Whey is a Dairy Protein derived from cow’s milk. Cow’s milk is made up of approximately 88% water and variable amounts of the three macronutrients: Carbohydrates (≈5%), Fat (≈4%) and Protein (≈3%). The Protein found in milk contains two types of Protein, Whey and Casein. Casein (sometimes call “Cheese Protein” as it forms the basis of the solid curds which become cheese) is the most abundant Protein in milk comprising about 80% of the total protein content. Whey is the less abundant of the two Milk Proteins making up about 20% of the total Protein. However, in today’s world of sports nutrition, Whey Protein is by far the more popular and more consumed of the two main Dairy Proteins. Whey has become so desirable due to many of its unique features including:
Protein is required on daily basis because Amino Acids cannot be stored in the body. It’s essential that all healthy adults consume adequate amounts of Protein throughout each day to help meet Protein needs. Moreover, Protein is also essential when it comes to muscle. This is because physical activity increases muscle Protein breakdown. Muscles require adequate time and overall balanced nutrition including sufficient High-Quality, Complete Protein to recover optimally. Protein is one key element which can help to support muscle recovery.
Optimum Nutrition is one of the most highly regarded sports nutrition brands in the world building a time-honoured position of quality and trust in the industry going back to its roots in Downers Grove, Illinois in the US in 1986. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ has made its own mark in sports nutrition history by consistent transformation in respect to advancements in technology and science and listening to you as the consumer along as the way. Today Gold Standard 100% Whey is recognized as the most awarded, most reviewed protein and best-selling whey protein powder in the world. It stands apart from the rest, because of its recognizable quality and consistency. No matter where you are in the world, quality is synonymous with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™.
Each serving of the world’s best-selling whey protein powder provides 24 grams of high-quality whey protein primarily from Whey Protein Isolate, which has had excess carbohydrates, fat, and lactose ‘isolated’ out using sophisticated filtering technologies. The powder is also instantised for easy mixing using just a glass and spoon. Optimum Nutrition has been leading the industry for over 30 years. With over 90,000 quality checks performed annually, we reject truckloads of inferior raw materials every year, it’s this relentless commitment to quality that makes Gold Standard 100% Whey the most awarded, best-selling protein powder on the planet.
Whey is complex, but using it doesn’t have to be. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey™ is Instantised, meaning that it is designed to mix easily with a spoon or shaker cup. However, you can take it to the next level by boosting it, blending it, baking it, cooking with it and more. You can amp up your Whey Protein by mixing with bases beyond water to add taste and texture. For example, mixing with milk, soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, juice and more. You can also blend in wholesome foods such as chia seeds, flaxseeds, berries, greens, oats, nuts, seeds, yogurt, honey and others. You can also cook and bake with your Whey Protein by mixing it into favourite foods, everyday mealtime recipes, and baked goods. However you use your Protein, make it yours!
WHEN TO USE WHEY PROTEIN
However, wherever and whenever you choose to incorporate it into your day and your performance, there is only one Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey.