NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2020 winners revealed

By Gary Scattergood

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NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2020 Winners Revealed

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The winners of the 2020 NutraIngredients-Asia Awards have been announced via a live online broadcast, where the region’s brightest and best products, ingredients and projects were revealed.

We were inundated with entries from across the globe for the third edition of our awards, which was sponsored by Gencor / Pharmako, Pharmactive Biotech Products and AceBiome.

NutraIngredients-Asia Editor-in-Chief Gary Scattergood said: “We received a record number of entries and I’d like to thank every company that took the time to enter.

“Our independent panel of judges, made up of industry experts from across the region, had an incredibly difficult task in drawing up the shortlist, and I’d like to pay tribute to their dedication and commitment.”

Watch the broadcast here: 

Here’s the full list of finalists and winners:

Ingredient of the Year – Cognitive Function

  • HydroCurc® – Pharmako Biotechnologies - WINNER
  • Affron® – Pharmactive Biotech Products
  • VWNZcGP-LQ (cyclic Glycine-Proline (cGP)) – Vitality Wellness

Ingredient of the Year – Healthy Ageing

  • Reducose® – Phynova Group - WINNER
  • Benefits of AquaCelle®-Q10 – Pharmako Biotechnologies
  • Olive Fruit Maslinic Acid – Nippon Flour Mills

Ingredient of the Year – Prebiotic

  • Livaux® – Anagenix - WINNER
  • Bimuno® – Clasado Biosciences
  • PREBILAC® – BASF Human Nutrition

Ingredient of the Year – Sports Nutrition

  • Wellmune® – Kerry - WINNER
  • Testofen® – Gencor
  • VitaFiber™IMO – BioNeutra Global Corporation

Ingredient of the Year – Weight Management

  • OleaVita – Nutrition Act.(Manufacturer: Les Laboratoires Phytodia) - WINNER
  • Amarasate® New Zealand hops extract – The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research
  • LipiGO – AB Biotics

Product of the Year – Botanical

  • King Agaricus 100 – Toei Shinyaku - WINNER
  • HydroCurc- “Brain Protect” – Pharmako Biotechnologies / myBrain Co
  • LactoMato – Essential Nutrition

Product of The Year – Omega-3

  • Omega Health – Vitality Wellness (SG)  - WINNER
  • NY-O3® Antarctic Krill Oil – Function (HongKong) Biological Technology
  • Omega 3 Yoghurt 110g Pouch – Tasmania’s Westhaven

Product of the Year – Probiotic

  • BNRThin (비에날씬), BNRThin Pro – AceBiome - WINNER
  • BioGaia Protectis baby drops (Easy dropper) – BioGaia AB
  • CholBiome®X3 – ProBiotix Health

Product of the Year – Sports Nutrition

  • 2before® blackcurrant powder – 2before Performance Nutrition 
  • Joint Mobility Support – Sea To Me

Nutrition Research Project

  • RESHAW (RESveratrol for Healthy Ageing in Women), with Veri-te™ resveratrol – University of Newcastle, Australia - WINNER
  • Blackmores® Executive B Stress Formula – Blackmores Institute
  • Further evidence of benefits to mood and working memory from solid lipid curcumin [Longvida Optimized Curcumin®] in healthy older people – Verdure Sciences®

Personalised Nutrition Initiative

  • – Total Health and Wellbeing - WINNER
  • MyUniqueMoments™ application (MUM app) – Danone Asia Pacific Holdings

Start-Up Award

  • Ārepa Nootropics - WINNER
  • Esperer Onco Nutrition
  • Made by Cow

Editors’ Award for Infant & Child Nutrition of the Year

  • Bifidobacterium longum BB536  – Morinaga Milk Industry  - WINNER
  • Gentle Sheep® Toddler Formula – Spring Sheep Milk
  • OLLY Kids Immunity Gummy Vitamin – Unilever Asia

The NutraChampion Award

Professor Khalid Abdul Kadir - Monash University Malaysia - WINNER


Gary added: “We know that 2020 has been an incredibly trying time for many, both on personal and professional levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In recent months, our industry has had to overcome significant hurdles, from supply chain disruption to the impact of lockdowns, in order to meet the surging consumer demand for supplements, nutritional products and functional foods.

“And all the evidence suggest that this demand is only going to grow, as consumers increasingly seek to take greater control over their health and wellness.

“In recognition of the importance of the industry, and to recognise the fantastic research, innovation and ingredient / product launches, we were committed to staging the awards this year, even though we couldn’t hold the physical ceremony in Singapore as usual.

“Nevertheless, we are honoured to announce our 14 deserved winners, and also all of our finalists who should also be very proud of their achievements.”

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