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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Articles by Todd Runestad
Energy ingredients give it a shot
Energy shots have taken the Red Bull-style stimulant drinks to a whole new level.
Gut health links to immunity
Companies such as Dannon and Yakult have done a leviathan job in bringing the digestive- (and immunity-) health conditions to the fore, which have led to digestive health consistently topping the lists of fastest-growing categories. But no doubt there is room for growth in the sector.
Cholesterol leads cardio category
While the oldest natural supplement to aid in improving cholesterol levels is niacin, the newest and hottest is plant sterols.
Brainy ingredients get brawny
Many younger people are more receptive to ‘keeping their brain sharp' as they find themselves taking care of an elderly parent suffering from age-related mental decline and realise that they might have a similar condition in a few decades.
Managing blood sugar emerges as a top concern
No disease is as closely linked to nutrition as diabetes. Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the US and contributes to higher rates of morbidity — people with diabetes are at significantly higher risk for heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and other chronic conditions.
Immune health fights the flu
OTC medications are facing increased competition from supplements positioned as general immunity boosters.
Joint and bone health are connected
More consumers are now turning to foods - the amount of such foods marketed is up 29 per cent - and beverages - up 11
Podcast: The whey to satiety
The dairy triumvirate talks with FI's Todd Runestad about whey-based weight-management prototypes.
Podcast: Immune sector gets a boost
Dave Walsh at Biothera discusses the science and marketing of their award winning ingredient with FI's Todd
Podcast: The Reb-A revolution
Mel Jackson of Sweet Green Fields speaks with FI's Todd Runestad about stevia's sweet future. All
FDA coming down on immunity claims
Marketers used to playing a little fast and loose with their product language are going to have to be more creative in
Walmart pushes sustainability down the supply chain
Who needs global governments to stop global warming and save the world? Walmart tomorrow will announce plans to bring retailers, manufacturers and suppliers in a "race to the top" to bring greater sustainability to consumer packaged goods worldwide.
Podcast: DSM on Healthy Vision at IFT
FI's Todd Runestad talks with Aparna Parikh, marketing manager of DSM. All
Quality beyond GMPs
Good Manufacturing Practices for midsize manufacturers kick in today. Beyond GMPs, however, a recent government
Superfruits elevate antioxidant claims
The higher the ORAC value, the better the sale … or is it? Todd Runestad looks at the next wave of marketing approaches

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