Amidst the action in the Mandalay Bay Expo Hall at SupplySide West in Las Vegas, finalists in 11 categories gathered Thursday, Oct. 6 for the announcement of 2016’s winners in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) Editor’s Choice Awards supplements categories.
With dynamic speakers, unique educational summits, expert panel discussions and a vibrant exhibit hall, SupplySide West is the go-to event for natural products professionals. The creative collaborations and innovative ingredients that are a hallmark of the event are also the driving force behind the thriving marketplace. As such, the 2016 gathering marks the 5th annual celebration of the SupplySide CPG Editor's Choice Awards—recognizing some of the coolest new launches of consumer packaged goods (CPG) products across more than 20 categories. This year’s supplements honorees are proudly presented by Arizona Nutrition Supplements (ANS).
This image gallery showcases 2016’s winners for the supplement categories.
Healthy Skoop – Healthy Skoop Sleep Protein
Healthy Skoop’s Sleep Protein is a sleep product with a twofold approach to healthy sleep. Sleep Protein combines macronutrients, such as proteins and good carbohydrates, to support metabolic brain rest and recovery throughout the entire night, as well as vitamins and minerals to relax and ease the brain into a deep sleep. The proteins help build tryptophan and when combined with carbohydrates, it becomes more available to the brain and increases drowsiness. Sleep Protein is designed for anyone who occasionally has trouble falling or staying asleep, or is looking for a more restful night.
In Clover – OptaGest Tummy Trouble Fix It
OptaGest® Tummy Trouble Fix, In Clover’s daily digestive supplement for dogs and cats, is the perfect "emergency kit" to solve unexpected digestive issues. It is a solution for customers with pets exhibiting vomiting, constipation or diarrhea during times when convenience is key—such as travel, boarding or food change. The Optagest formula is gentle yet effective, combining the prebiotic organic inulin with four plant-based enzymes to support normal digestion. It contains no inactive ingredients such as fillers, sugars or preservatives that could further upset sensitive systems.
Tespo – Tespo
Tespo, a consumer direct, subscription-based vitamin system provides customers with a monthly supply of nutritional supplements in a single four-inch diameter disc that is inserted into the proprietary Tespo Dispenser. The first-of-its-kind dispenser modifies mixing time and water input based on the type of disc being utilized. It also tracks how many servings have been used per disc.
Enzymedica – Lypo Gold
Enzymedica’s Lypo Gold™ is a formula that contains the highest potency of Lipase Thera-blend™. It has been formulated to support proper essential fat and fat-soluble vitamin absorption, gallbladder function and cardiovascular health, and to address the symptoms of lipase deficiency. When taken with food, Lypo Gold may allow the digestive process to begin earlier, taking stress off of the gallbladder, liver and pancreas, and allowing for efficient absorption of essential nutrients.
Happy Family Brands – Happy Mama Prenatal Probiotic Supplement
Happy Family Brands’ Happy Mama Prenatal Probiotic Supplement is specifically formulated for moms-to-be and their growing babies. The probiotic mix combines 8 billion active cultures across two probiotic strains to provide support to the immune system when taken during and after pregnancy, and also supports the baby's developing immune system. The mix is flavor-free and can be added to any cold beverage or soft, unheated food such as cereal, yogurt or apple sauce.
Nutrition For Healing LLC – MEND Regenerate
Nutrition For Healing LLC ‘s MEND is a medical dietary supplement designed to combat aging-related muscle loss. It contains a formulation of nutrients supported by science and clinical evidence, and was tested for two years in a busy orthopedic facility before being released for medical distribution.
Mehdi Reishi – Organic Reishi Spores, Extract and Formula
Mehdi Reishi’s line of Organic Reishi Mushroom products includes Spores, Extract and Formula. According to the company, the goal with this line was to provide organic reishi—highly revered as a top herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and with substantial scientific backing—in a unique delivery form. The products are designed to support immune function, enhance healthy respiratory and liver functions, help relieve stress and improve sleep, and contribute to overall natural vitality and wellness. Mehdi Reishi noted Spores is the flagship product and offers a very mild and earthy flavor.
Mommy’s Bliss – Probiotic Drops Everyday
Mommy's Bliss Baby Probiotic Drops are a natural immune builder that also helps growing tummies with the introduction of food, indigestion, gas, diarrhea and constipation, according to the company. The product may also help ease symptoms in colicky babies, including reducing crying time. Mommy's Bliss Baby Probiotic Drops contain the live culture Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, the most widely studied probiotic in the world, with over 800 scientific publications attesting to the safety and healthfulness of these beneficial bacteria.
Reflecting the trend of new technology to make sports nutrition products more convenient, fun and flavorful, the 2016 SupplySide Editor’s Choice Awards named a protein product featuring a new pouch delivery system as the winner in its Sports Nutrition category. Regimen Whey Featuring GPAC technology offers a 100 percent food grade, edible film poch that consumers can drop into any drink and shake. This portability allows consumers freedom while also helping with portion/dose control.
Glanbia, a popular name in protein, provided a good example of innovation on the flavor side, announcing its latest whey flavor technology in summer 2016. Targeting off-flavors (think: grassy, cheesy, bitter and cardboard) often resulting from storage and processing of whey, Glanbia took EasyFlav™ flavor technology known for neutralizing vegetable proteins and adapted it to whey protein systems. The company said the new technology replaces the traditional carbohydrates core with added protein and stable flavor, resulting in a clean label product with increased protein and as much as 30 percent less carbohydrate content.
Bluebonnet Nutrition – Skinny Garcinia™
Skinny Garcinia™ Vegetable Capsules help to supply the body with the right nutrients for healthy weight management without stimulants, according to Bluebonnet Nutrition. The formula features Super CitriMax® a patented Garcinia cambogia extract from InterHealth Nutraceuticals that is standardized to 60 percent (750 mg) hydroxycitric acid (HCA), and also contains L-carnitine, chromium, choline, inositol, vitamin B6, methionine and several important electrolytes. Buebonnet noted the product features the right combination of nutrients at scientifically substantiated potencies, and is kosher non-GMO and free of most allergens (e.g., soy, gluten and milk).