Platinum Hydrowhey
Optimum Nutrition

Platinum Hydrowhey

Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Powder to Build Muscle*
Enables Muscles to Rebuild Quickly with No Excess Fat or Cholesterol*
9.4  out of 10  (1,172 Reviews)
2 Sizes
793 Grams
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3 Flavors
Chocolate Mint
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Price: CA$39.60  (CA$2.08 / Serving)
Flavor Rating: 9.2

Product Overview

Platinum Hydrowhey was recognized by thousands of customers as 2010's New Supplement of the Year. What else would you expect from Optimum Nutrition's, fastest, purest and most advanced protein technology?

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 ACTITOR™ peptides, digestive enzymes and micronized branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). In addition to being fast, 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.

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  • Made with Advanced Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolates for Faster Delivery*
  • 30 Grams of Ultra-Pure Protein per Serving
  • Nearly 9 Grams of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine (BCAAs)
  • Includes Patent-Pending ACTITOR™ Peptides
  • Just 5mg Cholesterol
  • Contains Digestive Enzymes for Enhanced Utilization*
  • Instantized to Mix Easily with a Spoon


By combining the absolute finest ingredients with a series of highly specialized processing techniques Optimum Nutrition (ON) has created its most valuable muscle building protein yet.* Everything about Platinum Hydrowhey® was designed with an uncompromising attitude toward performance - both in the gym and your shaker cup.


Platinum Hydrowhey® is protein in its purest expression. It's made only with hydrolyzed whey proteins that have been isolated to remove the excess lactose, cholesterol, carbohydrates, and fat. The result is a product that's ultra-pure, quickly digested, and packed with muscle building and replenishing amino acids.*


100% of the proteins in Platinum Hydrowhey® are hydrolyzed to varying degrees. Hydrolyzing is a process through which intact proteins are strategically broken down into smaller fragments, called peptides, for faster delivery and easier utilization by your body. ON's exclusive combination of mild, moderate, and ultra-hydrolyzed proteins provides di-, tri-, and oligo-peptides while retaining select microfractions naturally found in whey. If this is too much technical talk, all that you really need to understand is that Platinum Hydrowhey® is ideal first thing in the morning, before workouts, and immediately after workouts when your hard-working muscles benefit most from a fast-acting protein.*


All proteins are made up of amino acids, but not all amino acids are of equal importance. The three branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are particularly beneficial for athletes because they assist with new muscle synthesis and protect the muscle that you already have against breakdown.* That's why ON enhanced every serving of Platinum Hydrowhey® with added BCAAs for a total of over 8,800 mg per scoop.


The only way to reap the results of Platinum Hydrowhey® is to drink it. So from the outset, ON benchmarked the taste and mixibility against the best protein powders on the market. Regardless of whether you choose Turbo Chocolate or Velocity Vanilla, Platinum Hydrowhey® tastes as great as it works and dissolves easily in water, milk, or juice.


Try using complementary nutrients and mixing in other performance supplements to boost the functionality of your Platinum Hydrowhey® shakes.


Morning: Platinum Hydrowhey® shake + Opti-Men. Why? Your body needs vitamins and minerals to effectively use protein, carbohydrate, and fat.

Before Workouts: Platinum Hydrowhey® mixed with skim milk + Micronized Creatine powder. Why? Hundreds of clinical studies suggest creatine monohydrate's ability to boost strength, size, and power.* Combining creatine with protein and carbohydrate increases muscle uptake.*

After Workouts: Platinum Hydrowhey® mixed with iced coffee + Glycomaize + Glutamine Powder. Why? At no other time throughout the day are your muscles as receptive to nutrients as they are post-workout. Fast-acting proteins, free form amino acids, and quickly digested carbohydrates provide building blocks for rebuilding and replenishment.* Recent research also suggests that a shot of caffeine (in this case, from the iced coffee) may also help facilitate greater glycogen resynthesis, which means you'll be ready to go for your next workout.*

Before Bed: Gold Standard 100% Casein + Instantized BCAA 5000 powder. Why? Rapid digestion is beneficial during the day while you are active. But, slower is better at night. Casein proteins and BCAAs help protect and preserve your hard earned muscle tissue throughout the night while you sleep.*

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
1,172 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
426 Ratings
Average Flavor Rating
10 Flavors
Top Rated Flavor
Turbo Chocolate
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Sep 10, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Turbo Chocolate

I've been using this protein for the past 2 months. Although I have never been as committed to the gym and my health as now I can definitely see the significant improvement on my muscle definition and growth. I know a big part of this is my diet but I can also see how much the protein affects, this supplies me with the right amount of protein that I need per day and to be honest the taste is absolutely delicious. I drink it with fat free milk because it gives me all the smoothie vibes and it's very tasty. Most other proteins I've tried before leave this lingering aftertaste that I really dislike, also the tastes were not what I expected. This particular chocolate one is absolutely delicious. I recommend 100%. Great product!!

Aug 23, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Velocity Vanilla

I love the taste. This product doesn’t mess with my stomach and has 30 mg of Protein and all the essential BCAA’S. With cholesterol at only 10 mg not 5 as stated above, but only 20 mg of cholesterol is a huge advantage as a lot of Whey powders have 35-135mg. Their are only .5 saturated fat so it won’t dent the heart association guidelines of 16 grams per day. ON GoldStander was my fav till I switched to ON hydro Whey. Same amount of protein and w/the very low levels of Cholesterol and saturated fat I can fit 2 scoops of this for 60 mg of protein and still be in both my macros for the day and hit my protein per pound per day w/hydro whey and my chicken rice and peanut butter without worrying about fat (saturated) and cholesterol. Great product. I just wish they had creative in it but the price would count high and also I’d love a 5lbs tub instead of a 3.5 but hey this is my new favorite protein product

Aug 16, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Mint
Aug 16, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Chocolate Mint
  • 3 Supercharged Strawberry

DO NOT purchase supercharged strawberry. It has a foul odor and an even worse taste. With that being said, hydrowhey is one of my favorite proteins. I would just recommend another flavor

Jun 15, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Mint
  • 8 Chocolate Peanut Butter

So far, this is the whey protein that I've tolerated the best. I am lactose intolerant and VERY sensitive to even small amounts. I've had no issues with this protein and my recovery time is much quicker between workouts. The taste is great and it mixes extremely well in both water and almond milk.

Jun 05, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Turbo Chocolate

I decided to switch up from Gold Standard Whey after not taking any protein for about a year, and I went with this Platinum Hydrowhey. This is by far my favorite protein powder that I've taken so far. It mixes easily in water and milk. I've mainly taken my shakes with Darigold 2% reduced fat milk, and the flavor is excellent with a light consistency. Best of all, I haven't had any issues with stomach aches or lactose intolerance like I had sometimes with Gold Standard. I've felt less sore after my workouts and my recovery time seems to be noticeably reduced compared to prior use. It's a little more expensive per serving than some of the other proteins out there, but I'd highly recommend it and say it's worth it!

May 24, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 6 Chocolate Mint
  • 8 Turbo Chocolate

Better than all of the rest when it comes to ingredients and macros but has a heavy flavor which is not my thing.

May 08, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 8 Turbo Chocolate

Great taste, reasonably priced. ON Protein is literally the gold standard. That being said, this product is NOT lactose free, is LOW Lactose is not ZERO Lactose and product contains MILK. Somewhat misleading info on this (and similiar) products.

Apr 10, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 9 Chocolate Mint

Easy on the stomach. Smells amazing actually but a little light on the taste/chocolate side. Will purchase again.

Mar 26, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 6 Chocolate Peanut Butter

I am a big fan of ON but this product does not taste good or have much of a Peanut Butter flavor to it, too much Chocolate not enough PB.

Mar 23, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Chocolate Mint

Wonderful product. Easily mix in milk or water.

Mar 23, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Turbo Chocolate
Feb 25, 2018
  • 9 Turbo Chocolate
  • 7 Velocity Vanilla

Velocity vanilla was an acceptable flavor, but at times it had this odd aftertaste. Great macros though and excellent for cooking. Turbo chocolate was amazing. Even mixing it with water made it taste like chocolate milk.

Jan 29, 2018
  • 8 Turbo Chocolate

One of the best Hydrolyzed Whey Proteins I have consumed so far although a bit pricey. Mixes easily and does not cause any bloating. I take 1 scoop post workout and add 5 grams of creatine and glutamine to it and chug it down.

Jan 17, 2018
Verified Buyer
  • 10 Turbo Chocolate

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What's in Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydrowhey

1.75 Lbs. Chocolate Mint
Serving Size 1 Scoop (41 g)
Servings Per Container19
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150       
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g 1%
Saturated Fat .5 g 3%
Trans Fat 0 g       
Cholesterol 10 mg 3%
Sodium 180 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Total Sugars 1 g       
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 30 g 60%
Vitamin D 0 mcg 0%
Calcium 130 mg 10%
Iron .8 mg 4%
Potassium 290 mg 6%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate, Micronized Branched Chain Amino Acids, (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural And Artificial Flavor, Lecithin, Salt Substitute (Salt, Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Chloride), Cellulose Gum, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Enzyme Blend (Aminogen®, Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase).

Directions For Platinum Hydrowhey:

Platinum HYDROWHEY® is INSTANTIZED, so it mixes up completely and easily. Add 1 scoop of Platinum Hydrowhey® to a blender, shaker cup, or glass filled with 10-12 fl oz of cold water, milk, or juice and blend, shake, or stir for 20-30 seconds or until powder is dissolved. TIP: Use faster-acting Platinum HYDROWHEY during the day and more slow-digesting GOLD STANDARD 100% CASEIN™ at night or in between meals for around the clock amino coverage.

Packets: Add 1 packet of Platinum Hydrowhey® to a blender, shaker cup, or glass filled with 10-12 ounces of cold water, milk, or your favorite beverage and blend, shake, or stir for 20-30 seconds or until powder is dissolved.

Stack Your Shake: By adding dietary supplements including creatine, BCAA, and carbohydrate powders.

Suggested Use: For healthy adults, consume enough protein to meet your daily protein requirements with a combination of high protein foods and protein supplements throughout the day as part of a balanced diet and exercise program.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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