Check to see if you have an Authentic Optimum Nutrition Products

PRODUCT AUTHENTICATION TIPS

The unrivaled quality of Optimum Nutrition’s products is a key reason why consumers have made us the World’s No.1 selling whey protein powder. The guide below is designed to help consumers in the UK and EU make sure you are getting what you paid for – an authentic Optimum Nutrition product made by our own Manufacturing Plant in the UK.

  • Neckband

    Neckband

    Gold Standard 100% Whey tubs have a gloss plastic neckband around the lid. Colour will be black or black and gold. Check that this has not been tampered with.

  • Tub Design

    Tub Design

    Gold Standard 100% Whey Tubs (UK and EU) have a circular indentation on the bottom. There is also a line running through the middle.

  • Vacuum Seal

    Vacuum Barrier

    Optimum Nutrition protein tubs have a cardboard vacuum barrier that helps hold powder in place during shipping. This gloss white protective disk should be stuck to top of the tub. Check that seal has not been tampered with.

  • Fill Size

    Fill Level

    Due to vacuum packing the tub may appear to be two-thirds full when opened. This is normal as the powder settles and does not impact on or decrease the weight or number of serves listed on the label.

  • Scoop

    Scoop

    Gold Standard 100% Whey Tubs (UK and EU) contain a plastic gold coloured scoop. There is no branding on this.

  • Batch Number and Date

    Date and Code

    Every Optimum Nutrition product will display a printed Batch Number and Date. The Best Before Date and Batch Codes are located on the shoulder of the tub or the front of a bag and will always be in yellow ink for UK and EU products.

    • BBE : 00/0000 (month / year)
    • BATCH : 0000000
    • 00:00 0000 (further site identification)

Check Authentication Tips for products manufactured in the US.

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OPTIMUM NUTRITION QUALITY

With our own state-of the art manufacturing operation in Middlesbrough, Optimum Nutrition is one of the few sports nutrition companies who own and operate their own production facilities. While we are globally one of the world's largest producers of sports nutrition products, we remain focused on being recognised as the best. In fact, our requirements for raw materials are so strenuous that it's not unusual for Optimum Nutrition Quality Assurance Technicians to reject entire truckloads of raw materials that do not meet our high standards. We like to think that we take as much pride and care in crafting our award-winning supplements as our consumers do with achieving their performance goals.