• Unable to create CTools CSS cache directory. Check the permissions on your files directory.
  • Unable to create CTools CSS cache directory. Check the permissions on your files directory.

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 newhope360.com 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. 
Subscribe to my feed...

7 new probiotic innovations 1
Innoative ingredient offerings and new product launches keep the probiotics field buzzing.
Is curcumin the latest natural antidote? 3
Curcumin is to turmeric what the apple is to the apple tree. Here are five health conditions curcumin can influence.
Transparency is coming to supply market
Things are always moving in the weight management and sports nutrition worlds. What's new? Nutratech's president Bob Green reveals the new zeitgeist for 2013.
Super Bowl star Ray Lewis allegedly took deer antler velvet, a banned substance
Ray Lewis and the deer antler velvet scandal 7
Did Ray Lewis take banned hormones via deer antler velvet supplements? Will Ray Lewis be banned from Sunday's Super Bowl?
Longtime industry champion Sen. Tom Harkin to retire
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), who liberated the supplements industry, announced his retirement. What will this mean for the future regulatory status of dietary supplements?
Is Herbalife a 'pyramid scheme' destined to fail?
Is Herbalife a 'pyramid scheme' destined to fail? 11
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman doesn't think Herbalife is all it's cracked up to be. His price target for the company might raise eyebrows.
Spore-forming probiotics create opportunities for foods 5
The probiotics ingredient category is growing fast, as are new probiotic products. Why? Partly because of a particular probiotic strain from ingredient supplier Nebraska Cultures.
Caffeine extends lifespan, improves healthspan: study
In the hue and cry about caffeine today, here's the latest: the world's favorite psychoactive compound extends life, improves health and could even delay our worst fear of all.
FDA: Energy drinks need more study, not regulation
Is the third time the charm? Senators Durbin and Blumenthal have now written the FDA three times in the past three months to get the agency to act against the non-coffee, caffeinated drinks market. With new media attention, will FDA change its tune?
How to win in gluten-free market 2
We sit down with Patrick O’Brien, Marketing Manager, Bakery, with gluten-free ingredient specialists, Ingredion.
Picking the perfect protein for your product 1
What protein source will fit best with your product mix?
American Gut project measures gut flora—aka probiotics
The latest chapter of the Human Microbiome Project combines crowdfunding with university researchers to identify trillions of microbes in the human intestines. To what end?
Energy drinks: Is the media now an enemy? 1
Stanford, KY, is 400 miles from Peoria. And if it doesn't play in Peoria, can energy drinks' fortunes be shaking to their foundation? This most recent report can not be good news for energy drink players.
5-Hour Energy shots implicated in 13 deaths 3
Energy shot category creator 5-Hour Energy has been linked to 13 deaths over the last four years. The question is, does correlation mean causality?
Why did some supplement industry groups oppose Prop 37? 2
California may have voted against labeling GMOs, but this issue is not dead. In the end, there were enough devils in the details to cleave off enough stakeholders to sink Prop. 37.
New in Supply

Connect With Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×