Optimum Nutrition

Optimum Gold Standard Whey (2.27kg / 5lb)

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Raise the bar and set a new standard with Optimum Nutrition. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is a number one selling protein blend of whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate formulated to promote muscle building and lean muscle maintenance. This low-carb and low-fat blend is the perfect anytime shake that all athletes can use to fuel their active lifestyle.

Raise the bar and set a new standard with Optimum Nutrition. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is a number one selling protein blend of whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate formulated to promote muscle building and lean muscle maintenance. This low-carb and low-fat blend is the perfect anytime shake that all athletes can use to fuel their active lifestyle.

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey

Raise the bar and set a new standard with Optimum Nutrition. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is a number one selling protein blend of whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate formulated to promote muscle building and lean muscle maintenance. This low-carb and low-fat blend is the perfect anytime shake that all athletes can use to fuel their active lifestyle.

To grow and maintain lean muscle mass, you need to be training hard and eating right. Consuming a higher protein intake is key to building more muscle and protecting it through intense workout regimes. Protein powders are a convenient and versatile way to pack more protein into your daily diet without consuming excess carbohydrate or fats. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey is packs 24 grams of high quality and easily digested protein plus 5.5 grams of naturally occurring BCAAs per serving. This Gold Standard blend also provides 4 grams of glutamine per serving – glutamine is an amino acid that can help to prevent muscle breakdown and enhance protein metabolism.

Key Benefits

  • Lean Muscle Gains – Use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey to supplement your daily protein intake, promote muscle growth and protect your lean mass.
  • Fast Digesting Formula - Each serving provides 24 grams of fast digesting protein from a blend of whey isolate and whey concentrate.
  • Essential Amino Acids – Each serving of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey provides 5.5 grams of naturally occurring Branched Chain Amino Acids plus 4 grams of glutamine for rapid muscle recovery and reduced muscle breakdown.
  • Great Tasting Flavours – Available in rich double chocolate, delicious strawberry, rocky road and more, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey mixes easily with water or milk to make a sweet treat protein-packed treat at any time of day.

Who is Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey For?

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey can be used by any athlete to supplement their daily protein intake. This formula is the perfect choice for your muscle building plan where an increased protein consumption is key to making optimal progress. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey does contain dairy and soy.

When to Use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey?

Optimum Gold Standard 100% Whey is fast-digesting and can be enjoyed at any time throughout the day as part of a balanced diet. Mix a single rounded scoop serving (30g) with 180-240ml water to make a simple pre or post-workout shake. Protein powders are great to for a fast and mess free refuel when you're out and about or can be added to any of your favourite recipes – turn your oats, pancakes or yogurt into a sweet protein packed treat.

Nutritional Information Varies Slightly By Flavour - Cookies & Cream Shown Below:

Nutritional Information Per Serving (30.4g)
Calories 110
Protein 24g
Carbs 2.4g
- of which sugars 1.3g
Fat 0.7g
- of which saturates 0.5g
Fibre 0.1g
Salt 0.485g
Sodium 194mg

Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate [contains Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin], Whey Protein Concentrate, Hydrolysed Whey Protein Isolate), Flavourings, Cookie Biscuit Crumb (Wheat Flour, Sugar, All-Vegetable Shortening, Reduced Fat Cocoa Powder, Salt, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Stabilizers (Carrageenan, Guar Gum), Sweetners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K), Enzyme Complex (Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Beta-D-Galactosidase, Lipase)

Gold Standard 100% Whey is instantiated. That means if you forgot your shaker cup or don't have time to get out the blender, just add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey to a glass filled with 6-8oz (180-240ml) of water or your favourite beverage. Then mix it up with a spoon. Stir for about 30 seconds or until powder is completely dissolved.

Tip: Adjust the taste of your Gold Standard 100% Whey by varying the amount of liquid that you use to prepare it. For a bolder flavour with slightly more body and sweetness mix each scoop with 4-6oz (120-180ml) of water, milk or your favourite beverage. For a milder tasting, less sweet shake use 8-10oz (240-300ml) of liquid per scoop.

SHAKER: Bringing a shaker cup with you to the gym is the best way to get a powerful dose of protein immediately after your workout. Just pour in 6-8 oz of your preferred beverage and then add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey to your shaker cup. Cover and shake for 25-30 seconds.
BLENDER: Add one rounded scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey to a blender filled with 6-8 oz of water, nonfat milk, or your favorite beverage. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Then add 1 or 2 ice cubes and blend for an additional 30 seconds.
SHAKE UP YOUR SHAKE: By adding fresh or frozen fruits, peanut butter, flaxseed oil, coconut and other high-energy ingredients, you can transform your shake into a delicious high-protein meal.
STACK YOUR SHAKE: You can make Gold Standard 100% Whey an even more powerful recovery product by adding supplements like creatine, glutamine, BCAA, and concentrated carbohydrate powders.

THINK OUTSIDE THE GLASS: Gold Standard 100% Whey can be used for more than just protein shakes. Try mixing a scoop into oatmeal, yogurt, or the milk that you pour over your morning breakfast cereal. Better yet, boost the protein content of muffins, cookies, brownies, etc. by adding a scoop or two to your baked goods recipes.

SUGGESTED USE: Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day through a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements. For even better results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day.

Optimum Nutrition

Optimum Nutrition are truly a global brand. With over 30 years of pedigree, Optimum Nutrition are at the pinnacle of the sports supplements world and distribute to countries across the globe. If you’re looking for the very best then look no further than Optimum Nutrition.

Who are they?

Founded all the way back in 1986 by brothers Mike and Tony Costello, Optimum Nutrition has garnered a reputation as a supplements brand you can trust. They have a product in every single product category, each meticulously researched and developed to ensure they are the very best.

Optimum have production facilities all over the world, including in Middlesbrough, England, where each of their products is carefully crafted. Optimum have some of the highest quality standards in the supplement world and each batch that comes out of the factory has to be the best. Optimum strive to produce the best products possible so that you can trust what you are putting into your body.

Optimum Nutrition Key Supplements

Optimum Nutrition produce the best selling whey protein in the world, Gold Standard 100% Whey. This standard-bearer in whey protein is widely considered the best around and is used and loved by millions across the globe.

Optimum have gained a reputation for their innovative products; their Gold Standard 100% Casein created the the slowly digesting protein category while their Essential Amino Energy created the anytime energy category. And as you can imagine, their quality is simply the best.


We will take every effort to get you goods to you as efficiently and effectively as possible. All orders placed before 3pm will be shipped on the day of ordering subject to payment authorization and item availability.

Any items which are out of stock will be shipped as soon as they become available. If this causes a delay in your delivery, you will be notified and your order dispatched as soon as possible. If any items are unavailable, you will be contacted and offered a replacement or refund.

UK Delivery

If your order total is under £50 then you can choose one of:

  • Royal Mail Tracked - £2.95
    (1-3 Working Days)
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    (Guaranteed Next Working Day + 1 Hour Delivery Window)

If your order total is over £50 then you can choose

  • Royal Mail Tracked - FREE
  • DPD Next Day -1/2 Price - Only £2.49

Please be aware that the prices above are for areas classed as "UK Mainland" by DPD which does NOT include offshore islands, Scottish highlands or Northern Ireland.

Non-UK Delivery

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BFPO Addresses

This shipping method is available for British Forces Posted Overseas and addresses only. Shipping is as with all other UK mailing but please check to see that the size and weight of your order does not exceed maximums for your BFPO destination number by checking with the BFPO website.

Please note that once we have shipped the item and handed over to the BFPO service we have fulfilled our contract and delivery responsibility. All queries and problems with delivery must be taken up by yourself with BFPO and any claims must be handled between yourself and them.

VAT Exempt

If this applies to you, the price you will pay for the goods will automatically be adjusted to remove the VAT element - you MUST choose the correct country on checkout for this to apply. We CANNOT refund the VAT once the order is completed.

You can also avoid paying VAT if you are having your goods sent to you in the UK, but are taking the goods abroad permanently within 3 months of making the purchase. You will have to pay the VAT with your order but by following the steps outlined you can reclaim the VAT from us:

Request a VAT Reclaim form from us; give us a call or email immediately after ordering. We will complete the relevant parts of this form before sending it to you with your goods. You will then take the form with you and the goods when you leave the UK and you should ask customs to fill in their section of the form at the airport, ferry terminal or channel tunnel when you leave the country.

When you reach your destination outside the EU, you can then send the completed form back to us and we will refund the VAT amount charged to the credit or debit card details you have filled in on the reclaim form


We stock the vast majority of products listed on our website in our Whitley Bay superstore and warehouse and these products are available for same day dispatch & next day delivery.

Due to the huge quantity of products we stock, we offer the ability to backorder products which have gone out of stock and less popular products which we don't carry stock of.

Depending on the brand these backorder products can take anywhere between 1 and 10 days to arrive into stock. We estimate 3-5 working days on average but please be aware that products from some brands can take a little longer

As always if you aren't sure or want a more accurate estimate just give our team a call or email!


You can return any product that is in an UNOPENED, RE-SALEABLE condition within 30 days as long as it is not marked as clearance. Please contact us before doing this so we can confirm this ahead of time - we recommend using a recorded delivery service for any returns as you will be responsible for ensuring it reaches us.

Please get in touch to confirm a return by email or phone before sending anything back. When sending a return it is important that you include:

  • Your order number
  • Your name & a contact telephone number
  • The reason for return

We will try and get your return processed as quickly as possible but if you don't send this information it can delay the return.


If you have ordered something and it doesn't fit then we can exchange for a more suitable size, stock permitting, but you will have to pay the return postage.


Our customers have the right to cancel their orders within 14 days unless their order has been dispatched. After the order has been dispatched, it is the customers responsibility to return the item in a saleable condition and receieve either a full or partial refund.

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