After receiving a record number of entries, the judging process was rigorous and our judges had a hard time whittling down the entrants to finalists, making the final selection almost impossible.
“Year after year, we are amazed by the quality and number of entries we receive from all of those hoping to win one of our prestige awards. We ask a lot from our entrants, making winning a significant achievement.
"We would like to thank everyone who took time to enter and for them to know what a challenge it was finding our winners. A sincere congratulations to all those who did win, they should be very proud,” said Will Chu, Science & Tech Editor at Nutraingredients and one of this year's judges.
The event took place online yesterday, 5 May, at 4pm and those taking away an Ingredient of the Year Award which had six categories were:
Beauty from Within – Synbalance Probeauty Shield, Synbalance SRL
Cognitive Function – Cognizin Citicoline, Kyowa Hakko Europe GmbH
Healthy Ageing – Affron, Pharmactive Biotech Products SLU
Prebiotic – Livaux, Anagenix
Sports Nutrition – HydroCurc, Pharmako Biotechnologies Pty, Ltd.
Weight Management – LipiGO, AB-BIOTICS
Product of the Year Awards, which had five categories, went to:
Botanical – Fuca Regularidad, Concept Farma SL
Immune Support – ColoDan Whole Colostrum, Biofiber Damino A/S
Omega-3 – Omegavie DHA 200 C Vegan Powder, Polaris
Probiotic – AB21, AB-BIOTICS
Sports Nutrition – CurraNZ New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract, Health Currancy Ltd
Six more special awards were given for:
The Editors’ Award for Functional Food Innovation which went to BioKult Brighten, ADM Protexin,
The Innovation in Women’s Health Award which went to Osforsis ATCC PTA 6475, BioGaia AB,
The Nutrition Research Project, which went to Developing the Science Behind NIAGEN, ChromaDex’s Patented Source of Nicotinamide Riboside, for cellular health, ChromaDex Corporation,
The Personalised Nutriton Initiative Award which went to Vitcheck, Total Health and Well Being Ltd
The Start-up Award which went to Clinicncell, Clinicncell
The Nutra Champion Award that was given to Dr Arthur Ouwehand to celebrate the long-term, high-level personal achievements that have driven change within the science and business of our industry. Arthur is a Technical Fellow and digestive health innovator.
The judges were most impressed by the breadth, quality and dedication Arthur has shown in the pursuits of nutrition, science and innovation of the highest quality and they were left without a doubt he had built an impeccable list of credentials and experience whose body of work strive to make a difference to people and the environment.