Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Protein Review

Hey Everyone! Thanks for tuning in to my supplement review on Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard protein. Protein is a key component in repairing and building muscle. If your diet lacks protein you’re probably not getting the most out of your workouts. The good news is there are tons of supplements out there to help you increase protein intake.

Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard

What To Look For When Buying A Supplement

  1. Main ingredient
  2. Effectiveness
  3. Taste
  4. Side effects
  5. Cost

The main ingredient of this product is Whey Protein Isolate (24 grams per serving).

Whey Protein Isolate Benefits

  • Muscle growth
  • Lose fat
  • Improved strength
  • Improved recovery

Optimum Nutrition also packs 4 grams of Glutamine and 5 grams of Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) into this protein. Glutamine and BCAA’s have been shown to greatly improve the break down and absorption of protein into muscle tissue. This is crucial in terms of effectiveness because after a workout your body needs these fast-acting nutrients to repair and build muscle. Lets talk about the taste, hands down Extreme Chocolate Milk and Vanilla Ice Cream are my favorite flavors. Another great thing about this protein their large variety of flavors. Choose your flavor wisely though because servings per container may vary. A 74 serving container will cost about $0.72 per serving which is a great value. In regards to side effects, I have not experienced or read about any negative side effects.

Rating (1-5)

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Is there a supplement you’ve been thinking about taking but want to hear a first-hand review? Please leave a comment and if I’ve taken it I would be happy to share. And if I haven’t taken it, I would be willing to give it a shot. Now be sure to go follow WaterJugFitness on Twitter and Instagram for daily fitness tips.

References
http://www.livestrong.com/article/39242-benefits-whey-protein-isolate/
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/glutamine.htm

The Starter Stack

What’s “The Starter Stack”? Good question, it’s two supplements I started taking daily to increase muscle volume and strength. Do I think supplements are important for meeting your fitness goals? Yes! When I first started working out I had no clue about proper supplementation. My thoughts were, “they can’t really help that much”. After a few months into working out, I decided to purchase a few supplements. I didn’t want to purchase them right away as I wasn’t sure if I would even stick with lifting. Once I became more dedicated to the fitness lifestyle, I started taking both a protein and a creatine supplement. Body Fortress Super Advanced Creatine HP BSN SYNTHA-6 Protein

Let The Gains Begin

With just these two supplements alone I was able to pack on 10lbs in a couple months. Before you start saying I bet it was mostly water weight and fat.  Good job, you would be correct.  Most of it was water weight with a little bit of fat but there was also a drastic increase in muscle volume.  The creatine allowed me to work harder and push out more reps.  Instead of benching 95lbs for a few reps, I could do 135lbs one time. You may laugh but it was progress. Guess what, the progress is what kept me going back for more! What about the protein supplement? The protein was essential for building muscle. Since I was not getting enough protein in my everyday diet I was unable properly recover and repair broken down muscles. So if you decide to start taking Body Fortress Super Advanced Creatine HP and BSN SYNTHA-6 Protein beware of the side effects (sarcasm).

Benefits

  • Increased muscle volume
  • Increased strength
  • Increased focus
  • Gains

Again, it’s completely up to you whether or not to take supplements and which ones. If you do decide to start taking supplements I strongly recommend looking into the consumer ratings and reviews. If there are any supplements you swear by please leave a comment and I would love to try them out, if I haven’t already. Now be sure to go follow WaterJugFitness on Twitter and Instagram. Also go check out the Water Jug Fitness YouTube channel for supplement reviews and more!   References http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/creatine-q-and-a-top-17-questions-answered.html