100% Whey Gold Standard utilizes Whey Protein Isolates as the primary protein source
100% Whey Gold Standard utilizes Whey Protein Isolates as the primary protein source
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"Best Protein Around, definitely worth buying."
"I have tried nearly every brand of Whey Protein and this one is the BEST in my opinion."
"strawberry - good taste and mixes extremely well"
"Had 2 tubs and now bought the big pack for economy. Product is a little pricey but if you can afford the price its a quality product to feed your body.
"This is now on my list of favourites as my go-to purchase. Enough said."
Yes it is manufactured in the USA but has a EU compliant label. On the corner of the label it has the american flag in black and white.
Yes. Use as needed.
Soy and Egg proteins are lactose free. Soy is not as effective for muscle gains as egg and whey though (whey is best). Whey "Isolates" are very low in lactose - so low that most people who are lactose intolerant will have no trouble digesting it. Isolates with minimal lactose are: Universal Ultra Iso Whey, Prolab Isolate, Isatori Whey Isolate WPi.
Yes, we will be getting this at some point but it isn't available in Britain yet. You should take a look at VP2 by VyoPro. This product is also a premium, hydrolysed whey protein isolate. Not only that but this product has been proven to cause dramatic increases in muscle and strength as compared to other protein products in scientific research. See the links - http://www.tropicanafitness.com/view/p/1096/g/1/v/product/ast_vp2_whey_isolate.htm & http://www.astss.co.uk/prodView.asp?idProduct=9
Either of those wheys will work fine. More BCAAs are always beneficial. All of those products will help. In order of which is most effective: 1. Creakic 2. BCAA 3. Green Tea 4. CLA 5. Fat & Carb Blocker. Yes, Platimun Hydro Whey should be available quite soon.
As mentioned , virtually all protein powders and quality protein foods contain arginine. Whey protein contains about 0.5 grams of arginine per 30 gram serving. I believe some research suggests L-lysine may counteract arginine's effects on cold sores and other skin conditions.
Unfortunately all protein powders will contain Arginine in some amount. If you know for sure Arginine is the cause of your skin problem (ie if it's a cold sore, etc) then you could try upping your Lysine. Otherwise just decrease your protein intake. Stay away from soy, pre-workout products and NO products until the skin returns to normal.
Generally, unless extra aminos are added to a whey protein, the one that has the bigger serving size (bigger scoop or more scoops), or has a higher percentage of protein and fewer carbs and fat will have more aminos. This is because protein is simply chains of aminos - so protein is made exclusively of aminos. I think you are comparing the aminos improperly between Optimum and Pharma Whey. On a per gram basis, Pharma Whey has more of the crucial aminos like BCAAs, arginine and cysteine (parly because they have added extra of these aminos to Pharma Whey). When you compare these labels you have to make allowances for the fact that one gives a "grams per 100 gram" amount of aminos, whereas the other gives a "milligram per serving" amount. A serving is only 31 grams and there are 1000 milligrams in a gram. The other thing you should conseder taking is some kind of creatine product. As you are trying to get lean, go for regular creatine monohydrate powder to add to your shakes or use tablets (the best deal right now is the Creakic, as it is a big serving for a tablet and has lipoic acid).
Protein supplements are designed to help you meet your protein requirements, which can improve recovery and muscle growth. The best for gains is Nitro-Tech, as it contains other ingredients beyond just whey protein for muscle gains and has been proven superior to other protein products. However, you have to meet your calorie needs to gain muscle also. Finally, adding creatine to your protein, this will yield increased gains.
They are fine to take together but you would ideally want to have some other food too as multi vitaminsm, etc are better taken on a slightly full stomach.
Yes. This product would be great to add into any part of your day, especially with breakfast and post workout. We would also recommend you add a Casein product to your stack to ensure a steady flow of amino acids in the blood stream while you sleep which can help enhance recovery.
1-2 weeks. Please check web site for availability.
This depends upon your diet and upon what other supplements you may be taking. If you eat 3 high-protein meals per day, then take the whey protein in between meals and especially after workouts (with a large amount of carbs). If any of your meals tend to be moderate to low in protein, take a serving of whey before that meal (for example, if you only have cereal and milk or toast for breakfast, have a whey shake before hand). If you take a post-workout supplement, then check to make sure it contains enough protein (minimum of 20 grams). If it doesn't, then I would have a shake immediately after training and then your post workout product of choice. Also, any post-workout drink should also contain creatine. Tropicana's NEW ARTICLES section has numerous articles on how to best use protein and what to take and when. For the very best and latest information on supplements and the most effective diet strategies and exercise tips, click on http://www.tropicanafitness.com/view/v/articles - which is the "ALL NEW Article Section" on the TropicanaFitness.com website. The info on the site is written by experienced, qualified industry experts and is backed by proper scientific research on what works and what doesn't!
We don't often get free samples of Optimum products, so not sure where you may get these. You will probably just have to buy a small (909 gram) container, as samples are hard to come by. If you like strawberry, try PhD Pharma Whey - it is probably the best-tasting strawberry whey protein available on the market.
Gold standard is one of the best wheys on the market but it dose not contain the added cal, green tea and L-carnitine Diet whey dose. You may see better results stacking Gold Standard with a decent fat burner like Grenade.
Yes this is perfectly fine.
The Chocolate flavour is currently in stock.
If you go long periods between meals or meals with a lot of quality protein or if you don't eat before bed, then casein/combo proteins are useful. If this is not the case and you take protein after training, then go for whey protein. Basically, Optimum is good but so is Nitro-Tech (probably the best but also expensive), PhD, and others.
Whey protien is derived from milk and is therefore a dairy product. So if you eat dairy, you're fine to have this product. If not, don't. For the best info on whey protein and amino acids, see - http://www.tropicanafitness.com/view/v/article/a/36 - which is on protein and amino acids and how to best use them.
Strawberry is the best seller but everyone's taste is different, so I wouldn't want to make any guaruntees.
Optimum gold standard and Phd pharma whey are two of the biggest selling whey proteins on the market. You really can't make the wrong decision by trying either. If we look at cost per serving then Phd is very good as you receive 90 servings per 2.2kg container as opposed to 77 servings from Optimum gold standard. Protein content dose differ slightly though as per single scoop Phd only offer 18.5g of protein where as gold standard offer 24g of protein. Either way both products are winners.
We think we should have some in by Friday.
All of these are quality whey proteins. Optimum is a bit more expensive but not superior qlality. Reflex and PhD are similarin terms of levels of protein, carbs and fat but PhD adds taurine, glutamine and BCAAs and tastes better, so I would go with the Pharma Whey.
Both are exceptional protein powders but the difference between the two is Nitrotech contains creatine which will help dramatically with improving muscle size and strength. Alternatively you could purchase a separate creatine product from optimum nutrition and simply add this into your whey protein.
With the correct diet and training regime, whey supplementation will aid muscle recovery and protein synthesis, but to reiterate, it serves as a supporting mechanism to a good nutrition and exercise routine.
Yes, we expect this product in shortly.
It is just protein. Think about eating a piece of chicken. Same principle.
No there are no unwanted side effects to taking protein at the recommended dosage. This is amongst the top selling proteins on the market. The results will be determined by the goals you are looking to achieve.
This product can be mixed with water or milk - it won't affect the effectiveness of the product. Just be aware once mixed with milk you are adding extra calories, carbs and fats but also extra protein to the mix.
A small amount, yes.
Yes, it does - acesulfame potassium and sucralose.
Higher protein (lower carb) diets definitely help with weight loss and there is also research to show that whey protein is particularily good at increasing the feeling of fullness and so be even more effective than standard quality sources of protein.
it has lactase in which helps with the digestion of lactose. Majority of people with slight lactose intolerances or mild cope well with this product. It often depends on the individual.
Whey protein would be fine for 17 year olds.
Yes this product is suitable for vegetarians
Generally, you need at least 20 grams of high-quality protein to maximize protein synthesis but some studies indicate that more protein may be better (some studies have even gone up to 100g - but that's probably excessive). Guys usually use between 20 and 40 grams.
We strongly suggest you eat more calorie dense foods for proper weight gain as you are still developing. You can add gold standard whey in if you wish.
This product is Hillal judging by your definition below.
The small amount of fat in this product will come from the whey protein source which would be from milk fat which is derived from animals.
Most definitely, this product is a great way to help you supplement with first class quality protein. If you would like to speed up the rate of fat loss, we would highly recommend combining a fat burner like Grenade, Lipo-6 Black, Xedra-Cut with this product for maximum results.
Yes diet proteins will not have the VAT increase but all standard Whey proteins will. It will be around an extra £8 on the price.
Hi, Whilst I cannot see any feasible reason why taking a whey supplement would cause any adverse health effects, and actually, consuming whey (especially a high quality product like Gold Standard 100% Whey) is likely to prove beneficial to your health (and that of your baby), it is always advisable that you consult with your GP, certified health visitor or similar, for clarification. I hope that addresses your query.
Just about sure (from looking at the label) that this is fine for veggies. The lecithin is from almost certainly from soy. However, you may want to try to contact Optimum Nutrition to confirm this.
If it is mass you are looking for then a standard whey protein is not going to help very much. You will need more calories and carbs as well as protein to help promote mass gains. Also if you are training everyday then this to will also hinder results when it comes to muscle growth as rest is just as important as training. Cardio for 30minutes everyday is also too much cardio to promote muscle gains and you will need to consuming around 500-1000 extra calories a day more than you are burning. We would recommend you try Optimums mass gainer “Serious mass” for better results.
This product comes with a scoop in the container and one scoop is 24g of protein. Take 1-2 scoops post training.
They both consist of virtually the same ingredients, Whey protein concentrate with other forms of whey. The time they stay in your system would be around 1-3 hours before you would need another meal to keep metabolism ticking over. The difference between these two would be taste, and that is down to the individual.
Yes cardio is essential for decreasing body-fat but weight is just as, if not more important at burning calories. Add 2 HIIT (High intensity Interval training) sessions a week and the weight will soon start to shift BUT don’t over train. 3 weight training days 2 cardio days or even cardio after weights would be great. This product is perfect as you will be making sure that muscle tissue isn’t sacrificed during your diet.
Losing weight is all about calorie control. If you eat less calories in a day than you are consuming then you will lose weight. This product is great to help fill the gaps and stop hunger cravings as well as preserve lean muscle tissue. Combine this product with a high calorie fat burner like Grenade, lipo 6 black or animal cuts and you’re on the right track.
Yes you can use this but would also recommend using Optimum Serious Mass if you goal is to build muscle mass.
Many people e-mail us and want to gain muscle without gaining fat. This is possible when you just start out training or when you come back from time off the gym and possibly if you have fantastic genetics. BUT outside of the above scenarios, it is difficult to gain muscle without gaining some fat! so you have to decide whether you want to burn fat or gain muscle and then eat and supplement accordingly. Gold Standard whey is a high quality protein and is ideal for dieting and muscle maintenance.
Whey is naturally very high in BCAAs and contains a good amount of glutamine and glutamic acid (its precursor). If you take 2 servings a day this will be a fairly good dose of BCAA & Glutamine. However, depending upon your goals, training intensity/duration, etc, you may want to add more of these as some bodybuilders and sportsmen do.
We are going to assume your mean you way more than 5KG. Protein supplements can be taken as many times a day as needed but we recommend you have solid forms of protein throughout the day and consume up to 3 servings of a protein supplement.
The Protein + Carbs has a minimum dose of creatine but you're better off having an extra serving every other day taken seperately from the Protien + Carbs - perhaps before your biggest meal of the day.
A supplement based purely on protein will not cause you to gain weight; instead, I would suggest you try a weight gainer, such as Mutant Mass 2.2kg, £23.99. A weight gainer serves to provide a concentrated source of calories derived from carbohydrates, protein and some fats; they usually serve two purposes: to aid in building lean muscle tissue, or to help individuals gain weight who struggle to do this by diet alone. If your calorie intake is surplus to your body's energy requirements and you do not have a regular exercise routine set in place, then you will gain weight - in the form of body fat (mostly due to the high carbohydrate content of weight gainers). This is advantageous if you are perhaps considered underweight, and are wishing to increase your level of body fat. However, you will not gain lean muscle mass by taking this product alone; in order to do this, a combination of weight training with the correct intake of carbohydrates, proteins and fats is necessary. Used in this way, a supplement such as the above will help to prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue following exercise, aid recovery/repair, and encourage the storage of macronutrients essential for building muscle. Please do not believe everything you read in magazines etc. regarding cholesterol - not all cholesterol is bad; in fact, some forms of cholesterol are ESSENTIAL for good health. The same can be said for dietary fats. Results will be based on a combination of sensible eating habits and the correct training regime, with supplements used to support this basic mechanism. Please be advised that under most circumstances, I would not advocate that any persons under the age of eighteen take dietary supplements. I hope the above information assists with your query.
Besides possibly the berry flavours, yes.
You can take 4-5 servings a day if you wish but you should not be needing to as you should be getting a large amount of your protein from food sources.
There are two. Chocolate which is double chocolate. Milk chocolate which is Extreme milk chocolate.
The only animal ingredients in this product are from milk protein (whey).
Yes this product is gluten and wheat free
This product is suitable for anytime of the day or night pre/post workout and perfect for any lean mass diet.
Yes, as long as you are ok to have dairy products.
Flavours depends from person to person so we cannot recommend one without it being a personalised preference. You take as many scoops as you need, if you have a high protein diet from food then we presume 1 or 2 would suffice however if your diet lacks protein and amino acids then you can supplement more with this product.
Unfortunatkey no we will not be stocking this flavour but we do stock Phd natural whey. http://www.thesupplementstore.co.uk/brands/phd_nutrition/phdeco-phd_nutrition_pharma_whey_908g.htm
The bigger sizes are limited as only the most popular flavours get the demand in the bigger bags.
We no longer distribute Muscletech products, no.