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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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."
Engredea How-To: Are supplements regulations adequate?
The Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act of 1994 has served the supplements industry well for the past 20 years. Is it enough going forward?
Botanical industry faces the music for its adulteration problem 28
Cheatery, truthiness and adulteration remains a significant problem among botanicals in the natural products industry. Heartbreak can’t be far behind.
Social campaign aims to stop krill supplement sales
Just how wrong can 65,000 signatories be?
8 new supplements aimed right at millennials
Millennials care about their health, and some hipper-than-thou supplement companies have taken notice. Check out their front-of-pack labeling.
FI How-To: Should companies spend more on nutrition research?
Companies spend a lot of money on marketing. Should they spend more on research?
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