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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Teaming up against adulteration 
EXOS, Thorne partnership expands the quality sports supplements concept to new audiences
Probiotics open a new frame in sports 
Protein utilization and enhanced immunity are building a championship team
The unhealthiest, most trans fat-laden foods in America 2
By 2018, partially hydrogenated oils will be phased out of the American food supply. In the meantime, you can still get your fill of what's quite possibly the unhealthiest food ingredient this side of lead.
Why are trans fats so evil?
By June of 2018, the food industry must replace the existing use of partially hydrogenated oils in the marketplace—and that spells opportunity for other ingredient suppliers.
How will nutrition products change in the next 10 years? 3
Can you say "information molecules"?
Ingredient Market Forecast 2015-16: Booming collagen market brings beauty from within 1
With markets already well established in Japan and Europe, collagen seems to be finally catching on in the U.S.
Country-of-origin labeling rollback not so cool for food transparency 2
The House's vote to repeal COOL may be good for the bottom line of exporting businesses, but it does consumers interested in quality and transparency no favors.
Ingredient Market Forecast 2015-16: Probiotics are No. 1—and rising
“If the current scientific understanding of the gut holds up, there is no reason why every food, beverage and supplement should not have a pro- or prebiotic inside.”
Expo West 2015 NEXTY Award winners
From safer, more sustainable seafood to nontoxic nail polish, these are the products and companies that represent what tomorrow's healthy living landscape will look like.
Source Naturals continues to innovate with telomeres, vegan ingredients
Santa Cruz, Calif.-based supplement company Source Naturals refuses to rest on its laurels as a trusted legacy brand. The formulation innovations, rebranded unified set of SKUs and on-trend line of science-based formulations is truly a sight to behold.
Ingredient Market Forecast 2015-16: Vitamin K2 is ready for prime time
K2 takes calcium out of the arteries, where you don't want it, and puts it in the bones, where you do. What’s needed now is a major CPG company or supplements brand to pick up and champion K2
FI How-To: 3 product launch tips, starting with the supplier relationship
Don't go into a relationship with an ingredient supplier blind. Here's 3 tips from Glanbia's market analyst Max Maxwell on how to build a partnership that leads to consistent success.
Ingredient Market Forecast 2015-16: Protein diversifies amid growth
Protein is hotter than ever, even as sources and applications fluctuate broadly. Is whey giving up its mantle to plant proteins? What's next with Greek yogurt? Read on.
HBO: The gang that couldn’t shoot straight 1
HBO report ties soldiers' deaths to the "underregulated" supplements industry. Trade group leaders have been quick to respond.
Validating the quality of your contract manufacturer
Validating that your contract manufacturing partner is operating and testing for ingredient quality and purity it vital for protecting the integrity of your brand. Here Todd Runestad takes an inside look how one contract manufacturer does it.
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