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Certified Ingredients Named Winners in 2021 NutraIngredients-USA Awards

NutraIngredients USA - Awards - Informed Ingredient

Organised by NutraIngredients USA, the annual NutraIngredients-USA Awards showcase the sports nutrition industry's top ingredients, supplements, companies and initiatives. This year, 2 ingredients tested and certified by Informed Ingredient won in their respective categories: 

  • Winner of Ingredient of the Year - Cognitive Function was enXtra from ENovate Biolife. The award celebrates ingredients designed to meet the specific demands of cognitive health.
enovate biolife - enXtra


When selecting enXtra as the winner, the judges said "enXtra is a natural, safe and effective alternative to caffeine" and that it could be a "potential game-changer in the esports category". 

  • Winner of Ingredient of the Year - Healthy Aging was Levagen+ from Gencor. This award recognises solutions that help users remain physically and mentally healthy as they age. 
LEVAGEN+ Logo - Informed Ingredient


The judges said Levagen+ "had the scientific backing for thew ingredient's anti-inflammatory/analgesic effects" and that the ingredient's "formulation flexibility was seen as an important x-factor". 

Informed Ingredient also wants to extend congratulations to certified ingredient Sunfiber for being a finalist for Ingredient of the Year - Prebiotic.

Sunfiber - Informed Ingredient


Informed Ingredient works with sports supplements ingredient suppliers by providing high-quality analytical testing to help minimise inadvertent contamination risk. Reputable ingredient suppliers have their ingredients certified by Informed Ingredient in order to provide an extra level of assurance to supplement brands and manufacturers. 

Supplement companies who see the Informed Ingredient mark can be assured the ingredient has undergone a rigorous screening programme for banned substances in sport and is safer for use. 

For more information on how an ingredient is certified, visit our Certification Process page. 

Quality assurance starts with an Informed Ingredient.