Functional Ingredients Editor's Choice Award winners

We scanned the bustling aisles of Engredea at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim this year. And, we bring you our selection of blue-chip ingredients from companies pioneering the next great foundation of new product development. Winners selected in the following categories: 

* Best ingredient for a beverage: Ganeden BC30 from Ganeden Biotech

* Best ingredient for a food: Optisol line from Glanbia Nutritionals  

* Most sustainable ingredient: Zembrin from P.L. Thomas

* Ingredient with the best science: BioPQQ from MGC

* Most novel ingredient: Libifem from Gencor Nutrients

* Best partnership: Natural Products Alliance of North Carolina

* Best marketing: Lutemax from OmniActive Health Technologies

* Best botanical: KSM-66 from Ixoreal Biomed

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