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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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.
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.
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