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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Mainstream food: the good, the bad, the ugly
Product development cycles in the food world typically last about 18 to 20 months from ideation to store shelves. So
It's showtime!
In preparing the nation for the Iraq war back in 2003, Bush White House chief of staff Andrew Card famously said, "From
Poison pills
We welcome GMPs for what they'll do for consumer confidence. At the same time, we surely need to do a better job as an
Are fish oils safe? 1
Functional Ingredients' Todd Runestad explains the March issues surrounding fish oil, the safety of the product and
Comparing Omega-3s
Functional Ingredients' Todd Runestad explains the differences between fish, krill and vegetarian sources of
5 terms to know: sunscreen
Curious about the ingredients in the sunscreens you are selling? Learn the lingo of the personal care product here as
Hatchet job on the Hill
A Congressional session put the natural products industry on the spot, with retailers cited for claiming various
The squeeze is on
A GAO report about illegal supplement marketing practices and contamination found in some supplements spakred a
A thing of beauty is a joy forever
I'm a guy, so what should I care about personal-care products? Every time I shave I remove old skin cells, and any
Krill sector needs to grow – up
Last week, Whole Foods announced it was banning krill supplements because of sustainability concerns.
Years to your life, life to your years
Functional Ingredients' Science Editor Todd Runestad takes a look at the healthy ageing category, which gets bigger
The science of fermentation
Bob Hutkins, a professor of food science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explains the future of ingredients like
Select suppliers of fermented ingredients
The range of fermented ingredients—from red yeast rice extract and coenzyme Q10 to wine and probiotics—is limited only
Mice make like Methuselah when fed multivitamin mix
Mice fed a once-a-day multivitamin containing 30 common nutritional ingredients lived 11 per cent longer and showed no
Weight management products get judged live at Nutracon Slim Slam
How to know if the latest, greatest ingredient has the cache you need to either bring your product to market or get
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