‘Being a finalist is an honor that brings immense joy to our company’: Industry gears up for NIU Awards broadcast

By Stephen Daniells

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‘Being a finalist is an honor that brings immense joy to our company’: Industry gears up for NIU Awards broadcast

Related tags NutraIngredients-USA Awards Beauty from within Sports nutrition Probiotics Unmetered Cognitive function NutraChampion Unmetered healthy aging botanical

The winners of the 2023 NutraIngredients-USA Awards will be revealed during a live broadcast on July 12. Our finalists excited to hear the results. You should be, too!

Described as “the industry’s most coveted awards – similar to the Oscars!”, the NutraIngredients-USA Awards​ focus on true innovation, long-term market success and cutting-edge research. The awards honor the best and brightest in ingredients, finished products, companies, people, and initiatives in the nutrition and dietary supplements industry.

Commenting on being named a finalist, Larry Kolb, President, TSI Group, finalists in three categories, said: “Being a finalist in three categories for the NutraIngredients USA Awards is an honor that brings immense joy and pride to our company. We entered these awards with the aim of showcasing our commitment to excellence in the research and ingredient innovation space.

“We believe in constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation and delivering exceptional ingredients that positively impact the lives of consumers. Being a finalist holds great importance to us, it validates our dedication and expertise in our field. It recognizes the countless hours of research, development, and collaboration that go into creating ingredients of exceptional quality like myHMB and Hobamine.”

Scott Hogan, Founder, President at SaltWrap (finalist in Immune Support and Sports Nutrition Products of the year), said: “We rely on NutraIngredients-USA to keep us on the cutting edge of therapeutic sports nutrition, and to align with other companies who care about delivering quality and results. We entered Collagen Synthesis (Sports Nutrition Product) to demonstrate our commitment to excellence and quality, and share our vision with a wider audience. We believe this product has the potential to kickstart transformations - both physical and mental — as consumers battle through injuries and chronic joint issues.”

Strong recognition

A spokesperson for Mibelle Biochemistry, a finalist in the Beauty from Within Ingredient category for DracoBelle Nu, said: “We are proud of our work, efforts, and outcomes. Being selected as a finalist at NutraIngredients-USA awards means a lot to us, a small company with a big vision. This is a strong recognition that our ingredients are outstanding, covering today’s trend, trusty and will encourage us in the future journey. 

“Entering this award will give us the opportunity to increase our visibility to a larger market, such as the US. To us the NutraIngredients-USA Award is the most desirable award for a company who develops active ingredients for the health supplement space.”

NOW’s Eye Moisturize with MaquiBright is a finalists in the Botanical Product of the Year category. Edward Dosz, Senior Research Scientist, NOW, commented: “NOW is incredibly humbled and grateful to have once again been selected as a finalist for the NutraIngredients-USA Award in the botanical category. When we entered Eye Moisturize with MaquiBright for this award, our primary motivation was to bring recognition to the profound impact that botanicals and botanical research can have on supporting human health and well-being. Being acknowledged as a finalist reaffirms our belief in the importance of botanicals as powerful tools for improving lives.

“We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the judges and NutraIngredients-USA for providing a platform to celebrate and honor the significant contributions made in the nutraceutical industry. This recognition not only validates our work but also fuels our passion to continue bringing health supporting botanical ingredients to the marketplace.”

During the live broadcast on July 12 we will announce the winners of our 17 prestigious categories. This includes the new microbiome modulation ​ingredient and product categories (which replaced the prebiotic ingredient and probiotic product categories), and a new award to commemorate the legacy of Dr Hector Lopez, who passed late last year at the age of 46​. The Hector Lopez Excellence in Sports Nutrition Science Award​ will celebrate the best sports nutrition research of the past 12 months.

Winners, which were decided by our expert judges​, will be announced on Wednesday, July 12, 2022 during a live broadcast on NutraIngredients-USA.com​.

The full list of finalists (alphabetically​) is below: 

Ingredients of the Year

Beauty from Within

DracoBelle™ Nu, Mibelle Biochemistry
Happy Angel® (Banana Flower Stamens Extract)​ , TCI
ZeroPollution®, Monteloeder

Cognitive Function

CognatiQ for Natural Brain Performance, FutureCeuticals
CurQfen®, Akay Natural Ingredients
SR CarnoSyn® Sustained Release Beta-Alanine, Natural Alternatives

Healthy Aging

AlvioLife®, PLT Health Solutions
Hobamine®, TSI Group
SR CarnoSyn® Sustained Release Beta-Alanine, Natural Alternatives

Microbiome Modulation

IMMUSE™ Lactococcus lactis​ strain Plasma, Kyowa Hakko USA
inavea™, NEXIRA
PreforPro®, ADM/Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes

Sports Nutrition

Everpro, Evergrain by AB InBev
ioPea™, Ingredient Optimized
TurmXTRA™60N, Nutriventia

Weight Management

Amarasate, Calocurb
Metabolaid, Monteloeder
MOROSIL™ Sicilian blood orange, Moro variety, Bionap USA

Products of the Year


Berberine Advanced Enhanced Absorption - Featuring Berbevis, Swanson Health
Eye Moisturize with MaquiBright®, NOW
Red Yeast Rice, SunWay Biotech & XYMOGEN

Immune Support

Gut Clinic™, SaltWrap
Microbiome Rejuvenate, Big Bold Health

Microbiome Modulation

Omni-Biotic® Hetox, AllergoSan USA
PDS-08™ Pediatric Daily Synbiotic, Seed Health
Total Gut Probiotic, BIOHM


OceanBlue Professional Omega-3 1300 Vegan, OceanBlue Omega
Parasol Personalized Omega-3 Program, Parasol Nutrition
Zero Sugar Ultimate Omega Gummy Chews, Nordic Naturals

Sports Nutrition

Amino Complex - Berry, Thorne HealthTech
Collagen Synthesis™, SaltWrap
CurraNZ Original Blackcurrant Extract Dietary Supplement, Health Currancy

Specialty Awards

Editors Award for Industry Initiative of the Year

BAPP Best Practices SOP for the Disposal / Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles, ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP)
The xPRO™ Program, bioMérieux

Innovations in Women’s Health Award

Femme by SynBalance, SYNBALANCE
Libifem®, Gencor
myHMB® + Vitamin D - IMAT study, TSI Group

Nutrition Research Project

AHCC® Supplementation to Support Immune Function to Clear Persistent Human Papillomavirus Infections, Maypro
ChromaDex External Research Program (CERP™): Uncovering the Potential of Niagen®, ChromaDex’s Patented Source of Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), ChromaDex
Hobamine® - Inflammation Biomarker Response to Oral 2 Hydroxybenzylamine (2 HOBA) Acetate in Healthy Humans, TSI Group

Start-up Award

EverGrain by AB InBev
Radicle Science

The Hector Lopez Excellence in Sports Nutrition Science Award

Effects of Velositol plus whey protein on strength and power after eight weeks of resistance training, Nutrition21
PeptiStrong™: precision peptides to support muscle health, Nuritas
The Effect of Orally Dosed Levagen®+ (palmitoylethanolamide) on Exercise Recovery in Healthy Males, Gencor


The 2023 NutraChampion will be reveled during the awards broadcast. 

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