Optimum Nutrition Review

Optimum Nutrition: Producers of the World’s Top Selling Fitness Brands

Optimum Nutrition (ON) Incorporated is one of the world’s leading fitness brands.

Their main focus is the production of dietary supplements, fitness supplements and the promotion of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Optimum Nutrition is a part of Glanbia, a prominent international cheese and nutritional products group.

Optimum Nutrition Incorporated owns and operates two sports nutrition brands; Optimum Nutrition and American Body Building (A.B.B.).

Hand in hand, these nutrition brands provide active adults around the world with just about every supplement and product they may need.

Manufacturing and Quality Control

Optimum Nutrition is a respected company that has several lines of products in the market. They provide 100% assurance on the quality of their products.

This is as a result of the fact that they have state of the art production facilities which they manage directly in Illinois, South Carolina and Florida.

As a result of their ownership of their own production facilities, they have one of the highest standards of quality of any supplement manufacturing company worldwide.

Optimum Nutrition gives its customers the assurance that they use the most carefully selected raw materials and prepare their products at the highest quality standards possible.

Their facilities are assessed daily by quality assurance professionals and certified for Sport by the National Sport Federation.

History

Optimum Nutrition Company is a little over thirty (30) years old. They make Gold Standard 100% Whey which is the world’s bestselling brand of whey protein.

They also make Gold Standard 100% Casein and the “Anytime Energy Category” which has predominantly Essential Amino Energy.

Where to Buy Optimum Nutrition Products

ON products can be found throughout the United States in nearly 10,000 specialty retail stores, gyms and fitness centers as well as major grocery chains and drug stores.

ON products are also distributed in over 70 countries worldwide.

In addition to this, several online fitness and body building stores carry the Optimum Nutrition brand.

Products

Optimum Nutrition carries a range of products in the three different categories known to most sports people.

A breakdown of their products is seen below.

Optimum Nutrition Protein Products
Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein PowderAvailable in several sizes and over 20 flavors both natural and artificial.

 

·         Premium whey protein powder

·         World bestselling whey protein powder brand

·         Faster digestion and uptake into muscle cells

·         24 grams of protein per serving

·         5.5 grams of BCAAs per serving

·         4 grams of glutamine

·         Made from a mixture of whey protein isolate and concentrate

·         About 3 grams of carbohydrates per serving

·         Very low in fat

·         Ideal for pre and post work out

Gold Standard 100% Casein Protein Powder

 

Available in several sizes and over 7 flavors

 

·         Premium Casein Protein Powder

·         24g of Micellar Protein per serving

·         ~5 grams of BCAAs per serving

·         ~5 grams of Glutamine

·         1 gram of sugar per serving

·         Ideal for slow release of amino acids

·         Very low in fat

·         Great for cooking and baking

·         Overnight recovery formula

·         Manages appetite

100% Gold Standard Egg Protein Powder

 

Available as a 2lb size and in 2 different flavors·         Complete Protein from a non- dairy source

·         High Biological value

·         Suitable for lactose intolerant people

·         ˂1 gram of sugar per serving

·         0.5 gram of fat per serving

·         24 grams of egg white protein per serving

·         120 calories per serving

·         Instantized to mix easily with just a cup and spoon

Oats & Whey

 

Naturally Flavored. Available in a 3 lbs. tub. Two flavor options.·         Made with whole grain oats

·         Natural flavors only

·         No artificial sweeteners

·         Whey isolates used as protein source

·         ~ 5 grams of fiber per serving

·         ~1.5 grams of fats per serving

·         24 grams of protein per serving

 

IsolateAvailable in four flavors and three sizes.·         Made from pure whey isolates

·         25 grams of protein per serving

·         5.5 grams BCAAs

·         1 gram of sugar

·         Gluten free

·         1 gram of fat

·         Ideal for a pre workout or post workout drink

Platinum Hydro-Whey

 

Available in 3 sizes and over 7 flavors·         30 grams of protein

·         8.8 grams of BCAAs

·         Faster digestion

·         Made from hydrolyzed whey protein isolates

·         Instantized for easy mixing

Performance Whey

 

Available in two flavors and two sizes·         22 grams of protein per serving

·         5 grams BCAAs

·         3 grams of glutamine and glutamic acid

·         Ultra-filtered and concentrated product

·         Milkshake taste

·         Quick and easy mixing

 

ON WheyAvailable in 1 size and two flavors·         22 grams of protein per serving

·         1 gram of fat per serving

·         Ultra filtered

·         1 gram of sugar per serving

·         110 calories per serving

Platinum Tri-Celle Casein

 

Available in 1 size and two flavors·         30 grams of slow digesting casein

·         3 casein molecule size increase

·         Relaxing L-theanine

·         Sustained slow release amin acids from micellar technology

·         60% of your daily calcium needs

Platinum Hydro Builder

 

Available in 3 sizes and two flavors·         30 grams of protein per serving

·         180 calories per serving

·         5 grams of creatine

·         13.5 grams of amino acids

·         Improves muscle size and mass safely and rapidly

PRO Complex

 

Available in 3 different sizes and 3 flavors·         60 grams of protein

·         15.5 grams of BCAAs

·         10.5 grams of glutamine

·         Excellent recovery formula

·         Improved muscle bulk

PRO Gainer

 

Available in 2 sizes and four different flavors·         60 grams of protein

·         85 grams of carbohydrates

·         24 vitamins and minerals

·         Ideal as a post workout recovery formula

·         Few sugars

·         Excellent protein to carbohydrate ratio

·         Can be used as an in-between-meal.

·         Excellent for putting on mass.

Protein Water

 

Available in one size and three flavors.·         0 grams of fat

·         0 grams of sugar

·         20 grams of protein

·         4.5 grams BCAAs

·         Excellent for muscle hydration and recovery

·         Stimulant free

·         Protein is from whey isolate

Protein EnergyAvailable in 4 sizes and 1 package size·         100 calories per serving

·         20 grams of protein

·         120 mg of caffeine

·         Contains vitamins B6, B12 and E

·         Contains green tea extract

·         Amazing booster for an active lifestyle

·         Great as a snack

Serious Mass

 

·         50 grams of protein per serving

·         1250 calories per serving

·         250+ grams of carbohydrates

·         Weight gainer supplement

·         No added sugar

·         25 vitamins and minerals

·         Contains Creatine, glutamine and glutamic acid

2:1:1 Recovery

 

·         Contains 35 grams of protein

·         70 grams of carbohydrates

·         16 grams of BCAAs

·         Replenishes muscle glycogen

·         Strengthens muscle fibers.

 

Optimum Nutrition has two other categories of products as listed below. Their most popular range however, seems to be the protein products range.

There are thousands of consumer reviews across several websites that show positive experiences with optimum nutrition products.

Optimum Nutrition Strength and Recovery
2:1:1 Recovery·         Contains 35 grams of protein

·         70 grams of carbohydrates

·         16 grams of BCAAs

·         Replenishes muscle glycogen

·         Strengthens muscle fibers

Essential Amino Energy·         5 grams amino acid

·         100mg caffeine

·         0 gram sugar and fat

·         Amazing for an energy boost

Gold Standard Pre Workout·         175 mg caffeine

·         1.5 grams beta-alanine

·         3 grams creatine monohydrate

Gold Standard BCAA·         5 grams BCAAs

·         200 grams Rhodolia

·         250 grams Wellmune

·         Great for training and recovery

Creatine·         2500 caps

·         2.5 grams pure creatine monohydrate

·         Great for loading phase

Amino Energy RTD·         5 grams amino acids

·         150 milligrams energy blend

·         10 calories

·         Great for muscle recovery

Beta-Alanine·         1.6 grams Beta- alanine

·         550 mg histidine

·         Encourages carnosine synthesis

Mega- Size BCAA·         1 gram BCAAs

·         Capsule form easy to swallow

Micronized Creatine Powder·         5 grams creatine

·         No sugar, fat or carbohydrates

Glutamine·         5 grams L-Glutamine

·         Supports growth of muscle

·         Preserves skeletal muscle

HMB·         Contains 1 gram HMB

·         Supports muscle synthesis

Instantized BCAA·         5 grams BCAA per serving

·         Unflavored

·         Leucine, Isoleucine and valine in the ratio 2:1:1

·         Speeds up recovery

Platinum Pre-Workout·         400 mg caffeine

·         3.2 grams beta-alanine

·         4 grams citrulline

·         Great for nitric oxide production

·         Increased pump and blood flow

·         Faster recovery

PRO BCAA·         8 grams BCAAs per serving

·         13 grams amino acids per serving

·         5 grams glutamine per serving

·         5 calories per serving

·         230 mg of vitamin C per serving

·         May be flavored or unflavored

PRO Gainer·         60 grams of protein

·         85 grams of carbohydrates

·         24 vitamins and minerals

·         Ideal as a post workout recovery formula

·         Few sugars

·         Excellent protein to carbohydrate ratio

·         Can be used as an in-between-meal.

·         Excellent for putting on mass

Serious Mass·         50 grams of protein per serving

·         1250 calories per serving

·         250+ grams of carbohydrates

·         Weight gainer supplement

·         No added sugar

·         25 vitamins and minerals

·         Contains Creatine, glutamine and glutamic acid

Protein Energy·
Superior Amino·         2.2 grams amino acids

·         Micronized aminos

·         Instant amino acid booster

Tribulus·         Contains sterols and flavonoids

·         Contains 625mg of tribulus terrestris

ZMA·         30 mg Zinc

·         450 mg Magnesium

·         10.5 mg vitamin B6

·         Micronutrient supplement

The strength and recovery range of products is the second most popular line of products produced by optimum nutrition.

The least popular is the health and wellness line of products shown below.

 

Optimum Nutrition Health and Wellness
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
L-Carnitine
Opti-Men Multivitamin
Opti-Women Multivitamin
Flaxseed Oil Softgels
Enteric Coated Fish Oil Gels
Fitness Fiber
Melatonin

Customer Service Rating and Consumer Reviews

After assessing several consumer reports in the past few weeks, I can quite confidently say that Optimum Nutrition is the brand to beat.

The few complaints that consumers seem to have about their products is usually about the flavor. Most of the same consumers report that they were happy with other flavors though.

What is peculiar about this is that while some people do not like some flavors, there are others who absolutely love it. It’s a matter of personal preference.

When you purchase your first supplement from them, try to buy smaller sizes first just to be sure you pick a flavor you enjoy before you invest in a bigger tub.

Several consumers have also complained about being unable to find the scoop until they are almost done using the powder.

If this is a problem you are experiencing, please feel free to use a knife and go to town on the tub of supplement. The scoop is likely just sitting at the bottom.

Price of Products

Optimum Nutrition products are competitively priced. In comparison with other brands of similar quality and long-lasting product integrity, they are practically the least pricey option.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Optimum Nutrition is definitely one of the best supplement manufacturing companies around.

They have a lasting reputation for product integrity, on-time delivery and dependable customer service that makes me happy to use their products on any day and at any time.

They are made even more respectable by the fact that they do not engage in misleading marketing to the extent that a lot of other fitness brands do.

If you’re still in doubt, give them a try and let us know your experience.


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