WATCH: NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2021 winners announced
This was the fourth edition of the annual event, designed to recognise and reward the region's brightest and best across ingredients, finished products and initiatives.
The ceremony was broadcast online, following a record number of entries.
The awards were open to all companies and organisations with products and services available in the APAC region.
Watch the ceremony here…
Here is the full list of finalists, and the winners…
Ingredient of the Year: Beauty from Within
ExceptionHYAL Star - ROELMI HPC - WINNER
Wellnex TYPE-S - Nitta Gelatin
Zeropollution - Monteloeder
Ingredient of the Year: Cognitive Function
CurQfen - Akay Natural Ingredients - WINNER
enXtra - ENovate Biolife
Lasoperin - Unigen
Ingredient of the Year: Healthy Ageing
Calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate + Vitamin D3 (HMB+Vitamin D) - TSI Group - WINNER
AquaCelle Omega-3 - Pharmako Biotechnologies
MitoQ (Mitoquinol Mesylate) - MitoQ
Ingredient of the Year - Prebiotic
Fibersol - ADM - WINNER
Bimuno - Clasado
Livaux - Anagenix
Ingredient of the Year – Sports Nutrition
HydroCurc - Pharmako Biotechnologies - WINNER
BC30 - Kerry
Lactobacillus plantarum TWK10 - Synbio Tech
Ingredient of the Year – Weight Management
Metabolaid - Monteloeder - WINNER
Capsinoid - Ajinomoto
Slimaluma – Gencor
Product of the Year – Botanical
Visdon Rebrain Cognition Support - Visdon - WINNER
Good Herb Soda - Good Herb Soda
QminC - Tera Food and Beverage
Product of the Year – Immune Support
iMUSE - Kirin - WINNER
Biostime π-star Infant Formula - Biostime Health Products
FORTARO - DSM
Product of the Year – Omega-3
GO Hemp Seed Oil 1,100mg - GO Healthy - WINNER
Mom’s Garden Bird’s Nest DHA - Mom's Garden
Omega Health - Vitality Wellness
Product of the Year – Probiotic
Pure Happiness - Bened Biomedical - WINNER
BioGaia Prodentis - BioGaia
CholBiomeX3 - ProBiotix Health
Product of the Year – Sports Nutrition
MuscleBlaze® BIOZYME WHEY - Bright Lifecare (Blife) - WINNER
BUFF X ENERGY - Buff X (Hangzhou) Technology Co., Ltd.
Nutrition Research Project of the Year
The Effect of a Dispersible Palmitoylethanolamide (Levagen+) Compared to a Placebo for Reducing Joint Pain in an Adult Population – A Randomized, Double-Blind Study - Gencor - WINNER
BPL1 Lipoteichoic Acid Mechanism of Action - ADM
LETS Move Study (Ladies Exercise Training and Supplement Study) - Fonterra
Personalised Nutrition Project of the Year
Partnering supplement producers to offer personalised nutrition solutions, by measuring nutrition biomarkers with simple dried blood spot methods - Trajan Scientific and Medical - WINNER
Nourished Personal - Nourished Asia
Vitcheck - Total Health and Wellbeing
Start-up of the Year Award
Marl Wellness Company - WINNER
Funday Natural Sweets
Editors’ Award for Infant and Child Nutrition Initiative
>Your< Iron Syrup - PharmaLinea - WINNER
Lactobacillus rhamnosus MP108 - glac Biotech
Oliferin PurEssence Plus Oral Liquid - Nutriva International Sdn Bhd
Verleen Goh - Alchemy Foodtech
NutraIngredients- Asia Editor-in-Chief Gary Scattergood said: “Huge congratulations to the companies that made the shortlist and of course to our winners.
“This year we received a record number of entries, and the quality and standard of the ingredients, finished products and initiatives was higher than ever. This clearly shows the industry has continued to thrive, despite the ongoing logistical, research and innovation challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These hurdles continue to be overcome, in order to meet the surging consumer demand for supplements, nutritional products and functional foods and beverages across Asia Pacific.
“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.
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the dedication and professionalism of our independent and expert judging panel, which reviewed the entries in great detail.
“It is never easy to select the shortlist, let alone the winner, and inevitably there are many great products, ingredients and initiatives that didn’t quite make the cut.
“I’d like to thank everyone who entered and, once again, congratulations to all our finalists and winners."