GENEVA, SWITZERLAND–(Marketwired – May 16, 2016) – Aquamin was honored as the 2016 Ingredient of the Year in the Healthy Ageing category at the annual NutraIngredients Awards. Winners were announced at the NutraIngredients Awards dinner on May 11, 2016 as a part of Vitafoods Europe in Geneva, Switzerland.
“We are delighted with this award. It really highlights the level of supporting research for Aquamin and how the coverage of science has grown across multiple health areas of bone, joint and digestive health,” said David O’Leary, Commercial Manager of Marigot Ltd., the creators of Aquamin. “Marigot continues innovating with Aquamin and our research program is full of new and exciting study areas which we are confident will highlight the uniqueness of this truly efficacious product — a must for people of all age groups.”
The NutraIngredients Awards were created to recognize true innovation and cutting edge research in health foods, supplements and nutrition industries. Ingredients in the Healthy Ageing category were critiqued on scientific merit, efficacy, safety, innovation, market potential, product formulation, and ability to increase market credibility. Additionally, the ingredient must have reflected current scientific or commercial advancement beyond current knowledge, and have been commercially introduced after January 1, 2014. Runners-up for the Ingredient of the Year award include COCOACTIV by Naturex, and Cognizin® Citicoline by Kyowa Hakko Bio Italia S.r.l.
Aquamin is a unique marine multi-mineral complex that provides bioactive calcium, magnesium and 72 other trace marine minerals, for the fortification of food, beverage and supplement products. Unlike other mineral sources used in food, beverage and supplement preparation, Aquamin is derived solely from seaweed harvested under an exclusive license off the coast of Iceland. The seaweed, which absorbs trace minerals from the surrounding seawater, coupled with Aquamin’s unique structure, results in a mineral rich product that is neutral tasting, free of chalky texture and easily absorbed by the human body. Aquamin is exclusively distributed in North America by Stauber Performance Ingredients, Inc.
For more information regarding Aquamin, visit www.aquamin.com.
To learn more about Vitafoods Europe and the NutraIngredients Awards, visit http://www.vitafoods.eu.com/.