Whey Gold Meal by Optimum Nutrition is highly effective whey protein formula and taste just like a milkshake. When you taste it for the first time, you will have a hard time believing that something this nutritious can be this delicious. At the core of Opitmum's Whey Gold Meal are the same Proteins (concentrates, isolates, and hydrolysates) found in our best-selling 100% Whey Gold Standard In fact, these are the only proteins that you'll find in ON Whey Gold Meal. Unlike other meal replacement products (MRPs) which often contain whole milk and/or soy proteins, ON Whey Gold Meal uses only the highest quality whey proteins. As millions and millions of satisfied 100% Whey Gold Standard customers will attest, quality whey proteins are so good, they should be on top of every athlete's list.
Here are just a few reasons why:
Not all proteins are created equal. Some are more difficult to digest and absorb. Many are low in one or more of the essential amino acids. Others are poorly assimilated by the body. Protein scoring systems including Biological Value (BV), Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid score (PDCAAS), and Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) are often used to help classify various protein types based on amino acid patterns, digestibility, and the degree to which the body can actually use the protein for growth and rebuilding. Of all of the proteins out there, whey proteins rank highest in all measures of protein quality. Whey protein is rich in all eight essential amino acids, rapidly digested, and easily assimilated.
Glutamine and glutamine precursors:
Comprising over 60% of the total amino acids in the skeletal muscle pool and over 20% of total circulating amino acids, glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body. Though glutamine is considered a conditionally essential amino acid (CEAA), stressful conditions like extreme physical exertion may exceed the body's ability to synthesize it from other compounds. When this occurs, plasma glutamine levels may fall and the immune system can be suppressed. ON Whey Gold Meal is a great source of this important amino acid with naturally occurring glutamine and glutamine precursors accounting for over 16% of the total protein per serving. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs):
Whey protein is one of nature's best sources of the three branched chain amino acids:
BCAAs are unique in that they can be directly metabolized by muscle tissues to serve as an important fuel source during strenuous physical activity.
Whey proteins are actually comprised of several smaller proteins or peptides called microfractions. Among other things, scientists believe that these microfractions may aid with appetite control and act as powerful antioxidants, making them potentially valuable to athletes and dieters alike.
Comprising over 60% of the total amino acids in the skeletal muscle pool and over 20% of total circulating amino acids, glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body. Though glutamine is considered a conditionally essential amino acid (CEAA), stressful conditions like extreme physical exertion may exceed the body's ability to synthesize it from other compounds. When this occurs, plasma glutamine levels may fall and the immune system can be suppressed. ON Whey Gold Meal is a great source of this important amino acid with naturally occurring glutamine and glutamine precursors accounting for over 16% of the total protein per serving. Your whey every day! ON Whey Gold Meal has a very desirable protein-to-carbohydrate ratio that lets you decide how to prepare your shake. To increase the carbohydrate content for additional energy or faster glycogen replenishment, simply use fruit juice or nonfat milk in place of some or all of the water. Fresh or frozen fruits also increase the carbohydrate levels and provide important antioxidants and protective phytochemicals.
Typical Whey Gold Meal amino acid profile (mg):
Essential Amino Acids (EAAs):
Tryptophan (775), Valine (2616), Threonine (2917), Isoleucine (2803), Leucine (4942), Lysine (4111), Phenylalanine (1547), Methionine (955).
Conditionally Essential Amino Acids (CEAAs): Arginine (1069), Cystine (792), Tyrosine (1370), Histidine (893), Proline (2506), Glutamine & precursors (7690).
Nonessential Amino Acids (NAAs): Aspartic Acid (4828), Serine (2146), Glycine (835), Alanine (2205). Carefully manufactured in the USA.
Serving Size 1 packet
Servings Per Container 20
Calories from Fat 35
Total Fat 4 g 6%
Saturated Fat 3 g 13%
Cholesterol 140 mg 47%
Sodium 390 mg 16%
Potassium 550 mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5 g 20%
Sugars 4 g
Protein 45 g
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 50%
Vitamin E 50%
Pantothenic Acid 25%
Vitamin B12 25%
Vitamin B6 25%
Folic Acid 25%
Trans Fat 0 g
Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Peptides), Maltodextrin, Oat Bran, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan), Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum, Vitamin/Mineral Blend (Dimagnesium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Maltodextrin, Ascorbic Acid, Ferric Orthophosphate, Molybdenum AA Chelate, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Boron Proteinate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Selenomethionine, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Palmitate, Cupric Oxide, Chromium Polynicotinate, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Cyanocobalamin), Brown Rice Syrup Solids, Lecithin, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Salt, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Aminogen, Carbogen, Lactase.
Suggested Use: Consume 1-3 servings of ON Whey Gold Meal Daily. Use in place of one or more of your 4-6 small meals or as a high-protein, between-meals snack. With 45 grams of rapidly digested whey proteins and 20 grams of quality carbohydrates, ON Whey Gold Meal also makes an excellent post-workout recovery shake.
Easy: Add one packet of ON Whey Gold Meal to a blender filled with 5-6 ice cubes and 14-16 oz. of cold water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Cover and blend on highest speed for 45-60 seconds or until well combined. For variety and added nutrients, try including one or more of the ingredient suggestions listed on the side of this package.
Easier: Fill a shaker cup with 14-16 oz. of cold water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Add the contents of one packet of ON Whey Gold Meal. Cover and shake vigorously for 30-45 seconds. Enjoy!
Easiest: Add one packet of ON Whey Gold Meal to a large glass filled with 14-16 oz. of cold water, milk, or your favorite beverage. Mix thoroughly with a spoon for about 25 seconds or until all of powder is completely dissolved into the liquid.