Todd Runestad

Editor-in-Chief, 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, Nutracon conference, Engredea Monograph series, and Engredea trade show linking suppliers and manufacturers in the global nutrition business.

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.  

Posts by Todd Runestad

in New Hope 360 Blog Aug 23, 2012

Blood-sugar supplement sales grow 50% over 4 years

Two new studies on the top two polyphenols on the market show relief for blood sugar issues—a category growing at 50 percent over the last four years....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Aug 16, 2012

Is magnesium the mightiest mineral of all?

Magnesium is a staple of joint-health formulations and it's vital for cardiovascular health. New research shows its utility for keeping the brain....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jul 31, 2012

Top takeaways from the 2012 NBJ Summit

Even in an uneven economy, the natural products industry continues to shine. Thought leaders reveal the coin of the realm going forward....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jun 28, 2012

Processed foods are so 20th century

At the Institute for Food Technologists annual convention this week, food scientists are on the defensive over the whole foods trend. Will they seek....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jun 14, 2012

Naturally functional or functionally fortified: Which should you choose?

Mainstream foods high-five when a "better-for-you" product launch eliminates an unhealthy ingredient like trans fats or sugar. Trending manufacturers....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jun 07, 2012

Natural breakfast cereals: Is yours 'good' or 'excellent?'

Fiber, omega-3s, protein and sugar are the primary ingredients to watch in breakfast foods. Is yours "good" or "excellent" or not good enough?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog May 31, 2012

FDA: High fructose corn syrup is not 'corn sugar'

Surprised that high fructose corn syrup cannot be called "corn sugar," but that HFCS will continue to dominate the sweeteners landscape anyway?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog May 24, 2012

What you haven't heard about the latest calcium scare

Should you panic, or adapt, upon hearing the latest attack against calcium, the world's No. 1 mineral supplement?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog May 08, 2012

The rise and fall—and rise?—of soy

Is soy about to get its groove back? Women: On board. Athletes: Check. But what about the biggest demographic group of all? Are they ready?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Apr 12, 2012

Tea Party targets sustainability, natural, conscientious consumers

Here's why the Tea Party thinks issues key to the natural industry lie somewhere between irrelevant and a hoax....More

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