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Gold Standard Whey Protein by Optimum Nutrition

$39 for 3.3 Pounds of Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein ($78.99 List Price). Three Flavors Available. Free Shipping.

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Q:

Oh dear, this is embarrassing, but does your product cause gas? My experiences with other protein products, including whey, has been that they cause embarrassing gas a few hours after ingesting. Is this just my bad luck or is it all protein powders, bars, etc? Thanks & sorry , but I had to ask.

R L.  asked on  Jan 21, 2013

A:

Although a sensitivity to lactose and/or dairy products can result in gastrointestinal issues, normal use by healthy people should not pose any abnormalities.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 23, 2013

Q:

What are the expiration dates on this product?

Betty E.  asked on  Jan 21, 2013

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The shelf life of this product is 2 years from the date of manufacture.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 23, 2013

Q:

Has this product been tested for heavy metals? High levels have been found in certain brands.

Mark L.  asked on  Jan 21, 2013

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Consumer Reports did test this product, but not these specific flavors, in 2010. Gold Standard 100% Whey was found to be well under the proposed guidelines for heavy metal content. The product contains a smaller amount of naturally occurring heavy metals than many commonly consumed foods and beverages.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 23, 2013

Q:

Any impact on weight loss or gain? Take with other meds such as beta blockers, Lipitor, etc?

daniel b.  asked on  Jan 21, 2013

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Whey’s impact on weight loss or gain is largely dependent on your activity level, food choices, metabolism and other factors. Before using any dietary supplement, you should check with a health care professional if you take any medications or are being treated for any medical condition.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 23, 2013

Q:

What type of Whey? Goat Whey or Soy? Can"t have soy products. Are there any soy products or Vit K in the product?

Darlene K.  asked on  Jan 20, 2013

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The whey source is cow’s milk, but there is a small amount of soy present. It was used as an emulsifier to instantize the powder for easy mixing.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 23, 2013

Q:

Does this contain artificial sweetener? If so, are the "Natural" flavors available?

adam b.  asked on  Jan 20, 2013

A:

Yes, sucralose and acesulfame potassium.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 23, 2013

Q:

What's the cholesterol and corresponding protein content per serving?

Hank M.  asked on  Jan 20, 2013

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There are 24 grams of protein in each serving. Cholesterol is approximately 60 mg per serving, depending on flavor.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 23, 2013

Q:

What is the serving size? How much is recommended daily? How many glasses can you get from this one bottle?

Sherry C.  asked on  Jan 20, 2013

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One scoop of Gold Standard 100% Whey contains approximately 33 grams of powder (depending on flavor) which is mixed into 6 to 8 ounces of water, milk or another beverage. This shake provides 24 grams of protein, and a 3-pound tub will make approximately 45 servings, depending on flavor. How much protein you need depends on your goals, activity levels, diet, metabolism and other individual factors.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 22, 2013

Q:

Are you able to have this without exercising, Is this considered as a quick meal to someone who is tring to lose weight? Also is this safe for an insulin-dependant diabetic to take. I do not see the label of ingredients showing. Can you attach a list of the ingredients to this product?

Sherry C.  asked on  Jan 20, 2013

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Gold Standard 100% Whey is not intended as a meal replacement and is not formulated specifically for weight loss although it can be incorporated as part of virtually any healthly, well-balanced program. Those with existing medical conditions should check with a qualified health care professional before using any dietary supplement.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 22, 2013

Q:

How does this product compare to the product for rebuilding muscle of GNC?

Hongyu Z.  asked on  Jan 20, 2013

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We urge consumers to compare label facts panels, ingredients lists, cost per serving, and protein percentage to make their own informed judgments.

Joseph G.  from  Groupon  replied on  Jan 22, 2013

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