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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Bioenergy Ribose helps gain bronze
American moguls skier Shannon Bahrke won the bronze medal in women's moguls at the Vancouver winter Olympics on
Podcast: New regulations could upend industry
Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 Q&A with Steve Mister, CEO of Council for Responsible Nutrition. All
New nutrients for joint health
For manufacturers looking to tweak joint-health supplement formulations or retailers who want to offer something new and efficacious besides the standard glucosamine and chondroitin, we unveil what’s new and validated.
Enter the matrix of joint health
While manufacturers continue to tack on an increasing number of ingredients—including frankincense, curcumin and
Is your brand branded?
In the last year or so, commodity ingredients have begun donning the outward mantle of being branded - clever name,
'Wise men' ingredients for joint health
From frankincense to egg shells, Science Editor Todd Runestad surveys the possibilities for manufacturers looking to
Last call for alcohol/caffeine combo drinks
Yes, you can still drink coffee at 2a.m. Yes, you can still pour your vodka into your Red Bull. However, the short but
Stevia quality & economic adulteration
Frank Jaksch of Chromadex talks with FI's Todd Runestad about the hottest ingredient of 2009 - stevia. All
Last call for alcohol/caffeine combo drinks
The short but lucrative era of combining alcoholic drinks with caffeine is coming to a close. The Food and Drug
Immune category still has claims challenges
Although you can't talk about the H1N1 ('swine flu') virus when talking about your dietary supplement or functional
It's a New World for aloe 1
"All is well, aloe on board."— Christopher Columbus Columbus' journey was a classic good news/bad news trip.
Market heart beat
While fish oils have an FDA-minted qualified health claim for cardiovascular disease, they are the Swiss Army Knife of
Size (of the joint-health market) matters
Given the concern about joint health among numerous age groups, and the consumer's desire to turn away from OTC and Rx
Diabetes fighters steady as economy falls
About one third of diabetics take supplements. That leaves room to grow for innovative functional-foods companies that
Superfruits = super growth ... for some
Superfruits are growing like nobody's business. But not every superfruit product is a guaranteed success, and some

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