45£ with delivery included. Comes at 9£ per kg of protein. Tastes good though I am still burping on it. It seem like the post with the deal is not around anymore. Did they remove it. Do they do thing like that.


Here it is

ryan2304

Optimum gold whey is from isolate form and one of the purest proteins on … Optimum gold whey is from isolate form and one of the purest proteins on the market. You need a controlled diet and workout plan to see gains, if your a serious gym goer this is quality stuff at a great price.



No it's not it's a blend of isolate and concentrate

If you were a serious gym goer you would buy 5kg from bulk powders, go nutrition, my protein, the protein works for far less than paying for big branding for the same product

Why is it any better than any other WPI with the same levels of protein and the same levels of BCAAs? Because it's not got the brand name?

richardthe4th

I've had cheaper protein tubs from holland and Barrett and after months … I've had cheaper protein tubs from holland and Barrett and after months of use ( when the tub finished) I didn't really see any difference or muscle gain etcObviously I'm doing something wrong rather than just blame the powderLooking to order thisCan anyone recommend the best way to drink this ideal mix and the time to take (morning/ evening or before/after a weight training workout)Don't want to waste £80ish for something I'll use wrong and get no whereThanksRich



You need a shake as soon as you finish. Take 3 a day always, even on rest day/days. Always train hard and push yourself. Don't do much cardio if you want to develop muscle. Aim for 20 mins intense cardio max. Any more and your body will use your muscle for fuel. Stay away from holland and Barrats. Go to myprotein.com or Maxiraw or others mentioned. Eat foods like chicken breast ( you can get 3kg or frozen chicken breasts from Iceland and FarmFoods) they taste fine but they're for muscle not, "Haute Cuisine". Always have a shake before bed, if you can get a casin protein shake that is best. But go in the weights room and not just on the machines. Work the dumbells. Youtube Bicep, back, shoulder etc. workouts. Don't over train your biceps. Have a day where you do chest/shoulders Biceps/back then Shoulder/tricep then legs (just examples). You'll notice changes in shoulders and chest in a month and small changes in arms. But it will take months/years or diet and hard work to get big. So you need to never makes excuses. If your tired you go to the gym if your busy you go to the gym later. But you'll get big. No protein or supplement will get you big. They'll only help fix and feed your muscles after hard work.

nublets2k

Good stuff but unless you're cutting seriously then it's a waste of … Good stuff but unless you're cutting seriously then it's a waste of money.Don't understand their ingredient claims, they add up to more than the serving size...

justin2

Richardthe4th - yes your diet will be the key to true gains, this is … Richardthe4th - yes your diet will be the key to true gains, this is called a supplement for a reason and supports your diet (when I say diet I don't mean weight loss only, also gains).The best way to drink it is with water, although I prefer it with milk. It's a lovely flavour, mixes really well and can easily be used in other forms of food (pancakes are a good one). I have Rolled Oats with a scoop of this and that's a good breakfast for cutting. Some people also add blueberries.In regards to times taken, depends on your goals. I personally have a scoop for breakfast and take a scoop to work for post workout (within 20mins ideally). Some people I train with have 2 scoops and will also have another in the day, it just depends how serious you are. If you compete, some form of protein every few hours is recommended.Rob99green - no it's not a meal substitute but you can take between meals to stop yourself from eating rubbish and to ensure a constant flow of protein.Again, with diet, it depends on what you're looking to achieve. There are looooads of PT's offering diet plans but to do it properly, it has to be tailored to you, as its not a 'one size fits all approach'. I personally have a rice cooker (£10 from Argos), pop 3x 200kg chicken breasts (diced, grade A grass fed, not injected supermarket mini breasts) into the rice cooker with brown rice and broccoli - left on for 30mims approx and there's 2>3 days worth of meals all prepared (I add a scoop or two of cottage cheese too). This is a cutting diet but you should also add other meals into this (aim for 5>7 clean meals a day to cut). I personally don't have carbs after 6pm and everyone will give you a different view on this but that's just me.I'm no expert but just FB search PT's or even IFBB Pro's or UKBFF competitors and most will offer diet plans. Hope this helps :-)



It says "24 grams of premium whey protein and 5.5 grams of branched chain amino acids" and also "5g of glutamine".



Not much point in getting this if you're having it with milk. Get some stuff from MP or TPW instead.

nublets2k

It says "24 grams of premium whey protein and 5.5 grams of branched chain … It says "24 grams of premium whey protein and 5.5 grams of branched chain amino acids" and also "5g of glutamine".Not much point in getting this if you're having it with milk. Get some stuff from MP or TPW instead.


Technically it's correct, perhaps just worded badly on amazon.

Protein is composed of amino acids, 20 or so of them. Around 25% of all whey protein is composed of the 3 BCAA's (leucine, isoleucine and valine).

Same goes for Glutamine which is also an amino acid and building block of protein.

"24 grams of premium whey containing 5.5 grams of branch chain amino acids" would have been better.




Edited by: "callum84" 21st Feb 2014

callum84

Technically it's correct, perhaps just worded badly on amazon.Protein is … Technically it's correct, perhaps just worded badly on amazon.Protein is composed of amino acids, 20 or so of them. Around 25% of all whey protein is composed of the 3 BCAA's (leucine, isoleucine and valine).Same goes for Glutamine which is also an amino acid and building block of protein."24 grams of premium whey containing 5.5 grams of branch chain amino acids" would have been better.



Ok. If they're doing it like that, what makes up the other 5g of their recommended serving? oO

http://s22.postimg.org/mfy3yffg1/whey_nutri_facts.jpg

nublets2k

Ok. If they're doing it like that, what makes up the other 5g of their … Ok. If they're doing it like that, what makes up the other 5g of their recommended serving? oO


God knows.

Original Poster

nublets2k

Not much point in getting this if you're having it with milk. Get some … Not much point in getting this if you're having it with milk. Get some stuff from MP or TPW instead.



I disagree - MP doesn't mix as well, they use a lesser quality protein (quality not quantity) and it tastes like cr4p.
Edited by: "justin2" 22nd Feb 2014

Original Poster

thetarget

600kg of chicken breasts in a rice cooker...must be a massive rice cooker … 600kg of chicken breasts in a rice cooker...must be a massive rice cooker X)Spices and herbs is a great way to add flavour.



Quick get ready, you're on next.....
I've changed the 'kg' to 'g' just for those pedantic keyboard warriors...

Edited by: "justin2" 22nd Feb 2014

Original Poster

neon7871

Why is it any better than any other WPI with the same levels of protein … Why is it any better than any other WPI with the same levels of protein and the same levels of BCAAs? Because it's not got the brand name?



There a different qualities of protein, and marketing means the cheap products avoid this fact and focus on how many grams its got per scoop. It is also what else they mix with it, yes it might have the same grams of protein and BCAA's (because they focus on this as that's what you want) but in reality, to make it cheaper they are putting in a lower grade of protein and filling it with all sorts.

who said mp dosent mix well - no problems here even mix it in with cereal no probs agin -- I find mp and go nutrition the best- always get codes for free shipping works out at 12-79 a kilo- cheap as chips for 80 percent protein - about 30p for 25 g serving !

Good deal. In a different league to the myprotein stuff which just gives you gut ache.

omg different qualities of protein my **** it all comes from the same big stock pile --concentrate or isolate between the two unless you compete theres no visable difference to you - google independent tests the information is out there for all to see - and the likes of mp and nutrisport is as good as any - but hey you just waste -er hand over your hard earned money for the sexy brands !

The amount of broscience on this thread is outstanding.

The brand of protein you buy does not dictate the amount of muscle mass you gain. Protein powder is there to supplement your protein intake. It will not turn you into Arny unless you drink enough of the stuff to meet your macros.

Yes, the macro makeup of some powders is better than that of others, and that should be the only factor which should really affect which protein you buy. (apart from price of course!) But buying ON rather than, say, MyProtein will not make you see better results. In fact, MP's 'Impact Blend' is currently on for £27 for 2.25kg, so you can pick up 4.5kg for £54, saving you a mint on ON. With this in mind, you could go on to pick up 6.75kg of Protein for £81, only £7.16 more than you'd pay for 4.5kg of ON.

You might get an extra 1g of protein per 30g serving of ON, but that 1g is nothing. Most of your protein should be coming from things like meat/fish/dairy etc. anyway. Whey is, as I've said, a SUPPLEMENT. It is there to ensure you hit your macros. There is no magical substance in it to maximise gains (unless Creatine is blended in there (_;) ), so don't be a brand snob.

Amen aaron....

Heavy lifting healthy living. Eat decent food in decent amounts. Man cannot live on chicken, brown rice and broccoli alone.

And dont believe everything Flex and muscle and Fitness tell you....

Unflavoured with water is where it's at! If I cared about taste I'd have a real milkshake with ice cream.

anlygi

Unflavoured with water is where it's at! If I cared about taste I'd have … Unflavoured with water is where it's at! If I cared about taste I'd have a real milkshake with ice cream.

Where what's at?

Uh...in the context of the deal, protein perhaps? In the context of your pointless comment, possibly a tumbleweed?

anlygi

Uh...in the context of the deal, protein perhaps? In the context of your … Uh...in the context of the deal, protein perhaps? In the context of your pointless comment, possibly a tumbleweed?

No still can't make sense of it. Sounds like one for the urban dictionary.

Get Maximuscle much better than ON!

justin2

I disagree - MP doesn't mix as well, they use a lesser quality protein … I disagree - MP doesn't mix as well, they use a lesser quality protein (quality not quantity) and it tastes like cr4p.



Try The Protein Works.

UKMaverick

Amen aaron....Heavy lifting healthy living. Eat decent food in decent … Amen aaron....Heavy lifting healthy living. Eat decent food in decent amounts. Man cannot live on chicken, brown rice and broccoli alone.And dont believe everything Flex and muscle and Fitness tell you....



As they say: 'Eat clean, train dirty'! Haha, I would happily try and live off of chicken, rice and broccoli were it not for my pizza addiction... IIFYM and all that. (_;)

mp DOES mix well -put it in any measure of water or whatever and it mixes -- its good in greek yogurt- its good with cereal and almond milk- its good in pancakes haven't found where it does not mix and the taste ? unflavoured and guess what it dosent taste of anything !

hukdbargain

No still can't make sense of it. Sounds like one for the urban dictionary.



Well you just jog on over there if you need to then. It's an online forum, we're not reading the news.

AaronM1D1

The amount of broscience on this thread is outstanding.The brand of … The amount of broscience on this thread is outstanding.The brand of protein you buy does not dictate the amount of muscle mass you gain. Protein powder is there to supplement your protein intake. It will not turn you into Arny unless you drink enough of the stuff to meet your macros. Yes, the macro makeup of some powders is better than that of others, and that should be the only factor which should really affect which protein you buy. (apart from price of course!) But buying ON rather than, say, MyProtein will not make you see better results. In fact, MP's 'Impact Blend' is currently on for £27 for 2.25kg, so you can pick up 4.5kg for £54, saving you a mint on ON. With this in mind, you could go on to pick up 6.75kg of Protein for £81, only £7.16 more than you'd pay for 4.5kg of ON. You might get an extra 1g of protein per 30g serving of ON, but that 1g is nothing. Most of your protein should be coming from things like meat/fish/dairy etc. anyway. Whey is, as I've said, a SUPPLEMENT. It is there to ensure you hit your macros. There is no magical substance in it to maximise gains (unless Creatine is blended in there (_;) ), so don't be a brand snob.



^^^^^ THIS AND ONLY THIS. If you only have to read one comment in this post, read THIS one!
The first line simplifies the rest!
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