OptiBiotix Health, has been awarded first place in this year’s Nutrition Industry Executive Awards in the Weight Maintenance category for its SlimBiome ingredient.
SlimBiome was awarded first place by a panel of judges owing to its scientifically backed studies and peer-reviewed research, the company says, which demonstrated the ingredient’s efficacy in supporting weight management.
René Kamminga, CEO of OptiBiotix commented: “We are honoured that our scientifically supported, weight management ingredient SlimBiome has been recognised in this year’s Nutrition Industry Executive Awards.
“Transforming the traditional approach to weight management, SlimBiome helps consumers by promoting the feeling of fullness to support reduced food and calorie intake, and curb food cravings. With the latest evidence from the American Obesity Association stating that 50% of US adults could be obese by 2025, SlimBiome offers support to people trying to reduce their weight in a growing obesity epidemic.”
SlimBiome is designed to help consumers sustain a reduced calorie diet. It includes three natural and clean ingredients, glucomannan, fructooligosaccharides and the trace mineral chromium, in a formulation designed to promote satiety, support a diverse gut microbiome by feeding the good bacteria that are associated with a healthy state, and maintain blood glucose levels throughout the day. Its efficacy has been demonstrated in several human intervention studies, OptiBiotix claims.
Agropur, a supplier for the North American dairy and protein industry, is the exclusive distributor in North America for SlimBiome. The company launched SlimBiome in January 2020 for brands active in weight management and supplements.
The product comes in the form of a heat stable powder and can be used in various weight management applications, including powdered beverages, supplements, meal replacements and protein shakes.