OptiBiotix Health plc (LON:OPTI) has announced that its weight management ingredient SlimBiome has won the award for Weight Management Ingredient of the Year at the Vitafoods European tradeshow in Geneva.
The AIM-listed firm said the award is given to the product identified by a panel of scientific, regulatory and industry experts demonstrating leading edge research and innovation in the weight management market.
OptiBiotix, which develops a range of compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes and skin care, said the award for Weight Management Ingredient of the Year at Vitafoods is the second industry award for SlimBiome.
In November 2017 SlimBiome won the award for ‘Best Functional Ingredient for Health and Well Being’ at Food Matters.
Stephen O’Hara, CEO of OptiBiotix, said: “Having a product with a known mechanism of action, clinical and consumer studies showing its safety and effectiveness, and the support of leading international key opinion leaders, helps give confidence to consumers in their product choice.”
He added: “Hunger free dieting is now a consumer option and we hope that the increasing number of food applications containing SlimBiome will help bring the benefits of this exciting new technology to a wider international audience."