Natural protein powders have been making solid gains over recent years, so it’s no surprise that two of the biggest and best protein specialists each make a high quality natural whey protein powder. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey and Dymatize All Natural Elite Whey Protein are two similar products. So if it came down to it, which should you get?
Natural Gold Standard vs Natural Elite Whey Ingredients
When it comes to ingredients, the two products are almost identical. Each contains whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, hydrolysed whey, digestive enzymes, and all natural sweeteners or flavours.
Natural Gold Standard vs Natural Elite Whey Dosing
Natural Gold Standard
Natural Elite Whey
Serving Size (g)
As you can see, the above table shows that the two products are remarkably similar. Any theoretically difference in the two products would actually be negligible in real life (especially when accounting for batch to batch variation) and would not at all be noticeable.
Natural Gold Standard vs Natural Elite Whey Effectiveness
When it comes to the effectiveness of a protein powder, they can be hard to split on a good day. Therefore, when two products are so similar, the task is even more difficult. Both are great for use post workout, as well as in between meals. The high quality proteins in both are excellent for putting on lean muscle.
Natural Gold Standard vs Natural Elite Whey Taste & Mixability
When it comes to making protein powders, both Optimum and Dymatize certainly know how to make great tasting and easy mixing products. The natural varieties are no exceptions, and both products mix effortlessly into smooth, thin textured shakes. The flavours of both products are also both pleasant. However, after trying each available flavour of both, we must say that Dymatize just edges ahead in this department.
Winner: Dymatize Natural Elite Whey – Only just
Natural Gold Standard vs Natural Elite Whey Price & Value
Natural Gold Standard and Natural Elite Whey are both 2.3 Kg and very similarly priced. However, due to the small difference in serving size, it actually works out that you get 3 more serves per 2.3 Kg tub of Natural Gold Standard. We know this isn’t much, but sometimes this is all there is to split the best.
Winner: Optimum Nutrition – Only just
Natural Gold Standard vs Natural Elite Whey Overall Winner
Being two such similar product, it was extremely difficult to split the pair. In regards to ingredients, dosing, and effectiveness, the two products are neck and neck. Dymatize wins (only just) for taste, while Optimum wins (only just) for value. This means its a dead heat.
Overall Winner: Draw - In this case, it really doesn't matter which you pick!
Although we try to be as objective as possible, we understand that opinions can vary between individuals. As such, the results of this comparison may not be agreed upon by everyone and should only be used as a guide.