Ingredient of the Year: Weight Management

The international obesity problem is getting worse, and the incidence of overweight and obesity in Europe and the rest of the world shows no signs of slowing. Yet there is promise for weight management solutions in nutrition. Our Ingredient of the Year category is hunting for the best in tailored solutions and clinically proven ingredients for weight loss success. From the latest satiety boosting ingredients to compounds that help people naturally shed weight, this award is open to ingredients specifically designed to meet the challenges of weight loss and maintenance.

    Judges will look at how your ingredient meets specific needs and will base their scores on your evidence to demonstrate:

    • A genuine consumer demand or requirement based upon a common aging issue or risk factor
    • Solid scientific evidence to demonstrate a unique nutritional solution to this need or problem – including peer-reviewed data to back up any performance or health claims made.
    • A good range of examples of applications / delivery systems for use in final products
    • Commercial success and engagement from your core target market(s). Give numbers and examples of sales and applications that are available in the market
    • What gives your ingredient the ‘X factor’ – something that makes it stand out from the crowd and edge out the competition (including evidence to back up claims)

    To view the requirements for this category, click here

    Entries for the NutraIngredients-USA Awards Ingredient of the Year categories are required to have the ingredient in a finished product that is commercially available in the United States.


    2023 Entry Submission is now closed.

    The 2023 winners will be announced on during a virtual awards' presentation on Wednesday, July 12. Register your interest to keep up to date with all the information on the virtual awards presentation and our winners.



    • Once all entries have been received, they will be reviewed by the NutraIngredients-USA Awards Judging Panel made up of independent judges from the industry.
    • The finalists will be confirmed and notified in May 2023.
    • The winner will be announced during a virtual awards' presentation on on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.