The awards are designed to recognise the brightest and best ingredients, finished products and initiatives across APAC’s thriving nutrition and functional food sectors.
They are assessed by an expert panel of judges with significant industry and academic experience.
This year the winners will be announced at on the evening of day one at our Growth Asia Summit 2023, which takes place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from September 26-28.
On day one, the summit will focus on Infant and Childhood Nutrition, and Maternal and Women’s Health.
On day two, the spotlight will be on Active Lifestyle Nutrition and Protein Innovation , alongside dedicated sessions for Men’s Health .
And on day three, we will be focusing on Healthy Ageing , as well as looking to future life stage innovation opportunities through the prism of Personalisation and Future Food Innovation .
Here’s the all-important awards shortlist:
Ingredient of The Year: Beauty From Within
AstaReal Natural Astaxanthin: Fuji Chemical Industries Co. Ltd – AstaReal
HOWARU® Skin Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04®: IFF
ZeroPollution: Monteloeder SL
Ingredient of The Year: Cognitive Function
Bifidobacterium breve MCC1274: Morinaga Milk Industry
Care4U™ Neuravena® Green Oat Extract: IFF
Sensoril® Ashwagandha: Kerry Ingredients
Ingredient of the Year: Healthy Ageing
HydroCurc®: Pharmako Biotechnologies
Superba Boost: AkerBiomarine
Ingredient of The Year: Microbiome Modulator
IMMUSE: Kyowa Hakko
Livaux – Anagenix
Totipro® PE0401 Postbiotics - Glac Biotech Co., Ltd
Ingredient of the Year: Sports Nutrition
Olive Fruit Maslinic Acid: Nippn Corporation
Synnovo® Vegan IBCAA Powder: INNOBIO Corporation Limited
TetraSOD®: FITOPLANCTON MARINO
Ingredient of the Year: Weight Management
Bifidobacterium lactis IDCC 4301: Ildong Bioscience Co., Ltd.
Citruslender™ Citrus extract: Sirio Pharma Co., Ltd
Fiber RT-90: VEDAN (VIETNAM) ENTERPRISE Corp. Ltd
Innovation in Women’s Health Award
LC40® Breastcare (Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716): Kerry Ingredients
Urox: Seipel Group
Nutrition Research Project of The Year
Curcumin Confers Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Adults Who Recovered from COVID-19 and Were Subsequently Vaccinated: A Randomized Nomination Controlled Trial: Pharmako Biotechnologies
Exploring the Adjunct Therapeutic Potential of OliFuco® Oligo Fucoidan in Supplemental Intervention for Cancer Cachexia: Enhancing Treatment Outcomes and Improving Quality of Life: Hi-Q Marine Biotech International Ltd
FiberCreme as a Functional Food Ingredient improves lipid profile and reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases: PT. Lautan Natural Krimerindo
Start-up of the Year Award
CJ Food&Nutrition Tech
Of Dreams & Knowledge (Asia)
Product of The Year: Botanical
Cleansia: Toei Shinyaku Co., Ltd
NIANGJIA Monascus Capsule: Formosa Television Co., LTD. & SunWay Biotech Co., LTD.
Teestar Biaoctive Gummies: Avesthagen Limited
Product of the Year: Immune Support
BioGaia Pharax: BioGaia AB
iMUSE: Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
VITABOX® Lactobacillus Plantarum L-137: Devotion International Co., Ltd.
Product of The Year: Microbiome Modulator
Fibradis®: PharmExtracta S.p.A.
Life-Space Probiotics+ Stress Relief: Life-Space Group
PERSONALIZED PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTIC SUGGESTION ENGINE: Enbiosis Biotechnology
Product of the Year: Omega-3
GNC 97% high purity fish oil: GNC China
MAG Omega3: Nlize
UNOCARDIO CHEWY: WHC LABS BV
Product of the Year: Sports Nutrition
Biozyme Daily Multivitamin: MuscleBlaze
MA+ Microalgae+ Beverage Mixed Fruits & Vegetables CPO: Sky Nutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd.
Msc¹ Tone: SRW Laboratories
Editors’ Awards for Infant and Childhood Nutrition Initiative
inne® Liquid Iron Kids: Mom's Garden GmbH
Junlebao® ULTREE®: Junlebao
The NutraChampion for 2023 will be announced at the ceremony.
Gary Scattergood, Editor-in-Chief of NutraIngredients-Asia, said: “This year we had a record number of entries, and so many were of an incredibly high standard.
“I ‘d like to pay tribute to our excellent judging panel which had the difficult task of selecting our finalists.
“Huge congratulation to those who made the cut, and we can’t wait to announce the winners at the Growth Asia Summit in September.”