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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Organic ingredients, non-GMO labels and other supplement innovations seen at Expo West 2015
Supplements sales overall may have been close to flat in 2014, but that hasn't stopped legacy brands from re-branding and re-formulating, nor start-ups from entering the space.
Todd Runestad, supplements editor
Trending supplements at Expo West 2015
Join Todd Runestad, New Hope Natural Media supplements editor, as he walks the Expo West show floor looking for what's next in pills, powders and gummy supplements.
8 non-pill delivery formats that fuel supplements innovation 2
On the Expo West show floor, we came across these delivery formats that comfort the pill-weary.
17th annual NutrAward honors innovation in ingredients and finished products
Award given to the most innovative ingredient and finished product featuring a functional ingredient.
2015 Engredea Editors' Choice Awards
Engredea Editors' Choice Awards recognizes ingredient innovation
From gluten-free to whole-food ingredients, we give you the fourth annual 2015 Engredea Editors' Choice Awards.
Building communitarians at Expo West 2015
Functional Ingredients editor Todd Runestad reflects on Expo West 2015.
Top products making Natural Products Expo West debut
These Expo West newcomers feature inspired natural ingredients and healthy formulations, chosen by New Hope Natural Media editors.
Did You Feel That? 
“Experiential” ingredients give consumers something they can sense right away.
Choosing Wisely in Branded Ingredients 
Does value trump price?
FI How-To: What ingredients need to be removed from processed foods?
Processed foods are so convenient - and they're killing us! We asked food scientist Kantha Shelke, Ph.D., from Corvus Blue consultancy, for her insights.
2015 Delicious Living Supplement Award Winners 1
Kiss supplement confusion goodbye with Delicious Living's research-backed picks for every need. Congrats to the winners!
Will Nestle’s move to cut out artificial colors be the tipping point in the U.S. candy market?
While Nestlé is the first major candy maker to make the move, it is hardly the only one.
Why do consumers so love natural products?
How do we get to live perfectly healthy until the minute we blow out the beeswax candles on that 100th gluten-free birthday cake?
Top 10 moments in the history of supplements (Today’s botanicals scandal ranks No. 6)
Our own considered Top 10 list of moments in supplements history. Sure, you might guess what's No. 1 - but no way can you guess all ten!
Class-action lawsuits start in botanicals adulteration scandal
Here come the lawsuits, the first of which an industry lawyer calls "a joke."
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