Protein Rating Breakdown
Why We Rated Optimum Nutrition #2
Optimum Nutrition is one of the most popular and top-rated protein powders on the market. With 24 grams of protein and 5 grams of BCAAs per serving, the Gold Standard protein powder is high quality and well-priced per serving. Optimum Nutrition has a wide variety of flavor options with over 20 flavor offerings available.
While the texture is overall satisfying, it does have that notorious gritty, chalky texture characteristic of protein powders. The flavors are also made with artificial sweeteners, not natural ingredients.