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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Vitamin D recommendation could double
Current intake levels for vitamin D daily consumption could double when the U.S. Institute of Medicine makes its announcement at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30.
Gluten-free products are more expensive
But just how much do gluten-free products cost?
Brain drinks, coconut water at forefront of beverage innovation
Believe it or not, the new age beverage space is full of innovation.
Supplements for healthy aging 1
Can natural functional ingredients help customers age gracefully? The evidence says “yes” if adding life to your years means staving off the chronic degenerative conditions of aging, such as vision loss, cognitive decline, and bone and joint degeneration.
Always respect your elderberries
I cherish the whole health condition-specific construct. It makes so much more sense to consumers who, let's face it,
September issue preview: Condition specific guide
Two years ago now we here at Functional Ingredients decided that run-of-the-mill supplier directories weren't the way the real world really worked.
Ingredients sell health condition solutions
In our third annual condition-specific ingredients guide, we offer you the leading raw material ingredient suppliers,
Memory concerns No. 1 among older consumers
According to consumer research conducted by IRI as well as Liz Sloane, the health conditions of greatest concern for
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
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
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