The winners of the 2021 awards will be announced in an online awards ceremony on Wednesday 12th May 2021.
This year, every one of our 16 award categories received ample entries meaning all finalists provided entries which really shone bright.
We are proud to announce our finalists are:
Ingredient of the Year: Beauty from Within
Atopic Dermatitis Probiotic Formulation - ADM Biopolis
Dermaval, FutureCeuticals, - Vaneeghen
Morikol - DolCas Biotech LLC
Ingredient of the Year: Cognitive Function
Affron - Pharmactive Biotech Products
Cognitaven - Anklam Extrakt GmbH
Concental - Finzelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Ingredient of the Year: Healthy Ageing
Concental - Finzelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Safr'Inside - Activ'Inside
Urox - Seipel Group Pty Ltd
Ingredient of the Year: Prebiotic
Bimuno - Clasado Biosciences
Livaux - Anagenix Ltd
Olifructine(tm) AFs - Nutriagaves de México S.A. de C.V.
Ingredient of the Year: Sports Nutrition
Creapure - AlzChem Trostberg GmbH
Enxtra - Enovate Biolife Pvt Ltd
HydroCurc - Pharmako Biotechnologies Pty Ltd
Ingredient of the Year: Weight Management
Bergacyn FF - Dolcas Biotech LLC
Liposan Ultra - Primex Iceland
SynBalance MetSyn - ROELMI HPC
Product of the Year: Botanical
CAPS cerebro featuring Rhodiolife - Nektium Pharma S.L.
Ovosicare - Caronositol Fertility - Biosearch Life
Urox - Seipen Group Pty Ltd
Product of the Year: Immune Support
Pro Immuno - IENP
Vitamin D3000 Oral Spray - BetterYou Ltd
Wild Earth Immune Support - Natures Aid Ltd
Product of the Year: Omega-3
Möller’s Cod Liver Oil - Vivamax sp. z o.o.
Tingana Beyond Omega - Ringana
UnoCardio Vegan - WHC Labs BV
Product of the Year: Probiotic
Biome Lift - Activated Probiotics
EnteroSatys - TargEDys
Sivomixx 800 - Ormendes SA
Product of the Year: Sports Nutrition
Protein Rebel Reload - Protein Rebel
Revvies Energy Strips - Revvies Energy Strips Ltd
Sports ProResolve - Azue Global Nutrition EU SL
Nutrition Research Project
BPL1 LTA MoA - ADM Biopolis
Characterization of a cohort and specialized nutritional intervention in patients suffering Long Covid with the aim of improving their quality of life. “ARACOV” - Solutex GC SL
Lactobacillus plantarum WJL, a Precibiomic(r) strain promoting capacity for protein degradation to enhance juvenile growth and host nutrition - TargEDys
Personalised Nutrition Initiative
Atlas Health food tracking app - Atlas Biomed
Qina platform - Qina Consulting unipessoal LDA
vitmedics.com - Total Health and Wellbeing Ltd
Clutch Cognition ApS
Editors Award for Functional Foods Innovation
HT Bifidobacterium lactis (HT-BPL1) postbiotic - ADM
Immunity Blend - Alianza Team USA
Nanocapsules of Proteins - Nucaps Nanotechnology, S.L.
The final award of the ceremony will go to the NutraChampion, which celebrates an individual who has dedicated themselves to, and achieved a lot for the industry.
Ewa Hudson, Director of Insights at Lumina Intelligence and lead judge of these awards, said: "Huge congratulations to those who have made it to the shortlist as a NutraIngredients 2021 Awards finalist. With a record number of award entries – your product, ingredient or research project absolutely had to have the X factor in order to make the cut.
"Your commitment to science and innovation was outstanding. Judges had a very hard time judging, as many applications were equally impressive. With such stiff competition, it really is an amazing achievement to have made it this far."
Anyone who would like to attend the online awards presentation, can do so for free - simply register here.
We give our thanks to the judges for this year's awards:
Jens Bleiel, Independent Food Innovation Consultant for Bleiel Ltd
Will Chu, Science Editor at NutraIngredients
Patrick Coppens, Director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs at Food Supplements Europe
Kacey Culliney, Editor of CosmeticsDesign-Europe
Sandra Einerhand, PhD, Founder of Einerhand Science & Innovation BV
Mal Evans, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at KGK Science Inc.
Joerg Gruenwald, Founder & CEO for analyze & realize GmbH
Nikki Hancocks, Trends and Innovation Editor at NutraIngredients
Ewa Hudson, Director of Insights at Lumina Intelligence
James Hudson, Performance Nutritionist & Recovery Sports Scientist at Gloucester Rugby
Wenche Emblem Larssen, Research Manager for Møreforsking AS
Steve Osborn, Food Technology Scout & Commercial Development Director at The Aurora Ceres Partnership
Lloyd Parker, Head of Nutrition at Everton Football Club
Koen Schobbers, Esports & Gaming Expert at Koenz
Miguel Toribio-Mateas, Lecturer at London South Bank University