More than 150 industry executives attended the ceremony, held at Marina Bay Sands on the eve of the Vitafoods Asia exhibition.
They were present to find out who took home the top prizes in 12 categories.
This year’s awards received more than 100 entries, all of which were assessed by a 10-strong independent judging panel, made up of industry experts, academics and trade association leaders.
The winners were:
Ingredient of the Year: Healthy Ageing
Affron® EYE - Pharmactive Biotech Products
Ingredient of the Year: Weight Management
SlimBiome® Medical - OptiBiotix Health
Ingredient of the Year: Sports Nutrition
EnXtra - Enovate Biolife
Ingredient of the Year : Infant Nutrition
Bifidobacterium breve M-16V - Morinaga Milk Industry
Probiotic Product Of The Year
Angel Nutritech Yeast Probiotics Powder
Botanical Product Of The Year
Cognition Support - BioCeuticals
Omega-3 Product Of The Year
Super DHA Plus Lutein - Carlson Laboratories
Personalised Nutrition Initiative
Plant-Based Personalized Nutrition & Fitness Report - Nutrigenomix
Start-Up of the Year
Vitality Wellness (NZ)
Nutrition Research Project
Benefits of LipiSperse® - dispersion technology applications - Pharmako Biotechnologies / Gencor
Editors Award for Functional Foods Innovation
IsoWhey Kids Complete - Blackmores
Prof Christiani Jeyakumar Henry
NutraIngredients-Asia Editor-in-Chief Gary Scattergood said: “Congratulations to all our of award winners. Each and every category featured a shortlist of excellent products, ingredients or innovations so taking home the top prize is some achievement.
“As you might imagine, the sheer number of entries – and the high standards from all that entered – made the judging process incredibly difficult. We had more than 100 entries and reducing these to a shortlist, and then picking a winner, is a very tough task.
“That’s why I’d like to thank our independent and expert panel of judges, which spent many hours assessing and evaluating all the entries in great detail.
“I’d also like to thank our sponsors DuPont, Gencor / Pharmako Biotechnologies, Biotropics Malaysia, Pharmactive Biotech Products and Peptan for their fantastic backing of the event and commitment to rewarding and acknowledging industry excellence.
“These awards have shown once again just how innovative and vibrant the region’s nutrition industry truly is. Congratulations again to the all the companies shortlisted and, of course, to our well-deserved winners.”