Last updated on March 26th, 2017 at 08:07 am

The Best Optimum Nutrition Flavor 2017

(Updated on the 26th of March 2017 with up-to-date information and products)

In the world of health and fitness, Optimum Nutrition is a household name. The company is responsible for some of the best workout supplements in the market.

Some of their most successful products include the protein energy powder, the pre-workout supplement mixes and their energizing protein drinks.

These are popular because they are quick and healthy ways of complementing body building exercises to build up muscle mass.

Often, the supplement tastes like the protein from which it was extracted and the additional ingredients used.

Not many people enjoy the sharp and bland taste of things like whey and soy and this makes the flavored products a favorite.

Below are some of the best flavors of some of their most popular products.

1. Optimum Nutrition Protein Powder: Chocolate

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Now imagine enjoying the tasty flavor of chocolate while receiving benefits of a great protein powder.

Optimum Nutrition Chocolate flavored protein powder in a nutshell.

When mixed with water, the protein powder looks and even tastes like smooth molten chocolate.

Other great flavors include vanilla, coffee and strawberry.

Benefits

With Whey Protein Isolate being the main ingredient, you get the health benefits of all the 9 essential amino acids in one package.

This means your daily protein requirements are met.

Furthermore, since whey protein contains L-cysteine, you also benefit by keeping deficiencies at bay when aging or if you are a diabetic patient.

In addition, the product contains 5.5 grams of natural Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), regarded by the athletic community as a great choice due to their muscle building ability.

Recommended Dosage

The recommended dosage depends on your daily goals. If you are an athlete who are trying to lose weight, then a daily dose of 1.5-2.2g/kg of bodyweight is enough.

Otherwise, a daily dose of 0.8g/kg of bodyweight is recommended.

Extras

Apart from protein, you also get to have over 4 grams of glutamine and glutamic acid.

As you may already know, Glutamine contains a good amount of nitrogen and as such, a primary element in contributing toward your body nitrogen needs.

In addition, you have a choice between three variants; performance whey, gold standard whey and Hydrowhey.

Performance Whey contains 22g of protein with 4g of fat and 9g of carbohydrates.

Gold standard whey contains 24g of protein with 1g of fat and 3g of carbohydrates while Platinum HydroWhey contains 30g protein with 1g of fat and 2g of carbohydrates.

However, the Gold Standard provides you with the best value for money, only costs around $37 and provides you with optimum protein content for your body.

2. Optimum Nutrition Pre-Workout Powder: Blueberry Lemonade

What makes the blueberry and lemon combo in this powder so awesome is because you get a sweet yet zingy flavor you cannot get with ordinary flavors including chocolate and vanilla.

This is ideal for the person who doesn’t like the flat taste of unflavored powders and doesn’t have a sweet tooth.

Benefits

Caffeine from pure natural resources is hard to get.

However, with Optimum Nutrition’s pre-workout powder, you benefit by having caffeine only from the most natural resources that is tea and coffee beans.

Recommended Dosage

A daily dose of 400mg of caffeine is adequate as recommended by the Mayo Clinic.

Extras

Blueberry and lemonade is indeed a heavenly combo.

You can have this delicious powder anytime.

Contains an additional 1.5g L-Citrulline Malate and 175g of caffeine from pure natural resources.

The powder is created to give the user energy, focus and enhanced endurance.

As such, it is the ideal companion for any hard-working athlete who is looking for an extra boost.

Furthermore, the formula contains CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine which improves your muscular buffering system.

This will allow you to train better and for longer periods.

And if this is not enough, then the inclusion of the most well-known creatine monohydrate brand should be.

That is, the formula comes with Creapure Creatine Monohydrate which is well regarded in the athletic community.

Not only this, but the benefits of creatine monohydrate in building lean muscles have long been admired and appreciated by athletes.

This is a fact since over 40% of athletes associated with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), have given creatine a thumbs up.

3. Optimum Nutrition BCAA Powder: Raspberry Lemonade

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) powders have great anabolic and anti-catabolic effects on muscles.

Most people take them unflavored but for those who can’t or don’t want to, the raspberry lemonade flavor is the way to go.

Like the blueberry pre-workout powder, this flavor is neither too sweet nor too flat.

Other BCAA powder flavors include the peach- mango combo and the fruit punch flavors.

Benefits

BCAA consists of three amino acids; leucine, isoleucine and valine.

Leucine contributes in the synthesis of muscle proteins while isoleucine is responsible for glucose absorption by cells.

As such, it is highly beneficial for those who do regular exercise as BCAA supplements can prevent fatigue.

Recommended Dosage

20g of BCAA on a daily basis is recommended.

Extras

If you are thinking that the formula will only give you the required amount of BCAAs, then you might have to look a bit further.

This is because the formula not only gives you BCAAs, but also provides you with 250mg of Vitamin C with each serving.

With this, the formula is made for anyone who goes on a cycling spree right in the morning, or for body building at the gym.

The ingredients in the formula are sure to provide you with optimal energy throughout the day.

Costing only about $22, this raspberry flavoured BCAA drink is the perfect supplement for your exercising needs.

4. Optimum Nutrition Protein Water: Orange

This is one of Optimum Nutrition’s newest products.

The drink contains a fast-absorbing whey protein isolate for convenience to body builders.

The orange flavor is the best flavor. The tasty drink tastes a lot like orange juice and this familiarity makes it one of the very best flavored workout supplements.

It is also available in raspberry and tropical fruit punch flavors.

Benefits

Packed in a convenient bottle that is designed for those regulars who need everything ready before heading to the gym, the Optimum Nutrition Protein Water is an all-in-one solution that keeps you hydrated on the go.

As such, it not only gives you the benefit of sparing your muscles, but also lets you keep your protein levels maintained.

Recommended Dosage

Daily intake of 0.8g/kg of bodyweight is recommended.

Extras

With almost no fat and sugar, this orange flavoured delight is not only delicious, but full of bursting energy as well.

However, the one thing that makes ON’s Protein Water so different, is that it contains no stimulant and hence it can be used anytime.

For maximum effect, it should be taken before endurance training, or during any sort of training and after weight training.

The drink comes is an easy to carry bottle that is delightful to hold. With a price tag of about $36.00, this protein water drink is a must-buy.

5. Optimum Nutrition Protein Energy Supplement, Mocha Cappuccino

Do you feel your normal everyday coffee is not giving you enough energy to go through the day?

Are you looking for an extra zing that contains all the necessary elements of energy?

If yes, then the innovative Optimum Nutrition Protein Cappuccino is here for you.

Now you can make your coffee that not only gives you energy but also adds to the deliciousness by allowing you to savour a unique cappuccino flavour.

Benefits

This cappuccino mix contains protein, vitamins E, B6 and B12, in addition to caffeine.

As such, it is the ideal coffee drink that provides you with adequate amounts of protein and other essential vitamins.

Vitamin E, is primarily an antioxidant, and this implies that the mix helps you fight free radicals and thus prevent oxidative stress.

Vitamins B6 and B12, in contrast, help in metabolism and keeping the red blood cells healthy respectively.

Recommended Dosage

For adults, a daily dose of 1.7 mg of vitamin B6, 2.4 mg of B12, 15 mg of vitamin E along with 56g of protein is recommended.

Extras

With so much work to do, things to sort out, people to deal with, one hardly gets time to enjoy a peaceful meal with family and friends.

As such, it is difficult to give the body the proper nutrition that it needs.

However, this protein coffee mix is created just for those individuals who are short on time.

The supplement gives you the right amount and type of nutrients in just a single cup of coffee. As such, it is the perfect addition to your morning breakfast.

The best part is that you can get all of this just for about $19.00.

It is definitely a lot cheaper than your usual coffee when considering the amount of benefits that it provides.

Bottom line

There is no denying the fact that the flavored products have made things a lot easier for the Optimum Nutrition fans.

The tasty workout supplements are more palatable and thus easier to take on a more regular basis.

This way, you get to reap the maximum benefits from your sacrifices.

So if you have been having trouble swallowing the flat and bitter-tasting unflavored supplements you now have four new amazing options.

The great thing is that they are all healthy and low carb ensuring that you satisfy your sweet tooth without nullifying your workouts.

What’s your favorite Optimum Nutrition Flavor? Please share you experience below!