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, 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. 

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vision health
5 vision supplements to help fight screen fatigue
Digital devices have transformed life, often for the better, but in one apparent way for the worse.
5 tea products to improve your health
Wan better skin, more probiotics, increased energy and better sleep? Here are five teas that can help support your health.
’shrooms on the shelf: 5 mushroom-infused supplement picks
These mushroom-containing supplements are sprouting up at your local natural products retailer and can boost your immunity, endurance and brain health.
Mushrooms pack health benefits in supplements
Medicinal mushrooms have a magic all their own. Learn why they’re showing up in more supplements and how you can use them for better health.
supplements for gut health
How supplements can help aid tummy troubles
From irritating IBS symptoms to gluten- and lactose-intolerance issues, so much of your (dis)comfort starts in your digestive tract. According to science, these supplements could provide relief.
stomach supplements
5 top tummy relievers: Supplements for stomach issues
Try these gut-health products to alleviate issues such as diarrhea, IBS, constipation and lactose intolerance.
What do you know about protein?
Of the three macronutrients—protein, carbohydrate, fat—the only one to maintain a steady health halo through the years is protein.
4 tips for picking your perfect protein
When pondering what type of protein source is right for you, there are a number of considerations.
Can’t decide on a protein powder? Here are 5 of our favorites
When it comes to choosing a protein powder that works for you, decide what you want from your protein powder. If you need help deciding, here are a few of our favorite options.
Sleep supplements
Top 5 supplement ingredients for sleep
Try these 5 supplement ingredients that may get you on your way to counting sheep.
Sleep supplements to help you snooze
Hit up your local natural products store to check out these rest-promoting supplements that are worth a shot if you need help catching zzzz’s.
Feeling stressed? Fight it with herbal supplements
Ever hear of “adaptogens”? Herbalists use the word to describe an increasingly popular class of plants that, as the name suggests, help you adapt to physical and mental stress.
6 favorite adaptogens
Look for these adaptogenic herbal supplements on store shelves.
Eye strain from reading on screens all day? These nutrients can help
The macular carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin may protect eyes from prolonged use of digital screens, according to a new study.
6 favorite sea-derived supplements
You’ll find many sea-derived ingredients in the supplement section at your local natural products retailer. Here are six of our new favorites.