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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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.
Fish oil
6 ways supplements from the sea can help you achieve health
Here are a few of the healthful ingredients in supplements that come from the sea, a category of ingredients called aquaceuticals.
6 curcumin supplements to try
From arthritis and joint pain to anxiety and depression, curcumin has been shown to be beneficial for a range of health issues.
5 picks for a daily prenatal vitamin
Taking a daily prenatal vitamin will help support a healthy pregnancy. Use this list of science-backed natural products to select the prenatal vitamin that’s right for you.
Prenatal vitamins
5 important vitamins for a healthy pregnancy
Health professionals agree: Taking a daily prenatal vitamin is essential to support a healthy pregnancy. Learn which nutrients are key, as well as the growing number of natural options available.
5 health benefits of curcumin
5 health benefits of curcumin
The popular Indian spice turmeric does far more than flavor food—its active ingredient curcumin is a major boon to health.
Jack Challem
Jack Challem, The Nutrition Reporter, dies
The best-selling author, nutrition educator and fine art photographer passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Fish oil and heart health
American Heart Association says fish oil works—for some people
The American Heart Association says there is a lack of evidence to recommend broad use of fish oil in preventing heart disease in the general population.
Delicious Living’s 2017 Supplement Awards
We sussed out hundreds of products to find the cream of the crop supplements from companies that are doing it with quality, transparency and integrity.