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  • Writer's pictureSiva Vanapalli, Ph.D.

Vitafoods Europe 2023: The Top 4 Trends in Functional Ingredients and Nutraceuticals

Vitafoods Europe 2023, the leading industry event for the nutraceutical and functional food community, was held in Geneva, Switzerland from May 9-11, 2023. The event brought together over 15,000 industry professionals from around the world to network, learn about the latest trends, and do business.


The event featured a wide range of educational sessions, including keynote presentations, panel discussions, and workshops. Topics covered a wide range of areas, including product development, marketing, regulatory compliance, and sustainability.


In addition to the educational sessions, the event also featured a trade show with over 1,200 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services. The trade show was a great opportunity for attendees to learn about new products, meet with suppliers, and network with other industry professionals.


Vitafoods Europe 2023 was a great success, and it provided a valuable opportunity for the nutraceutical and functional food community to come together and learn, network, and do business.



Here are some of the key takeaways from the event:

  • The nutraceutical and functional food industry is growing rapidly, and it is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

  • There is a growing demand for products that can help people improve their health and well-being.

  • The industry is facing a number of challenges, including regulatory compliance and sustainability.

  • However, the industry is also innovating and developing new products and services that can help people live healthier lives.


Overall, Vitafoods Europe 2023 was a great event that provided a valuable opportunity for the nutraceutical and functional food community to come together and learn, network, and do business.



Here are some of the most popular trends at Vitafoods Europe 2023:

Functional foods: There is a growing demand for functional foods, which are foods that have been fortified with nutrients or other ingredients that can provide health benefits.


Personalized nutrition: There is also a growing interest in personalized nutrition, which is the tailoring of nutrition to the individual needs of each person.


Sustainability: The nutraceutical and functional food industry is increasingly focused on sustainability, as consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of their food choices.


Digital health: Digital health is another emerging trend in the nutraceutical and functional food industry, as companies are using technology to develop new ways to track and improve people's health.


These are just a few of the trends that were on display at Vitafoods Europe 2023. The event was a great opportunity for industry professionals to learn about the latest trends and innovations in the nutraceutical and functional food industry.



How companies can take advantage of popular trends by creating products with novel health benefit claims

The functional ingredient and dietary supplement industry is seeking new innovations to differentiate products and deliver health benefits to consumers. A major challenge is to accelerate the identification of health benefit claims from new or existing ingredients, so that ingredient manufacturers, distributors and retailers can add value to their portfolio.


NemaLife's organism-on-chip platform uses C. elegans, a simple yet powerful microscopic worm, to screen and identify new health and wellness benefits for ingredients. This platform offers fast, cost-effective, data-reliable, and ethical means to evaluate ingredient safety and efficacy compared to rodent testing. Our technology is compatible with many of the ingredient classes that were showcased at Vitafoods.

NemaLife works with a variety of partners in the ingredient and dietary supplement space with a focus on gut health, cognitive health, weight management, muscle performance, stress resilience, and healthy aging. Many of our partners collaborate with us to:

  • Identify novel ingredients and extracts to define new health benefits

  • Repurpose existing ingredients for new health benefits

  • Evaluate new formulations and finished products for reliable efficacy

  • Eliminate supply chain risks and manufacturing liabilities by batch-testing of products to ensure safety and efficacy

  • Generate science-backed data to support marketing claims and sales strategy

  • De-risk clinical trials by providing pre-clinical health-benefit and mode-of-action data


If you are a company that is looking to create new products using your existing ingredients, then NemaLife provides a great first step by providing a fast, reliable, and trusted way to discover ingredients for new health and wellness benefits that are successful in the market.

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