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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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.
Gut health supplements
Unboxed supplements: 12 non-probiotic digestive health products
Here are 12 products to consider beyond the popular probiotic supplements.
Magnesium and calcium supplements
5 favorite magnesium and calcium products
These mineral-rich products offer the right amount of magnesium and calcium, building better bones and delivering additional benefits at the same time.
For bone health, think magnesium over calcium
It’s long been a rule of thumb among supplement makers to have a 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. But the research is shifting.
5 multivitamins that may be right for you
5 multivitamins that may be right for you
These multivitamin products offer unique benefits, from targeted nutrition to whole-food ingredients, that may be right for you.
Checklist: How to choose a multivitamin
Here are five things to look for when shopping for the best multivitamin for you.
4 in 10 St. John’s wort supplements are adulterated
In a test of 37 commercial St. John's wort supplements, a consortium of laboratories found that 14 — 38 percent — were fake.
Blurred lines: Is it a food or a supplement?
Once limited to pills, supplements now come in any form that satisfies your health-craving sensibilities.
Delicious Living’s 2016 Supplement Awards
We scrutinized labels, consulted our Standards department, tasted and tested to bring you our top supplement picks in 24 categories. Shop with confidence knowing these choices are safe, effective and backed by science.
How close can supplements come to real food?
Research shows that almost nobody eats a perfectly balanced diet. Can whole-food supplements really fill the gap?
Your top supplement questions, answered
Welcome to our crash course on supplements, where we answer your top questions about popular health boosters.
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