Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein – Review

Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein – My ReviewON_Gold

Brand: Optimum Nutrition
Supplement: Whey Protein – Concentrate, Isolate, Hydrolysate Mix
Price: 2 Lbs. $29.99, 5 Lbs. $57.99, 10 Lbs. $111.99
Price-Quality Ratio: Good
Overall Ranking: 90 out of 100
Cheapest place to buy: Bodybuilding.com

My review on this particular product. Bought one tub of 5 lbs a couple of weeks ago so decided why not to do a review on this!


Optimum Nutriotion has been a major player in the supplement industry for a long time and it’s no wonder. They’re quality of the products are heavily regulated and the process behind producing supplements are top notch. For a big company like ON to get caught up with some sub-par quality would mean a complete disaster. So all-in-all a great reputable company that operates within the service of customers.


Gold Standard is a blend of Whey Concentrate, Whey Isolate and Whey Hydrolysate. This means that it’s a blend of all of the major strains of Whey Powder. This would be a good choice for those who have a bit more sensitive stomach because the Whey Concentrate is not too high here.


About the actual performance of the product is really hard to say because it’s quite impossible to monitor how much of the protein powder actually gets “converted” to the muscle.


This came a quite surprise to me. This has to be the best dissolving Whey Powder I’ve ever come accross. They advertised that you can stir this one up with just a spoon and a cup and you wouldn’t have to use shaker. Well I was quite sceptical about this but low and behold I tried it and it frigging worked! But that really doesn’t make a world of difference to myself since I’ll use shaker anyway BUT that says something about the dissolving quality which is truly great!


I always go with the Mint Chocolate and it tasted as good as any other brand to be honest. With milk it’s my absolute favourite.

Side Effects

I didn’t encounter any side-effects such as protein farts or acne but I’m not allergic to lactose in any way.

Final Opinion

I’d definately rank this product to the top of the Whey Protein chain. It’s high quality product with magnificent dissolving and great taste. If you feel the need to supplement with Whey Protein this is a great choice!

90 / 100 Points


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