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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What can reinvigorate the botanicals category?
Botanical sales are up about 5 percent this past year. Are adulterated powders damaging botanicals’ prospects?
Mineral makers 
The advantages of chelated minerals are many. Here's the story, straight from the sources.
You can’t exercise if you’re sick
Everyone knows that protein and recovery products help rebuild muscles and replace nutrients. But what about immune health?
The Endorsement: Monk Fruit
Stevia is so 2010. Here's the newest all-natural, no-calorie sweetener.
The Endorsement: Caffeine
How do I love thee, caffeine? Let me count the reference citations.
Conventional Wisdom Watch: Beverage Edition
What drinks are up, what's down, what's trending and what's being avoided by the plague by consumers?
What we like now: Our 10 favorite functional beverages 2
We get samples in our offices all the time. Here's 10 that piqued the taste buds (and cellular wellness) of the Functional Ingredients editors
What we like now for stress 4
The sceletium plant is known as the “Cheerer of the Soul”
What's lacking in men's multivitamins today? 6
There is a lot lacking in men's multivitamins
Harkin's legacy: Healthy people
Sen. Tom Harkin's legislation and advocacy has benefited the health and welfare of the American people
Now it really gets app-etizing
Now you can get Functional Ingredients on your iPhone, iPad
Here's What We Like Now for Stress
As a stress buster Sceletium has some good scientific studies behind it
What's next for Greek yogurt? Glanbia knows
Greek yogurt has found an audience looking for indulgent, high-protein snacks. But you ain't seen nothing yet.
The advantages of spore-forming bacteria
We chat up probiotics-ingredient supplier Nebraska Cultures’ media director Robbin Shahani and chief operations officer Michael Shahani.
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