DuPont Nutrition & Health, Copenhagen, Denmark, said its HOWARU Shape won the prestigious Ingredient of the Year Award 2018 in recognition of its contribution to weight management and the global fight against obesity. The inaugural NutraIngredients-Asia award recognizes true innovation and cutting-edge research in healthy foods, supplements and nutrition, and is an acknowledgement of the industry’s very best international health research, the company said.  

“The award is a validation from independent experts confirming the quality of science and market potential of HOWARU Shape,” said Anders Henriksson, principal application specialist, DuPont Nutrition & Health, who received the award on behalf of DuPont. “The criteria were rigorous, and I am extremely proud of the entire DuPont team on working together on the submission.”

HOWARU Shape is a new probiotic + prebiotic that appeals to consumers who are seeking to control their weight and improve their body shape by reducing body fat and waist inches without any changes in daily diet or exercise. Through a series of “state-of-the-art” safety and efficacy studies and a gold standard clinical trial, HOWARU Shape has demonstrated that it can deliver a clinically significant reduction in total body fat mass, trunk fat and waist circumference, the company said. To learn more about HOWARU Shape, visit