This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Nutrition startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Nutrition industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Nutrition Startups
Air Protein is a startup that aims to develop sustainable protein made from thin air. Using a proprietary probiotic process, Air Protein develops protein-enriched food made from CO2.
This revolutionary new protein source can be used to make meat-free burgers, protein-enriched pasta, cereals, beverages, and more. Air Protein has been developed by Kiverdi, a California-based biotechnology company..
Jinx is a dog wellness brand that primarily sells dog foods online. It delivers optimal nutritional health dogs need to eat a high-quality protein medley from both animal and plant sources in the right proportions.
Jinx online shop provides nutrition options with purposeful ingredients that they can recognize. The company was founded in 2019 with a mission to build a community of like-minded dog parents that take pride in how they care and connect with their fur babies..
Nourished is the first company in the nutrition industry to offer truly personalised vitamin gummies. With innovative 3D printing technology and a vegan encapsulation formula, Nourished our are able to combine 7 different active ingredients into one delicious and sugar free gummy stack which has up to 70% higher absorption rates than standard isolated supplements.
All the ingredients used are sourced from high-grade vegan whole food sources and are third party lab-tested to ensure that every Nourishment has optimum efficacy and enhanced impact. All of the packaging used is 100% plastic free and sustainable, with the individual flow wraps being made from a unique wood pulp film which is home compostable in just 32 weeks.
Nourished is currently the UK’s highest rated vitamin, as reviewed by verified purchasers on Feefo and Trustpilot and has recently completed a large recruitment drive across their tech, marketing and operational departments to support the rapid growth of the business.. .
Remilk is a food-tech company that uses microbes to produce the key ingredients in milk. The company is developing technology for creating a milk substitute that is similar to cow milk in flavor, nutritional composition, composition, and functionality.
It was founded in 2019 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.. .
Proper Good offers 90-second tasty meals with clean ingredients delivered directly to the customer’s door. Its recipes include squash and sausage spaghetti, chicken cordon bleu, squash and brie bites, queso platter, keto cauliflower tortillas, potato leek soup, minestrone breakfast bake, savory pumpkin tarts, and more.
The company is based in Bozeman, Montana.. .
Les Nouveaux Fermiers
Les Nouveaux Fermiers cultivates a passion for taste, the real, the healthy, and the impact on the planet. It reinvents meat from natural and local plant ingredients to better feed the planet.
Its products today represent 11 times less CO2 and 10 times less water than meat production. It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Paris, France..
Greenspoon offers fruit and vegetable-packed frozen smoothies that provide proper nutrients to consumers. The company is a wellness brand that creates a fun food self-care culture with ready-made juices.
Greenspoon was founded by Tomonori Tanabe and is based in Tokyo, Japan.. .
MPowder developed an e-commerce brand providing nutritional powders that tackle hormonal changes and provide women with insights, practices, and tools to empower them through menopause. MPowder sells its nutritional powders for the three stages of menopause directly to its customers via its website and is already receiving repeat orders.
The brand’s first powder ‘Peri-Boost’ is available now with two additional recipes to follow in the New Year. MPowder is also stocked on leading online beauty destination Cult Beauty following its launch in September.
MPowder has an active ‘Powder Room’ community of ‘Makers’ that trials product recipes, verifies efficacy, and provides detailed feedback on their lifestyle programs.. .
We want to bring the cleanest, most natural & powerful recovery drink for our fellow athletes. REJOY® is plant-based, clean label and a powerful natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever founded by a unique team of beverage industry pros.
The team has 75 years of experience at leading global beverage companies and finished over 100 IronMan races. Yes, we do it and experience it ourselves.
REJOY® is formulated with a mere 6 plant-based ingredients so that you can rehydrate and recover with the cleanest, simplest and yet more powerful recovery drink we know of. It’s low-cal & low-carb and thanks to coconut water also high in electrolytes.
But to get a revolutionary plant-based recovery drink we infused Full Spectrum Hemp Extract to help your body & mind recover faster. REJOY® uses a patented technology to enable optimal absorption and increased bioavailability of ingredients, delivering maximum benefit.
And it tastes awesome! REJOY®. Do it Again..
We are a Hard-Tech start-up, creating resource-intelligent nature-based systems and solutions integrated with DeepTech for establishing a climate-Resilient New Nature Economy. Our dream is to map 2.5 million ha of freshwater bodies in India for creating a Digital Twin of freshwater ecosystems.
With our novel value-innovation, we use the power of Nature and DeepTech for 100% de-risking freshwater fisheries towards establishing sustainable fisheries in India with which we are tackling the pain-points of 15 million fish farmers.. .
Fitspire is an endeavor to grant it’s pre-eminent in the field of health, fitness, activeness, agility, and well-being. We enable us to develop a wide range especially suited for all age groups and their needs while being globally competitive in authenticity, safety, and performance.
We are very determined to make Fitspire the most respected and India’s leading health wellness brand by providing a stronger & healthier environment to the nation.. .
At VAHA they are passionate about motivating people to reach their full potential and believe that everyone can live a full and energetic life through the experience of FLOW. Flow is the “sweet spot” where the challenge fits your personal skills perfectly.
This is exactly the point at which optimal progress and absolute motivation are achieved.. .
Apparo is a food processing technology intended to process crops in order to maximize the yield of available nutrients. The company provides exceptional protein and micronutrients to food and nutrition companies.
Apparo LLC was founded in 2020 and is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States.. .
Defiant Food Group
Defiant Food Group develops and produces the highest quality, most nutritious, easy to use ready to eat proteins available. It provides customized culinary solutions that streamline your existing systems, increase your bottom line, and present new opportunities for growth.
Defiant Food Group was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.. .
The URODEA device is designed for the male population. The device will be easy-to-use (also for the elderly), handheld, and battery-powered.
It is designed to be stowed discreetly in a pocket or small bag that can be pulled out and applied when in the bathroom, helps to empty the bladder efficiently and without noise.. .
DIG labs is re-imagining personalized pet wellness. We believe that our pets are the family members who love us unconditionally.
The best way to love them back is by proactively caring for their health and wellness, especially because they can’t tell us what’s wrong. Our Mission: Delivering custom insights and solutions that are convenient, accessible, and continuously advancing, enabled by the power of technology and science.
We strive to give our pets a voice and create a two-way dialogue of insights +actions,so they can live healthy, beautiful lives. A female-founded, NY-based venture-backed startup, DIG labs is developing patent-pending, tech-enabled insights and personalized products, including supplements.
Founded by former CPG R&D, brand management execs and pet lovers whose vision is to translate the benefits of personalized human healthcare to our pets, DIG labs is actively launching its proprietary real-time health platform, powered by patent-pending computer vision & machine learning. The B2C platform includes a personalized supplements business, and the B2B services platform will service categories across the petcare ecosystem..
Rocka Foods International Inc.
We run an e-commerce platform providing ingredient packages based on nutritious meal plans to schools and other canteens in Africa, starting in Ghana. We source directly from local farmers and wholesalers, aggregating both demands and supplies to offer fresher ingredients more affordably and more conveniently, compared to sourcing from the open market.
Founded at Founder Institute Calgary (Canada) 2020. The Ghana operation is run by Rocka Foods Ghana Ltd.
(founded November 3, 2020). .
Calo is an internet company that provides a web-based platform that utilizes dietary foods and tips from nutritionists and chefs. Its platform connects health-conscious people and nutritionists online.
Calo helps people with their diet and food routine online.. .
FUL Foods is an Amsterdam based startup on a mission to help a new generation of consumers reduce their carbon footprint… by improving their health and satisfying their cravings. The team has developed a trademarked carbon negative ingredient (“FUL”) featuring key protein and immune boosting nutrients from microalgae.
FUL Foods’ flagship product (“waterFUL”) employs technological advances in microalgae stability, bioassimilation and digestibility, and offers significant health benefits from a refreshing plant-based protein and nutrient-packed, on-the-go carbonated drink. .
We started with Neo Sanjivani out of a desire to do more and become the best versions of ourselves. We strongly believe in the goodness of Nature.
Nature has the remedy for all maladies. In the path to becoming the best versions of ourselves, we are committed to safeguard and take the help of Mother Nature to heal us from inside.
Let her power of goodness flow through us and make us stronger and healthier so that we could love and serve better. Therefore, we established Neo Sanjivani to share the wisdom which we learned from Mother Nature, and provide you with its premium quality products and are committed to bringing the required changes to inspire you in living a healthy and wise life.
We envision a world independent from the use of harmful chemicals, additives, and synthetic fertilizers. We are working on the best possible aspects to build a sustainable tomorrow.
We take utmost care while sourcing natural ingredients for you, which concomitantly supports the livelihood and wellbeing of our local tribes, farmers, and associated patrons. Our goal is to deliver premium quality natural products that will provide healthy living features.
We aspire to build our edifice on the foundation of our values. We endeavour to emerge as an inspiring and innovative leader in offering genuine & premium quality Natural products..
BellRing Brands, Inc. is a holding company operating in the global convenient nutrition category.
Its primary brands, Premier Protein®, Dymatize® and PowerBar®, comprise all major product forms, including ready-to-drink protein shakes, powders and nutrition bars, and are distributed across channels including club, food, drug, mass, eCommerce, convenience and specialty.. .
Blue Farm offers vegan dairy alternatives for maximum freshness and minimal waste. It focuses on rethinking how milk is produced, delivered, and consumed.
Blue Farm’s products reduce packaging waste and emissions significantly while tasting amazing. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany..
Menuela is a free meal planning app making healthy and sustainable eating easier in Brazil. Through the creation of personalized weekly menu plans and smart shopping lists using an AI-based recommendation system, Menuela helps in cooking tasty and nutritious meals, with maximum use of food.
Launched at the Founder Institute.. .
ChipMonk is a specialty baking business that focuses on creating low-carb, no added sugar desserts. Our mission, which stems from our co-founder’s experience reversing and controlling his Type II diabetes with a low carb diet, is to empower people through mindful nutrition.
We use gluten free ingredients, nut-based flours, and sweeteners with low glycemic impact (friendly for diabetics). Our products are perfect anyone trying to cut sugar out of their life.
They can be enjoyed as a coffee companion at breakfast, a mid-day snack without the sugar crash, or a sweet indulgence to reward yourself at the end of a long day. We are currently expanding our presence in the Houston area but also offer our products across the country via our e-commerce store at www.chipmonkbaking.com.
Qina is the first comprehensive, curated and scored database and B2B platform for stakeholders in the Personalised nutrition industry. The platform offers an easy way to navigate the solutions within the competitive landscape by keyword, tags or segment .
Companies can top up their subscription to access domain experts, innovation project support or market intelligence. The platform aims to close the gap between industry and frontline practitioners through transparency, sharing insights and generating new data..
MyRealFood is a mobile app that provides the nutritional quality of the food, tracks diet to reach users’ health goals and uses suggested recipes, gamification and a community to help users stay motivated and develop healthy eating habits. Users can either scan the barcodes or search the database.
The algorithm takes into account the NOVA food classification system in order to classify food in one of the following groups: real food, minimally-processed food or ultra-processed food.. .
www.fitat60.com is a subscription service to help people over the age 60 on how to live an active and healthy life. The business is to be formed of four primary pillars: 1.
Fitness – exercise routines and tips 2. Nutrition – healthy eating recipes 3.
Mind – motivation and positivity strategies 4. Medical – advice for ailments and medicines The problem we are solving is that most content for people over 60 is focused on the problems of old age and visually represents the decrepit, issue-based, greying side of ageing.
However, many people in their 60’s today are fit, healthy and full of energy and want to stay that way. We’re helping them, after-all, it is said 60 is the new 40..
Laumière Gourmet Fruits
An innovative fruits brand, mystifying the unique connection between luxury and nature in an undeniable quest to blend gourmet excellence with a healthy lifestyle. We strive to curate premium artisan dried fruit-based products and delve deeper into healthy food.
Our products are 100% natural and with no added preservatives, refined sugar, or additives. Magnifying on international flavors and emphasizing on luxury, our mission is to bring these divine creations right to your doorstep..
With Hello Melon you have personalized diets according to your age, sex and other factors. You can use our chatbot or contact a nutritionist through our website.
Hello Melon is still in development but you can check our progress at hellomelon.co. .
Build, share and track customized workouts with your clients. Save time, provide the best coaching experience and start coaching your clients online or in-person.
Say goodbye to pen and paper forms, PDF files and spreadsheets. Become a modern fitness coach today and start coaching with our amazing app.
An easy to use coaching app that focuses on what really matters.. .
Delisasa is an online communities platform that provides a way for the public to meet professionals and practitioners in the Health Sciences, Medical and Nutrition areas at a central point to discuss important matters concerning health & nutrition. The heart of the platform is the Tribe.
Any user on the platform can create a tribe but it should be focused on Health and Nutrition. This is the point where users can share nutrition tips, health stories to encourage or help each other.
One special feature of Delisasa is the Verified Expert. A Verified Expert can do a little more than the average Delisasa user.
They can create and edit recipes on the platform (yes, we want the best recipes from the best minds since we are dealing with the delicate matters of Health and Nutrition). Their stories are highlighted within the group and public streams while they also get a page where they can showcase their professional history.
Another feature is the Mealplanner: something which is sorely lacking online. With this you can create an unlimited number of mealplans with each plan holding the items on a per-weekday basis..
PermaTree SuperFoods S.A.
As social-enterprise we see our goal to enhance sustainable development by transforming the territory by creating a social, economic and environmental IMPACT in Ecuador. We create added value PLANT BASED SUPERFOODS from Banana, Turmeric and Ginger powder, Soursop and Guayusa leaf teas, by exporting it to the EU or US market.
Focused on the highest quality regarding beneficial properties for the well-being. For this we are currently building own Dehydration-Processing-Plant for Fruits, Seeds and Vegetables, generating added value to the local raw material directly in the production area/territory.
HACCP Certification. The Processing-Plant (size 1000 m2) is built on the side with the superfoods-showroom and coffee-shop which works also as coworking-space.
We work directly with 400 small scale farming families (sustainable agroforestry) who benefit of 300% more income and training, technical assistance, health care, pension plans. Direct beneficiaries 2’000.
Indirect 50’000.. .
ANeuSTART is a nutrient-based personalized action plan for children with autism spectrum disorder. Each of the company’s plan is made to a child’s unique biochemistry in order to improve their overall functioning.
ANeuSTART develops a noninvasive, at-home diagnostic kit that identifies which biological pathways are impacting nutritional flow to the brain, impairing its function. The algorithm combines the results from the diagnostic kit with the patient’s health history, current symptoms, and diet..
Gesundheit! is a food journal and a social accountability system for people trying to improve their health. Doctors say and research shows that keeping track of your food and keeping accountable to other people results in better chances of success and long-lasting changes.
Gesundheit! makes it easy to take the first step towards living a healthier life!. .
horny herbals consists of a small dedicated team of 5 employees. (3 employees in our main office in Bangkok, Thailand and 2 employees in Germany).
We share the passion to produce first-class nutritional supplements from rare but highly effective medicinal herbs. From our headquarters in Bangkok, we are always on the look-out for new medicinal herbs that have been used for decades, especially in Asia, as dietary supplement or alternative remedies.
Our focus is increasingly on the processing and production of high-quality ingredients and combine this with state-of-the-art production technology and the latest quality and safety standards. OUR GUARANTEE: Organic and organic All our products are organic and organic.
We only use raw materials that are mined and harvested on uncultivated and state-controlled land. The entire harvesting process is purely manual.
Vegan and Halal Our raw materials are 100% natural, Halal compliant and suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike. We only use hard capsules of plant cellulose (HPMC).
Made in Germany Our products are 100% made in Germany. All raw materials are imported to Germany and produced with a contract manufacturer in Germany.
Feed Me Good
ducts are freeze dried and hence they retain all their micro nutrients as well as taste of the food. We have employed several home cooks who use recipes from all over India to provide you the authentic taste of your home-made food while you are away from home.
Feed Me Good provides a range of Indian vegetarian and vegan meals which can be prepared and enjoyed anytime anywhere. Our products come in easy to carry and resealable packaging which allows the consumer to consume as per requirement and reseal it for further use.
The packaging also takes minimum space hence making it travel friendly. The most important aspect of our product is the process we use; freeze drying! Freeze drying is a technique with is deployed by us to make ready to eat meals.
Using this technique, cooked food is kept in machines which reduce its temperature to subzero values. Reducing the temperature assures that the vitamins and the nutrients in the food stay intact and hence the taste of the food doesn’t change.
Once all the water is removed by freezing, the food is instantly packed and sealed. This technique allows us to make sure that the food you eat has no preservatives, it retains its nutrition and the authentic taste..
Season is a platform that offers personalized nutrition planning for consumers. It integrates technology with advice from users’ registered dietitians to help them get more out of their nutrition and make the most out of mealtime every day.
The platform recommends what to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner based on nutritional needs, food preferences, and budget.. .
Award-winning Swedish food tech startup creating a new way to produce personalized plant-based dairy-alternatives: Foods that are filled with GUT-friendly bacteria and other healthy functional ingredients, and that can be made conveniently at home. We believe we can meet the huge demand for better dairy alternatives, as more and more health-conscious people seek foods that are good for their gut, their health and the planet.
For more info visit www.yogut.me.. .