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100% Whey Gold Standard, Cake Batter, 5 lbs (2,273 g)
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- 24 g Protein
- 5.5 g BCAAs
- 4 g Glutamine & Glutamic Acid
- Naturally & Artificially Flavored
- Whey Protein Isolates
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Keep out of reach of children. Not intended as a sole source of nutrition. Do not use for weight reduction. Allergen Information: This product contains whey derived from dairy and lecithin (to improve mixability) derived from soybeans.
Serving Size: 1 Rounded Scoop (31 g)
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100% Whey Gold Standard. Naturally and Artificially Flavored. Whey Protein isolates. Hydrowhey Peptides. 24g Protein, 5.5g BCAA's, 4g Glutamine and Precursors, 73 Servings. THE BIGGER PICTURE OF WHEY: Whey Protein Isolates are the purest form of whey protein that exist. 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 Concentrates; HYDROWHEY Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides. TYPICAL AMINO ACID PROFILE (milligrams per serving): Essential Amino Acids (EAAs): Tryptophan 405, Valine 1422, Threonine 1654, Isoleucine 1573, Leucine 2531, Lysine 2233, Phenylalanine 748, Methionine 492. Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CAAs): Arginine 505, Cystine 494, Tyrosine 703, Histidine 423, Proline 1509, Glutamine and Precursors 4082. Nonessential Amino Acid (NAAs): Aspartic Acid 2508, Serine 1126, Glycine 412, Alanine 1180. BEYOND BASICS: Packed with Whey Protein Isolate (WPI). HIGHER PROTEIN PERCENTAGE (24 grams of protein; 77% 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.
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New product has less servings for the same price, removed Aminogen, and changed the name from "Natural" to "Naturally Flavored" because of now-added sugar. Wow ON, thank you for ruining your most popular natural product in a money-grab attempt to slip a fast one by your loyal customers.
For all of you still looking for the original, I managed to find some using Google Shopping and buying direct from a supplements website for $55 per 5 lb tub. It arrived today and it's the old formula so there is definitely still some stock floating around out there. Get some elsewhere to hold you over for a few months while we all identify a DIFFERENT BRAND to use in the future.
ON, go back to your old formula or I will be shopping elsewhere.
The slight label changes throw red flags, as there was some legal reason for the adjusted verbiage. The transition from "Natural" to "Naturally Flavored" is particularly worrisome. Phrases like "Banned Substance Free" and "No Synthetic Colors" confuse consumers into thinking that there is meaning behind them, even though said phrases mean absolutely nothing.
Aminogen® digestive enzymes have been removed from the new formulation.
The Amazon product picture is incorrect. The label shows 4.8 lbs (68 servings), as shown in my photo.
BROTIP#1: Always go for the 5LBer. Best deal and you wouldn't want 10 lbs of protein powder unless you are ordering Rocky Road or Graham-Cracker R.I.P.
I have sampled almost all flavors of ON and made a professional excel chart for you at home to enjoy. Note everything is mixed with water, cause milk doesn't refrigerate well in my sweaty gym-bag.
GOD-Tier: Could drink everyday forever and be satisfied:
Rocky Road: You can almost taste marshmallows in your protein, these guys are flavor wizards.
Nice Tier: I'd recommend these to a friend if they were branching out after chocolate.
Mocha Cappuccino: Once I tried mixing this with black coffee, tasted unfortunate.
Cookies and Cream: Hallmark of protein flavors since the dawn of mankind.
Chocolate Mint: Probably your safest bet ever, didn't need to read my review to figure that out.
Chocolate Coconut: Tastes like hot cocoa powder mixed with a little coconut, great powder to change things up a bit before back to Rocky Road.
BROTIP #2: If you are mixing without a mixer or a blender, here's how you channel McGuyver and feed your muscle-children. Step 1, add a little bit of water to the cup before adding your protein in. Thats it, it helps.
Ok Tier: It won't make you puke, but you aren't leaving a good tip (Perhaps just the tip).
Malt chocolate: Not enough malt, its chocolate + a palette confuser
Double Rich Chocolate: Too much chocolate and it tastes like poo-people chocolate that you buy in bulk after valentine's day cause nobody loves you.
Delicious Strawberry: Looks like strawberry, tastes like strawberry, mixes worse than the s*** that clings to your asshairs after a night of binge-drinking after your children disappoint you yet again.
Caramel Toffee Fudge: Sounds like a sure win right? I'd love for my protein to taste like any of these flavors, but sadly for me, it tastes like the flavor wizards each thought their respective flavor was the best and it was settled democratically, aka middle of the ground bland.
Gross Tier: You have to be a total monster, or mix it with milk to enjoy (AKA a total monster).
Banana Cream: If my mom wanted to branch out from soap to rinse my mouth out, it would be hard to not recommend Banana Cream as a painful substitute.
This product review and analysis was conducted based on 3 parameters
A. Constituents: What comes in the box, the real value of the product
B. Assimilation: How does this product goes down in your system, how much of it will your body assimilate
C. Usability : Long term usability and and effects.
I believe this is one of the best supplements available in the market today. The Question is Why?
1. The Quality of protein. Since its manufactured by Glanbia (who owns Optimum nutrition), this product is coming straight from the manufacturer. This is a BIG factor, 90% of the protein supplement companies source their raw materials from third parties, often importing them from third world countries.
100 grams of Whey protein isolate from one source is NOT equal to the 100 gram Whey protein isolate from another. Inferior resources usually have high level of Heavy metals and cattle Hormones. This has been elucidated from recent tests and published widely in the consumer reports. ON aced this report with minimum levels of such harmful residues. Reason is simple, they make their own whey in a plant which has to abide all regulations under US law.
Just for the point of reference. I am from India, and therefore know first hand how many poorly regulated cheese plants export their whey to Europe and US. So make sure your Whey protein is coming from Whey extracted in the US!!
2. Ideally, I will prefer the protein powder with no artificial sweetener. But lets face it, such a product will be hard to sell. However, Golds whey keep artificial sweeter to minimum. If you check Bodybuilding.com forums, lots of consumer complain that its not sweet enough. I request all such folks to realise that is actually good for them, if you feel this product is not sufficiently sweet for you. Its better you use lesser amount of hydrant (Milk, water, juice etc), or add a tiny bit of Honey.
The Profile- The Myth about Isolate vs a Blend
3. This might be hard for some people to digest. However, the truth is 96% people who use Whey supplements, will have no additional benefits of taking an Isolate vs a Blend. Please note, when I use the word blend, I mean a product lile Golds whey which is well balanced with Whey isolate and Whey Concentrate. (not any junk product form the market). If you take the blend, you might get 1 gram of extra fat or 2 grams of extra carbs which is absolutely nothing. You can burn this by adding 1.5 minute to your jog routine or walking for 2-3 minutes. You will get the same result and effect as the Isolate, so its not worth spending extra refined Isolate. The Isolate rumor is just a Hype created by the supplement industry. I will repeat this again, if your blend is as good as Golds whey i.e you are getting 24 grams per 30 gram scoop, you don't need an Isolate.
Who all comprise the 4% population who can benefit from an Isolate. First people who are extremely lactose Intolerant. I have used the word extremely since all good products add enzymes to digest the little amount of lactose residue in the supplement. Lactose is not a a bad thing, its simply the milk sugar. So if you are highly allergic to Lactose, Isolate will help (they have negligible levels of lactose)
Second tier of people who can benefit from Isolates are professional athletes who are pepping up for an upcoming competition. This competitive set is consuming 5-8+ scoops of Whey protein daily and therefore will benefit from reduction in additional fat or carbs.
4. Why go for Whey protein blend when you have specialized protein powders with Whey,egg and Casein.
Its simple science, Whey is just better with the best Biological value*. This means that your body will better absorb and use the protein source from Whey more than any other source, therefore no wastage. Egg is also a great resource, which is just behind Whey. However in real world it lags behind Whey substantially, even the delayed absorption rate cannot compensate much. Scientifically it has been proven that Whey is just better, since it doesn't tax your digestive processes as much as an egg protein.
Question of Casein:
Its true that Casein has an edge when it comes to delayed absorption. Its anti-catabolic properties and slow absorption makes it an ideal night time protein. This said, its best when you take Casein in concentrated from, i.e. if you need Casein, take only Caesin, do not mix it with Whey... Why do I say this, Its a big topic based on metabolism response(will add a different thread later). One last thing 24 grams of Whey protein is NOT equal to 24 grams of Casein as the Biological value of Casein is lower than Whey.However Caesin does have its own benifit of delayed response, provided you actually need it.
*Biological Value: Biological value (BV) is a measure of the proportion of absorbed protein from a food which becomes incorporated into the proteins of the organism's body.
Whey protein concentrate: 104
Whole egg: 100
Cow milk: 91
Always keep a note of how much protein you are consuming from Supplements Vs straight from the food. Ideally one should keep protein sources from supplements under 25%, but if your life style is demanding and you are unable to get hold of good meals rich in protein, you should always keep your protein dependency under 50%. In layman terms, for most of us who are looking for fitness, keep it not more than 2 scoops/day. For those who really pump some heavy Iron keep it upto than 3 scoops/day. (let me know if you wish to know the science behind this)
In the end Supplements are only Supplements. The word Supplement has a lot of Drama attached to it, as if, if you don't take a protein shake within 30 minutes of your work out.. you will never make good gain. Total Crap. This is not a make or break factor(its just beneficial). Baring few exceptions. Supplements adds up only 20 percent of your fitness equation.
In the real world, for over 90% of us. The fitness equation is something like this.
A Intensity and Regularity of Workout: 30- 35%
B Lifestyle and Nutritional Choices: 40- 50%
C Supplements : 0 - 20%
So the most important thing is to focus on A%B. Once you have maximized A and B, think about C
Second, your precious met-rx 100% natural whey contains fructose. (SEE ATTACHED NUTRTION LABEL) Fructose is sugar PROCESSED from fruit juice. How can you possibly post a negative review for this product by citing the use of sugar, and then refer potential consumers to another product with a different (arguably worse) form of sugar?
Your review is completely void of any scientific fact. It is without base and is entirely a result of your disagreement with the increase in price.
This is a great product. It is naturally sweetened and contains a minimal 4g of sugar. Not maltodextrin. Not fructose. Sugar. Processed from cane plants. Not corn. Not fruit juice.
If the sugar bothers you, then purchase an unflavored whey protein powder. They contain zero sugar, zero sweeteners, and they taste like someone farted a flinstones vitamin.
If you would like a product with a minimal amount of cane derived sugar, zero artificial sweeteners and a great taste, look no further.