Protein and Carb Recovery Formula. Proud Member of the Gold Standard Family. Size is an advantage in many sports, but some athletes have a hard time gaining weight. You can only eat so much food, so we formulated Gold Standard Gainer with quality calories in a 2:1 ratio of carbohydrates to primarily isolate proteins. With good fats from flaxseed and chia seed, each serving weighs in at 760 calories to help you grow bigger and stronger when taken in conjunction with a well-planned diet and exercise program. Gold Standard Gainer raises the bar for weight gain performance.