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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Digestive health market teeming with opportunity
“Keeping regular” is all the rage on airwaves as companies strive to be the first to dominate the positive digestive health market in a way that comes remotely close to the fine work Dannon has done paving the way via its Activia probiotic-infused yogurt.
Surprises for condition-specific supplement category 2013
More health for more people is an endearing motto for those of us committed to the health, wellness and nutrition industry. It would be nice if we could do well by doing well too, right?
3 probiotics studies show benefits beyond digestive health 3
Probiotic sales are up in the double digits. A trio of new research studies out this week demonstrates that consumers are on the right track.
10 hottest ingredients of 2013 and beyond 2
Are you capitalizing on all the consumer trends and counter-trends in the natural industry? These 10 functional ingredients lead the way through a shifting nutrition market.
The future of eye health is now
Sales suggest the future is fast approaching for this critical category.
5 ingredients for better brain health (and 1 to avoid) 2
Cognitive health is rising quickly in consumer consciousness, but products to address this have yet to catch up. Can you say opportunity?
New protein study could shake up sports nutrition market 22
Whey protein has long been the go-to protein source in the sports nutrition market. But a new study could spell opportunity for other proteins and expand formulations beyond athletes and weekend warriors.
Contract manufacturing and GMPs: What does quality cost? 1
GMP requirements mandate enhanced ingredient-testing protocols that add to the burden of rolling out new products. Here's why it's worth the price.
Will the curcumin research scandal crater sales? 2
Curcumin is the subject of 2.5 published research studies every day, but a lead researcher is being questioned for misconduct. What effect will this have on the fortunes of curcumin, which is seen as the next potential blockbuster ingredient?
Engredea: Friday recap
At Engredea 2012, probiotics, fruits and vegetables find new delivery systems, while gluten free grows by leaps and bounds.
New Hope Standards Department to test finished products
Did you know that New Hope Natural Media (that's us!) is the only media company to vet all its booth exhibitors and client ads for FDA compliance? The New Hope Standards Department is now embarking on a new phase in its diligence and quest for quality in the natural products industry: testing finished products
8 new ways to build a better dietary supplement
The next generation of dietary supplements is here. Set to accommodate everyone from vegetarians to those with trouble swallowing pills, these new delivery formats can even work to increase payload. Here are our top eight picks.
5 digestive health ingredients to watch
From gluten-free and probiotic formulations to soluble fibers and aloe, these functional ingredients are making headlines for digestive health benefits.
Top functional beverages featured on FOX31 Denver
Which functional beverages are the most innovative and healthy for you? We share a sampling on FOX31 Denver's Good Day Colorado show.
Vitamin D—can you take too much?
New research showed heart problems for the 0.22% of people who take too much vitamin D. For everyone else, life is better. Product formulators, alert: here's what you need to know about pricing.
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