The awards ceremony, which took place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, recognised APAC’s best product development and brightest research in the nutrition and supplements industry.
NutraIngredients-Asia Editor-in-Chief Gary Scattergood said: “We had more than 100 entries and reducing these to a shortlist, and then picking a winner, was a huge challenge.
“That’s why I’d like to thank our independent and expert panel of judges across business and academia, which have spent many hours assessing and evaluating all the entries in great detail.”
Probiotic Product Of The Year
Angel Nutritech Yeast Probiotics Powder
The main strains of this product, Rhamnose Lactobacillus LGG, Animal Bifidobacterium BB-12 and Saccharomyces Boulardii BLD-3, have proven effective in resolving gut problems, especially in diarrhoea caused by rotavirus infection, intestinal flora disturbance, and antibiotics.
According to Scattergood: “This was a highly competitive category and Angel Yeast’s victory is testament to the company’s range of products spanning all life stages.”
Botanical Product Of The Year
Cognition Support – BioCeuticals
Containing a blend of herbal extracts from ginkgo, Korean ginseng and brahmi as well as alpha-lipoic acid, this product provides cognitive, circulatory and antioxidant support, and enhance learning and memory functions.
Scattergood said: “Bioceuticals was able to show commitment to quality ingredients and a strong focus on research and innovation.”
Omega-3 Product Of The Year
Super DHA Plus Lutein - Carlson Laboratories
Carlson Super DHA plus Lutein provides the beneficial omega-3 DHA plus a special blend of Lutemax 2020. Lutemax 2020 contains lutein, zeaxanthin (RR-zeaxanthin), and meso-zeaxanthin (RS-zeaxanthin) to boost brain power.
DHA in this formula is sourced from deep, cold-water fish using traditional, sustainable methods.
Scattergood remarked: “Super DHA + Lutein features a blend of Lutemax 2020 to help improve cognitive performance and mental health, and support clarity, focus, and memory.”
He added that the judges were very impressed by the product’s commitment to sustainability on top of its scientific evidence.