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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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
Market Overview 2009: The top five conditions
The natural-products industry is well prepared to address fatigue, cardiovascular health, diabetes, joint care and
Whey remains strong in protein arena 1
The protein sector is a classic case of watching some perish while others prosper.
Growing bodies need good food
Conditions such as immunity, bone health and brain health are driving parents to shop for the younger set. When it
Nobel prize news
Everybody's talking about the American president who won the Nobel prize last week. The nutrition industry — especially
Nutrition that nurtures
Todd Runestad surveys the top-five science-based ingredients for the tots-to-teens demographic, presenting new
Jury is out on safety of nano sunscreens
Ante was upped in the nanotechnology debate when a trio of organisations released a report detailing safety and
Weight-loss pills take a hit
The US weight-loss supplements market is $1.7 billion, according to NBJ, but no ingredient has emerged to lead the next generation of weight-loss ingredients.

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NBJ|Engredea Monograph
The NBJ|Engredea Monograph is a series of reports filled with exclusive content on an ingredient or ingredient category, and includes market data, science, intelligence and in-depth coverage.

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The FEAR Report
Sweeteners: 2013 Edition
Probiotics 2013

Exporter's Guide to the U.S. market
Ingredient Market Forecast
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