Optimum Nutrition: Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein

IMG_8573With many proteins to choose from in the supplement world, many people would question which is the right protein for them? I’ve tried a fair few protein brands and always come back to Optimum Nutrition because it tastes like a milkshake and it’s cost effective.

There are over 10 flavours (17 to be precise) to choose from, in the 2lbs and 5lbs range:

  • Banana cream
  • Caramel toffee
  • Choc coconut
  • Choc malt
  • Chocolate mint
  • Coffee
  • Cookies and cream
  • Double choc
  • Extreme milk chocolate
  • French Vanilla

And many more options! I love this brand because of the variety. I always stock up on this when it’s on special and grab a few different flavours! This time, I have caramel toffee and choc mint; both flavours taste sensational and I love mixing my morning frozen banana in my Nutri-Bullet with a scoop of protein. It’s perfect for a pre-workout meal and helps you power through your gym session because you’re satisfied but not full.

I’m always buying the 5lb sized tub, why? Because it fits nicely in my cupboard and there are more flavours, plus I feel $89.95 is good value for the tub. Where can you purchase Optimum Nutrition quickly? Mass Nutrition of course and if you’re a Sunshine Coast local like me, the team at Mass Nutrition Mooloolaba and Kawana will take care of all your protein needs.

There are a few reasons why this protein is the best on the market according to Joshua Watkin, owner of Mass Nutrition Mooloolaba and Kawana:

  • 17 flavours
  • Easy Mixability
  • Cost effective
  • 24g serve of Protein from $1.10
  • Over 5g BCAA & 4 Grams of Glutamine per a serve
  • Advanced Blend of WPI/WPC
  • Banned Substance Tested

This protein will suit people who have low-carb diets and people who experience problems with digesting lactose because it contains lactase and aminogen enzymes to help with digestion.

“Personally, I love what the brand and the product stands for QUALITY. You know what you will get every time you crack open that new tub. The unique blend captures a huge market from anyone that wants a simple ‘meal replacement’ to an Ultra Ironman athlete that needs post workout recovery after a gruelling 12-hour race. There are a variety of delicious flavours, one of the flavours Rocky Road is probably my least favourite flavour, but I love the Extreme Milk Chocolate, French Vanilla and Cookies and Creme,” says Joshua.

Overall, if  I can’t fit in a protein based meal because I’m short on time- I always pick Optimum Nutrition to help me out. I’m still yet to try all 17 flavours, but comment if you have tried other flavours. Let me know your thoughts on it.

Product rating:
Taste: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Performance: 9/10
Overall: 9.3/10

 

 

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