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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Articles by Todd Runestad
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.
You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me. THIS is the next trend in protein?  4
Hot summer nights will never be the same.
FDA to ban trans fats 2
Using the GRAS regulations, the US Food and Drug Administration has declared trans fats not safe for human consumption. Will consumers even notice?
Pick of 2014: PQQ for brain health 
Mmmmmm mitochondria
Pick of 2014: Sceletium. Try some. I did. 
" ... unsolicited positive effects on well-being ..."
FutureCasting the Nutrition World 2014  2
Resonating with consumers these days are increased levels of pure, simple, clean-label whole foods. But that doesn’t mean to the exclusion of reductionist natural bioactives at mega-dose levels.
The greatest food invention since sliced bread. Literally. 
Save money. Stay fresh. Impress your customers. Whether or not that bread loaf is sliced.
3 problems plaguing the mainstream food world 
Transparency is pointing out deficiencies in the processed-food model. Health epidemics are putting the additional squeeze on food makers to do better. Here's the state of play going forward.
5 hot supplement trends for 2013 - 2014 
We visited every supplement booth in every aisle at Natural Products Expo East, and bring you back the definitive report on the state of dietary supplements at play today. In sum, there are 5 areas where savvy marketers and manufacturers are aiming their attention that is paving the way for the next generation of supplement integrity and innovation. We profile 11 market leaders here.
Vitamin D dust-up should not scare off consumers 
In a new meta-analysis, researchers found that vitamin D does not protect against bone fractures from osteoporosis. But the study has some serious deficiencies.
A letter from the editor: October, 2013 
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