Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydrowhey



By hydrolyzing the protein in this premium formula we’ve created our fastest-acting whey protein yet. Hydrolyzing breaks larger proteins down into smaller pieces that are able to get into your system rapidly, enabling your muscles to start rebuilding quickly. For added effectiveness, we’ve also enhanced this revolutionary formula with digestive enzymes and micronized branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). In addition to being fast, Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydrowhey is also ultra-pure. That’s because it’s made entirely with hydrolyzed whey protein isolates. So there’s no excess fat, cholesterol, or lactose to slow down your progress.

  • Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolates for Ultra-Fast Digestion
  • 30 Grams of Protein Per Serving
  • A Full of 8.8 Grams of the BCAAs
  • Zero Sugar – Zero Cholesterol
  • Great-Tasting

This is the fastest digesting protein Optimum has ever made! The secret is the process of hydrolyzing – this process takes larger protein molecules and breaks them down into smaller protein molecules, allowing them to digest and absorb much more rapidly.

To improve this cutting edge protein, even more, we included micronized BCAAs for superior absorption and digestive enzymes to enhance the digestive process.

When the name on the container is Optimum Nutrition, being fast is not enough. Platinum Hydrowhey is made with hydrolyzed whey protein isolates, it’s so pure, it contains ZERO sugar, ZERO cholesterol and ONLY 1 gram of fat! With Platinum Hydrowhey, Optimum has created the best protein yet and this product was designed with superior quality and performance in mind. The result is a protein that's super-pure, rapidly digested, and loaded with anabolic amino acids.


The proteins in Platinum Hydrowhey are hydrolyzed – this is a process through which proteins are broken down into smaller, more easily digestible, short amino acid chains known as peptides, this leads to faster digestion and absorption. Optimum utilizes different degrees of hydrolysis, such as: mild, moderate, and ultra-this results in di-, tri-, and oligo-peptide chains while at the same time retaining specific microfractures that occur naturally in whey protein.

So what does all this mean? The main thing it’s important to understand is that Platinum Hydrowhey is the best protein choice first thing in the morning, before and right after your workouts – the three primary times your muscles benefit the most from a fast-acting protein source.


Protein is made of amino acids, typically referred to as the building blocks of protein - but it’s important to note that amino is not all equally important, for example, the BCAAs are of higher importance to bodybuilders and other athletes. The reason for this is that they have a direct impact on protein synthesis – especially leucine – and they promote recovery as well as act as an anti-catabolic. For this reason, Platinum Hydrowhey contains a massive 8.8 grams of BCAAs per serving!


You’re not going to get the benefits of Platinum Hydrowhey if you can’t stand the taste. Optimum compared Hyrdowhey’s taste against every other protein on the market – you’ll find this product mixes easy and stands up to the best when it comes to taste.


Optimum Nutrition has put together an example size and strength stack. This is an exclusive stack - if you’re looking for gains, here’s the place to start.

Morning: Start the day with a Platinum Hydrowhey shake. Take a serving of Opti-Men with breakfast. Protein at this time is critical because you just came off a short fast – when was the last time you ate? Break-the-fast with a protein shake and take Opti-Men –why? Health insurance!

Before Workouts: Platinum Hydrowhey mixed with skim milk + Micronized Creatine Powder. Why? Research validates the effectiveness of creatine when it comes to size and strength. Combining creatine with protein and a carb source increases muscle uptake.

After Workouts: Platinum Hydrowhey mixed with an iced coffee + Glutamine Powder. This is an interesting combination! Here’s the logic: this is the time when your muscles are most receptive to nutrients. The combination of fast-acting proteins, free form amino acids, and fast-digesting carbs supplies the raw materials needed for rebuilding and restoration. Newer research indicates that some caffeine can promote greater glycogen resynthesis, helping you to get ready for your next workout.

Bedtime: Gold Standard 100% Casein + Instantized BCAA 5000 Powder. While a fast-digesting protein makes sense during the day is beneficial, the opposite is true at night when you sleep. Casein proteins and BCAAs preserve muscle tissue during the night when you’re sleeping.


Discuss with your physician before taking if you have a medical condition or are taking any prescription medications. Stop use and discuss with your physician if any negative effects occur. Do not exceed the suggested dose. Do not take if pregnant or lactating. Must be 18 years old to use this product. Keep away from children. Do not use if the seal has been tampered with. Store in a cool, dry place.

Nutrition Facts

40 servings per container
Serving size
1 Scoop (39g)
Amount per serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
Total Sugars
Vitamin D

The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients: Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate, Micronized Branched Chain Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Natural And Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Modified Food Starch, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Tocopherols), Salt, Cellulose Gum, Potassium Chloride, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Enzyme Blend (Aminogen, Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase).

Contains: Milk and Soy.

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Platinum Hydrowhey is INSTANTIZED, so it always mixes up easily and completely. Simply add 1 scoop of Platinum Hydrowhey to a blender, shaker cup, or glass filled with 12 ounces of cold water, milk, or juice and blend, shake, or stir for 20-30 seconds or until powder is dissolved. TIP: Adjust the intensity of your Platinum Hydrowhey shake by varying the amount of liquid you use to prepare it. For a slightly thicker consistency with a bolder flavor, mix each scoop with 10 ounces of water. For a milder tasting less sweet shake, use 14-16 ounces of liquid per scoop.

Stack Your Shake:

By adding dietary supplements including creatine, BCAA, and carbohydrate powders you can make Platinum Hydrowhey an even more powerful recovery product. TIP: Use faster acting Platinum Hydrowhey during the day and more slowly digested Gold Standard 100% Casein™ at night for around-the-clock amino acid coverage.

Consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day. Through a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements. For best results consume your daily protein allotment over several meals spread evenly throughout the day.

Additional information

Weight 35.2 oz
Dimensions 10 × 6 × 6 in