Prestigious Award Ceremony, Geneva, Switzerland, May 11, 2016

NutraIngredients Awards finalists announced. 11 categories, 33 potential winners

Winners are grinners. There'll be 11 more come May 11 after day 2 of Vitafoods in Geneva...
Winners are grinners. There'll be 11 more come May 11 after day 2 of Vitafoods in Geneva...

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More than 120 high-quality entries made choosing finalists difficult but our crack judging panel have done it, and 33 stand-out products and ingredients have made the final cut in the second NutraIngredients Awards.

From SMEs to ingredient giants, universities and the edgiest product innovators, all finalists​ will be represented at our exclusive dinner and drinks awards night at the 5* Starling Hotel right by the Vitafoods expo at the close of show day 2 on May 11.

We changed the format a little this year to give more space to ingredient innovation whilst adding a second reader-voted award for Food Supplements in association with Vitafoods Europe so both ends of the supply chain are better represented.

The reader-voted Ingredient of the Year, also with Vitafoods Europe, remains and both reader categories are open for voting until April 22. You can access application data and vote for both awards right here​ for Readers' Ingredient of the Year and here​ for Reader's Food Supplement of the Year. Here​ you can find the judging criteria. Winners will be awarded in Geneva.

Down to the wire

University Research of the Year and Start-up of the Year remain and all nine judge-voted categories will not be decided until the day of the Awards when finalists make a final Dragon's Den-style pitch live to our judges in Geneva.

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"Our independent 10-person judging panel​ met this month to select the finalists and they are all super-excited to see these innovators present their cases in Geneva on the morning of the Awards ceremony," ​said NutraIngredients senior editor, Shane Starling, who oversaw the judging process.

"If last year is anything to go by it is going to be a smashing evening “ as host of the event I was blown away by the excitement of the winners on the night and the genuine camaraderie of the nutrition world here in Europe and beyond."

"It seems awards like these really can change business trajectories - if they are independent."

If you want to join your peers and mingle with the media, find out more here​.

And so without further ado, the finalists are:

 

Readers' Ingredient of the Year - in association with Vitafoods Europe

  • ibSium®, Lesaffre Human Care
  • Reducose, Phynova Group Limited
  • Sideral® r.m. - Sucrosomial® Iron, Alesco srl

Startup Ingredient of the Year

  • Amazing Grains, Amazing Grains
  • FiberGel LC®, Florida Food Products
  • HempOmega®, Naturally Splended Enterprises

Ingredient of the Year - Healthy Ageing

  • Aquamin, Marigot Ltd.
  • COCOACTIV, Naturex
  • Cognizin® Citicoline, Kyowa Hakko Bio Italia srl

Ingredient of the Year - Weight Management

  • ProGo, Hofseth BioCare ASA
  • SLIMPRO, Compagnie des Pêches Saint-Malo Santé
  • Symslim®, Symrise AG

Ingredient of the Year - Sport & Energy

  • Hydro.365, Arla Food Ingredients
  • MERIVA®, Indena S.p.A.
  • NUTRALYS® S85PLUS, Roquette
  • PINOX, Ninapharm

Finished Products:

Readers' Food Supplement of the Year - in association with Vitafoods Europe

  • GRAPE EXPERT Skin Radiance, Activ'Inside
  • Protein Pow, Protein Pow Ltd.
  • Whey Hey Coconut protein powder, Bio-Synergy

Finished Product of the Year - Medical Foods

  • Furocyst, Chemical Resources
  • XaQuil XR, Xymogen

Finished Product of the Year - Immunity

  • Comvita Olive Leaf Extract High Strength Capsules, Comvita UK Limited
  • FlapJacked Mighty Muffin with Probiotics, FlapJacked
  • HOWARU® Protect EarlyLife, DuPont Nutrition & Health

Finished Product of the Year - Gender-targeted Health

  • Maris Mummy's Superfruit DHA/PL, IOI Maris Omega-3
  • Proxeed Women, Sigma-Tau HealthScience International
  • UP4 WOMEN'S, UAS Labs

Finished Product of the Year - Heart Health

  • Dr Sinatra's MK-7 Artery Circulation, Healthy Directions
  • Lycored Cardi-O-Mato, Lycored
  • UP4 HEART HEALTH, UAS Labs

Research and Initiative:

University Research of the Year

  • University of California, Los Angeles, US
  • Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Texas Christian University, US

 ​See you in Geneva.

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