MORRISTOWN, NJ 9 DECEMBER 2020 – PLT Health Solutions, Inc. today announced that the company’s RipFACTOR Muscle Accelerator is the recipient of a 2020 NIE Award as the best ingredient in the Sports Nutrition Category. Launched in July of this year, RipFACTOR is an ingredient for the active/sports nutrition market that is the result of a 7-year, multi-million-dollar development process involving in-depth screening of hundreds of botanicals. Multiple clinical studies have shown that this breakthrough ingredient can significantly and rapidly increase both upper and lower body strength and endurance, as well as significantly increase muscle size and free testosterone levels. The NIE Awards were created in 2018 by the staff of Nutrition Industry Executive Magazine as a way of highlighting new, cutting-edge and scientifically-validated natural branded ingredients in a range of industry-relevant categories.
According to Steve Fink, Vice President of Marketing at PLT Health Solutions, events like the NIE Awards are part of a dialogue that keeps the natural products industry thriving. “The natural products industry is alive and innovating as can be seen in all the great entries in this year’s NIE Awards. Award events like this one help draw attention to some of the best work that is being done in the industry, but they also help to inspire us to create more and communicate better,” he said. “At PLT, we’re grateful and excited about the recognition that the NIE Awards gives our work on RipFACTOR Muscle Accelerator. Bringing an ingredient like this to market takes years of effort and a substantial investment of resources. On behalf of the whole team at PLT, we want to thank the judges and the people at Nutrition Industry Executive,” he said.
Science, Sustainability and the “Wow”
In order to be considered for the NIE Awards, ingredients needed to be launched within the last two years and be formulated into supplements, functional foods and beverages. The entries came from all over the world. Award categories included Condition Specific, Sports Nutrition, Health Aging, Delivery Systems and Weight Management. Ingredients were judged by a panel drawn from NIE Magazine and throughout the natural products industry on a range of criteria including research & evidence, sustainability & traceability, consumer need, and the ‘impressiveness factor’.
In an article appearing in the October/November edition of Nutrition Industry Executive magazine, judges cited the broad range of performance-enhancing properties of RipFACTOR as exceptional, with one judge stating that RipFACTOR is the ‘closest I’ve seen to a one-size-fits-all muscle solution’.
In two clinical trials, participants consuming RipFACTOR showed as much as a 4x increase in muscle size and as much as a 2x improvement in muscle endurance relative to participants taking a placebo. They also experienced up to a 5.6x improvement in upper body strength and up to a 5x improvement in lower body strength compared to subjects on placebo. Statistically significant improvements in lean body mass, percent body fat and total body fat were also observed. Compelling improvements in hormone balance were shown for both studies as well. RipFACTOR is available in both a standard and a neutral tasting water-dispersible form, which provides formulators with a broad variety of applications from powders to functional foods, shakes, gummies, stick packs and more.
To read the article announcing the 2020 NIE Award winners, visit: https://niemagazine.com/nie-awards-2020/
For more information on RipFACTOR, click HERE
About PLT Health Solutions
Headquartered in Morristown, NJ, USA, PLT Health Solutions is a trusted discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredients that enhance health and functionality. As a leading ingredients innovator, PLT’s global network of strategic partnerships provides unique access to impactful solutions. By delivering an unsurpassed mix of expertise, resources, and service, PLT is committed to helping both its strategic partners and valued customers grow.