Todd Runestad

Functional Ingredients

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. Currently I'm editor-in-chief of Engredea, which includes Functional Ingredients magazine, Engredea Daily eNewsletter, NEXT Innovation Summit conference, Engredea Monograph series, and Engredea trade show linking suppliers and manufacturers in the global nutrition business. In addition, I'm supplements editor for and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Follow me on Twitter @ToddRunestad
My daily vitamin regime includes a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 
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Blue-green algae among our favorite algae supplements 
It might have taken Dr. Oz to kick-start the fortunes of astaxanthin, but all the other microalgae supplements have grabbed astaxanthin’s coattails.
Research backs algae's superfood status 
Algae just might be the most overlooked of superfoods. Research shows the diverse ways this green (and brown) is good for your customers.
There's a new consumer binary at play
In case you missed the opening keynote at NEXT Summit 2014 here's a recap of the new consumer binary shaping the industry.
3rd annual Functional Ingredients "Editor's Choice Awards" recognizes industry's best ingredients
Best science. Best ingredient for a supplement, food, beverage. Best botanical. Most novel. Best marketing. Best partnership. It's all here.
"I'm for all drugs": Former Mexico President Fox
Former Mexico President Vicente Fox explains why he's all for legalizing marijuana and other drugs, the continued social liberalization around same-sex marriage and abortion rights and putting Chief Social Responsibility Officers in every corporation.
A new picture of the average herbal supplement user
Natural Marketing Institute reveals new research about the characteristics that define the average herbal supplement user.
New study on selenium and prostate cancer confirms that the type of selenium matters  1
Does selenium and vitamin E really cause prostate cancer? Despite the publicized negative results of the SELECT trial this week, the answer may well be no. Here's why.
4 top multivitamins on the market  1
These multivitamins won't cure all of life's ills, but they're certainly a good start.
2014 NutrAward finalists announced and YOU can help select the winner
Vote for the winner from this select group of best-in-class ingredients and finished products using a functional ingredient
Protein picks for 2014.
New protein products that perform from workday through workout 
These protein brands have zeroed in on the ingredients and formulas that optimize exercise and athletic performance.
Smart supplement selections for brain health  1
Cognitive health is emerging as one of the most promising categories of growth in nutrition. Here are a few top product picks.
Cognitive supplement market on the rise.
Rethinking brain health  3
Brain health supplements are poised to be the next major trend in supplements. Here are the category's standout ingredients so far.
Functional Ingredients: 2013's most-read stories
Best ingredients? State of the always-bubbly beverage world? Tech platforms driving innovation? Omega-3 ups and downs? What does fracking have to do with nutrition? Look back at the top 15 stories of 2013.
Top 10 omega-3 studies of 2013
The tide turned on omega-3s this year, thanks to a way-controversial study concluding fish oil causes prostate cancer. Wait - what? Then how come Japan and Med Diet countries have the lowest incidence of prostate? File under: hatchet job.
SupplySide West 2013: best tweets
She said what at SupplySide West? Here are the top tweets from the trade show that gathers ingredient suppliers to Las Vegas to vet their nutritional ingredient wares.

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NBJ|Engredea Monograph
The NBJ|Engredea Monograph is a series of reports filled with exclusive content on an ingredient or ingredient category, and includes market data, science, intelligence and in-depth coverage.

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The FEAR Report
Sweeteners: 2013 Edition
Probiotics 2013

Exporter's Guide to the U.S. market
Ingredient Market Forecast
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