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 Jun 12, 2014

It's (not) the real thing, Coke

POM Wonderful won. Coke lost. What does it mean for marketing with integrity, and what will become of Coke's product next?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jan 09, 2014

Next stop in the natural wars: astaxanthin

What does the new Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association mean? More than meets the eye....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Dec 18, 2013

Stop wasting money on multivitamins? The real story here

Do multivitamins really cause harm and do no good? That's what the headlines this week say. What's the truth here?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Nov 04, 2013

See you on the small screen

If print is dead, what does the future hold?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jul 12, 2013

IFT is getting healthier – even if by kicks and screams

Can the Institute of Food Technologists provide natural, wholesome food solutions? Or is it all chemistry, all the time, for only producers and not....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Dec 07, 2012

New product developers target sustained energy, feeling fuller longer

Will "sustained energy" be able to take on caffeine? Will blood-sugar management ever be addressed by anything other than pharmaceuticals?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Nov 29, 2012

Innovation in product development drives the health-and-wellness world

Remember when omega-3s were called EFAs? Remember when vitamin D was known only as that milk additive? Remember when caffeine came only in coffee?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Oct 18, 2012

5 lessons from the JAMA multivitamins and cancer study

Multivitamins cut cancer risk, according to a new study in JAMA. Here are five takeaways that the mainstream press didn't tell you....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Sep 19, 2012

How to navigate the Dr. Oz Effect

TV personality Dr. Oz moves markets and has increased the fortunes of natural products companies. How can you capitalize on the Dr. Oz Effect?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Sep 12, 2012

Is it true omega-3s don't benefit the heart?

The Journal of the American Medical Association said omega-3s don't save your heart. Here's an inside look into omega-3 science and what this meta-....More

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